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Video — Mexican Marines Using Mini-guns Against Cartels

Since El Chapo has been transferred to US custody, a power vacuum has opened up in some Cartel organizations. As clearly as I can tell, open warfare has erupted between Chapo’s kids and some senior cartel members. So what? Right? Well…this open warfare has turned some areas of this Mexican city into a battlefield. Filled with 50 BMG rifles, belt-fed …

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Replacement Keepers Concealment Holster Issue

It has displayed a bad tendency that I will need to clean up. When the holster is under compression, it ejects the pistol magazine during insertion. Not great. Luckily, it appears to be an easy fix. As I type, I am currently out of town on business. I filmed this the day before I left. More to come when I …

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FAL Blooper Video

When you plan on filming in slow motion but push the wrong button on your camera. What can I say? We’re still learning cameras. We are gun guys first. Whoops.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Secret Service Fake Arm to Hide Rifle?

Now that former President Obama has crossed the finish line, folks like me can breathe a sigh of relief. Somewhat. He’s still the President that “killed” Usama Bin Landen. There will always be those who would like to take a run at him. Mostly foreign nationals. Mostly. But like many security professionals I was worried. Very worried. Eight years ago, …

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Human Sized Steel Target

We wanted a bigger piece of portable steel. Found this 18″ wide human silhouette. Pretty interesting. While not every hit would be a A-zone rating, at range it would be interesting to see what still counts as a hit? Also…being large it’s more forgiving for zeroing purposes. Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Disassembly of SCAR 16 Piston

I get this question usually from people interested in picking up a SCAR rifle. How easy is it to clean the gas system / piston? Pretty easy. It’s faster to show it than explain it in words.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Yaqui Holster Issue — Demo Video

I keep getting inquires about specifically why I don’t like Yaqui style holsters. Previously I have addressed it, but it seems I need to have a video demonstrating exactly why they are terrible for real world carry. Just a convenient holder for your uncommon bullet launcher? Fine. Something to actually carry in the real world? That is a bad idea …

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Video Adjusting 223 FAL Gas for Wolf Ammo

As promised, we have pulled the 223 FAL (SAR 4800) out of the armory and are working it up for some future drills. Here you see me function checking, stress testing, and adjusting the gas system to cycle notoriously under-powered Wolf 55g steel cased ammo. Why Wolf? Simple, we shoot a lot, as do many of you. Budget priced 55g …

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Armory Chat EP16 — Trench Gun Project

Quick video about an old project that is going to be moved to the front burner. A faux trench gun / trench shotgun project using an aftermarket Taylor Made LLC heat shield.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat EP15 – Thanks For The Help

Some months ago I posted about needing a 223 barrel for my Blaser Tactical 2. To Read that CLICK HERE. Thanks to everyone who reached out with tidbits and info to help make this possible. Even if some suggestions ultimately didn’t pan out, knowing many of you were trying really meant a lot. Now let’s get this barrel hot! Marky …

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Armory Chat EP14 — The People Have Spoken

It appears folks have chosen the 223 FN FAL as the first rifle to shoot some drills with. In order of votes: FN FAL 223. SIG 551a1 close second. Beretta AR70 ……. distant 3rd. Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat EP13 — Which Rifle – 223 FAL – AR/70 – 551A1

By popular demand, we are going to start showing more rifles from the armory. Most of these are from the reference library and others are actually in daily use. So…we are looking for some feedback. Which rifle from these three should we start with: Beretta Ar/70 SIG 551A1 FAL in 223   Leave us feedback and let us know.   …