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This Pump Pillow is a Thing

So…a few weeks back, I had decided to up my rear bag game. For a decade, I have essentially used only the same one. But where to start? Obviously, “Officer Mike” of course! Not only is he a SWAT sniper, but he is always on the cutting edge of shooting gear. If he doesn’t own it? He knows about it.  …

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MTM 4-Can Ammo Crate

Officer Mike sent this along. He’s not the first LEO, or even the first PD, I have seen buy these. Figured a checkbook endorsement is the best kind of endorsement. —M   “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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GRS Ragnarok Chassis Install

This is a step-by-step process on how to install a Blaser R8 receiver block into a GRS Ragnarok chassis.  The only special tool you will need is a torque wrench.  Special notes: Torque settings: 5.5-6 n/m = 53.10 inch pounds. Use GRS supplied washers to ensure your front action screw is sitting flush with receiver block. If you do not? …

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Pro-Tip: Don’t Cut 90 Degree Corners in Your Slide

Just something to be aware of. 90 degree corners come to an infinitely small point. You may not be able to see it with the naked eye? But it’s there.  And that sharp 90 degree turn creates something guys smarter then me call a, “stress riser”. Meaning…as recoil impulses flow through the slide, they can peak at that 90 degree …

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Man Plays With Cans

Get your mind out of the gutter! This is a first shots video with the new Silencerco Harvester 30 suppressor.  The good news is no baffles were struck. No guns were blown up. Sound was suppressed. But I only hit the target 4 out of 5 times. Looks like I need to up my position-shooting game.  Oh! For those Blaser …

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GRS Ragnarok Blaser R8 Chassis

After months of waiting we finally have the much anticipated GRS Ragnarok chassis system in our hands.  This system with its folding stock and customizable features; including 1913 rail and MLOK, enables the user to convert any Blaser hunting rifle into a full target, tactical set up.  Lights, lasers, night vision, Bi-pods, saddle mounts, etc. Wether you are setting up …

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Ep142 – My First Suppressor, AA-12 Verboten and GRS Stocks.

Episode 142 of the John1911 Podcast   EP142 Silencerco Harvester 30 has arrived. Custom Blaser Tactical 2 barrels? The “poop” newsletter. ATF says AA-12 shotguns too easily convertible. Hopefully GRS will loan us a Ragnarok chassis. Update on VP custom grip project.       Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Buy 10 Magazines Right Now

It’s kinda weird. When it seemed like Hillary was going to win, we had a run on everything AR. The democratic party has gone full-tilt gun confiscation and it’s business as usual. OK. Even if you think Trump win’s in 2020? What about his mid-terms? What about 2024? DO NOT make the mistake many of us made in 1994. We …

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Real Life CCW Guns

Occasionally when I surf the inter-webs I see photos “supposedly” showing folks’ daily CCW guns. Not sure how they manage to carry their guns and keep ‘em so pretty? I imagine most are in denial as to what “daily” actually, really means.  I know it’s a dead horse I am beating, but hear me out. Look at the news! See …

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Freeze Eyes the M16A4

Being a dyed in the wool MILSURP collector, I think this rifle ticks all the boxes for him. Modern enough for all the ergonomic benefits; but historically significant enough to be collectible.  The M16A4 is to the GWOT generation what the M16A1 was to the Vietnam generation. Hopefully some will understand why we traded for the ACOG?  It makes this …

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Range Vandalism 

Well…it finally happened. We’ve had some vandalism at the John1911 range. Fortunately nothing was stolen.  One of the neighboring properties is a cattle farm. And it seems, some cows have crossed over. After checking over 1000 yards of fencing. Yes, really. We found the hole. A storm dropped a remote tree and made an entry point. On the positive side, …

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LRF in Morning Fog

While sitting on the back of my truck drinking coffee one morning, it occurred to me I hadn’t ever really tried the Bushnell LRF in the fog. It didn’t go great at first. But I think I found a fog setting which helped. Also…the fog lifted some by the time I got it squared away. So these pics don’t really …

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Suppressor – Getting That First Tax Stamp

I have been around guns most of my life. Additionally I have been in the industry for quite a long time. Hell! Being around NFA items is an almost daily occurrence.  But not until today have I ever gone through the NFA process personally.  This is a SilencerCo Harvester 30. And the wait was 10 months. Have to admit, the …

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My Three 1911’s

The subject of 1911’s came up with the previous post about the Staccato P duty pistol. In particular, there was some confusion about it being mine. It is not. However, I will admit that a double-stack, 9mm, 1911 that can run with the The Big Dogs (Read Glock 17, etc), has a certain amount of appeal.  But all of this …