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Blaser Tactical 2 Barrel Installed

Blaser tactical 2 556 barrel is ready to go. Scope installed. Eye relieve set. Having a 223 caliber precision rifle is always very handy for inexpensive position practice. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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CZ 452 w/Bushnell Banner Scope

I have bragged on my CZ 452 for years. I topped it with a Bushnell Banner Scope and since the weather is getting nice, I’m chomping at the bit to take on Marky’s Winchester Model 52. He technically has the advantage with the heavy barrel and optics but I still feel my Czech baby will dominate the day.   Freeze …

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Suppressor Alignment

Through its S.I.D. kiosks, Silencer Shop has made buying a suppressor as easy as ordering a hamburger at a fast food restaurant. Once you have your suppressor, one thing you want to make sure of when you mount it is that it’s properly aligned.  If not, you can have a bullet/baffle strike. Fortunately, checking alignment is simple. Remove the bolt …

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The White House Spied on Trump. Period.

Consider something that is being skipped over by the media outlets today. Turns out…Trump’s tweet was correct. He WAS being spied on by the previous administration. That’s what started this whole mess. Remember? Everyone now admits it, but it was, “incidental collection”. Everyone admits Trump people were illegally unmasked, but since we don’t know by who exactly it’s, “Incidental”. Everyone …

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Killing Time Installing Front Sights

Been stuck in the armory all day waiting for a delivery. I’m killing time but I can’t get too deep into something that I can’t drop last minute to run up to the loading dock. Cleaned a bunch of guns. Now I’m installing front sights on the Glock 34 & 35. Guess I’ll be shooting Glock this week to finish …

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Would You Buy a F-111?

Everybody who is anybody knows if you are in the MILSURP game, amateur collectors own tanks. But serious collectors own their own fighter-bombers. What you see here is an honest to goodness F-111 Aardvark fighter-bomber. Not a mockup. And yes, it is in a private collection. Talking to the man who owns it, it seems this particular airframe never flew. …

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Damn. I Need to Buy Scope Rings

Was hoping to be able to mount this scope with rings we have in the armory. Turns out, the Badger 1.125 high rings are just a hair too short. I mean just a hair. The bell just barely contacts the base. I could shim it, but just learned we have a standing credit with a vendor, so we’ll just cash …

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Behind the scenes: Remington 244 vs Winchester 243

This was recorded by accident during a cease fire. Turns out, the conversation was pretty interesting. Here’s why: Today, we see a big push in the PRS series for “better & better” 6mm rounds. 6×47, 6mmBR, 6CR. Turns out everything old is new again. Now I’m not saying these rounds don’t deliver. They do. But for my applications, 243/6mm is …

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Scoped Enfield

When I see images like this, it inevitably begets the question: What is your definition of sporterized? Is it a weapon that has been modified from it’s original configuration? Is it a weapon that was modified from a defined military configuration? Can a military weapon be considered sporterized if there is no formal adaptation by the military for that weapon? …

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Minigun Shoot

Sometimes Scott Mayer just sends me random stuff that he’s doing. From the looks of it, he seems to be hanging around some Mini-Guns. His note says that this particular weapon is only firing at half-speed of 3000 rounds per minute. —Marky, Editor   Scott Mayer www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Ep58 — John1911 Podcast

Episode 58 of the John1911 Podcast is live. A little tired this episode but we hash it out. 😉 Buying Milsurps from Russia and China. Can you tell wadcutters from blanks? Fugitive killed by cop car. US Gov planting M44 Cyanide bombs? Mexican Matador takes 11 inches! Couple Found dead from car modifications. Old Western Scrounger 1903A4 scopes. Google screws …

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Saudi Made HK G3 Rifle

This is perhaps the fanciest HK G3 style rifle I have ever seen. According to the display placards, it is a licensed Saudi copy of the venerable HK G3 rifle. Produced at the Al-Khardi Arsenal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It was a “diplomatic” gift from Saudi General Mohammad Selah Hama, Chief of the General Staff to our Chairman of the …

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M202A1 FLASH— The Commando Bazooka

I have only seen this weapon twice in my life. The first was in a movie called The Commando starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as retired Army Colonel John Matrix. The second time was in the Spring of 2016 while viewing the private museum of a very prominent MILSURP collector. At the time, I only recognized it as, “The Commando Bazooka”. And …

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Two Cool Webley Revolvers

While visiting one of my regular FFL’s on other business, I happened to notice a man who was taking possession of two very interesting Webley Revolvers. Being that I don’t know much about Webley’s I took the chance to ask him about his pending purchases. As I understand it, these two revolvers are very unique. One is somewhat of a …

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Man Rams Parked SWAT Vehicle

In Cobb County Georgia, Brian Palusiak (33) decided to ram a parked Bearcat SWAT vehicle with his 2001 Ford Explorer. Here’s the deal. The SWAT truck wasn’t out on deployment. It was parked outside a local fire station. For the record, the Explorer was totaled. The Bearcat had a slightly bent fender and was completely operational. Palusiak was given the …