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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, …

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My Three 1911’s

The subject of 1911’s came up with the previous post about the Staccato P duty pistol. In particular, there was some confusion about it being mine. It is not. However, I will admit that a double-stack, 9mm, 1911 that can run with the The Big Dogs (Read Glock 17, etc), has a certain amount of appeal.  But all of this …

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Pistol Pit Retaining Wall

Pistol Pit Retaining Wall Well the day has finally come. It’s time to “start” the fix on the pistol pit. The one mistake I made during construction was I didn’t specify any type of retaining wall in front of the pit.  Why was this a mistake. Why? Erosion. The wall doesn’t keep the berm from collapsing. What it does is …

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Internal vs External Extractors on 1911s

While setting up the reset rope on our new falling plate rack, I address my personal feelings about the internal vs external 1911 debate.  I can’t promise I will be able to address e-mail question with a video, but I do promise at the very least; you will get a response from me.  If you do not, then mostly likely …

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T91 Clone Needs NARCAN

It’s been a busy year as you are aware. So just now getting around to test firing the T91 clone. The first thing I noticed when operating the action is how heavy the recoil buffer is. It’s crazy heavy. But that is what T91 tactical recommended for mitigating bolt carrier tilt.  In hindsight it’s obvious this spring weight is too …

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Alternative to Stippling

Chuck S. posted an image of this gun on our Facebook account. I thought the stippling was so interesting that we should post it here. Turns out it’s not stippling at all! It’s epoxy with a polishing compound impregnated in it. —Marky ——————————————————————- I did this to mine [VP9] about four weeks ago.  Since then, I have run probably 2k …

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POTD – HK VP9 Magwell

Those who remember my previous experience with VP9 magwell’s might be cringing in horror at this sight. But alas, I would like to find an aftermarket magwell option for the VP.  But why now? Simple. HK has released factory 20 round VP9 magazines. They are extended anyway. So we will give this a shot. I figure it can’t hurt. And …

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Why a Lighting Link is Not a Good Buy

So…you want to get into the NFA game, eh? And obviously your first choice is to look for machine-gun options for the most popular rifle in The United States. The AR-15.  Can’t argue with that logic one bit. But…it’s a tight market. The M16 and it’s registered NFA items bring top dollar with today’s Class III dealers. So…what are the …

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Government Armory Doors

I figured this was a chance show folks something without showing ours. When you hear us use the phrase, “The Armory”? That is a specific place. It is built to certain specs to store weapons.  While I can’t show the reader particulars of our location, I can share with you some items on the open market that you might find …

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Is Your Rocket Launcher Legal to Own?

This video is the product of a series of questions one reader was asking. He was attending gun shows and expressed an interest in buying some bazooka tubes as wall hangers. But his fear was inadvertently buying something that is a controlled or restricted item.  While rare, it is certainly possible somebody could try to sell you something illegal. As …

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Bush Hog Down

Well…it finally happened. The bush hog went down. But through no fault of it’s own. So DR Power Systems is off the hook.  I did it.  After knocking out some of the easier stuff on the range, it was time to go after some of the ATV trails and impact zones. Basically…uncharted territory. Which I knew was liable to somehow …

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Range Bush Hog

Been holding off on this post for a little while. I guess the main reason was I wanted to make sure we didn’t break this machine first. Some of my reservation was a fear it couldn’t handle the work. The rest was the fear I would damage it through inexperience.  But after hitting the 10 hour mark, I guess it’s …

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HK 20 Round Magazines 

After some causal searching for extended VP9 magazines, I have settled on OEM HK 20 rounders.  Super reliable. Well made. And 100% dependable.  Now if only I could convince them to make a 17 round version for street carry.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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S&W 5906 Restoration 

Marky dropped this off at my house with no warning. His words were, “Fix this gun”. For the pics you can see at THE LINK HERE. It was pretty rough. Here is the final product. Externally the gun was very rough. But luckily…the internals were almost perfect.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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New Shelter Complete

Ok. The new shelter is done. To keep reference points consistent, it is located behind the 100-500 yard shooting position and in in front of the Briar Patch.  This was chosen primarily for one reason: breeze.  This location provided ample shade to keep the general area of the shelter cool. It also gets a nice breeze off the rifle range. …