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HK 20 Round Magazines 

After some causal searching for extended VP9 magazines, I have settled on OEM HK 20 rounders.  Super reliable. Well made. And 100% dependable.  Now if only I could convince them to make a 17 round version for street carry.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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S&W 5906 Restoration 

Marky dropped this off at my house with no warning. His words were, “Fix this gun”. For the pics you can see at THE LINK HERE. It was pretty rough. Here is the final product. Externally the gun was very rough. But luckily…the internals were almost perfect.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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New Shelter Complete

Ok. The new shelter is done. To keep reference points consistent, it is located behind the 100-500 yard shooting position and in in front of the Briar Patch.  This was chosen primarily for one reason: breeze.  This location provided ample shade to keep the general area of the shelter cool. It also gets a nice breeze off the rifle range. …

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LAW-12 Buffer Installed

Ok. Buy reader request. We did a post about changing out the buffers on both a SPAS-12 and LAW-12. You can see them both HERE & HERE. Well…it seems we only showed the preliminary takedown of the LAW and a reader wanted to see the receiver taken all the way down, with the new buffer installed and what the old …

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SCAR-20 Load Data

As promised, we have some load data to share from, “Doc’s” rifle. See below.  —Marky I  think I found a new powder—CFE-223.  **** suggested it. The load with 43 grains gave me 2550 ft/sec.  And the other gave me almost 2600 ft/sec. The target with one hole is 4 shots.  That last shot was a “flyer”. Both targets are good. 175 grain TMK—tipped …

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S&W 5906 Police Trade-In

I have a new project. A rough S&W 5906 police issued 9mm pistol. While it may look rough to the casual observer, we can bring it back.  Stay tuned.    Sincerely,   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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General Garnett’s Sword Update

I was recently reminded by a viewer that I hadn’t done a follow up on Armory Chat 41: General Garnett’s Sword (Lamp).    So…Cough…cough…let me put on my my best affected 1860’s persona: “Dear Sir, It has recently been brought to my attention that a grave injustice has been committed upon the fair and just readers of this land. And …

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Blaser R8 Pro-Tips

This is a general list of “how to” for the Blaser R8 rifles. Actually for all the Blaser straight-pull rifles: R8, R93, LRS, LRS2, Tactical 2.  Some of the things on this list are reflective of my views on the mechanics of the R8. Others are gleaned from experience in field conditions. From balmy summer days to sub-zero winter shooting.  …

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Pit Target Install

We have started the permeant install of the pistol pit steel targets and paper stands. Also combining this with cleaning up the erosion from all the heavy rain from the last 12 months.  Not as easy as it sounds. But…once done, should be impervious to future rain. No matter how much.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Why I Don’t Like Bobtailed 1911s

This isn’t a decision I came to lightly. Or very quickly. It took me a few years and lots of shooting experience with a timer to figure this out.   I’ve verified it visually and objectively on the clock.  Your individual experience may vary.  But when given the choice, I will take a full-size 1911 grip over anything that’s been …

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Red 9 Stripper Clips Arrive

C96 – Red 9 stripper clips are in….Errr…well only 1! But What the heck! 😎🤪😬 #c96mauser #broomhandlemauser #mauser #wwi #pistol #gunsofinstagram   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Shelter Construction Update

As I write this, it’s 5am. And later today, I will be hitting the range to review the final phase of the new shelter construction.  Initially it was spec’d out to be 14’x16’. But after some of the footprint was laid out, we decided to expand it to 14’x24’. That should give us enough space to allow a reasonable amount …

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Straight Pull: Ross Rifle vs Blaser 

Straight Pull: Ross Rifle vs Blaser  User question: What are the differences between the Ross straight pull and the Blaser straight pulls?  In short? Everything. Besides both being straight pull rifles, they share almost no mechanical technology or heritage.  See video for my complete explanation.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Yugo M53 Parts Kit Analysis

Marky:  One more thing. How does this kit look to you?  I don’t know if I told you, but we did purchase a brand new 7.62 NATO MG 42 barrel. I don’t know how easy it is to convert these things? But I’m under the impression it’s not hard. Famous last words the customer says to his 07. 😎🤪🤷🏼‍♂️ —- …

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Colt M16A2 – Work Gun Function Test

M16A2 Government Lower Aero upper Brownells Ultra-lite BCG Faxon barrel 10.5”  Geissele Super Select Fire Trigger Geissele charging handle SLR Rifle Works adjustable gas glock.    Sincerely,  Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”