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Draw From Concealment Work

Just putting in some work with my carry gun: EDC X9L.  I know I kinda harp on it but it needs to be said. If you are a civilian reading this. And you carry a handgun for self defense. The number one skill you will be best served by is drawing from concealment and getting a first round hit.  Look. …

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P08 Luger – German Bubba?

So here’s the story with this video. We have a German P08 Luger in the reference collection. It’s a shooter grade, non-matching example. And we paid a shooter grade, non-matching price for it.  No big deal.  However…we have recently learned that the WWII German Army used a “42” code on replacement Luger parts. But it just so happens that code …

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Blaser Optics

Some have asked me about Blaser optics. Or if I will be trying Blaser optics? In short: No.  IMO they are way too heavy. And too expensive for being that heavy. Until the weight comes down, I ignore them.   As a businessman, I respect their desire to put the brand on the top of the rifle. Why cede those …

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Strap-Wrench Is a Must

If you are going to shoot threaded barrels or suppressors in any kind of volume? We highly recommend you keep a strap wrench handy.  I know. I know. It’ll never happen to you because reasons. But I can just about guarantee somebody, somewhere, in your shooting circle will end up needing one.  For those considering one,  a two-pack can be …

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Personal Training Day

Had the Blaser Tactical 2 out. 308 barrel on. Shooting some of Doc’s 155g hand-loads.  This was a personal training session so I didn’t film any content or produce any articles. But I know some of you like to see the Blaser, so what harm is a few pics?   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Empty Chamber Slide Drop – How It Happens

1911: Empty Chamber Slide Drop – How It Happens I have noticed a sudden uptick of interest in a video we made a few years ago regarding dropping a slide on an empty 1911 pistol chamber.  That video discusses what the acton does to a 1911 and at what threshold it becomes an issue. <CLICK HERE FOR THAT VIDEO> This …

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EP-185: Fiery But Mostly Peaceful

Episode 185 of the John1911 Podcast:   Heckler & Koch in profitable again. The 1911 is making a comeback. Notorious PD shootings: Details emerge. FN is selling AR barrels. The Kenosha Kid. The Jussie Smollett coverup. An American Red Guard rises.   Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Browning Hi-Power in Pakistan

Make: Browning  Model: Hi-Power. Variant: MK I* Caliber: 9mm (9×19) Location: Khyber Pass, Pakistan     Umar www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington Smoot New Model Revolver

The Remington Smoot New Model line started in 1875 with the model 1 and finally ended in 1888 with the model 4. The model 1 was chambered in .30RF and only had a two year production run.  The Model 2 had a similar fate.  The Model 3 and 4 became the most popular iterations and were produced until 1888. The …

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More Remingtons

The estate I have been working with is sending over more guns to look at. Just a preview.    Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EDC X9L – Why The Big One?

So…some have asked why choose a 5” model of 1911 as a go-to 1911? It’s mostly personal preference, but if you must:  I like how 5” models recoil.  Using a plug, they can be cycled one handed on hard surfaces.  The EDC X9L has a rail that still facilitates that move. I dislike extra-long dust-covers on 1911s in general.  This …

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EP-184: That Ain’t My Blood!

Episode 184 of the John1911 Podcast The Hookers are looking bad. The asteroid election. Ian McCollum in John Wick. Lori Lightfoot bans protesting her house. Jade Helm / USPS Conspiracies. Gemtech Integra still doesn’t work. Scarface as a Keith Richards meth kingpin. Still looking for Freeze’s 9mm 1911. How Joe Biden REALLY met his wife. Alec Baldwin daughter beat up …

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Long Saturday

At 630am it was website updates. By 930am it was range time. By 2pm it was tractor service center to bring in busted range bush-hog. At 4pm it was leg day (I HATE working out that late). And now at 930pm I am finished cleaning some weapons in the armory. Who takes weekends off?     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting …

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FBI HRT Rifle: 0.14 MOA Group

    Shooter: Officer Mike. Rifle: GAP FBI HRT. Ammo: 168g FGMM. Range: 100 yards.         Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EDC X9L Locking Lug Design

Ok. In this final installment of the advances and changes Wilson has made to the design of the EDC X9L gun.  What is it? In a word: friction. Or more specifically a lack of it.  First they have removed the radial locking lugs from the barrel and added a single locking surface at the front of the hood. Pretty much …