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Armory Chat 46: Kinetic QD MLOK

Talking to Officer Mike about my GRS Ragnarok bipod woes, he suggested a solution I had never heard of: Kinetic QD MLOK.  Turns out I don’t need an expensive bipod to get the QD feature. I can snap the Kinetic rail into any MLOK slot and viola! Everything is rock solid.  Additionally, with the push of two buttons, the same …

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VP9 17rd Magazines & RDS Cuts

Well…this “new” Heckler & Koch business model that pays attention to the US market is coming at us fast.  First they made a US style mag release. (FYI, the paddle IS head and shoulders superior but a sign they listen). Second they came out with a VP9 Long Slide kit with O-ring. Third factory 20 round VP magazines.  Now? It’s …

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300WM Barrel Shot Out

Doc has been suspicious for over a year that his 300WM’s barrel is shot out.  The rifle: Remington 700 Sendero. Years owned: 22. Rounds fired: 1410.  Caliber: 300WM.  How can he tell? The rifle used to shoot 1/2MOA with his hand-loads. But over time, that has degraded. Not dramatically, but consistently. No big deal really.  But over the past year …

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Remington Model 1875 Single Action 

Also known as the “Improved Model Army Revolver” & the “Frontier Army”.   The 1875 Remington Improved Model Army was Remington’s first cartridge handgun designated to compete with Colt’s 1873 Revolver. Although they did not manage to get a military contract, the New Model or Improved Army did gain a lot of popularity with the public. They were a rugged …

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The Coyote Wars

Mike shares with us one of his recent Coyote culls. He doesn’t allow most pics to be published. But trust me, he is slaying these bad boys. The numbers they are pulling down just since the first of the year are impressive. But the hippies don’t want to know details, so the PD keeps it quiet. —Editor.      Officer …

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Primer Locks Up SCAR-20

This happened over the summer. While shooter was running handholds in his SCAR-20, the system jammed and couldn’t be cleared.  It had to be mortared to clear the live round in the chamber.  Ultimately we discovered that a loose primer had wedged itself into the mechanism. This caused the rifle to not fire since it was out of battery. Which …

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Zeroing Thermal Scope With Hand-Warmer 

Watching Doc and guest zero their pig guns. This shooter is setup with a thermal scope since most pig hunting is done at night.  I have zero experience with thermal and night vision so I thought the hand-warmer thing was a neat trick.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – 27 Feet of Chain

Well…if one is going to shoot the chain hanging targets? It’s incumbent on me to make sure we have enough chain stock on property to keep the rifle range running.  Whoops.  This is 27 feet of shame.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Oh Boy…

So…while zeroing a rifle, we shot the target chain.  Oh Boy… Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP157 – Iran Attacks US Bases

Ep157 of the John1911 Podcast. We discuss the Iranian ballistic missile attacks on the US facilities at Al Asad and Erbil. At the time of this recording, Trump is scheduled to speak 1 hour from now. Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Opinion: The 2020 Colt Python

We’ve all heard the rumors for years. And now it seems they are coming to fruition. Colt Firearms is re-releasing the Python series of revolvers.  Right off the bat, I think it’s a good business move and they will sell truck loads of them. But the collectors are already crying.  You see…as someone who actually lived through the Colt Python …

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Why There Will Be No War With IRAN.

Main reason. Iranian leaders might be fanatics. They might care more for their ambitions and imperialism and hegemony more than about the welfare of their people, but they are not stupid. They have watched the riots in their own streets, the anti-Iran demonstrations and riots in Iraq, and the growing strength and resolve of their Arab enemies and Israel, and …

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HK20 Round Mag / Magwell Footprint

Someone asked how far does the Taylor Freelance Base pad extend from the TF magwell? Additionally I have included the footprint of the HK Factory 20rd magazine.  I don’t use the 20’s for carry currently. The TF magwell and extended base pads are used for daily CCW and have been for months.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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Target Camera Video Test

What good is making a precision rifle video if the viewer can’t see  the hits as they are happening? I have been aware of this weakness in our content for some time, but needed to solve the spotting scope problem first.  Now how to connect a camera to the Zeiss spotter?  One of our followers, Mike C. who works for …