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Cracked Keepers Concealment Holster…Again

So…while getting changed to work out I took off my AIWB rig and set it on the bathroom counter.  It’s only then when the light hits it just right I see a big-ass crack on the trigger guard.  “Awww…Fuck!”, was the spontaneous utterance that is admissible in court.  I’d have to look it up. But this is the second Keepers …

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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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300WM Barrel Shot Out

Doc has been suspicious for over a year that his 300WM’s barrel is shot out.  The rifle: Remington 700 Sendero. Years owned: 22. Rounds fired: 1410.  Caliber: 300WM.  How can he tell? The rifle used to shoot 1/2MOA with his hand-loads. But over time, that has degraded. Not dramatically, but consistently. No big deal really.  But over the past year …

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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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Primer Locks Up SCAR-20

This happened over the summer. While shooter was running handholds in his SCAR-20, the system jammed and couldn’t be cleared.  It had to be mortared to clear the live round in the chamber.  Ultimately we discovered that a loose primer had wedged itself into the mechanism. This caused the rifle to not fire since it was out of battery. Which …

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POTD – 27 Feet of Chain

Well…if one is going to shoot the chain hanging targets? It’s incumbent on me to make sure we have enough chain stock on property to keep the rifle range running.  Whoops.  This is 27 feet of shame.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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HK20 Round Mag / Magwell Footprint

Someone asked how far does the Taylor Freelance Base pad extend from the TF magwell? Additionally I have included the footprint of the HK Factory 20rd magazine.  I don’t use the 20’s for carry currently. The TF magwell and extended base pads are used for daily CCW and have been for months.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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AR Upgrades: Geissele & BCM

I have decided to try and upgrade my truck-gun AR. So with some input from Officer Mike, I have decided to go with a Geissle SD-3G trigger. Which is their 3.5# 3-Gun trigger. And a BCM pistol grip that keep my shooting hand more vertical. Which “should” have an impact on my trigger-finger running the 3G.  Stay tuned.      …

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2019 Xmas Gifts

So…people always share, and eventually ask us,”So…what did you get for Christmas?”.  Confession: I love Christmas, but I don’t generally give or receive gifts. However it has become tradition in the office that “something” must be gifted. But nobody ever knows what to buy me.  So…every December I get the off-the-record request of, “What do you want?” And this year …

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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 …

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Truck Gun Wear Update

Just wanted to keep some readers in the know about what to expect from a full-time truck gun in regards to wear, rust, brass kisses and humidity.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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VP9 Grip Project

Marky decided he wanted a more aggressive grip on his VP9. He ordered a spare set of grip panels so we didn’t have to use the current stippled ones. I used a liquid two part epoxy and some tumbling media. The end result is more like aggressive, permanent skateboard tape.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Bore Sighting a Rifle

Bore sighting a Blaser has never been so easy. The GRS chassis folds. So just pull the bolt-body off and line everything up.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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XTECH – The 17rd Mag That Ain’t 

First of all let me just start by saying that I am not a gear reviewer. I am a shooter. Most gear reviewers that I have seen can’t actually shoot well.  It’s tedious and a low rent space occupied click-bait writers and wanna-be Fudd’s. But somehow…here we are. Why? Because I want more than 15+1 in the HK VP9 pistol. …