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POTD – SCAR-20 / Blaser Tactical 2

Doc and I spent some time at the cool kid range playing with our precision rigs. It’s hard to imagine by the looks, but the Blaser is 25 years older than the SCAR-20.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Little Bird Drops By

While attending the Sheriff Baghdad carbine course the local swat team wanted John McPhee to look at their helicopter. They were seeking input on configuration for assaulters in the back. It was interesting to hear the suggestions from someone who spent a lot of time hanging out of a helicopter. As opposed to someone that’s trying to sell you helicopter …

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VP9 Base Pads

Well…it was inevitable. If I am running a real mag-well for the VP9, I will need to run extended mags. Unfortunately I have not found a plus-anything that is satisfactory for duty-level carry.  So…I had to break down and just buy some extended plates for regular capacity reloads, and address extended capacity later.  Initial impressions are ok. Not great. Just …

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Like New Ruger Mk1

Near mint example of a Classic Ruger Mk 1 manufactured in 1968 with original box and outer box sleeve. All original paperwork is included.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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KET Brass Deflector 

So a company known as Kinetic Energy Tools reached out and wanted to know if we were interested in trying out one of their products? Namely their Brass-Deflector.  Immediately I thought about, “Doc”. He is our resident reloader and we are regularly chasing his brass across our ranges. So after conferring with him, I told KET to go ahead an …

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10” Steel Plates

10” Plates A few weeks back, we placed another order with Superior Ideas. They are a steel target maker out of Florida.  These use a custom hook that mounts on a standard farm-grade t-post. Which I am learning is perfect for our uses. For one, we need posts since they are easily mounted on the sides of hills. And secondly, …

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Federal 243 Soft-Point

So with the new chassis and suppressor, it is time to fine tune the zero. Especially considering I have switched ammo. Typically I was shooting PPU 243. But I had heard some good things about the Federal 100g soft-points, I we decided to give them a try.  The good news is it’s literally ammo I can find almost anywhere. At …

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WTT – Blaser R8 Selous 300WM Barrel For AimPoints

Ok. I am in need of some AimPoint red dots. We need two of them. They must be a T2, H2’s or Comp M5’s. The reason being we need to magnify them 6x so the dots need to work zoomed in. So H1’s or T1’s won’t work.  If you only have a single Aimpoint you wish to trade? We can …

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Why the HK ProMags Don’t Work

Like a mini fellow VP nine owners the idea of a 17 round flush-fit Magazine is seductive and imminently appealing. So it was with great interest that I purchased the aftermarket 17 round magazine made by ProMag. These are billed as working in the HKVP9 and the HK P30. After some analysis and testing, it has become obvious that these …

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POTD – Gemtech Integra Arrives

Now I have a suppressed upper! Ho-Ho-Ho! -Marky #john1911 #gemtechintegra #gemtechsilencer @gemtechsuppressors     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP146 – The Manurhin Candidate

EP146 – The Manurhin Candidate! Freeze Pops Smoke on Bushnell LPVO for hunting? Manurhin MAC’s Instagram Deleted 2020’s Biggest Loser is Hunter Biden Do the Chinese Communist Parts think Trump is winning 2020? Don’t end up like Icky Woods Warren is Putin’s puppet. Shepard Smith is out at Fox. Trump Impeachment is 2020’s October Surprise. Wall Street Dems are very …

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Folded Rifle with Suppressor

Reason number 600 why I enjoy the GRS Ragnarok chassis. With the suppressor still attached and a full length barrel, I can fold the stock and still get it into the drag bag. Bet that’s never been done with a Blaser before?     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – M4 Carbine Seen in Idlib

There is a very interesting UK based Twitter account that focuses solely on weapons being used and for sale in the world’s war zones: Calibre Obscure  (Twitter handle — @calibreobscura  ) It is run by a single person, but his ability to find info on local weapons is an open source wonder.  So it was no surprise when I saw …

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POTD – Manurhin MR88

Centerfire Systems in Kentucky sent out an e-mail this week blowing out their Manurhin MR88 revolvers. For those not familiar, the MR88 is a French 38 Special, 6-shot DA/SA handgun. As I understand, it was developed in conjunction with Ruger.  I’m not really certain about the particulars, but at some point the frames were made by Ruger and the barrels …