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Shooting Baffle Stack Loose

So what do you do when you can’t get the baffle stack out of your integrally suppressed AR? Easy. Go shoot it some more, heat up the stack, and use a socket wrench to leverage it out.  In the future, I will have to make certain to use anti-seize on the threads if the rifle is going to sit long …

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EDC X9L Plunger Tube Design

One of the main weaknesses of the original 1911 design is the plunger tube. It’s critical to the functioning of the thumb safety. And should the plunger tube become dislodged, it can lock the safety on. Resulting in a dead gun.  Work arounds and modifications have been tried for years to mitigate the risk. Everything from increasing the number of …

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Not A Cool-Guy Bipod

Marky spends stupid money on Bipods. And as most of our regular readers know, I am a cheap bastard. For my uses, the cheap stuff works just fine.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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JM Custom Kydex EDC X9L

Tell you what. This JM Custom Kydex AIWB holster is spot on for fit for the EDC X9L. I HATE changing guns and holsters.  The gun is done. Now it’s time to give this holster a try. My only regret was getting soft loops. I prefer a hard loop and will look on their website to see if I can …

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High Density Pistol Storage

Update on the armory’s new rack system. The biggest appeal of the Secure-It rack systems was it’s high-density storage approach.  Look. I get it. It’s fun to display guns on the wall. But a large reference collection makes that impossible. Unless you have the wall space of West Point or maybe all floors of The Trump Tower? So here are …

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EDC X9L: Modifying The Keeper

I’ve had some inquiries about this so here the photos. Let me state that modifying a holster voids any warranty and opens the user up to suffering a holster failure. Up to and including a catastrophic discharge of your handgun.  I am not qualified to instruct you how to do this. And do not use this post as some-kind of …

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Secure-It Rack Install Update

So…the new rack system is coming along. It hasn’t been all sweetness and light (logistic issues). But overall this is a very solid system. And high-density. Which was the most important factor when managing our reference collection.  If you are looking for a quality weapons rack solution for your vault room or armory? It is my opinion this is best …

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Does Brass Hit The SRO?

A viewer was looking at some images we posted of the SRO a top the EDC X9L. The SRO attached shows some wear on one of the front bezel’s. He asked is that was from brass hitting the optic?  My initial reaction was no. I had never perceived any brass bouncing off the glass or SRO housing under use. I …

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Blaser Tac 2 Law Enforcement Buy

It has been brought to my attention that a US based police department is negotiating a ONE-TIME buy for Blaser Tactical 2 barrels. These would be coming from Germany.  I do not have time lines or prices as they have not been set yet. The purchase will be for barrels only. Not magazines. The calibers available will only be the 4 …

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POTD – Weapon Rack Test

We have installed a small corner of the weapon rack system for the new armory. It’s slow going. Missing parts. This section was supposed to hand 50 rifles.  We can rack 12. Needless to say this is disappointing and inconvenient. Having long guns strewn all over the place makes it hard to work in here.  But we’ll get there eventually.  …

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EDC X9L Spring Change Schedule

The standard spring that comes in this gun is 14lbs. Users can choose to put a 13, 14 or 15lb spring in these guns.  Additionally, users can choose a traditional round-wire spring for a modern flat-wire spring. Wilson pioneered the flat-wire spring for 1911 use some years ago.  So here is the service / change schedule: Round-wire spring service life …

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Deer Gun Ready

AR-15 build. Chambered in 7.62×39. Distance 200 yards. 2020 Deer Season gun is ready.     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Mags, Mats and Shok-Buff’s

Generally it is accepted practice to have 3 mags on hand for a pistol to be “useable”. And that is true. For people who don’t really shoot that much.  But if you are a person who measures the number of rounds fired per year by multiples of 1000, three mags is the long way around to the barn door.  Here …