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Conversation – GEN 5 Glock 17

It’s not too common that Freeze and I are in the same place at the same time. My fault. So I took this opportunity to show him the Gen 5 Glock 17 we still have on loan from, “Officer M.” Seems like a nice gun. The trigger is noticeably better than previous generations of Glocks. Would I drop previous generations …

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Conversation – T91 Clone Build

Freeze and I were headed out to the hunting ground to check on and move a deer-stand. On the way, I sprung out the 80% lower that we bought for a Taiwanese Military T91 Rifle clone build. All of this started when he sent me an email showing the T91 uppers imported by Wolf. Up to that point, I had …

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80 Dollars For a Mirage Band?

With the 1000 yard range project coming along swimmingly, we will be stretching out some of our hotter rounds a little more frequently. And with that shooting, some heat. Specifically mirage. Both my Blaser R8 and Tactical 2 barrels come with threaded attachment points for mirage bands. Blaser branded mirage bands. And as you might well know, Blaser is German …

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Bren Gun Tripod

Its pretty amazing what I find laying about in my basement or garage. I was rummaging around and came across an old WW2 dated tripod. This was intended for use with the British Bren Gun and is dates 1943. Plus it has the correct British “Broad Arrow” markings on it. I don’t recall when or where I picked it up …

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My Favorite Low-Profile Holster

Since the Glock GEN 5 is stirring up the pot in the Tupperware world, I got asked what my favorite, non-tactical, low-profile holster for Glocks is? For me, the answer is simple: The Raven Vanguard 2. And the fact that they don’t make it for my pistol of choice; and I still think the world of it, should leave a …

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Clark 460 Rowland Kits

I hadn’t thought about these kits in at least 15 years. And when I looked down at the table and saw the kits, I asked some folks with me if they knew what they were looking at? Crickets. Maybe it’s because they aren’t old 1911 guys, but damn! They made the kits for the Glock as well! I’m sure with …

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A Quality Shotgun Travel Case

In the 1990’s, I was invited to participate in a big shotgun event. Kind of a big deal back then. But being much younger, and less experienced, I didn’t own any sporting weapons. I have recounted the story many times how this shotgun came into my possession: Browning Sporting Clays Lightening II. So I won’t rehash that here. But someone …

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Officer Upgrades His Sniper Rifle

A friend of the blog, “Officer J”, reached out to share some photos. He has upgraded his call-out rifle to a folding stock chassis and has outfitted the old stock as a dedicated night vision rig. Pretty interesting pics. He writes… “…I picked another Tac-2 up, but this one came with a modular chassis. It’s pretty sweet, but heavy as …

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Zeroing 223 FAL

It was a very rainy day and I had a busy schedule. So I jumped onto the bench rest range for a quick 100 yard zero session with the SAR-4800. AKA the 223 FAL. Once I achieve a mechanical zero at 100, I generally like to shoot a rifle through some very basic position shooting. This achieves multiple goals. First …

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Surefire Flashlight Maintenance

Let me start off this post by saying that I am not an equipment nerd. So whatever the latest and greatest widget is, I usually don’t care. But what comes along with that is…usually…I run equipment and gear for a long time. This Surefire flashlight is an example of that. It’s one of their Executive series. LED. Single CR123 battery. …

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Colt SP-1 Project is Complete

So the Colt SP-1 Project is complete. A parts gun from all over the country and it matches cosmetically, functions is with crappy ammo and is super lightweight! What’s not to like. Please note, if you like seeing us get trolled by Crackerjack the Donkey, he makes an encore appearance at the end of the video. Enjoy! Marky & Freeze …

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R8 Back From Blaser – Firing Pin Fixed

Took about 2 weeks, but Blaser USA down in Texas has returned my Blaser bolt-body with a brand new firing pin installed. Unfortunately, they did not include a spare FP and instructions on how to change it myself. I guess the plan is to go long on this one. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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CZ P-10C Initial Impressions

CZ P-10 C initial impressions and observations. The most important if you don’t want to watch the video? This is NOT a G19 sized pistol. If you are married to a Glock “compact” format and think this will replace it, you will be disappointed. Watch video for more in-depth analysis and… some interesting quirks about this pistol.   Marky Www.john1911.com …

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Ross 1905 Bolt Install

We had to make this for our own reference collection and figured many of you would also benefit from the video. How to install, or actually reinstall, the bolt on a Ross 1905 straight-pull rifle. There is a little trick to it! Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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1897 Winchester Cowboy Action Conversion

Going through some old content I realize that I never posted these images! Whoops! Here is a brief synopsis: This 1897 Winchester probably started life as a standard 30-ish-inch length barrel hunting shotgun. At some point over the last decade, a SASS (Single Action Shooting Society) member had it chopped, barrel threaded for screw in chokes, installed a new brass …