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Ross Rifle Stock Cracks

We talked about the Ross Rifle project in Episode 57 of the John1911 Podcast. Here is a teaser pic of one of the cracks. If you want to know more give it a listen.   Freeze john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video —My 2 o’clock Appointment

My schedule is electronic. People can add stuff to it as they see fit. I am still surprised when I occasionally move stuff back and block out a window, people will come to my office and try to steal it back. I don’t publish the content of every appointment on my calendar, but when I start blocking out time with …

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Ep57 John1911 Podcast

Episode 57 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. Unfortunately we get a little politics heavy, but I try my best to keep it fun, light, and on guns as much as possible:   911 Dispatcher busted with 600lbs of weed. SPAS-12 Project complete. Remington and Colt both have huge layoffs. Why yes, that is a SA-7 missile launcher behind …

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Situational Awareness — Option B

There is a phrase that has become very common in the firearms / self-defense community. It’s a phrase that I am sure many of you are familiar with, “Situational Awareness”. I read and hear that phrase dropped as the solution to just about any “tactical problem” or news story reporting something bad happening to innocent victims. Whether true or not! …

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Video — Working the Blaser Safety

The Blaser system is still relatively uncommon in The United States. The safety on this design is heavy since it cocks and un-cocks the action. This surprises a lot of potential new users. Here is a little trick I came up with to work the Blaser safety standing, seated, prone, left or right handed. Easy. Fast. And doesn’t require a …

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SCAR-17 Load Data 175g Sierra

A friend was shooting his SCAR-17 with a Vortex muzzle device. Some have inquired about the load data used for the pictured group. 5 shots. 100 yards. 1-inch dot. Here is the data direct from him. Note…hand loading is not for noobs. Proceed cautiously if you are not experienced at this. Any signs of problems or pressure and you need …

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SPAS-12 Reproduction Sling

The final item in the SPAS-12 “project” (Nod to the actual SPAS-12 Project — SPAS-12.com) is a reproduction “correct” sling. The good news is it’s very affordable. We had it delivered for just around $20.00.   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Why SOCOM Wants a 300Blk

The news today is SOCOM has put out a RFP for a very short, very light, 300 blackout (300blk) M4 pattern rifle. They also specify such factors as subsonic ammunition performance. Why are they doing this? First, this is a RFP. Not a new weapons program. SOCOM has an idea and they want to see if it is even feasible …

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Video — My Argument for the Forward Assist

This is something I have thought for quite sometime. I have carried weapons as a hobby. I have carried weapons for sport. And I have carried weapons as part of my job. In the real world, stuff goes sideways. Major stuff. Minor stuff. I have never understood two aspects of the argument against the forward assist: One, why limit your …

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Kalashnikov at UAE Arms Show

The 2017 IDEX show just recently came and went. This year it was held in he UAE. On the international arms circuit, it is considered one of the majors. While most of vendors and deals done wouldn’t be of interest to readers on this blog (Freeze warns not to get too wonky) one thing did strike me as something you …

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Replacing Buffer on SPAS-12 Shotgun

Here is a time-lapse video showing how to install a replacement buffer in a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun. It took me 12 minutes and this was my first time EVER detail stripping or putting one together. I made few mistakes, but those are noted in the video so you don’t. Special thanks to the SPAS-12 Project for the support on getting …

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Armory Chat EP22 — Bolting Stuff to Your Rifle

Armory Chat EP22. It seems there are some people who might need some explanation on how to bolt stuff to your rifle. It’s not as simple as screwing down a nut or throwing a lever. You need to consider the recoil impulse of the rifle and how that can knock stuff loose.   Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Smith Enterprises Vortex Flash Hider

A friend of ours switched from his factory FN muzzle break to a Smith Enterprises Vortex. And it was like a whole new gun. The blast and noise were noticeably less, and it even appears that possibly the harmonics tightened up the 175g groups.       Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”