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Video — Purchasing Scope For RPG-7

Been in the market for a Russian style PVO-7 scope for a RPG-7. But the prices have all gone crazy in the US. So we just decided to import one direct from a former WARSAW PACT country. We saved a boat load of money.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Guns in 3-Star Hotels

This is a follow up to a post I did last year about a guy getting jammed up with hotel staff for having firearms on property [CLICK HERE]. But this time, I’m in a 3 star hotel. I assume it was anyway. Certainly not a 5, but I digress. Checking in: I walked straight through the lobby with this drag …

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Parker Brothers Shotgun

About a year ago, I happened to come across a old Parker Brothers Shotgun. It was dirty and had years of crud on it, but was in pretty good shape. Now, I’m not an expert on Parker Bros. shotguns. And I know there is a huge following, with some examples going for big bucks. Let’s just say the price was …

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Pig Hunt Bullet Fragment

This is an administrative post for an inside project. Someone wanted to see what a 270wby TTSX bullet looks like after hitting a pig from the hind quarter. This round hit the hipbone. Now for why? Someone in our hunting circles is questioning his choice in TTSX bullets for hunting. Not saying he’s dropping it. Just saying he’s not been …

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The Colt MEU(SOC) Pistol

Right off the bat I need to say that the title of this post is likely incorrect. A tip of the hat to the late Dave Berryhill. What I have always called a MEU(SOC) pistol is a 1911 built up and tuned by the US Marine Corps Precision Weapons Section (PWS) at Quantico. This was built by Colt. Do they …

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Cartridges Before There Were Cartridges

One of the early attempts at self-contained cartridges for repeating firearms was the Volcanic cartridge. The Volcanic cartridge is a conical lead bullet much like a Minié ball, but with a deeper hollow base. In that base was the powder charge, held in by a disk covered with a thin cork wad and a metal cup. The cork and the …

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POTD — French LRAC-50 Bazooka

Thought this would be an interesting photo to share. The LRAC-50 bazooka is uncommon in the United States. It fires a 73mm Anti-Tank rocket. What makes it interesting are a few things: 1. It’s a French Weapon. That in itself is pretty unique since France doesn’t participate in De-Mil, Surplus any longer. Hence why you will never seen surpluses French …

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The Rock River Effect

It’s been a very busy few months and I haven’t had any time to myself. So today I decided to take a few minutes and visit a friend who owns one of my favorite gun shops. Truthfully, it’s rare that I come in without already having some business at hand, but today I wanted to do a little window shopping …

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EP61 of The John1911 Podcast

Episode 61 of the John1911 Podcast. At the end, we have a slight technical problem. The power went out in the armory. So…we had to end the broadcast abruptly. But thanks to our amazing audio engineer Mitch, he lands the plane safely. And he gets his chance to add his voice to the show!   Soy Bean and testing Anderson …

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SPAS-12 Detail Strip Photos

Old business here. Earlier I had posted some videos showing the installation and assembly of the SPAS-12 after the buffer replacement. But..I have had multiple requests for detailed photos of the broken down shotgun. One was so a SPAS-12 owner could compare my parts to his parts. Why I am not sure. The second request simply said my videos were …

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POTD — Cleaning the RPG-7

We generally make it a habit to re-configure some of the ORD collection when it’s being cleaned. Hence…the opportunity to shoot a POTD.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Actual Kennedy – Oswald Ammo.

Years ago I bought a box of reloading stuff. It was a mismatched batch of powder, bullets, some dies and other what nots. In the box was several plastic cases of reloaded 30-06, and one box of 6.5 Mannlicher-Carcano ammo. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but found it a bit strange that it was made by …

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Armory Chat 27 – Trump Disappoints at NRA Convention

So President Trump is the first sitting President to attend the NRA meeting since Ronald Reagan. While I applaud the symbolism, we need more action. And frankly, the President really missed an opportunity here.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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A Rifle We Passed on – Ross 1905 Sporterzied

Occasionally. Not Often. But occasionally I get an email or private message that goes something like this, “I wish I could find the deals you guys do”. Or…”It must be nice to have the hook-up for all these guns”. The truth is, we don’t have any “hook-ups”. And frankly, we really don’t know that many people in the firearms business. …