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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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Freeze Eyes the M16A4

Being a dyed in the wool MILSURP collector, I think this rifle ticks all the boxes for him. Modern enough for all the ergonomic benefits; but historically significant enough to be collectible.  The M16A4 is to the GWOT generation what the M16A1 was to the Vietnam generation. Hopefully some will understand why we traded for the ACOG?  It makes this …

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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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LRF in Morning Fog

While sitting on the back of my truck drinking coffee one morning, it occurred to me I hadn’t ever really tried the Bushnell LRF in the fog. It didn’t go great at first. But I think I found a fog setting which helped. Also…the fog lifted some by the time I got it squared away. So these pics don’t really …

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Suppressor – Getting That First Tax Stamp

I have been around guns most of my life. Additionally I have been in the industry for quite a long time. Hell! Being around NFA items is an almost daily occurrence.  But not until today have I ever gone through the NFA process personally.  This is a SilencerCo Harvester 30. And the wait was 10 months. Have to admit, the …

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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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Staccato-P: A Pretty Interesting Service Pistol

Last week I had a chance to run into an old friend of mine at a training. He happened to be wearing his new duty weapon: The STI Staccato-P 1911 style of 1911. Not being up on STI guns in general and this model in particular, I thought it was a good time to snap some pictures.  The pistol is …

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Hostage Rescue at Ice Station Zebra

Doc and I were at the Uber-private, cool-kid, LEO-only range recently. It’s a range I have heard about for at least 15 years, but had never accepted an invite to attend. Until today.  Once the SWAT Snipers were done shooting, Doc and I took some time to do some testing on targets that were just assembled an hour prior. They …

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Croatian PHP MV9 Pistol

We’ve been looking for a PHP on an off for almost a year. They are available on the market, but too many sellers want to bill them as super care and collectible. With a boost in the price along with that story.  Maybe they are rare? But I didn’t want to pay the going market price for one. The value …

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POTD – ACOG & AimPoint CompM2

As we referenced in the podcast, an ACOG and CompM2 have come into the armory. More on these optics and why we picked them up to come.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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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EP141 – Guns Bans, Red Flag Laws, ACOG, Jeffery Epstein

Episode 141 of the John1911 Podcast. Range Pit Work 4x ACOG Optic FN Military Collector M16A4 Will new gun control pass? Red Flag Laws Assault Weapons Ban of 2019? Andrew “Fredo” Cuomo. Rand Paul partial lung removal. Trump still “has it” on campaign trail. LARP – Live Action Role Playing. Jeffrey Epstein Life & Death. Bill Clinton Wearing Blue Dress …

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Have You Ever Lost Your Gun?

This photo was sent in by one of our executive team. This was not at our office. The gun pictured is not ours. And the location is not a piece fo property we own, use or are in control of.  This image was taken before 9am outside what I would call a Class B commercial property. If I were to …