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Stoeger Tactical SxS

I saw this in my local gun shop a while back. And on paper I should be hating everything about it. But I have to confess, there was something endearing about this Stoeger SxS.  It was light. Handy. Synthetic furniture. Simple. Easily accepts a red-dot. Already has a flashlight mounted. And even the stock sleeve allows for more ammo to …

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POTD – Glock 21 Cutaway

I took this photo at the Cody Firearms Museum a while back. Who doesn’t have an affinity for cut-away guns?   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Custom MAS-36 Rifle Idlib, Syria

This was posted on Twitter by a UK based account called Calibre Obscura. And I have to say, this is amazing. This a French MAS-36 rifle originally chambered in 7.5 French. The poster theorizes this furniture is 3D printed and the barrel has been converted to 7.62 NATO.  I would buy this all day. The furniture. The barrel. All of …

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Thoughts on ARD’s and Killflash

If you want the quick answer and don’t want to watch the video, here it is. ARD’s are fine. They have their place. But if you haven’t taken some training, mastered at least one rifle, or otherwise achieved some level of accomplishment with a long gun?  I suggest you save your dollars and invest in things that will actually make …

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Ep128 – CA Mag Ban, Hudson H9 News, Banning Sniper Rifles

Ep128 of the John1911 Podcast:   KE Arms to go into Hudson H9 business? S&W moves distribution center to MO. CA Judge overturns 30 round mag ban. Chicago legal system in turmoil. Salon magazine: Ban sniper rifles. Huawei CFO had 3 Apple devices! Vegan influencer lies about eating fish. Trump Campaign prints Pencil Neck Schiff Shirts. Is the Left trying …

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Officer Mike’s Noveske N4 Afghan Setup

A few weeks back some readers inquired about the details and particulars of Officer Mike’s rifle. So here you go. —Ed Make – Noveske  Model – N4 Afghan Caliber – 5.56 Suppressor – AAC-SDN-6 30 Cal. Duty Ammo – Black Hills 77g OTM Stock – BCM with Law Tactical Folder. Sling –  SOB Scope Base – LaRue SPR 1.5. Bipod …

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Blaser Barrel Blanks by Lilja

First of all, try to say that title three times fast! Now that is out of the way, let’s get down to business.  Blaser support can he hard to come by in the US. So as a Blaser owner, I am always keeping an eye out for new options. It just so happens I missed this fact: Lilja out of …

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POTD – Knocking the Stupid Off

Knocking the stupid off my gun. This has been on my CCW for a few weeks since I’ve been too busy to take it off. Did I change my mind? Nope. Still stupid. Has to be in the running as one of the dumbest products ever put on a pistol.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Steel Target Shotgun Testing

Some new targets finally came in. I was curious if they would fall over without any weights on the bottom? I was pleasantly surprised by these results. Now in full disclosure it wasn’t with self-defense buckshot; but I’m happy nonetheless. Mossberg 590 porting and back boring by Vang Comp.   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Seeding the Range

It’s not glamorous, sexy or fun. But we need to clean up all the dozer damage. So seeding is on order for 2019. The main rifle range: 900 yards. The pistol pit berm inside and out. Driveway around the CONEX. And all the trails cut in the woods – About 2000 yards long, 12 feet wide. Also all the area …

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EP127 – Hudson Chapter 7, NZ Gun Ban, I Don’t Hand load

Ep127 of the John1911 podcast: Hudson MFG Files Chapter 7. Pet Smart WiFi Blocks John1911? Is Amy Jane back? Dick’s learn anti-gun lesson? Is New Zealand really going to ban semi-autos? Burglar dies under 900lb safe. We’re going to give 155g 308 a try     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – 155g 308

A friend loaded some 155g 308s for me to test this week. We’re going to see how it prints at 100 yards and then decide if we want to pursue load development. This will be done in the Blaser Tactical 2.  The book: An old story as told by a man who was based in Singapore during the Japanese invasion …

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HK G36E Build

They aren’t ZB pics but thought you might like since it’s not an everyday build! H&K G36E. Used Tommy Built Receiver. Parts are all HK     Sincerely,  Matt www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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45 Win Mag Enfield

Chris W. Writes:  Marky and Freeze, Picked this up at a gun show today, thought it was too odd to pass up. Figured you guys might think it’s neat so I’ll share.  This is a British Enfield No 4 Mark 1* that someone converted to 45 Win Mag. They used an M1 Carbine magazine welded into the original mag. Waiting …