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Ep161- Bushmaster & DPMS Closed, Glock 17 on NYC Plane, Dem Demise

Episode 161 of the John1911 Podcast: Chinese medicine, Coronavirus & poaching. Former UK PM bodyguard drops Glock 17. Will AOC challange Schumer? The Virginia ALL WEAPONS BAN – AWB. Closed: Bushmaster, DPMS, Stormlake & TAPCO. Trump’s payback. Danny wants a raise.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Browning Automatic Rifle Model D

Took these photos while visiting the Cody Firearms Museum a while back. How often does one get to eye an uncommon BAR variant? The Model D.  Bipod? Check. Weird fore-end? Check.  Pistol Grip? Check. Weirdly shaped stock? Check.  Super expensive cooling fins? Check.  Battle Rifle Caliber? Check. (8mm Mauser).  So what else is different or weird about this flavor of …

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Fine Tuning Zero

One thing I have always liked about nice 1911s is how consistently one can shoot itty-bitty groups of the desire or need arises.  I have some doubt as to the utility of the feature, but it is there on some guns. Note, the VP9 shoots about the same.  Note I am using the corner of the index card and center …

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Beals-Remington 1858 Army Model Revolver

The Beals-Remington Revolver was produced between 1861 and 1862. They made approximately 1900 in the Army configuration of 8 inch barrel and .44 caliber.  The large frame revolver pictured has a serial number of 166 and is in very good condition. I would say it’s an early model; but since the Beals model was only produced for about a year …

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Crisis Averted

So recently I had to run out of town for some meetings. And about an hour before I was supposed to leave, I had a horrible thought.  “What if the magwell makes my pistol too big for the TSA box?” Well…crisis averted. It fits. With room for a spare mag as well. More to come on this. Lots going on.  …

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9mm 1911 In The Snow

So after installing the new magwell and sear spring, it was time to function test the gun. And the Good Lord blessed me with a snowy day. Which keeps the masses away.  Quiet day on the range.  Make: Ed Brown. Model: Executive Target. Caliber: 9mm. Barrel length: 5”.  Capacity: 8-10 depending on mag.  Overall everything went well. One failure to …

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All Steel 9mm Handguns

So it seems the latest trend at the last few SHOT Shows is to take traditionally polymer framed guns and make them in all steel.  If the motive isn’t obvious? It’s reducing perceived recoil felt by the shooter. Usually manifested as muzzle-flip. Super cool. Glad to see it happening.  But…it got me thinking, “Hey! We have an all steel 9mm …

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9mm 1911 Magwell Install

Some of the, “The Boys” have been showing up with hi-capacity STI 1911s, chambered in 9mm. The Staccato-P to be exact. Hopefully soon I will get a chance to shoot one.  But it reminded me that I too have a 9mm 1911 somewhere in The Armory. And since 1911s are going to start being in circulation on the range? I …

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Gemtech Integra – Still Chasing Function

Title says it all. Cheapammo sent over some Hornady Frontier 55g ammo for the Gemtech Integra.  It does run better. Which isn’t saying much. But it also appears that “maybe” I get less stoppages with PMAGS than with metal GI mags.  At this point I think it might be time to test 62g ammo. If it doesn’t settle down then? …

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Vortex Strike Eagle LPVO

I picked up new optics for the AR15 pistol. I was having a lot of issues with the Bushnell TRS-25 red dot; and decided that I had already invested way too much time on it. Needed something new and since I was going to replace it, I opted to go the direction of a LPVO scope. The red dots are …

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Thinking About a Sonic Cleaner

Since we are now running suppressors on AR’s, the need for a sonic cleaner has moved to the fore. One of the PD’s was nice enough to show me their setup.  The Armory is getting some upgrades and the electric for the cleaner and cleaning fan are installed. All we need to do now is pick something and installed the …

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They Underestimated Him

So…while traveling today, I had to go through the usual firearms check-in procedures.  At the counter was an employee who seemed like a helper. I say that since he was obviously special needs and had some physical, speech and possibly some mental challenges. But he was smart enough to know I was waiting on TSA to give my guns the …

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Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10: Resolution

Special note: Some minor audio issues with the popping since the wind was very high that day. 20+ mph.  So this is a chapter 2 video to the original, “Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10”.  The owner of the rifle has installed an adjustable gas-block which has given him the ability to control bolt speed. Additionally, while trying to diagnose the issue, he …