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POTD – Russian Sniper Rifle Testing

POTD – Russian Sniper Rifle Testing Some quick pictures from the range today. We were filming the answer to a question a viewer asked. So this is just a preview.  Rifle fired 8 times. Functioned flawlessly 8 times.  Up next, confirmed zero and DOPE building.       Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 02: American Eagle Luger 

Up next in the Second Hand Showcase series is something a little more pedestrian: An American Eagle Commercial Luger.  Model of 1900. Grip Safety. Early scalloped toggles. Chambered in 30 Luger. American Eagle crest prominently displayed on top.  A unique piece of pre-WWI Firearms history. If you wish to contact this FFL about this pistol, click here: john1911.com/second-hand-showcase-inquiry/   Marky …

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Rant – USMC Goes to 300WM for Sniper Rifles

Word came out this week that the USMC is going to phase out their M40a6 7.62 caliber rifles and replace them with a US Navy MK13. The MK13 is a 300WM Long action, Remington 700, in a AI chassis. 300WM is a good move for the USMC. The current chassis systems negate the cheek weld issues of long actions. 300 …

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SHS 01: US Army Trials Luger

This is the first in a series of videos we will do featuring actual firearms we find forsale at various mom-and-pop FFL dealers. Because while all the big retail stores have the same SKU’s and product items; it’s the local small time dealers who can wheel and deal on used and collectible firearms.  Up first: A honest to goodness US …

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USSOCOM Takes a Big Step Towards 6.5 Creedmoor

I have watched this news closely. Word came out of Tampa (USSOCOM HQ) that after looking at various 6.5 sized rounds, they have decided to pursue the 6.5 Creedmoor for long term load development.  My last sentence is key. We are not discussing what things look like now. Tampa has looked at CM and decided there is more potential to …

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Ep90 – Gun Giveaways are Back, A New Video Series

Episode 90 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. Here are the topics we discuss:   Gun Giveaways are back. It’s a Glock Gen3 G21 Threaded Barrel. Freeze admits he wants this Glock. A lesbian and her 10mm. Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Glock 21SF Giveaway

We asked. You answered. Glock 21SF Threaded Barrel is the next giveaway gun. We are still implementing the giveaway signup process and will let everyone know when it is live. Follow us on Vimeo, visit our website, or signup for our mailing list when it goes live. Marky Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Dragging Freeze into the 21st Century

So Freeze finally is shooting a modern rifle. I’m not saying he’s never shot a modern gun. But he did ask where the ram-rod went? Howa 1500 308 Kryptek Edition. Used. $317 OTD. And it shoots lights out with military ball ammo! Even an old MILSURP guy like Freeze can’t deny that level of awesomeness. Stay tuned. More to come. …

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EP89 – 40 Ton Dozer, Not a Bump Stock, Life on Vimeo after Youtube

Episode 89 is in the can. This was recorded while Marky was mobile. A 40 ton (CAT D8) Bulldozer to push 1000 yards. Not a Bump-Stock alternative to bump-stocks. Getting shut down on Youtube. BB-Machine Guns are not a thing. Do we want to be gear reviewers?     Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Howa 1500 Function Check

Now that Freeze is getting this new rifle, we need to make sure it’s safe to shoot, accurate and in overall functioning order. It shot very, very well. The 5 shot group was shot seated. 4 into one pattern. Than I noticed how good it was and tried to keep in there, and pulled it. Purely psychological on my part. …

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Podcast Rant: The Youtube Gun Channel Shutdown.

Weird day. I hate to be right. I hate to say I told you so. But making yourself vulnerable to outside people and businesses is a fool’s errand. So…my advice going forward. Don’t make the same mistake twice by depenind on another free site to keep your videos alive. Marky john1911.con ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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1911: Dropping Slide on a Empty Chamber

Is it bad to drop the slide on a empty 1911 chamber? No. Is it great for the 1911? No. Especially for a pistol with a crazy light competition trigger. I compare it to slamming the door on a Ferrari. Is it good for the car? No. But the door better not break from an occasional slamming shut either. On …

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3-Position Safety Explained

Someone asked and that made me realize I can’t take it for granted everyone knows what I am talking about. To my mind, a 3-position safety is something associated with the original Mauser Rifles as a, “flag safety”. In order to clear optics, the modern Winchester Model 70 took the 3 position safety and made it function on the horizontal. …

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Movie Prop Guns

When I saw the placard at the Cody Firearms Museum, I thought I would see a bunch of guns from such movies as, “Die Hard”, “Escape from New York” and “Kelly’s Hero’s”. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Turns out they were just some generic, dead rubber, examples of modern automatics. Really no different than the common, “Blue Gun” we …

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Thinking About a S&W Model 10

I have a theory. I can’t prove my theory. But I have it just the same. My theory is firing a double action revolver improves a shooters ability to control a single action pistol. So the flood of S&W Model 10’s that have hit the market pique my interest. Now between you and me, I can’t ID one K-frame from …