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VP9 Magwell Opened Up

Just going to give you the highlights on this: Even with magwell on board, there are still collisions.  Not quite done filing. But functional.  SIG P320 doesn’t need this bull$hit.  And all this drama for a 15 round OEM magazine.  Fuck. Me.  If the VP didn’t have such a good trigger and fully ambi controls? Who in their right mind …

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AR-47 Function Test

I’ve put together a 7.62×39 AR.  These are the first shots and a function test.  Shots done with military ball ammo and soft-point hunting ammo.  Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Gemtech Integra First Impressions

In a word: Favorable.  The upper is lighter than I would have expected. The gas to the shooters face is almost NIL. And it seems to run 55g Wolf steel ammo pretty good.  Had a few bobbles. But that would be break-in? Or that could be variations in wolf pressure levels. Because wolf steel is notoriously under powered ammunition. And …

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KET Brass Deflector Follow-up

KET sent us another brass deflector. It seems they DO currently make a 34mm scope tube attachment. It just was not included in our original T&E package.  Whoops.  Additionally, the “bend” in the original brass deflector was a result of non-retail packaging. In the end, it was no big deal. We removed the crease and made it work 100%. Finally, …

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Slide-Stop Rust: VP9

Carry guns get dirty and rusty. Our regulars know how I feel about photos of cherry daily CCW guns. But…I saw something a few days ago that did catch my attention: It seems I have rusted the underside of the VP9 slide-stop.  Whoops.  I guess that begets a questions and answers one. The latter being? Is the slide-stop on this …

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SHS 56 – Mauser 98 Action

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at something that will soon go as extinct as the Dinosaur: The WWII Mauser Action.  After The Big One, the world was awash in war-time surplus. Doubly so with the loser’s equipment. Most today don’t recognize the effect this had on the firearms industry for multiple decades.  When a …

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VP9 Base Pads

Well…it was inevitable. If I am running a real mag-well for the VP9, I will need to run extended mags. Unfortunately I have not found a plus-anything that is satisfactory for duty-level carry.  So…I had to break down and just buy some extended plates for regular capacity reloads, and address extended capacity later.  Initial impressions are ok. Not great. Just …

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Like New Ruger Mk1

Near mint example of a Classic Ruger Mk 1 manufactured in 1968 with original box and outer box sleeve. All original paperwork is included.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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10” Steel Plates

10” Plates A few weeks back, we placed another order with Superior Ideas. They are a steel target maker out of Florida.  These use a custom hook that mounts on a standard farm-grade t-post. Which I am learning is perfect for our uses. For one, we need posts since they are easily mounted on the sides of hills. And secondly, …

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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”