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Model 1836 Flintlock Pistol Conversion

In 1836 Robert Johnson of Middletown Connecticut was contracted to make 3000 Pistols for the US Government. They were ordered to replace the then in use Model 1826 pistol. The contract cost of these were $9.00 each.  Typical of the US government at the time; and even now, they did not purchase cutting edge technology. The M1836 was a .54 …

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Barricade Shooting: Don’t Just Shoot Prone

Just trying to get a little practice in on the barricade. Getting used to the new chassis and suppressor. Rifle: Blaser. Caliber: 243 Chassis: GRS Ragnarok.  Ammo: Federal 243 Soft Point. Suppressor: Silencerco Harvester. Glass: Steiner. Barricade: VTAC.   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Amber Guyger Shooting

This has come to trial. And as tragic as it all is, Amber Guyger has unfortunately earned a lengthy jail sentence. I truly feel terrible for her. But being a cop is no joke. And carrying a firearm in the name of the government, is a bigger responsibility than the average cat is mentally capable of understanding. The victim was …

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Up For Down – Down For Up

Playing with a fully adjustable stock. The general rule is to raise the butt for prone. And lower the butt for standing.  So let’s see how this goes? I do know that getting a better bipod for this configuration is a must. Something further out on the hand guard AND quick detachable.  Rifle – Blaser R8 Caliber – 243. Barrel …

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22LR Luger By Erma

While visiting the Cody Firearms Museum (CFM), taking a gander at the Lugers is always a must. Now I admit I am not the biggest Luger fan personally. Makes, variations, markings, finishes? Meh. Not my bag.  We actually have a Luger, but it is in 9mm. Why? Because that’s a caliber we support. But… There seems to be a German …

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Borchardt Carbine

What’s better than a Borchardt pistol? Why a carbine of course! I took these photos a while back while visiting the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, Wyoming.  Besides being neat. Take a look at the date. It’s a semi-automatic carbine and was produced in 1893/1894.  Keep that in mind when politicians complain about semiautomatic weapons of war.    Sincerely,  Marky …

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POTD – Zero Confirm At The Cool Kid Range

Had the chance to run over to the Cool-Kid LE range and do some quick zero tweaking. We have a thing. So in order to get the things ready for the thing, we had to run over to the place and mess with our things.  I’m sure that all makes complete sense.  😉    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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GRS Ragnarok Overview of Features

  Ok. We have had some time with and behind the GRS Ragnarok chassis and are really impressed. This system is a major upgrade for the Blaser R8 and R93 system of rifles. Especially if you are more interested in the tactical and precision styles of shooting.  Since the chassis is so feature rich, it just made more sense to …

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Ep144 – Joe Manchin & Bridget The Midget Stab You In The Junk

Episode 144 of the John1911 Podcast: Who will win the Democratic primary? Malaysian Body Armor Fail. Trump hits SF with EPA violations. Reagan Library to get F-117. Senator Joe Manchin is a Fudd. We might get to hunt bobcats. Bridget The Midget Stabs boyfriend.     Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Battle Steel Gun Jaw

We had some viewers inquire about more info on Officer Mike’s tripod setup. The manufacturer of the mount is Battle Steel. And the tripod is made by Manfrotto. —Editor 

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Banning Machine Guns Was a Mistake

Many of our US based readers know that Suppressors / Silencers are regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934. For those who don’t know, for all intents and purposes, the US Government treats suppressors the same way they treat fully automatic machine guns.  But what most don’t know is we can’t even import suppressors into the US for commercial …

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Two Stumps and a Rock

I’ll keep the blow by blow of this development to a minimum. Long story really, really short: It was time to cut a new area. A small hillside between 200 and 300 yards. It’s an area that doesn’t see a lot of traffic since it kind of sits in a transition zone.  But the grass was getting tall enough to …

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POTD – Doc Flies a Cirrus

So Doc had a good week. A friend of his owns a Cirrus SR-22. Which is a pretty high performance general aviation airplane. Everything is computerized. Avionics to rival the latest super-jets. And enough horsepower to push the occupants back in their seats during takeoff.  You see, Doc used to fly airplanes back in the 70’s and 80’s. But got …

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GRS Ragnarok Rides in a Hog Saddle

Being a Blaser guy used to mean always being behind the curve when it comes to all the cool kid gear. So much so I have a confession: Never have I ever fired a rifle from a standing tripod, or used one of these Hog Saddle type mounts.  Now that the GRS Ragnarok chassis comes with Hog Saddle cuts, I …

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This Pump Pillow is a Thing

So…a few weeks back, I had decided to up my rear bag game. For a decade, I have essentially used only the same one. But where to start? Obviously, “Officer Mike” of course! Not only is he a SWAT sniper, but he is always on the cutting edge of shooting gear. If he doesn’t own it? He knows about it.  …