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Arms Factory

Ok how many of you have ever entertained the fantasy of starting your own gun company? Or designing and building your own guns? Be it as a business or just being that guy? Ever wonder what it would take to make guns? Really. How about in the pre-CNC computerized days? Now think about all the cool guns that were being …

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Video — Full Speed – Slow Speed Video Test

Full Speed – Slow Speed video test. It is interesting to see your own hands under recoil to pick out every little nuance. Also we were testing how much resolution we would lose in editing. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Original Galil Rifle

Someone reached out and wanted to know my opinion of the newly released Galil Ace in 223 vs the original Galil? Frankly, I don’t know. I have zero time on either rifle. But the Galil Ace in 7.62 looks to me as, likely, the best AK rifle ever made. And I only say that from the improved ergonomics and manual …

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Don’t Dis The Rifle

Personal reality check. Sometimes I forget that people watch what I do closely. Sometimes too closely. Gun people in particular are really bad for this. Let me explain. Yes, you will see some fancy, rare and high-end weapons on our social media properties. It is what it is. But at the end of the day, it’s out picking up YOUR …

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Episode 68 of the John1911 Podcast

  Episode 68 of the John1911 Podcast is live. Here is what we discuss:   Freeze has a plan B if Marky is beheaded. Trump donates Salary to Park Service. Tricking Freeze to buy a Glock! George Clooney raises the white flag. Podcast good move: We don’t use Sound Cloud! Guard at Arlington Stabbed with Bayonet. Kindergarten Bomb. Honda brings …

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Freeze Replaces Scope on Hunting Shotgun

The scope I used on my Hunting shotgun finally went south on me. It was a great scope for many years of deer hunting; but like it or not, scopes do bite the dust. I found myself talking to my son-in-law about picking up a new scope and he reminded me that I gave him a scope years ago to …

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1000 Yard Range Day Pics

Here are some outtakes and photos from the recent 1000 yard DOPE gathering session. You can see a pic of my lifetime best 1000 yard group HERE. And you can watch our reactions to the black bear crossing in front of our target HERE. Points of interest: Spotter has his Savage Rifle. I mention this since I always recommend Savage …

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July 4th, 1776

Just remember. Independence wasn’t won because of some signatures on a piece of paper. You are free because America was victorious in righteous battle. And we are a Constitutional Republic because General George Washington refused to be made king. He accepted two terms as President and then retired and went home. It still is to this day one of history’s …

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Armory Chat 30: Why I’m not a HK Fan-Boy

In short? I think HK is a poorly run company. Somebody brought up the HK 416 and 417. What did that take to hit the US commercial market? 10 years? Fair enough. What do you think the chances are HK will bring over the HK433? 10 years? Ever? Meanwhile everyone else saturates the market first. To paraphrase the President, “Sad”. …

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Painting SA-48 FAL Front Sight and Gas Setting — Pics

We did a video on the subject, but I have received numerous requests for some hand-holding on doing this. So…in the interest of brevity, here are some still photos of the process. I use Safety-Hooker-Orange (SHO) fingernail polish for this. As for why? First it’s durable. Holds up well in high heat and wet environs. Second, it’s removable. So if …

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Episode 67 of the John1911 Podcast

  We are having range build issues. CNN busted for fake news. Again. Freeze steps in on Colt SP1 Project. Kaiser USA. A 4lb AR-15? 3-Strikes no Narcan for you! Want to buy a A-7 Corsair II cockpit? Voter fraud bust by dead judge! Angelina Jolie takes son to Army-Navy Store. The 2-Mile Shot in Iraq. Are we getting too …

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OCD’ing Yourself Into a Corner

Just a couple of photographs I took recently. I ran into a shooter who was, as I recall, buying Sierra Match bullets and then making them, “more match” by grinding off the OTM (Open Tip Match). I believe his term was, “squaring them up”. Frankly…I had never heard of such a thing. Thought it was kind of weird and took …

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War is Coming…

We report on the deteriorating conditions in Mexico. It is likely the world’s most dangerous country by many metrics and counting. How long can the US media ignore the situation? Will we be proactive and smart? Or will we be reactive and dumb? Time will tell. I just hope the American people don’t wake up one day to reports of …

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Playing with Camera in Blind

Took these photos last year while pig hunting in Texas. The quality isn’t the best, but that’s not the point. I have seen many people take exquisite photos through rifle scopes. Since the action was dull, I decided to pass the time by seeing what I could do? Is it easy or hard? As you can see, I didn’t do …