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Truck Gun Wear Update

Just wanted to keep some readers in the know about what to expect from a full-time truck gun in regards to wear, rust, brass kisses and humidity.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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VP9 Grip Project

Marky decided he wanted a more aggressive grip on his VP9. He ordered a spare set of grip panels so we didn’t have to use the current stippled ones. I used a liquid two part epoxy and some tumbling media. The end result is more like aggressive, permanent skateboard tape.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Bore Sighting a Rifle

Bore sighting a Blaser has never been so easy. The GRS chassis folds. So just pull the bolt-body off and line everything up.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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XTECH – The 17rd Mag That Ain’t 

First of all let me just start by saying that I am not a gear reviewer. I am a shooter. Most gear reviewers that I have seen can’t actually shoot well.  It’s tedious and a low rent space occupied click-bait writers and wanna-be Fudd’s. But somehow…here we are. Why? Because I want more than 15+1 in the HK VP9 pistol. …

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Integra Rock Test

After the Great-Rock-Lock of 2019, just needed to make sure the Gemtech Integra didn’t also pickup a rock during mag changes.  All is well.  Marky john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Aimpoint 6x Project

After taking a LE carbine course, I determined the need for some magnification on my truck gun. A BCM Keymod upper.  Additionally the GEMTECH Integra needs a matching configuration for easy swap. The solution?   Aimpoint offers a 6x flip-over magnifier for use with their Micros. So after some wheeling and dealing, I worked into a second Micro H2, a …

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The Truth About The NEOMAG

Yeah, we’ve been playing with one of these for a little over a month. But I have somehow neglected to make any reference to it on the website.  Probably because we aren’t, “gear reviewers”.  So far my thoughts are 50/50. It works as advertised. But isn’t nearly as secure as a dedicated mag carrier that you see in many AIWB …

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The Teller Mine

My local FFL has this in the showroom. A WWII Teller Mine. The Teller is an anti-tank / vehicle mine employed by the Germans. Supposedly it needs 200lbs of pressure to detonate. Additionally, some of the Teller Mines had anti-tampering devices which would set off the explosive should someone try to disarm or move it. Which are the two small …

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Rock Jams Gun

Practicing mag changes with the truck gun and picked up a small rock. It worked its way though the system and lodged in the trigger mech. Jamming up both the safety and trigger.  It was a cold and wet day. That in combination with the “sticky-crud” that sometimes builds on magazines? I did myself in.  Ultimately this is user error. …

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POTD – J. Sip & Sons Barrels

So these came in this week. Two barrels from a custom barrel / gun maker out of Utah. J. Sip & Sons.  They make custom Blaser R8 and R93 barrels as well as other more traditional turn-bolt guns.  What we have here are a match weight, fluted, threaded barrel in 300PRC. And the second barrel is a semi-weight custom made …

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Slow Motion Short Stroke

Doc shooting the Integra while I document the short-stroke officially.  American made MILSPEC ammo functions fine in the upper. Hell! Even low power steel cased Wolf functions in the 90% range. Which is just enough to keep a shooter in tip-top shape clearing stoppages. So that’s a silver lining, right? But here’s the $64,000 question: Isn’t Wolf Gold supposed to …

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XTECH HK Mags – First Impression

In a nutshell? Very positive. The mag body seems like it was made to fit the VP9. And the follower fits inside the mag body perfectly. And has yet to fail locking back the slide on dry fire.  Not even once.  Is this definitive? No, of course not! It’s all relative. But up to now, aftermarket HK Vp9 / P30 …

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T91 New Buffer Spring

Update to an older video from earlier this summer. We purchased a T91 lower parts kit and furniture to build a clone-correct T91 service rifle.  Looking at the T91 vendor’s website, they recommended a heavier buffer system to counter bolt-carrier tilt. So I obliged.  However, the spring was too heavy for reliable function. Even the FFL 07 said as much …

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Used Dueling Tree

Have you ever purchased “used” steel targets before? I haven’t. Actually I haven’t seen used ones for sale before this.  So today we had to stop by our local FFL to pick up some packages and I noticed a dueling tree on the showroom floor.  It’s only a 4-banger. Where I would prefer a 6-8-10. But…it’s still got factory paint …