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STI DVC-P 10-8 Function Test

“Officer Mike”, has let us borrow this STI 2011 pistol. This is a double stack 9mm with a huge muzzle break on it.  Frankly, not sure what I think about this gun. But it’s growing on me. 9mm 1911s are already weakly sprung. One with a big muzzle break on it, even less so. With that in mind, working the …

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Ross MKII Bolt

Had a reader reach out asking some questions about his Ross MK II bolt. So this video is more directed at him personally.  But perhaps some of you MILSURP guys want a 5 minute gander at an honest to goodness Canadian made, Ross MKII that is marked as US Army Property?    Sincerely, Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 47: Nobody Cares About Your HP Ammo

This video was recorded during the morning of Sunday, March 15th. I had received MULTIPLE messages asking about HP ammo. At that time, being on the range, I was not even remotely aware that there was panic buying over the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Rather than type multiple responses via e-mail, I just setup the camera and recorded an Armory Chat on …

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That Was Ugly

Just shooting a modified head-shot standard since that is the target I had in the truck.  Frankly it could have gone better. Going to have to tighten it up.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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STI DVC-P Break-In

Officer Mike is letting me play with his STI DVC-P. He needs it broken in, and we are just the folks to do that!  Note: It’s his pistol, RDS, and X300 light. This configuration is how he gave it to us. Additionally, I believe this pistol needs 1000 rounds for break-in according to the manufacturer.  More to come.  Sincerely,    …

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Ed Brown Shooting Dots

Still trying to get back up to speed on running, shooting and driving 1911’s. Some good here. Some, “meh”.  Also…I will have another video on the, “extractor issue”.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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One-Reload-One 9mm 1911

Trying to shake down the Ed Brown 9mm AND get back up to speed on running a 1911 safety. So while this drill isn’t record setting by any stretch, it is putting in the work.  The target turned out to be a little farther than 5 yards. Closer to 7. But no big deal. Still got my hits on that …

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The Bionic Trigger

So…what happens when you take an old MILSURP collector, stick a 3-Gun trigger in his hand and roll tape? In short…all the proof Youtube needs to never…ever…allow us to monetize videos.  But…the Geissele SD-3G trigger is pretty good!    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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AIWB 1911 Safety

I have heard about holsters that would activate the 1911 safety should the user forget. We might even have some somewhere. But it was a pleasant surprise to find the Keeper’s Concealment AIWB holster has this feature.  No. I don’t depend on it. But it’s nice to know it’s there. Additionally one of the kicks against ambi-safeties on 1911s is …

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SHS 60: Les Baer 9mm Commander

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a new gun. And I know that since the story is…customer ordered it, and then wasn’t in a position pay for it once it arrived.  I would hate to be in that predicament. Either as customer or the gun shop. Probably not the first, or last, time this …

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SHS 59: Kimber 10mm 1911

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a dream gun for many of us 1990’s gun owners. A new production 1911 in 10mm with all kinds of “custom” features.  Admittedly I still feel the pangs of desire, but enough about my emotional problems (sic). The details: Make: Kimber Model: Stainless Target II. Caliber: 10mm Barrel: …

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SHS-58: FNS-9 w/ 6 Magazines

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we have a pistol I am very familiar with: The FNS-9. This example seems hardly used: Make: FNH Model: FNS-9. Caliber: 9×19/9mm. Barrel: 4” Capacity: 18+1. Action: Semi-auto, striker. Box and papers: Yes. Magazines: 6 Nightsights: Yes/dim.  Rail: Yes-1913. Magazine release: Full-Time Ambi.  Slide-stop: Full-time Ambi.  Frame-size: Full / Service Size. What …

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Remington 1858 Cartridge Conversion

Remington started converting the 1858 revolver to cartridge conversions in 1868. Due to patents held by Smith & Wesson on the bore thru cylinder; they had to make an agreement, and pay a fee to them for each gun converted.  Although private gunsmiths did convert Remington New Model Army revolvers to shoot cartridges, most were done by the Remington factory …

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SHS 57: Ruger Model 44 Carbine

If you are a fan of the 10/22 but always wanted it in a bigger caliber? Then this could be the gun for you: Make: Ruger. Model: 44 Carbine. Caliber: 44 Magnum. Capacity: 4+1. Action: Semi-Auto. Sights: Buckhorn style / brass bead. Finish: Blued. Buttplate: Factory plastic.  Not really sure, but I suspect the previous owner was either a collector …

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Always Save The Mojo

Outtake from a range session this weekend.  It’s goofy.  It’s short. And most of you it will be lost on.  However…I thought it was a good opportunity to make a point. Especially for the less experienced shooters. We all want perfection. We all want it done right. We all want it to go off without a hitch: The grip, the …