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PSA 16″ Upper

I ran across a pretty good deal on an AR15 complete parts kit. Palmetto State Arsenal was running a sale and I jumped on it. I figure that a 16″ in 5.56 wouldn’t be bad to have.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Attempted Gun Theft at Airport?

I have been sitting on this story for a few little bit. First of off, I am not 100% sure about it. And two, I didn’t want to toss accusations against any particular airport or city without all the facts.  However, I have noticed that my TSA pistol case seems to have external damage. And not only that, but actual …

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Horse Mat Flooring

We are doing some upgrades to The Armory. And it was suggested that one of the rooms could benefit from horse stall mats.  These are sized 4×6’ and quite thick. Each sheet weighs 100lbs. So yes, you are looking at 2000lbs sitting on top of the Diamondback cover.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Blaser Barrel Screw Comes Loose

Quick workbench update. We had a Blaser R8 barrel mounting screw come lose in the block. I didn’t realize what was happening until it was too late. And I had tightened it quite a bit.  How to get it out? Turns out, I did not have the tools or thread sizes necessary to accomplish the task. Well…to accomplish the task …

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Fine Tuning Zero

One thing I have always liked about nice 1911s is how consistently one can shoot itty-bitty groups of the desire or need arises.  I have some doubt as to the utility of the feature, but it is there on some guns. Note, the VP9 shoots about the same.  Note I am using the corner of the index card and center …

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All Steel 9mm Handguns

So it seems the latest trend at the last few SHOT Shows is to take traditionally polymer framed guns and make them in all steel.  If the motive isn’t obvious? It’s reducing perceived recoil felt by the shooter. Usually manifested as muzzle-flip. Super cool. Glad to see it happening.  But…it got me thinking, “Hey! We have an all steel 9mm …

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9mm 1911 Magwell Install

Some of the, “The Boys” have been showing up with hi-capacity STI 1911s, chambered in 9mm. The Staccato-P to be exact. Hopefully soon I will get a chance to shoot one.  But it reminded me that I too have a 9mm 1911 somewhere in The Armory. And since 1911s are going to start being in circulation on the range? I …

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Gemtech Integra – Still Chasing Function

Title says it all. Cheapammo sent over some Hornady Frontier 55g ammo for the Gemtech Integra.  It does run better. Which isn’t saying much. But it also appears that “maybe” I get less stoppages with PMAGS than with metal GI mags.  At this point I think it might be time to test 62g ammo. If it doesn’t settle down then? …

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Vortex Strike Eagle LPVO

I picked up new optics for the AR15 pistol. I was having a lot of issues with the Bushnell TRS-25 red dot; and decided that I had already invested way too much time on it. Needed something new and since I was going to replace it, I opted to go the direction of a LPVO scope. The red dots are …

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Thinking About a Sonic Cleaner

Since we are now running suppressors on AR’s, the need for a sonic cleaner has moved to the fore. One of the PD’s was nice enough to show me their setup.  The Armory is getting some upgrades and the electric for the cleaner and cleaning fan are installed. All we need to do now is pick something and installed the …

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Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10: Resolution

Special note: Some minor audio issues with the popping since the wind was very high that day. 20+ mph.  So this is a chapter 2 video to the original, “Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10”.  The owner of the rifle has installed an adjustable gas-block which has given him the ability to control bolt speed. Additionally, while trying to diagnose the issue, he …

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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 …