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Conversation – GEN 5 Glock 17

It’s not too common that Freeze and I are in the same place at the same time. My fault. So I took this opportunity to show him the Gen 5 Glock 17 we still have on loan from, “Officer M.” Seems like a nice gun. The trigger is noticeably better than previous generations of Glocks. Would I drop previous generations …

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Conversation – T91 Clone Build

Freeze and I were headed out to the hunting ground to check on and move a deer-stand. On the way, I sprung out the 80% lower that we bought for a Taiwanese Military T91 Rifle clone build. All of this started when he sent me an email showing the T91 uppers imported by Wolf. Up to that point, I had …

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Road Trip

Was traveling for a few weeks. I recorded what I could. Or more accurately what I could get away with! I can’t recall, but I think it was 7 planes in total. Back in the day I used to travel quite a bit. And it turns out…I still don’t miss it. It’s good to be home safe and sound. On …

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Rough First Day on New Range

So…when you put in a new 1000 yard range, you need to survey it to determine where to build access roads, impact zones and backstops. To do that…you should ideally ride on 4 wheelers to cover all the back and forth, carry the gear, and mark trails. This is doubly true in 90 degree august heat! That is unless all …

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CZ P-10c Pistol On Range

For the price it’s a decent gun. It’s very accurate. The ambi controls are not executed perfectly. So if you are left-handed or need to qualify weak handed, this gun will require more break-in or tweaking. If a Glock 19 is a little bit too small for you, this solves that problem. On those same lines, it’s a little light …

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Video — Colt SP1 Upclose View

Ok. Since so many people wanted to see up-close images of the SP-1 put-together, here you go. You can clearly see the erosion at the front of the gas-key and the attempted cuts in the upper. Trigger is GI. Buffer is original. Everything is Colt (we believe) minus one small detail. The Bolt Carrier is not “C” marked. Since I …

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Colt SP-1 Project is Complete

So the Colt SP-1 Project is complete. A parts gun from all over the country and it matches cosmetically, functions is with crappy ammo and is super lightweight! What’s not to like. Please note, if you like seeing us get trolled by Crackerjack the Donkey, he makes an encore appearance at the end of the video. Enjoy! Marky & Freeze …

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Armory Chat EP31 -DPRK Missile Truths

I have been getting a fair amount of questions via e-mail about the DPRK missile situation. Here are some of my thoughts and observations. It’s a long one and get’s a little wonky, so if you are more into the “Shooting Guns” content, feel free to skip this. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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R8 Back From Blaser – Firing Pin Fixed

Took about 2 weeks, but Blaser USA down in Texas has returned my Blaser bolt-body with a brand new firing pin installed. Unfortunately, they did not include a spare FP and instructions on how to change it myself. I guess the plan is to go long on this one. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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CZ P-10C Initial Impressions

CZ P-10 C initial impressions and observations. The most important if you don’t want to watch the video? This is NOT a G19 sized pistol. If you are married to a Glock “compact” format and think this will replace it, you will be disappointed. Watch video for more in-depth analysis and… some interesting quirks about this pistol.   Marky Www.john1911.com …

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Travel Tradition – Viewer Q&A

I have collected a bunch of your questions and sat down to answer them. It’s a great way to keep up with our content schedule while traveling. Viewer Questions What’s the worst gun you have owned? Do you have any info on the CMP 1911’s? What do you think of 10mm? 1911 extractors: external or internal? Le Carabine DeMonaco What …

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Field Expedient ECQC Knife

When I travel in non-permissive environments, always on the lookout for readily accessible makeshift weapons. Not being a high end knife guy, maybe I missed the obvious similarities to the item discussed. Do you agree? Or am I way off base? Either way, it’s still a viable expedient weapon.     Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Bushnell ConX 1-Mile LRF

Brownell’s was blowing out the ConX LRF. At $700, I was not a buyer. But at $299? I jumped on it. Looking for a new range, it was clear our current LRF wasn’t getting the job done. So far, I am impressed with the ranging in daylight. As for all the fancy bluetooth and ballistics stuff? Frankly, I didn’t even …

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Ross 1905 Bolt Install

We had to make this for our own reference collection and figured many of you would also benefit from the video. How to install, or actually reinstall, the bolt on a Ross 1905 straight-pull rifle. There is a little trick to it! Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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HK VP9 Wear Update

Someone wanted to see a video of the VP9 Wear instead of photos. So…here you go. I haven’t checked my record, but I “think” we are on 3 years of carry and use? Or damn near? But I could be wildly off on that estimate. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”