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EP126 – Q&A – VP9 Triggers, Favorite Rifle Action, RDS a Thing?

Thanks to all who submitted questions. We will open the podcast up again for questions every once in a while going forward. 300 Norma Magnum Yay or nay? What’s your favorite rifle action? Favorite RDS? Favorite Brand of Scope? 350 Legend? Yes or no? Thoughts on the Barrett MRAD for SOCOM? When will your range be done? How far will …

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This is Not a Magwell

As you know, we don’t do gear reviews. We merely document what is going on around the armory and ranges.  This product was billed to us as a HK VP9 magwell. It is not. I am not sure what it is supposed to be, but it is not a magwell. Don’t buy it expecting it to perform that function. We …

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POTD – Steyr Hahn 1912 9mm Luger

So…you thought this photo is a repeat did ya? Nope! This is a photo we took at the Cody Firearms Museum.  Why? Because we have the exact same gun. Steyr Hahn converted to 9mm Luger by the Germans. But I have to be honest, we were a little disappointed in this photo. Because we really were interested in seeing the …

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CMMG 22 Conversion Kit – Second Generation

Previously we had published a video discussing a CMMG 22 kit we had purchased 9 year ago at SHOT. It didn’t run very well. Ehhh….no big surprise. It’s a 22 kit. Not a dedicated gun.  Well….CMMG reached out to us and stated, “We redesigned the kit years ago for a reason. Let us send you a replacement”.  Which they promptly …

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7.62×39 AR Build Update

A quick update on my latest project. The upper is a BCA Upper chambered in 7.62×39.  16” barrel. Lightweight keymod hand guard. I added an Anderson lower just because. Those that follow our podcasts will understand. I installed a set of Bastion takedown pins, etched with a small US Flag on the head. Because …well… “Merica”. Additionally a Bastion threaded …

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EP125 – Targets Missing & RPG-2 Found…in a Airport

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast:   Our steel targets are still missing. Service Dog Scam gets girl hurt. Martina Navratilova is gay? Swiss GP11 coming back into the US. Freeze’s x39 AR build progresses. Rifle Range Drainage issues. Fire at SIG Germany Range. TSA finds RPG.   Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Will Steyr-Hahn Stripper Clips Feed Modern 9mm? 

I’ll keep it short. We have this pistol. A Steyr-Hahn. Made in 9mm Steyr by the Austro-Hungarian Empire around 1912. The Germans got a hold of it in the 1930’s, stamped a “08” on the side, and converted it to 9mm Luger. What we all think of today as regular 9mm ammo. But I’ve been reticent to buy the original …

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GRS Ragnarok Chassis

It appears we have a 3rd chassis now on the market for the Blaser R8 rifles. This one coming out of Norway. The GRS Ragnarok. For those who have been in the precision rifle scene, GRS is probably not a new name to you. They are probably the single most popular rifle / chassis maker outside of the United States.  …

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What is Long Range?

This question came up recently with some of our viewers. And I thought it was interesting to see different descriptions of “long range” reflective more of individual perspective than a published standard.  For example, someone who has never really fired beyond 200 yards might think 600y or 800y is long range. While another calculated “long range” primarily based on the …

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Blaser R8 Akila Chassis

So yesterday I found a new product for the Blaser R8 rifle system. Akila in Slovenia is selling a R8 based chassis system. As I type this, it appears they are still building their website. But poking around here is what I “think” I know: Price 2400 Euros. Includes the serialized receiver block  System seems to be AR stock compatible.  …

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Steyr Hahn Holster

This was supposed to be a shooting video, but unfortunately the stripper clips did not come in. What stripper clips, you might ask?  Sarco is running a special combining a reproduction Steyr Hahn leather holster with 10 Steyr Hahn stripper clips.  Are the stripper clips reproduction? I assume! But frankly, I don’t know!   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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The FAMAS is Getting Expensive

For those who don’t know, or who didn’t assume it, the FAMAS has been on our “to-buy” list for a while. But since there aren’t many examples in the US, the need to have one as a reference gun has always been low. And with that scarcity, the prices are artificially high.  It’s a vicious cycle.  In recent memory, I …

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Ep124 – Steel Targets Lose, SIG MCX Wins, Nevada Gun Laws

Episode 124 of the John1911 Podcast:   Steel Target Drama. Cov Catholic Lawsuit. Should we get a 3D Printer? Billionaire’s Jack-Shack Club. Orlando PD chooses SIG Virtus / MCX. SIG M17 Tweaked to run ball ammo. Nevada Governor outlaws private gun sales.   Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Looks Can Be Deceiving

OK. Final post on the Bernardelli P. One rehab. At least from the workbench standpoint. Unless be break it in the future.  I have noticed a trend when discussing how roached out the P. One was. Many users don’t believe they could have unknowingly bought a gun in such poor shape?  And that may very well be true. But consider …