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MTM 4-Can Ammo Crate

Officer Mike sent this along. He’s not the first LEO, or even the first PD, I have seen buy these. Figured a checkbook endorsement is the best kind of endorsement. —M   “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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GRS Ragnarok Chassis Install

This is a step-by-step process on how to install a Blaser R8 receiver block into a GRS Ragnarok chassis.  The only special tool you will need is a torque wrench.  Special notes: Torque settings: 5.5-6 n/m = 53.10 inch pounds. Use GRS supplied washers to ensure your front action screw is sitting flush with receiver block. If you do not? …

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Pro-Tip: Don’t Cut 90 Degree Corners in Your Slide

Just something to be aware of. 90 degree corners come to an infinitely small point. You may not be able to see it with the naked eye? But it’s there.  And that sharp 90 degree turn creates something guys smarter then me call a, “stress riser”. Meaning…as recoil impulses flow through the slide, they can peak at that 90 degree …

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GRS Ragnarok Blaser R8 Chassis

After months of waiting we finally have the much anticipated GRS Ragnarok chassis system in our hands.  This system with its folding stock and customizable features; including 1913 rail and MLOK, enables the user to convert any Blaser hunting rifle into a full target, tactical set up.  Lights, lasers, night vision, Bi-pods, saddle mounts, etc. Wether you are setting up …

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Real Life CCW Guns

Occasionally when I surf the inter-webs I see photos “supposedly” showing folks’ daily CCW guns. Not sure how they manage to carry their guns and keep ‘em so pretty? I imagine most are in denial as to what “daily” actually, really means.  I know it’s a dead horse I am beating, but hear me out. Look at the news! See …

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Range Vandalism 

Well…it finally happened. We’ve had some vandalism at the John1911 range. Fortunately nothing was stolen.  One of the neighboring properties is a cattle farm. And it seems, some cows have crossed over. After checking over 1000 yards of fencing. Yes, really. We found the hole. A storm dropped a remote tree and made an entry point. On the positive side, …

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My Three 1911’s

The subject of 1911’s came up with the previous post about the Staccato P duty pistol. In particular, there was some confusion about it being mine. It is not. However, I will admit that a double-stack, 9mm, 1911 that can run with the The Big Dogs (Read Glock 17, etc), has a certain amount of appeal.  But all of this …

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Pistol Pit Retaining Wall

Pistol Pit Retaining Wall Well the day has finally come. It’s time to “start” the fix on the pistol pit. The one mistake I made during construction was I didn’t specify any type of retaining wall in front of the pit.  Why was this a mistake. Why? Erosion. The wall doesn’t keep the berm from collapsing. What it does is …

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Internal vs External Extractors on 1911s

While setting up the reset rope on our new falling plate rack, I address my personal feelings about the internal vs external 1911 debate.  I can’t promise I will be able to address e-mail question with a video, but I do promise at the very least; you will get a response from me.  If you do not, then mostly likely …

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T91 Clone Needs NARCAN

It’s been a busy year as you are aware. So just now getting around to test firing the T91 clone. The first thing I noticed when operating the action is how heavy the recoil buffer is. It’s crazy heavy. But that is what T91 tactical recommended for mitigating bolt carrier tilt.  In hindsight it’s obvious this spring weight is too …

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Alternative to Stippling

Chuck S. posted an image of this gun on our Facebook account. I thought the stippling was so interesting that we should post it here. Turns out it’s not stippling at all! It’s epoxy with a polishing compound impregnated in it. —Marky ——————————————————————- I did this to mine [VP9] about four weeks ago.  Since then, I have run probably 2k …

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POTD – HK VP9 Magwell

Those who remember my previous experience with VP9 magwell’s might be cringing in horror at this sight. But alas, I would like to find an aftermarket magwell option for the VP.  But why now? Simple. HK has released factory 20 round VP9 magazines. They are extended anyway. So we will give this a shot. I figure it can’t hurt. And …

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Why a Lighting Link is Not a Good Buy

So…you want to get into the NFA game, eh? And obviously your first choice is to look for machine-gun options for the most popular rifle in The United States. The AR-15.  Can’t argue with that logic one bit. But…it’s a tight market. The M16 and it’s registered NFA items bring top dollar with today’s Class III dealers. So…what are the …

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Government Armory Doors

I figured this was a chance show folks something without showing ours. When you hear us use the phrase, “The Armory”? That is a specific place. It is built to certain specs to store weapons.  While I can’t show the reader particulars of our location, I can share with you some items on the open market that you might find …

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Is Your Rocket Launcher Legal to Own?

This video is the product of a series of questions one reader was asking. He was attending gun shows and expressed an interest in buying some bazooka tubes as wall hangers. But his fear was inadvertently buying something that is a controlled or restricted item.  While rare, it is certainly possible somebody could try to sell you something illegal. As …