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First Impression: Wilson P320 Grip Module

First impression. This is a legit upgrade. Back in the bad ole days, if you wanted to modify your polymer gun’s grip? It involved soldering irons and wood burning tools. But…no do overs. Don’t mess up.  Then the Sig P320 came out, and you could practice on inexpensive modules until it was to your liking. Or…now…you could just buy a …

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Wilson 320 Grip Module

We have a surprise for Doc tomorrow. The Wilson Combat M17 grip module. I can already tell the grip texture is a huge upgrade. —Editor    

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Blaser Tactical Magazine Analysis

Can’t post too much on this. But we occasionally get private messages about this subject. Since we can’t address specifics, all I can show is this photo.  So what it is? One of our outside vendors measuring Blaser Tactical 2 / LRS 2 magazines. Infer from that what you will.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Primer – So Your Student Has a Blaser

Shot this last week as a last minute request by an instructor friend of mine. Some students of his are getting ready for a big hunt and it turns out at least one Blaser R8 is being used.  My friend has seen my Blasers and is a VERY experienced hunter, tactical shooter and instructor. But…he wanted a quick primer on …

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Dry Testing 1911 Magazines

In the bad old days, it seemed like keeping 1911s running was a part-time job with all the spring changes, extractor tensioning and magazine maintenance. Today? It seems like maybe not quite so much. Sure it’s probably best to be an enthusiast if you wish to run 1911s for serious social work. But it…seems…with the advancements in design and springs, …

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Pistol RDS Battery Selection

I have been holding back on this subject for a little bit. Didn’t want to jump the gun so to speak. And this may not be definitive or final, but is a working “theory”.  I had a battery die on the Trijicon SRO about 4 months in. Not really a big deal. I mostly run it on manual and in …

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Cleaning Station Setup

Have hinted around about this for a little bit, but now is finally starting to come together. The cleaning station.  One thing that was unexpected is the drain valve. Specifically which side of the tank it is located on. In all the literature, the valve is on the right side. But as you can kind of see, the value on …

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eXperior 1911 Dominates 10-8 Test

The Wilson Combat eXperior 1911 has passed the 10-8 Function Test.  What makes this more impressive, is the gun is a single stack, chambered in 9mm, with a GI style, internal extractor.  Between you, me and the wall; I thought no way this gun gets through the test without at least some kind of bobble. But gosh-darn it did!  And …

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Firing the 1891 Rolling Block Pistol

It’s unusual to be able to actually shoot some antique firearms, but being that this is a rolling block pistol in 22 RF; and had a super solid frame and receiver, I decided to play around. Using CCI CB 22 short, sub-sonic, low velocity ammo. Although I’m sure more regular off the shelf 22 ammo would be fine, I didn’t …

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WileyX EyePro Down

I honestly don’t recall how long I have had this set of eye-protection. At least a decade. Probably closer to 13 years. It comes in a kit that allows the user to change lenses, but I always used the clear.  You can tell by looking at it’s condition that it gets used many times a week. Sometimes daily. It stays …

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Remington Rolling Block Pistol.

This is a Model 1891 Target Pistol. Although they were made in several calibers, these particular examples are chambered in .22 RF. It has a 10.5 inch, octagon barrel.  The production run on the .22 target model was very low at around 100. And these are pretty rare today. They were not a very popular pistol in the days of …

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Sonic Cleaning Tank

This has been a long time coming. But what finally pushed us over the edge was suppressed AR’s. They get filthy, fast. So we wanted a sonic cleaner that at minimum would take an entire AR upper.  Being able to put in barrels from Blaser rifles is just a bonus.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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P08 Luger – German Bubba?

So here’s the story with this video. We have a German P08 Luger in the reference collection. It’s a shooter grade, non-matching example. And we paid a shooter grade, non-matching price for it.  No big deal.  However…we have recently learned that the WWII German Army used a “42” code on replacement Luger parts. But it just so happens that code …

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Strap-Wrench Is a Must

If you are going to shoot threaded barrels or suppressors in any kind of volume? We highly recommend you keep a strap wrench handy.  I know. I know. It’ll never happen to you because reasons. But I can just about guarantee somebody, somewhere, in your shooting circle will end up needing one.  For those considering one,  a two-pack can be …