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French MAB Model D Pistol

A French manufactured MAB Modele D pistol chambered in 7.65. Currently located in Pakistan. Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Debugging a Holster

I am a big believer in dry-fire. Especially when shaking down new gear.  So today I am practicing with my new JM Custom Kydex AIWB holster: Wilson EDC X9L / light rail / RDS cut. I don’t have a whole lot of time with this holster so my observations right now might not stand the test of time.  Additionally…I am …

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Remington Iroquois revolver

The Remington Iroquois revolver is the smallest in the Remington line. It’s a little 7 shot 22 rimfire, and was introduced to compete with Colt’s pocket 22 caliber revolver.  Production numbers very but they are on the rare side these days. If you are a fan of 22 rimfire handguns, this is one defiantly worth looking for.   Freeze www.John1911.com …

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Does Brass Hit The SRO?

A viewer was looking at some images we posted of the SRO a top the EDC X9L. The SRO attached shows some wear on one of the front bezel’s. He asked is that was from brass hitting the optic?  My initial reaction was no. I had never perceived any brass bouncing off the glass or SRO housing under use. I …

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EDC X9L Spring Change Schedule

The standard spring that comes in this gun is 14lbs. Users can choose to put a 13, 14 or 15lb spring in these guns.  Additionally, users can choose a traditional round-wire spring for a modern flat-wire spring. Wilson pioneered the flat-wire spring for 1911 use some years ago.  So here is the service / change schedule: Round-wire spring service life …

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Deer Gun Ready

AR-15 build. Chambered in 7.62×39. Distance 200 yards. 2020 Deer Season gun is ready.     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington New Police

Remington New Police revolver in .36 caliber percussion and 38 caliber short; rimfire factory conversions. There have been approximately 25,000 of these made and to date no reproductions. So, the example you see in the ending scene of Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider”. When he pulls out the shorty and takes a head shot. That pistol is actually the real deal.  …

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Wilson’s True Zero RDS Mount

We have received some questions and inquiries about Wilson’s red dot mounting system: True Zero.  The True Zero RDS mount consists of cutting the slide for interchangeable plates. These plates correspond to different makes of pistol optics. They also have a rear fixed site that is drift-adjustable.  This system is offered as both a factory OEM option or aftermarket.  At …

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SCAR-20 Drama Queen

I wish I could say seeing the SCAR-20 get first round hits at range was a blasé thing. But frankly, the SCAR-20 has been quite the troublesome rifle.  Quite.  IMO, the biggest factor is the slow twist rate of the barrel. Something that many EU based rifle makers subscribe to. American shooters like heavy bullets for long range work.  The …

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GA Precision FBI HRT Rifle

So Officer Mike and Doc were back at the 600 yard shooting position testing it out. Not the rifles, but the grade.  Should I put a permanent bench there? Or maybe grade it flat? Perhaps leave the hill to more accurately simulate real world shooting positions?  Not sure. Still deciding. But during all this, I got a chance to see …

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Uncommon Remington Derringers

This video features a few not so common derringers that Remington Arms produced in the mid to late 1800’s.  Some may be familiar with these and some may not.  It was an unusual time in history and the “gentleman” needed a way to conceal a carry firearm. One that was capable of more than a single shot.  Something that isn’t …

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Remington M-95 & Saw Handled Derringers

The Remington 2 Shot derringer commonly known as the M-95 Derringer was originally called the Remington -Elliot Derringer. It was made between 1866 and 1935. They made approximately 150,000 in .41 caliber rimfire. They are widely reproduced today.  The Remington “Vest Pocket”, or commonly referred to as the “Saw Handled”, derringer were made between 1865 and 1888. With a production …

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M17 Pistol & Camera Test

Doc and I were out at the range getting some things done.  Nothing serious. Just for fun.  Lite range maintenance. Pistol practice. Shooting his new US Army M17 (P320). Testing a new camera.  These are some video outtakes from that testing.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Is This a 2011?

The Wilson EDC X9 series of guns, while being double-stack 1911’s, are NOT 2011s.  The gun is smaller than a 2011. The gun is designed differently than a 2011. The gun does not use 2011 magazines of any generation.    So no. If you have a 2011 and are looking to make the switch to the Wilson X-Fame guns? Your …

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Relearning Malfunctions

Switching to a red-dot on my CCW gun has brought up an interesting development I hadn’t considered: Malfunction clearance drills.  For going on 30 years I have performed pistol malfunction clearance drills in one of two ways: Slingshot from the rear of the slide. Or palm-over the rear of the side.  With a RDS, that brings up two issues as …