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Why the HK ProMags Don’t Work

Like a mini fellow VP nine owners the idea of a 17 round flush-fit Magazine is seductive and imminently appealing. So it was with great interest that I purchased the aftermarket 17 round magazine made by ProMag. These are billed as working in the HKVP9 and the HK P30. After some analysis and testing, it has become obvious that these …

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POTD – Gemtech Integra Arrives

Now I have a suppressed upper! Ho-Ho-Ho! -Marky #john1911 #gemtechintegra #gemtechsilencer @gemtechsuppressors     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – M4 Carbine Seen in Idlib

There is a very interesting UK based Twitter account that focuses solely on weapons being used and for sale in the world’s war zones: Calibre Obscure  (Twitter handle — @calibreobscura  ) It is run by a single person, but his ability to find info on local weapons is an open source wonder.  So it was no surprise when I saw …

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Battery Falls Out of Bush Hog

I have hinted on social media that we’ve been having some significant issues with the DR Bush Hog. And before winter sets in, I am inclined to film a, “video review” of it.  But I wanted to share this tidbit first.  After a few weeks of waiting for the deck to be fixed (again), I decided to do a test-cut …

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Tank Trap Barricade?

I’ve been seeing these on the internet. Mostly at rifle matches. Gets me thinking. Maybe we need one? Is there a standard size for these traps? I mean for shooting and training. Not defending the Maginot Line.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol Conversion

In 1836 Robert Johnson of Middletown Connecticut was contracted to make 3000 Pistols for the US Government. They were ordered to replace the then in use Model 1826 pistol. The contract cost of these were $9.00 each.  Typical of the US government at the time; and even now, they did not purchase cutting edge technology. The M1836 was a .54 …

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GRS Ragnarok Overview of Features

  Ok. We have had some time with and behind the GRS Ragnarok chassis and are really impressed. This system is a major upgrade for the Blaser R8 and R93 system of rifles. Especially if you are more interested in the tactical and precision styles of shooting.  Since the chassis is so feature rich, it just made more sense to …

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Two Stumps and a Rock

I’ll keep the blow by blow of this development to a minimum. Long story really, really short: It was time to cut a new area. A small hillside between 200 and 300 yards. It’s an area that doesn’t see a lot of traffic since it kind of sits in a transition zone.  But the grass was getting tall enough to …

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MTM 4-Can Ammo Crate

Officer Mike sent this along. He’s not the first LEO, or even the first PD, I have seen buy these. Figured a checkbook endorsement is the best kind of endorsement. —M   “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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GRS Ragnarok Chassis Install

This is a step-by-step process on how to install a Blaser R8 receiver block into a GRS Ragnarok chassis.  The only special tool you will need is a torque wrench.  Special notes: Torque settings: 5.5-6 n/m = 53.10 inch pounds. Use GRS supplied washers to ensure your front action screw is sitting flush with receiver block. If you do not? …

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Pro-Tip: Don’t Cut 90 Degree Corners in Your Slide

Just something to be aware of. 90 degree corners come to an infinitely small point. You may not be able to see it with the naked eye? But it’s there.  And that sharp 90 degree turn creates something guys smarter then me call a, “stress riser”. Meaning…as recoil impulses flow through the slide, they can peak at that 90 degree …

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GRS Ragnarok Blaser R8 Chassis

After months of waiting we finally have the much anticipated GRS Ragnarok chassis system in our hands.  This system with its folding stock and customizable features; including 1913 rail and MLOK, enables the user to convert any Blaser hunting rifle into a full target, tactical set up.  Lights, lasers, night vision, Bi-pods, saddle mounts, etc. Wether you are setting up …

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Real Life CCW Guns

Occasionally when I surf the inter-webs I see photos “supposedly” showing folks’ daily CCW guns. Not sure how they manage to carry their guns and keep ‘em so pretty? I imagine most are in denial as to what “daily” actually, really means.  I know it’s a dead horse I am beating, but hear me out. Look at the news! See …

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Range Vandalism 

Well…it finally happened. We’ve had some vandalism at the John1911 range. Fortunately nothing was stolen.  One of the neighboring properties is a cattle farm. And it seems, some cows have crossed over. After checking over 1000 yards of fencing. Yes, really. We found the hole. A storm dropped a remote tree and made an entry point. On the positive side, …