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EP116 – Wild West CoPilot, SIG CEO Arrested, Fake Service Dogs

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast:   Was the Sig CEO Arrested? Black Bear Diabetes. Wild West Guns Co-Pilot Lever Gun. Mitchell’s range landslide. Brown Bear vs Kodiak Bear. SR-71 Speed Call. A400 Dick in a Box Radar Track. The fake service dog scam. Tannerite Baby announcement Fire. Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Wild West Co-Pilot on Range

So…it’s time to introduce big-bore to the new facility. As in 45-70.  Our regulars have seen the Wild West Guns Alaskan Co-Pilot before. Not a whole lot to add. But if it’s no clear in the video, the action is super-slick and all the edges de-horned around and on the receiver.  It is truly a pleasure to shoot.      …

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Range Update 200 Yard Steel

Final 200 yard steel is up. I’ve been staying off this particular hill so the grass would take. We’ll come back later and center target between the posts. Might even move them further apart. Why? We already has a 200 yard target setup, right? I decided to move this steel over to this position since it’s relatively flat shooting from …

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7.62×39 AR Upper

I just picked up a new upper. It has a 16 inch barrel with a 15 inch lightweight keypad hand guard. Chambered in 7.62×39. It will mount on any AR lower but I’m planning on building one for it. I need a winter project and this deal came along at the right time.  16″ Parkerized 4150 Chrome Moly Vanadium Barrel …

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OSS Helix Suppressor

So while traveling a while back, I happened to come across a suppressor design that was unfamiliar to me: Flow-Through technology. Or as the dealer described it, “No baffles with hard stops, but more like a tornado”.  Not being the most sophisticated suppressor guy, that certainly seemed possible.  The dealer claimed it reduced back-pressure greatly, which means less gas blowback …

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T91 Clone Complete

The T91 is the designation for the Taiwanese Military (ROC) service rifle.  While fundamentally based off the M16, it does have particular furniture and a piston gas system.  Wolf brought in the uppers a few years ago, so it just made sense to source the easy stuff. Those parts are from t91tactical. Final assembly was done by our 07, LMG …

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BREN Display Gun Back in Armory

As we previously reported from our 07 FFL, the BREN gun display we have is probably not the best candidate for reactivation. You can see his report by CLICKING HERE.  So…since we are treating this as a pile of metal than a gun, the decision has been made to remove it from our secured areas and to install it in …

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Ep115 – Glock G45 Pistol, Leader T2 Rifle, Naked Bongos

Ep115 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: Freeze misses opening day. Two headed deer in KY. 19 Point buck taken. Brownell’s HK416 Builds. The G45 over the Glock 19x. The Leader T2 Rifle coming back? Michael Avenatti arrested. Guns to defend Malibu. I’ll be shooting a Glock 40 sometimes. The PD ganks our targets. Naked man, Bongos and Ramen. …

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G45 over The G19x

Ok. So I had a chance to finally see these two pistols in person. Actually at the same time. If you want to know the answer now and not read further? Get the G45 and forget the G19x.  Now for my reasons. Some are based on general principles and some are reflective of personal taste.  For starters…irrespective of what the …

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Found Blaser 338LM Magazines 

Thanks to a follower we were able to source some factory new, Blaser 338 Lapua magazines; from a retail vender in Europe. Specifically Germany.  Special thanks to Tim over at Rothe-Waffen for helping us out. Not only does he have GREAT prices on these mags, he was willing to deal with us via Google translate. Basically I would write something …

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308 TTSX Hunting Ammo

Freeze was wondering if we have any 308 hunting loads in the armory? Why, Yes. Yes we do. For my old FN SPRa3g. I shot two deer that year. 168g TTSX loads. #john1911 #shootinggunsandhavingfun #308 #308rifle #ttsx #hunting #deerhunting #deerseason #gunblog #handloading #fnh #fnspra3g #spr #fbi #fbisniper #sniperrifle     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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BCM Upper – New Truck Gun

Trying to get used to running an AR. Get used to running a skinny AR. Get used to this 45 degree safety. And hasty zero the Aimpoint Micro. All the while in a light, very cold rain. Sound like a bad day to you? Frankly it was the best day yet on the new range.  Nobody to bother me. No …

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Ghetto Dot Torture Drill

So…a few weeks back we had a new LE friend of ours stop by the range and want to work pistols. It turned out he had a qual coming up and wanted to up his game.  A cop wants to train on his own time? With his own ammo? At my convenience?  Great! I’m there. And guess what? I provided …

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Second Score of S&W 547 Speed-loaders

Outside of DC I found these NOS HKS 547 speed-loaders! Stunning. The 547 is a rare 9mm revolver. And these HKS loaders will never be made again. I bet these have been sitting on this rack 25 years.  While not Singer 1911 rare, I looked pretty hard over 3 years ago for some HKS 547’s. Haven’t seen any since. Now …

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Single Point Sling

Years ago I purchased a large box of straps, buckles and clips. If I recall correctly they were Swedish Military. Over the last decade I have used, sold and given away a lot of it; but like most things, there is always a bunch of junk laying around in boxes.  The other day I ran across a box with a …