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SAA – AR-15 Lower

Some have asked for pictures of my SAA lower for the AR pistol build. I will keep you updated on what I think of it after we get some time on the gun.    Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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AR-15 vs AR Pistol Build

The pistol build is almost done. Here you can see the size difference. On the bottom is a S&W Sporter with a 16” barrel. On the top is a 10.5” barrel pistol build with arm-brace.        Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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An Ode to Power: The Caterpillar D8 is Leaving Us.

All major dirt work is completed on the rifle range. And with that, the D8 must move on. She is needed elsewhere. My admiration and respect for the, “Great 8” has grown exponentially Day after day. Pushing through Hill and dale was quite stressful. Even more so when you figure out the USGS survey had significant errors in it.  But …

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California Bullet Button

Like many of our readers, I have heard of California Bullet Buttons. But to be completely honest, I had never personally seen or handled one. So I wasn’t familiar with their particular idiosyncrasies.  I had heard they don’t require a modification of the firearm. I had heard they could be user installed or removed. But since I had no experience …

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Glock Display – Cody Firearms Museum (Hi-Res)

I took these pics a while back while out West on a hunting trip. Currently the Cody Firearms Museum is undergoing a major renovation so most of the collection is put away.  In the mean time, if you want to see a, “gaggle of Glocks” check out these thumb nails. I have left the images full size so the viewer …

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Insight / L3 Mossberg Shotgun Light

Someone asked and I honestly don’t have a lot of answers. The light I use my on Mossberg 590 is an Insight Technologies / L3 fore-end. I do not believe they are made any longer, so that is a negative. The positive of that could be you might find one on the cheap. If that happens, I can’t find any …

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New Rifle Range Building Install 

As some of you have noticed, we haven’t posted at all over the previous week. The reason being we are on the final stages of the new rifle range construction.  So it’s been a big race between keeping current armory obligations while putting final touches on the range.  The video isn’t much, but is a much needed step to get …

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The Keeper Wedge Replacement

One thing that came up recently in regards to AIWB carry was the concept that some holster designs are consumable. At least parts of them are. Instead of trying to explain this concept, it’s just easier to show it in pictures.  The triangular “wedge” you see works as a lever against your holster. The belt is the pivot point. And …

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Podcast Rant – 3D Guns are Bullshit

Rant: Do I support 3-D printing technology? Yes. Do I support the right of individuals to create 3-D printed guns? Yes. Do I think 3-D printed guns are viable? No. I think they are bullshit. Marky John1911.com ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Silencerco Maxim 9

I am not sure what to think about these guns. I like the concept. I like the caliber. I like that it’s shorter than most pistols with a can screwed on. I just can’t decide if the juice is worth the squeeze.  It’s still too large to be practical. And I bet holsters are a nightmare.  But here’s the other …

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POTD – Re-Organizing Rifle Racks

So…we are expanding some rifle racks on another part of the armory. So this self needs to double up while this is happening.        Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Bernardelli is Roached

Ok. I’ve been holding these pics back for a few days. I wasn’t sure how best to present them. After some thought, I just figured a gonzo album of the madness is best. Why beat around the bush? This Bernardelli P.One Pistol is in rough, rough shape.  What we know. It was sold to Israel as a police handgun. Eventually …

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GSG MP40

I have been eyeing these from afar for a while and I finally ran across one in a retail establishment. My main interest is not in using it as a pistol, but instead SBR’ing it. But I had some reservations.  Street price? Quality? Ease of SBR’ing.  I don’t have any definitive  answers yet. But I will say that my initial …

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Bernardelli P.ONE – P018 Takedown

How to Takedown and reassemble a Bernardelli P.One Pistol. And from what I can tell, a P018 pistol as well.  Points of interest. The slide-stop is the initial part that needs to be removed. Once you have the pin in the correct location to push it, it is still retained with some force. Much more than what American shooters are …

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Blaser Tactical 2 Service Manuals 

Special thanks to “Officer Jerry” for sending over some very neat manuals for the Blaser Tactical 2. An official Armourer’s Manual and a official Blaser Service Schedule / maintenance manual.  I have decided to post them here for public download. I have also included a third manual which is the original owner’s manual that would have come with each Blaser …