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Attention X9 Owners

I made this video on Thursday before the word came down from the White House on gun control. Looks like the timing is spot on.  The Wilson EDC X9 guns are relatively new for us. And one thing we specifically like about the model is the 18+1 option. Well…I can’t count on that option being available if I don’t have …

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Blaser R8 Weight

Question asked: How much does my rifle weigh with all the changes I made? Looks like over 14lbs. But understand a few things. The bipod is heavy. The scope is not lite. Scope base is steel. Rings are large sized, custom aluminum. The bolt knob is larger than factory.  But the biggest factor in weight on a Blaser rifle is …

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Luger Grip Question

Very short version: We have this old WWII German Luger. It’s in rough shape. The grips even more so. Do you think the grips, as they sit here, are original to the gun? Or more specifically, are they worthless?  If of value? Do you have any suggestions for a replacement grip on a shooter-grade, reference gun? That will be shot. …

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Painting Blaser R8

As promised earlier, you will be seeing more precision rifle content in 2021. A long term project that I had put off last year was the overwhelming need to paint the Blaser R8.  Why? Simple. Very few things stick out in nature more than black. It’s actually a terrible color, target indicator wise. Look into a tree line or field, …

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Greenworks 80v Chainsaw

Having a gun range isn’t all about shooting guns. There’s lots of admin and upkeep. Especially on a rifle range. Even more so on a long rifle range.  I can’t even guess how many dead ash trees we have on property. 60? 100? 200? And every time the wind blows, down they fall. It’s been a huge time suck.  Office …

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30MOA Scope Base

As stated in December, I will be focusing more on precision rifle shooting in 2021. The only thing not normal about this is I haven’t shot much precision rifle in 2020. COVID schedules and all that kind of thing.  So…Blaser R8. Steiner Military Scope. 30MOA base. Why? Simple. The Blasers are switch calibers so the scope won’t always be sitting …

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White Wilson Grips

Some of you have noticed the white Wilson grips on the eXperior 1911. And even a few have asked how did we got those? The answer is simple, and possibly disappointing: I painted them. Since this has a good chance of turning into a large arts and crafts post, let me just hit the logical highlights and then post pics: …

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Adjusting GRS Stocks

Had an inquiry about how to adjust the GRS stocks and chassis. What the user needs to understand is the adjustments are not a infinitely adjustable friction fit. Which tend to shoot themselves loose.  The GRS system is VERY adjustable, but it uses small teeth or gears. When putting adjustments on these systems, the user might need to push / …

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POTD – Wilson M17 Grip Module

Doc stopped by The Armory one day for some business and brought his Sig M17 outfitted with the Wilson Combat Grip module.  —Editor  https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Modules/products/1269/    

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eXperior 1911 Pull Weight

After shooting the 30 yard plate rack sequence, we received a few inquires about the Wilson eXperior 1911. In particular what is the pull weight of the trigger? The average taken in this video is 3lbs, 11oz.  Now the next question should be, “Is that measurement accurate?”. And here is where I feel the need to give a few disclaimers: …

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WCC Tracer Ammo

1968 manufacture 5.56 tracer ammo. We got it for a project.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Books: Colt & Astra

We occasionally pick up academic literature to support The John1911 Armory’s reference collection. And these two books are an example of that. Book One: A History of The Colt Revolver: 1836-1940.  Book Two: Astra: Automatic Pistols. So why these two books? Simple really. They help fill holes in our knowledge base. We know quite a bit about 1911s. Ditto Soviet …

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Blaser Barrel Storage

As promised in the end of year review, we will be publishing more precision rifle content from our range. And along with that comes some backend and administrative stuff. The armory still isn’t completely organized from the move. But the commitment to be using more of the precision rifle stuff kinda demands that we focus on organizing that equipment.  A …

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Truth About The SCAR-20

This is the “piece de resistance” of the SCAR-20 series. All your questions answered and rumors addressed: Is the SCAR-20 Accurate?  Is it accurate at longer ranges? Optimal bullet weight selection.  Does a SCAR break optics?  Suppressing a SCAR rifle: Issues & Remedies.  SCAR-17 vs SCAR-20.     Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”