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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 …

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PSA- Stake Those Link Pins

It’s been a long time since I have seen one of these malfunctions. Probably because I haven’t seen a 1911 without a staked link pin in maybe 15 years.  So what am I talking about?  On a 1911 there is a barrel. A barrel link. And a pin that holds the two together. The slide-stop goes through the link when …

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Remington New Police

Remington New Police revolver in .36 caliber percussion and 38 caliber short; rimfire factory conversions. There have been approximately 25,000 of these made and to date no reproductions. So, the example you see in the ending scene of Clint Eastwood’s “Pale Rider”. When he pulls out the shorty and takes a head shot. That pistol is actually the real deal.  …

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SCAR-20 155g Load Data

Here is Doc’s load data for the 155g TMKs. The groups are 10 rounds each. 100 yards.  CCI primers.  Federal brass.  155g TMK bullet.  Powder is IMR 4064. Group 1 is 44 grains.  Group 2 is 45 grains.  For those new, Doc is having issues getting his SCAR-20 to stabilize the heavier bullets since the barrel twist is 1:12”.  WARNING: …

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Wilson’s True Zero RDS Mount

We have received some questions and inquiries about Wilson’s red dot mounting system: True Zero.  The True Zero RDS mount consists of cutting the slide for interchangeable plates. These plates correspond to different makes of pistol optics. They also have a rear fixed site that is drift-adjustable.  This system is offered as both a factory OEM option or aftermarket.  At …

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Buckets of Brass

While cleaning out the old armory, we have worked our way back to the reloading section. Here you will see buckets and buckets of brass. Mostly pistol brass on these shelves. 40. 9mm/380. 45ACP.  Since we have no plans to bulk-load pistol ammo, we will be getting rid of all of this. Doc has already taken the 40.    Sincerely,  …

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HK P9S Cleaning

After function testing and shooting the police trade-on P9S, it’s time to give it a cleaning.  Certainly a unique pistol with an uncommon locking system. It uses the roller-delayed design one finds in the HK MP5 sub gun and G3 battle rifle.  Also like our HK91/G3, it has a fluted chamber. Which I didn’t expect in a pistol.  It breaks …

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Operation Dead Tree Pull

With the gear shown here, we are now ready to start pulling down the “widow-maker” trees on the spine trail.  Should this not work? Plan B would be to get a heavy dozer back there to do it. Plan C would involve small explosives.  And while 12 year old me see’s the appeal of Plan C; accounting likes to point …

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Wilson EDC 15rd vs 18rd Magazine

After a recent video detailing some facts about the Wilson EDC X9L, I have received NUMEROUS follow-up inquiries.  The two biggest questions are: Does the 18rd mag work with the first generation EDC X9? Yes.  Can I please show up-close images of the two magazines? Yes.  So here you go.    The only real differences I can see, besides the …

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Ransom Rest Inserts

Through the years, we have slowly built a collection of Ransom Rest inserts. Each one is from a particular project.  Thought maybe some of you might like to see it. Many have heard of Ransom Rests, but most never get time with them. We actually have two.  That is a long story in itself.      Regards,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting …