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Getting Ready for a Meeting

So…maybe I had to cobble together some Glock mag pouches to make this work? Who’s gonna know? Not the guys at security…. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Full Speed – Slow Speed Video Test

Full Speed – Slow Speed video test. It is interesting to see your own hands under recoil to pick out every little nuance. Also we were testing how much resolution we would lose in editing. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 30: Why I’m not a HK Fan-Boy

In short? I think HK is a poorly run company. Somebody brought up the HK 416 and 417. What did that take to hit the US commercial market? 10 years? Fair enough. What do you think the chances are HK will bring over the HK433? 10 years? Ever? Meanwhile everyone else saturates the market first. To paraphrase the President, “Sad”. …

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Re-Thinking the F-35

About 2 years ago, I had a conversation with a flag officer who was involved with the F-35 program. We discussed the negative reputation it has with the public. I have alluded to this conversation over the years and warned that the piling on hate over the F-35 has gone way off into insanity. What the flag told me, and …

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Video — One Handed Shooting HK VP9

I am a big proponent of one handed and weak hand shooting. Without getting into all the reasons, the next time you see video footage of a gunfight, notice how many people shoot one handed. Yes, an argument can be made that it is poor training. Half the time. But the other half of them might be due to your …

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Video — My Broken Firing Pin Face

Drive 4 hours to confirm dope out to 1000 yards and firing pin breaks on first shot. That look on my face when I know I’m done for the day. Still laughing about it! Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 28: Viewer Q&A

Episode 28 of the Armory Chat. Some of the viewer questions with some extra FB live questions tossed in at the end.   What do I think will happen with the M4 and 5.56? Will a new caliber be adopted? I know you prefer Blaser actions. But what do you think is better? Remington 700 or Winchester model 70? The …

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Unexpected Visitor — Black Bear

While confirming some dope on the way back down from 1000 yards, I had something happen that has never happened before. A 200 pound male Black Bear (Spotter said it was a bull. I have no idea) walked right into my field of view and in front of my 600 yard steel target. Truthfully, for about a millisecond I about …

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RPG-7 Project Complete

Finally have all the parts needed for the RPG-7 Project to be complete. RPG-7 Tube. RPG-7 Inert Rocket. RPG BiPod. RPG Sight System / PGO-7   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Purchasing Scope For RPG-7

Been in the market for a Russian style PVO-7 scope for a RPG-7. But the prices have all gone crazy in the US. So we just decided to import one direct from a former WARSAW PACT country. We saved a boat load of money.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 27 – Trump Disappoints at NRA Convention

So President Trump is the first sitting President to attend the NRA meeting since Ronald Reagan. While I applaud the symbolism, we need more action. And frankly, the President really missed an opportunity here.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 26 – Old Guy Air Guns

By popular demand, here is a close up of the GAMO 640 rifle we use for deprivation around the armory buildings. And a bonus, the very first gun I ever owned. The Red Ryder BB Gun my father gave me when I was 8 years old.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat EP25 – Ivory Grips

My story about how I ended up with Ivory grips on a carry gun. How they worked out for a carry gun. And what you can expect to happen to ivory if you carry it.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”