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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”

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Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol Conversion

In 1836 Robert Johnson of Middletown Connecticut was contracted to make 3000 Pistols for the US Government. They were ordered to replace the then in use Model 1826 pistol. The contract cost of these were $9.00 each.  Typical of the US government at the time; and even now, they did not purchase cutting edge technology. The M1836 was a .54 …

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GRS Ragnarok Overview of Features

  Ok. We have had some time with and behind the GRS Ragnarok chassis and are really impressed. This system is a major upgrade for the Blaser R8 and R93 system of rifles. Especially if you are more interested in the tactical and precision styles of shooting.  Since the chassis is so feature rich, it just made more sense to …

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Two Stumps and a Rock

I’ll keep the blow by blow of this development to a minimum. Long story really, really short: It was time to cut a new area. A small hillside between 200 and 300 yards. It’s an area that doesn’t see a lot of traffic since it kind of sits in a transition zone.  But the grass was getting tall enough to …