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Bernardelli P.ONE – P018 Takedown

How to Takedown and reassemble a Bernardelli P.One Pistol. And from what I can tell, a P018 pistol as well.  Points of interest. The slide-stop is the initial part that needs to be removed. Once you have the pin in the correct location to push it, it is still retained with some force. Much more than what American shooters are …

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Camp Perry is Dead

As much as it pains me to write these words, there is no denying it anymore. Camp Perry fell apart for us during the 2017 season. And we were told by officials it was because they had moved the match dates. But no worries, 2018 would be back on track.  That is not the case. Camp Perry has suffered the …

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SHS 25 – Winchester 12 Shotgun 

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, I have found what I think might be a good project gun. An old Winchester Model 12 hunting shotgun. Perhaps this might make a good project gun if we can get it for a good price? Specifically converting it to a riot-gun configuration. Translation: cut it to 18-20 inches.  Here are the …

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EP103 – 600 yard range, Winning big at auction, Donkey Zebra

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast: We scored at a Firearms Auction. The 600 yard range is functional. The NFL professional suicide. “Russian actors” guard Trump’s star. Walther P1 with bonus magazine. Getting a deal on a Duck Boat? Donkey painted like a Zebra. Bernardelli pistol is roached. Freeze can turn on an Xbox. The “9th Circus” affirms CCW! …

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Mossberg 500 Hunting Setup

Our regulars know we are Mossberg fans. Some folks have key’ed in on the fact I’ve been hunting with one Mossberg or another for well over 30 years. So instead of answering the same questions over and over again via email, I thought it was time to set the record straight on video. Here are all my primary hunting shotguns. …

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SHS 24 – Ruger Redhawk 45 Colt / 45ACP

Every rule is made to be broken. And so it is with this Revolver. What we have here is a Ruger Redhawk chambered in both 45LC & 45ACP. The cylinder is recessed to accept moon clips for the ACP round.  Personally, and I know this is sacrilege, I have never been a huge fan of Ruger revolvers in general. Nothing …

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POTD – Walther P1

I haven’t touched a Walther P-38 / P-1 in 10 to 15 years. But thanks to AIM surplus, we now have a nice reference example for the Armory. 82 Production. 6 mags. Leather holster.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 23- 1927 Tula Mosin-Nagant Rifle

We can’t feature second hand guns without eventually running across a Mosin-Nagant rifle. Why? Because they made about 37 million of them (37,000,000).  What particularly drew my attention to this example was the combination of Hex Receiver, bayonet, early date of production, and overall good condition. Although I am sure it was arsenal refinished at some point in it’s life …

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Sig P320 X-Carry

Like many of you, I am curious about the P320s since they were picked up as the service pistol by the US Military. Beyond that, I haven’t payed them too much mind. Haven’t even shot a 320 as of this writing. As for why? There are so many variants, I haven’t really found the time to deep dive on a …

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SHS 22 – Winchester 88 in Caliber 284

What we have here is a somewhat rare and desirable rifle. The Winchester Model 88 lever gun. Chambered in 284 Winchester. It is my understanding that it is the caliber that makes this variant uncommon, thus desirable.  My impressions? It is a very lightweight, quick handling, and fast cycling lever gun. I would think this thing is a beast during …

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Armory Chat 43 – Firearm’s Hidden Features 

Wanted to take a quick minute to encourage the viewer to always be curious about things you don’t know. And confident in the things you do know. If something legitimately seems “different”, take note of it. It might lead you down the path of discovery.  In today’s day and age where all firearms are functionally the same, it’s easy to …

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EP102 – 800 Yards, Polaris Ranger, What is SKY, Dick Pics For Yo Momma

On episode 102 of the John1911 Podcast: We have hit the 800y mark on Range Construction. Dick Pics for your momma. Raping alligators. SIG to release the Military M17 Pistol. SKY is NOT Blue Sky Imports! Whoops! Polaris General 1000 for the Range. US hits 400 millions guns owned. Michael Murphy memorial smashed. Man with no arms stabs tourist.   …

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Blaser Tactical 2 Service Manuals 

Special thanks to “Officer Jerry” for sending over some very neat manuals for the Blaser Tactical 2. An official Armourer’s Manual and a official Blaser Service Schedule / maintenance manual.  I have decided to post them here for public download. I have also included a third manual which is the original owner’s manual that would have come with each Blaser …

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New Range Vehicle – Polaris General 1000

Quick update. We need some dedicated range vehicles. After some debate between a Kubota and a Polaris Ranger, it was decided to cut that baby in half and get a Polaris Ranger 1000.  Personally I thought a Kubota was the most practical option. But we are also allowing staff the ability to run the range on recreational vehicles. We had …

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A Factory Squib: It Does Happen

One of the old man’s EDC guns is a Keltec 380. He pretty much carries it everyday all day long. Twice a year he shoots off the mag in the gun and reloads fresh ammo. He has been working his way thru a box of Aguila factory hollow points. The other day he goes to it and one the first …