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Follow Us on Youtube

If you are a regular Youtube subscriber, think about following us as well. Our Youtube channel is very small, but we promise lots of useful and interesting video content is coming. Now to answer the question of, “Why we are finally on Youtube?” Answer: Frankly, I didn’t understand it. And more importantly, I didn’t understand “how” many of you folks …

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How Not To Operate A HK-91

Saw this happen today at the range. A guy wanted to try out my PTR-91 truck gun? Sure, no problem. And in an effort to be respectful of another man’s gun, he babied it. And induced a malfunction. Here is a re-run of what I told him on how people need to run the HK/G3 roller-locked style rifles.     …

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Video — FAL Gas Setting Marked For 55g Wolf Ammo

When you are dealing with many different firearms, a good policy is to double document the settings for those guns. One, if the opportunity presents itself, it is always a good idea to leave some kind of reference on the actual firearm. Second, it is a good idea to keep a master log for all the weapons. In this case, …

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Video — Why Are Glocks So Blocky

This subject comes up every time Glock comes out with a new generation. And it really started coming up with SIG 320 winning the service pistol contract. I see two general “suggestions” people have for Gaston Glock. The first is to make a Glock pistol with an “American” grip angle. The second is to make a pistol that is more …

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SPAS-12 Broken Buffer Confirmed

As we reported earlier, the SPAS-12 shotgun starting falling apart as soon as we racked it. As suspect, the original rubber buffer system has dried out and disintegrated with age. As you will notice with the hard, translucent yellow pieces seen here. A replacement part will be ordered ASAP.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat Ep20: Q&A

I was traveling quite a bit over the last few weeks. So figured it was a good opportunity to start a Q&A segment that I could answer while on the road. Thanks to everyone for your questions, we will be doing this again.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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”