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POTD – EDC X9L Fieldstrip 

Another gun was being taken down and the owner wanted to see what the inside of the Wilson EDC X9L looked like. Very much like a standard 1911.  Bushing. Slidestop. GI Plug.  Just some minor, but meaningful tweaks. Do you see some? I’ll do a deep dive later on them.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP177: 40k Round Recoil Springs, Armory Upgrades

Episode 177 is in the can. For those who have noticed, out publishing rate has gone down a bit. We are in the process of upgrading the armory and currently don’t have any internet or phones. Hopefully by the end of this week the fiber optic lines will be run. Wilson EDC X9L Spring change rates. Facility upgrades. Trump not …

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COVID-19 / SCAR-20

Doc came out to play during the tail end of the Covid shutdown. Brought his SCAR along and banged steel from 200 yards to 518.    I think it was the first time he’d been out of his house in months.     

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HK P9S Cleaning

After function testing and shooting the police trade-on P9S, it’s time to give it a cleaning.  Certainly a unique pistol with an uncommon locking system. It uses the roller-delayed design one finds in the HK MP5 sub gun and G3 battle rifle.  Also like our HK91/G3, it has a fluted chamber. Which I didn’t expect in a pistol.  It breaks …

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Remington M-95 & Saw Handled Derringers

The Remington 2 Shot derringer commonly known as the M-95 Derringer was originally called the Remington -Elliot Derringer. It was made between 1866 and 1935. They made approximately 150,000 in .41 caliber rimfire. They are widely reproduced today.  The Remington “Vest Pocket”, or commonly referred to as the “Saw Handled”, derringer were made between 1865 and 1888. With a production …

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Carry Guns & Gloves

Another thing I like about the Wilson X9L is the increase in trigger-guard size. Any CCW gun that is carried daily ideally should be shootable with gloves on.  The reasons should be obvious so I won’t waste your time explaining why.  What you see here is my large-ish hands wearing chainsaw gloves. Which are my go-to gloves when doing range …

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EP-176: Fake Money, 6mm ARC, LAV 1911 & The Mystic Toad

Ep176 of the John1911 Podcast is live: Interesting perspective on George Floyd 911 Call. Larry Vickers Springfield 1911. 6mm ARC. LARPer arrested in National Guard Line. Chicago killings new record. VZ52 surplus imports. Toad venom death.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun

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Talley Base for Blaser Rifles

Talley has a custom scope base system for the Blaser R8 and R93 rifle system that is pretty neat.  The top half of the rail is removable with different MOA options. The 1913 rails are 0,20,30 MOA. Additionally there is a rail that uses the traditional Talley scope base system. Looking on the internet, you can buy the complete system …

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Ed Brown 1991 Catalog

We are going through some old boxes here at the John1911 armory. And look what turned up in the catalog boxes! A mint Ed Brown Products catalog from 1991. It was still in the manila envelop Ed Brown shipped in.  Looking through the pages is really a blast from the past. Specifically look at the names of the industry professionals …

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Red Dots & Seatbelts

While sitting in a different vehicle, something happened that I hadn’t ever experienced before. The possibility that the seatbelt could prevent me from drawing a gun. AIWB.  Here is a quick photo I took while seated in a Range Rover.  And here are two pics seated in my Toyota Tundra.  The Range Rover seat belt isn’t actually hanging up on …

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M17 Pistol & Camera Test

Doc and I were out at the range getting some things done.  Nothing serious. Just for fun.  Lite range maintenance. Pistol practice. Shooting his new US Army M17 (P320). Testing a new camera.  These are some video outtakes from that testing.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP175 – The Commies Riot

Episode 175 of The John1911 Podcast Wilson X9L passes 1000 rounds. The commies riot. Kobe Ribeye. Killer Mike speaks. Madonna tries to speak. Appeal of small towns.     Danny & Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Is This a 2011?

The Wilson EDC X9 series of guns, while being double-stack 1911’s, are NOT 2011s.  The gun is smaller than a 2011. The gun is designed differently than a 2011. The gun does not use 2011 magazines of any generation.    So no. If you have a 2011 and are looking to make the switch to the Wilson X-Fame guns? Your …

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Operation Dead Tree Pull

With the gear shown here, we are now ready to start pulling down the “widow-maker” trees on the spine trail.  Should this not work? Plan B would be to get a heavy dozer back there to do it. Plan C would involve small explosives.  And while 12 year old me see’s the appeal of Plan C; accounting likes to point …