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EDC X9L: Modifying The Keeper

I’ve had some inquiries about this so here the photos. Let me state that modifying a holster voids any warranty and opens the user up to suffering a holster failure. Up to and including a catastrophic discharge of your handgun.  I am not qualified to instruct you how to do this. And do not use this post as some-kind of …

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Secure-It Rack Install Update

So…the new rack system is coming along. It hasn’t been all sweetness and light (logistic issues). But overall this is a very solid system. And high-density. Which was the most important factor when managing our reference collection.  If you are looking for a quality weapons rack solution for your vault room or armory? It is my opinion this is best …

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Does Brass Hit The SRO?

A viewer was looking at some images we posted of the SRO a top the EDC X9L. The SRO attached shows some wear on one of the front bezel’s. He asked is that was from brass hitting the optic?  My initial reaction was no. I had never perceived any brass bouncing off the glass or SRO housing under use. I …

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Blaser Tac 2 Law Enforcement Buy

It has been brought to my attention that a US based police department is negotiating a ONE-TIME buy for Blaser Tactical 2 barrels. These would be coming from Germany.  I do not have time lines or prices as they have not been set yet. The purchase will be for barrels only. Not magazines. The calibers available will only be the 4 …

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POTD – Weapon Rack Test

We have installed a small corner of the weapon rack system for the new armory. It’s slow going. Missing parts. This section was supposed to hand 50 rifles.  We can rack 12. Needless to say this is disappointing and inconvenient. Having long guns strewn all over the place makes it hard to work in here.  But we’ll get there eventually.  …

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EDC X9L Spring Change Schedule

The standard spring that comes in this gun is 14lbs. Users can choose to put a 13, 14 or 15lb spring in these guns.  Additionally, users can choose a traditional round-wire spring for a modern flat-wire spring. Wilson pioneered the flat-wire spring for 1911 use some years ago.  So here is the service / change schedule: Round-wire spring service life …

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Deer Gun Ready

AR-15 build. Chambered in 7.62×39. Distance 200 yards. 2020 Deer Season gun is ready.     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Mags, Mats and Shok-Buff’s

Generally it is accepted practice to have 3 mags on hand for a pistol to be “useable”. And that is true. For people who don’t really shoot that much.  But if you are a person who measures the number of rounds fired per year by multiples of 1000, three mags is the long way around to the barn door.  Here …

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PSA- Stake Those Link Pins

It’s been a long time since I have seen one of these malfunctions. Probably because I haven’t seen a 1911 without a staked link pin in maybe 15 years.  So what am I talking about?  On a 1911 there is a barrel. A barrel link. And a pin that holds the two together. The slide-stop goes through the link when …

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Remington New Police

Remington New Police revolver in .36 caliber percussion and 38 caliber short; rimfire factory conversions. There have been approximately 25,000 of these made and to date no reproductions. So, the example you see in the ending scene of Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider”. When he pulls out the shorty and takes a head shot. That pistol is actually the real deal.  …

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SCAR-20 155g Load Data

Here is Doc’s load data for the 155g TMKs. The groups are 10 rounds each. 100 yards.  CCI primers.  Federal brass.  155g TMK bullet.  Powder is IMR 4064. Group 1 is 44 grains.  Group 2 is 45 grains.  For those new, Doc is having issues getting his SCAR-20 to stabilize the heavier bullets since the barrel twist is 1:12”.  WARNING: …

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Wilson’s True Zero RDS Mount

We have received some questions and inquiries about Wilson’s red dot mounting system: True Zero.  The True Zero RDS mount consists of cutting the slide for interchangeable plates. These plates correspond to different makes of pistol optics. They also have a rear fixed site that is drift-adjustable.  This system is offered as both a factory OEM option or aftermarket.  At …

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Buckets of Brass

While cleaning out the old armory, we have worked our way back to the reloading section. Here you will see buckets and buckets of brass. Mostly pistol brass on these shelves. 40. 9mm/380. 45ACP.  Since we have no plans to bulk-load pistol ammo, we will be getting rid of all of this. Doc has already taken the 40.    Sincerely,  …

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HK P9S Cleaning

After function testing and shooting the police trade-on P9S, it’s time to give it a cleaning.  Certainly a unique pistol with an uncommon locking system. It uses the roller-delayed design one finds in the HK MP5 sub gun and G3 battle rifle.  Also like our HK91/G3, it has a fluted chamber. Which I didn’t expect in a pistol.  It breaks …