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Beals-Remington 1858 Army Model Revolver

The Beals-Remington Revolver was produced between 1861 and 1862. They made approximately 1900 in the Army configuration of 8 inch barrel and .44 caliber.  The large frame revolver pictured has a serial number of 166 and is in very good condition. I would say it’s an early model; but since the Beals model was only produced for about a year …

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9mm 1911 In The Snow

So after installing the new magwell and sear spring, it was time to function test the gun. And the Good Lord blessed me with a snowy day. Which keeps the masses away.  Quiet day on the range.  Make: Ed Brown. Model: Executive Target. Caliber: 9mm. Barrel length: 5”.  Capacity: 8-10 depending on mag.  Overall everything went well. One failure to …

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All Steel 9mm Handguns

So it seems the latest trend at the last few SHOT Shows is to take traditionally polymer framed guns and make them in all steel.  If the motive isn’t obvious? It’s reducing perceived recoil felt by the shooter. Usually manifested as muzzle-flip. Super cool. Glad to see it happening.  But…it got me thinking, “Hey! We have an all steel 9mm …

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Gemtech Integra – Still Chasing Function

Title says it all. Cheapammo sent over some Hornady Frontier 55g ammo for the Gemtech Integra.  It does run better. Which isn’t saying much. But it also appears that “maybe” I get less stoppages with PMAGS than with metal GI mags.  At this point I think it might be time to test 62g ammo. If it doesn’t settle down then? …

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Thinking About a Sonic Cleaner

Since we are now running suppressors on AR’s, the need for a sonic cleaner has moved to the fore. One of the PD’s was nice enough to show me their setup.  The Armory is getting some upgrades and the electric for the cleaner and cleaning fan are installed. All we need to do now is pick something and installed the …

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Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10: Resolution

Special note: Some minor audio issues with the popping since the wind was very high that day. 20+ mph.  So this is a chapter 2 video to the original, “Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10”.  The owner of the rifle has installed an adjustable gas-block which has given him the ability to control bolt speed. Additionally, while trying to diagnose the issue, he …

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Armory Chat 46: Kinetic QD MLOK

Talking to Officer Mike about my GRS Ragnarok bipod woes, he suggested a solution I had never heard of: Kinetic QD MLOK.  Turns out I don’t need an expensive bipod to get the QD feature. I can snap the Kinetic rail into any MLOK slot and viola! Everything is rock solid.  Additionally, with the push of two buttons, the same …

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Remington Model 1875 Single Action 

Also known as the “Improved Model Army Revolver” & the “Frontier Army”.   The 1875 Remington Improved Model Army was Remington’s first cartridge handgun designated to compete with Colt’s 1873 Revolver. Although they did not manage to get a military contract, the New Model or Improved Army did gain a lot of popularity with the public. They were a rugged …

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Zeroing Thermal Scope With Hand-Warmer 

Watching Doc and guest zero their pig guns. This shooter is setup with a thermal scope since most pig hunting is done at night.  I have zero experience with thermal and night vision so I thought the hand-warmer thing was a neat trick.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Oh Boy…

So…while zeroing a rifle, we shot the target chain.  Oh Boy… Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Target Camera Video Test

What good is making a precision rifle video if the viewer can’t see  the hits as they are happening? I have been aware of this weakness in our content for some time, but needed to solve the spotting scope problem first.  Now how to connect a camera to the Zeiss spotter?  One of our followers, Mike C. who works for …

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My Reloads Suck

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas? I did as well so no worries. I spent it working. Old habits don’t die.  As as the world took a breather, I tried to gain some ground by working on my AR-15 reloads. They obviously need a lot of work.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor Overgases AR-10

We had a shooter visit the the range last week. He was looking to zero this thermal optic for Texas pig.  It is also my understanding that he hasn’t had his suppressor very long. But I might be mistaken about that.  While shooting I noticed he was having some stoppages every so  often. Suspicious, I decided to set up the …