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Stopping Power is Bullshit

Once again we see video proof of something most handgun owners simply choose to ignore. I don’t know if it’s because of Hollywood films or marketing by the firearms industry.  But consider a few random points.  Caliber 40 S&W  Range is almost zero.  Ammo is certainly HP.  Rounds fired, 12.  Rounds connected, 12. Perp: Kevin Costlow, 52.  Perp background: high-end …

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FN FAL in Iraq

A reader from Iraq reached out and wanted some advice. His personal weapon is an honest to goodness FN made FAL. But he wishes to have a more modern version. In particular, he found DSA’s website and was looking at their FALs with 1913 rails and folding stock options. Specifically I think he wanted a shorter barrel and a red …

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Painting Blaser R8

As promised earlier, you will be seeing more precision rifle content in 2021. A long term project that I had put off last year was the overwhelming need to paint the Blaser R8.  Why? Simple. Very few things stick out in nature more than black. It’s actually a terrible color, target indicator wise. Look into a tree line or field, …

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EP-203: Biker – Weed Stories

Episode 203 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. White Wilson Grips. Freeze Knee Replacement. Current ammo prices. Our Biker-Weed Stories. AOC’s stolen valor. A 1-Term President’s power. Hunter Biden’s Chinese biography. Divinity the Dove dead at 28. Ring doorbell and SWAT Tactics. A Mom’s worst nightmare.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Old Habits Die Hard – Shotguns

Do you have any guns designated for roles more out of habit that logic? Mine is this Mossberg 590. I have had it for over 2 decades. It’s a “home defense” gun. But in reality my CCW is the gun that fills that role. So the shotgun just lives in the closet should I need it. Additionally…and this is a …

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Greenworks 80v Chainsaw

Having a gun range isn’t all about shooting guns. There’s lots of admin and upkeep. Especially on a rifle range. Even more so on a long rifle range.  I can’t even guess how many dead ash trees we have on property. 60? 100? 200? And every time the wind blows, down they fall. It’s been a huge time suck.  Office …

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30MOA Scope Base

As stated in December, I will be focusing more on precision rifle shooting in 2021. The only thing not normal about this is I haven’t shot much precision rifle in 2020. COVID schedules and all that kind of thing.  So…Blaser R8. Steiner Military Scope. 30MOA base. Why? Simple. The Blasers are switch calibers so the scope won’t always be sitting …

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White Wilson Grips

Some of you have noticed the white Wilson grips on the eXperior 1911. And even a few have asked how did we got those? The answer is simple, and possibly disappointing: I painted them. Since this has a good chance of turning into a large arts and crafts post, let me just hit the logical highlights and then post pics: …

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Adjusting GRS Stocks

Had an inquiry about how to adjust the GRS stocks and chassis. What the user needs to understand is the adjustments are not a infinitely adjustable friction fit. Which tend to shoot themselves loose.  The GRS system is VERY adjustable, but it uses small teeth or gears. When putting adjustments on these systems, the user might need to push / …

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Zeroing Pig Load – SCAR-20

[Editor’s notes} Doc is zeroing his hunting ammo on the SCAR-20. Getting ready for Texas pig. If you don’t understand, this gun is normally zeroed for his 155g match / target loads.  Additionally, he will just leave the turrets set to the adjustment for this trip. The zero stops and match settings on the scope will remain for ammo he …

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Gamestop – Being Manipulated by Ignoramuses

I am posting this for the benefit of our readers . Ben explains exactly what is happening with GameStop and all the drama in the news. But before you watch, I want to tell you some things. One, short selling is a good thing and is NOT the problem.  Outside of the Bruce example given here. Short selling is a …

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EP-202: Secret Congressional Bunkers

Ep-202 of the John1911 Podcast: Chris Stierwalt out at Fox. Congressman Carry Guns. Laugo Alien Pistol. 50BMG ricochet. Amazon doesn’t want Union mail-in voting. Sen. Rob Portman out. Liz Cheney about to be out. Jeffery Epstein Strikes Again.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Wilson M17 Grip Module

Doc stopped by The Armory one day for some business and brought his Sig M17 outfitted with the Wilson Combat Grip module.  —Editor  https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Modules/products/1269/    

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Rant – Beating the Price Gougers

So…we are finally starting to go onto the open market to source ammo. But at these prices, we have decided to give friends first dib on the money. We source ammo. We pay what we were going to have to pay anyway. But our friends benefit. Not the scalpers. This will ploy will probably carry is for 6 more months. …

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Didn’t Buy Browning M2

Took these photos a while back at CFM. Never published them since the glare from the display cases played havoc on the image quality. So we keep stuff like this for internal use.  But I had a conversation with someone recently about why they are selling their M2’s and I can’t say I blame them. So as it stands, the …