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Armory Chat 33: Mail Time RPG-26 and More…

We have finally decided to start a simple mail sent to the armory video series. Some of the stuff we get in is pretty interesting. Other things are mundane. And while even small gun parts or equipment might seem random, they give insight as to what is going on around here. And what kind of content you might eventually see …

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Christians as Zombies?

It’s something isn’t it? When a lefty makes an argument for gun control, they tend to refer to “Christians” or “churches” or “country music fans” or “NRA members” as people who…maybe in sideways thinking…were somehow asking to be victimized or otherwise at fault. I usually let these logical fallacies go, because pointing out the obvious and blatant bigotry on display, …

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Armory Chat EP32 — BREN Reactivation Project Update

Ok. We approach this project with eyes wide open. The BREN display gun was picked up on the cheap. So much so, it’s worth keeping as a wall hanger. But why not crack it open and see if a semi-auto reactivation is in the cards? Doesn’t hurt to look. Every time we get deeper into the project, we find good …

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The Payoff

When setting up Infrastructure on one of the new ranges, there’s no reason why I can’t also squeeze in a little trigger-time to boot? For those asking: Blaser R8 Professional. 243 match barrel. Steiner glass. Soon, we will have some shooting benches, tables, decking and barricades to work with. The Payoff is coming… Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun” …

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Blaser LRS-2 / Tactical-2 Magazine Repair

Wanted to seek some advice from the community about a magazine issue I am having. I can’t help but wonder if there is something obvious or elegant to solve this problem that I am missing? So if you are a Blaser LRS / Tactical 2 owner and have a simple fix for this, please chime in below. Running a Tactical …

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EP77 of the John1911 Podcast is now Live

Episode 77 of the John1911 Podcast is now Live 5000 Yard / 2.84 Mile Record Shot. The BREN Rifle Beat Down Update. Range Update: Pallets and Spools in Place. FN Issues Mandatory 249s Recall. Rumor is Bumpfire. Freeze’s Father to use SKS for Deer. Urban Carry Sends Gifts. What’s in the Box???       Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting …

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European Rifle Burst Test

These videos were filmed quite a long time ago and have been on the internet for years. They came to my attention when I was researching the strength of the Blaser actions. Occasionally these videos will come up and the only compilation I have ever been able to find has a distracting watermark across the middle of them and terrible …

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M16A1 Furniture is Hard to Find?

Something weird start happening after I posted some videos of our Colt SP1. Numerous people were commenting and e-mailing asking where they can get part X,Y,Z for a A1 Clone build. The biggest gripe was a certain large, online retailer was out of stock on their reproduction furniture. “That’s weird”, I thought. While I haven’t been in the gun-show game …

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POTD — HK VP9 Glamour Shot

I had a chance to cross paths with a professional photographer the other day. He had the typical giant camera with an even bigger lens on it. While I am not a big camera guy, I have been paying more attention to such things since we run social media accounts. In chatting with him, he mentioned that his particular setup …

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What to do if Your Red Dot Dies Mid-String

If you are in the middle of a shooting string or in need and your red dot craps out, it’s not the end of the world. Your bullets won’t go flying off into space. Chances are your bullets will land close enough to count if you just use your RDS body as an emergency ghost ring. Our regulars know about …

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EP76 – Range News, Our Ukraine Deal Revealed, Burrito Drones

Episode 76 of the John1911 Podcast is up.   Good news for the 1000 yard range. Having to look out for Indian Mounds. Grandpa Freeze kills family ground blind. Our Ukraine MILSURP deal is coming together. The RDS for the truck gun has finally died. Dana Loesh flees come due to threats. Arby’s brings back elk burgers. Shadow banning on …

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Laying out of Blaser R8 Calibers

This post is in response to a very direct question I received about the Blaser R8 system. Specifically the caliber change feature. The sender wanted to know two things. One, how does the caliber change work? And two, will the rifle accept, “match barrels”? This last question can put the reader in the trick bag so I must tread carefully. …

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Wanna Shoot My New Steel Targets?

While working on the new range, I took a break from trail cutting to play with some of the new steel that showed up this week. Rifle rated. Rated for 3000fps hits. My 9mm HK VP9 should be no problem, right? Well…I guess I should have read the instructions about putting the bases together. Because this is what we call, …

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Foster 1911 Frames

Saw these up at Camp Perry this past summer. Foster 1911 frames and parts for custom / personal builds. The price was compelling. And what really got my attention were the built-in mag-well and milled plunger-tube. Both significant upgrades to the 1911 platform. Anyone who has run a 1911 extensively will know what I mean when referencing plunger-tubes. Not only …

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Gen 5 Glock vs Gen 4 Glock

Officer M. loaned us his Gen 5 Glock 17 for this video. We stacked it up against a Gen 4 Glock 34 we had in the armory. Considering both pistols are supposed to be known for their triggers, I am surprised to say that I prefer the Gen 4 Model 34. Is a Gen 5 trigger really an upgrade compared …