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Tenicor Holster

Editor’s note: Officer Mike is trying out a Tenicor holster system. Seems like a decent design. The clips used are VERY tough to remove. A good thing. Shown is his duty 2011 and my EDC X9L. The X9L doesn’t completely seat in this example since it’s a 5” gun. But it’s obvious a 5” Tenicor holster system would receive the …

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Fiberoptic Sight – What Happens If?

Long story short: What happens if your fiberoptic front sight falls out?  Nothing.  Long story long: The sight is still useable as I have tried to show in these pics. But I have a confession. This was really user error. Yup. My fault.  A day or two earlier, I had noticed the front sight was getting loose and moving back …

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Wilson Combat Gun Lube

Wilson sent over a pistol earlier in 2020 and inside the package came some gun lube. Since I kept the kit together, the lube always happened to be around when shooting.  Eventually we started using it at the range and have been pleased ever since.  The example we have is their thin / cold-weather version. Which we ran all summer …

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Shim’ing a Rifle Scope

This is basically a POTD. Can’t do into it too much. But we have been dealing with a scope base problem for most of the year. And with COVID putting a monkey wrench into our 2020 schedule, it’s been tough to find time to chase it down. This was taken about 2 weeks ago. We are sure where the problem …

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A.W. Spies .36 Caliber Percussion Pistol.

A.W. Spies was a retailer from 1820 thru 1851. His name appears on firearms, swords, and even buttons.  This .36 caliber single shot pistol carries his name on the lock plate. The names Rodgers and Remington are marked on the barrel.  Not a lot of information is available on this firearm. But from the fancy engraving, and German silver plates, …

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Blackhawk T-Series & EDC X9L

So…Officer Mike stopped by and checked if the new Blackhawk 2011 Holster (T-Series) would accept my Wilson EDC X9L? It appears it might.  The hangup, literally, is the Trijicon SRO. Specifically how far forward the objective rides on the gun. Our working theory is to remove some material from the RDS cover section and the gun should lock in place.  …

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First Impression: Wilson P320 Grip Module

First impression. This is a legit upgrade. Back in the bad ole days, if you wanted to modify your polymer gun’s grip? It involved soldering irons and wood burning tools. But…no do overs. Don’t mess up.  Then the Sig P320 came out, and you could practice on inexpensive modules until it was to your liking. Or…now…you could just buy a …

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Wilson 320 Grip Module

We have a surprise for Doc tomorrow. The Wilson Combat M17 grip module. I can already tell the grip texture is a huge upgrade. —Editor    

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Blaser Tactical Magazine Analysis

Can’t post too much on this. But we occasionally get private messages about this subject. Since we can’t address specifics, all I can show is this photo.  So what it is? One of our outside vendors measuring Blaser Tactical 2 / LRS 2 magazines. Infer from that what you will.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Primer – So Your Student Has a Blaser

Shot this last week as a last minute request by an instructor friend of mine. Some students of his are getting ready for a big hunt and it turns out at least one Blaser R8 is being used.  My friend has seen my Blasers and is a VERY experienced hunter, tactical shooter and instructor. But…he wanted a quick primer on …

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Dry Testing 1911 Magazines

In the bad old days, it seemed like keeping 1911s running was a part-time job with all the spring changes, extractor tensioning and magazine maintenance. Today? It seems like maybe not quite so much. Sure it’s probably best to be an enthusiast if you wish to run 1911s for serious social work. But it…seems…with the advancements in design and springs, …

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Pistol RDS Battery Selection

I have been holding back on this subject for a little bit. Didn’t want to jump the gun so to speak. And this may not be definitive or final, but is a working “theory”.  I had a battery die on the Trijicon SRO about 4 months in. Not really a big deal. I mostly run it on manual and in …

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Cleaning Station Setup

Have hinted around about this for a little bit, but now is finally starting to come together. The cleaning station.  One thing that was unexpected is the drain valve. Specifically which side of the tank it is located on. In all the literature, the valve is on the right side. But as you can kind of see, the value on …

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eXperior 1911 Dominates 10-8 Test

The Wilson Combat eXperior 1911 has passed the 10-8 Function Test.  What makes this more impressive, is the gun is a single stack, chambered in 9mm, with a GI style, internal extractor.  Between you, me and the wall; I thought no way this gun gets through the test without at least some kind of bobble. But gosh-darn it did!  And …