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Armory Chat 38: Howa 1500 Kryptek Edition

Here’s the problem. Freeze doesn’t really have a modern, center fire rifle that he can knock around the range with. At least one that isn’t a MILSURP collectible. So while traveling, I ran across this used Howa 1500 rifle in 308. Cash out the door cost? $317. It comes with everything shown and is a solid platform for Freeze to …

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EP88 of the John1911 Podcast

Special edition of the podcast while I am traveling. Paul Manafort two ankle bracelets Howa 1500 Kryptek Edition H.A.C.T. Trigger 2.1 lbs T91 Rifle Build is ready. Wolf T91 Uppers in 14.5? We are officially putting out the word: Do you have some shipping containers we could buy? Superior Ideas High Angle Target. Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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POTD – Vang Comp Porting

A few days ago, a reader asked if I would post images of the Vang Comp porting done to our Mossberg 590. So here you go! I don’t really know if the porting makes any difference to the shot pattern. Tight patterns are traditionally achieved by back-boring the shotgun. But when I sent the gun off to Vang for the …

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Armory Chat 37: Gwinn Rifle Repair

Episode 37 of the Armory Chat series. This time, we discuss the problems and questions with the Bushmaster model of rifle manufactured by Gwinn Firearms. We think this rife was made in the 1980’s. Not out of any factual evidence, just the feeling and style this rifle exudes. Primary issue: the folding stock design from the factory is terrible. It …

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POTD — 347,000 Round Gen 1 Glock

This image is one I took a few years ago while passing through the Cody Firearms museum during a hunting trip. I knew I had it, just didn’t quite remember where. My motivation to digging it out today? I was recently asked by a young man if he should buy a first generation Glock from his local dealer? His principle …

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Iraqi Federal Police — Wasting US Tax Dollars

This image was sent out as a PR release this week. It shows Iraqi Federal Police on a training cycle. Looking closely I can only hope these are cadets. Not that it matters much either way. Now before I get too deep into the snark, we have to admit the following maximum from the United States Marine Corps: “Don’t send …

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Close Range Steel Safety Testing

So we are working on getting the upper range finished. And one thing that has been a nagging issue up there is steel that is safe to shoot at close ranges. Why is this a thing you ask? Well…we were always trained that shooting steel with 5.56 had to be at least 100 yards distant. 308 was 200 yards. Some …

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Armory Chat 36: Custom Martini-Henry in 45-70

This rifle was made in 1887 and was originally chambered in 577-450 in use by the British Army. Sometime in the future (we suspect the 1950’s) this was converted to 45-70 GOVERNMENT. Yes, this is actually how it was labeled on the barrel. Custom action rework. Custom barrel we suspect. Custom sights. Custom wood. Modified lever to accommodate the pistol …

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Club-K Container Missile System

Someone reached out and wanted to know if this system is real? The answer is yes. Not only is the container system real, but the missile system in question is deployed and quite advanced when compared to western systems. Before we all jump off the roof in a complete panic, consider the following: Just about every modern cruise, air defense …

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ACR Stock for SCAR?

Someone reached out and wanted to know why I haven’t replaced the “UGG” boot on our SCAR-16? The reason is actually quite simple. Regardless of what, “They say”; I happen to really like the factory SCAR stock. It folds. It telescopes. It has an adjustable cheek riser. When closed will still allow for rifle to be fired. And it’s never …

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The Media Doesn’t Want to Stop School Shootings

This is worth watching. He makes a really good point about what we did after 9-11 and even the Department of Education has guards on the elevator! After one mass school shooting, we should have secured the schools. But you want to know a dirty little secret? And I hate to say it, but it’s as clear as the nose …

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EP87 – 45/70 Martini Returns, Line Throwing Cannons and Phantom Poopers

On this Episode of the John1911 Podcast   The custom 45/70 Martini-Henry returns. Franklin Armory update. Crazy Spiderman in NYC (Shhh…he’s not crazy) Remington subsonic line: 22,22mag,9,45,300blk, 308. Olympic Curlers busted for doping. Anti-gunner commits NFA felony, I bet he’ll skate. Freeze doesn’t want a line throwing cannon. Phantom Cul-De-Sac Pooper busted in CT. You gotta see her mug shot. …

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It Snowed on the Range Today

Washington and politics and the media are just too much some days. It’s at moments like this I appreciate the penultimate universal right of mankind: the freedom to be left alone… Marky Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”