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EP114 – T91 Complete, Jim Acosta Booted & AR pistols are Loud!

Episode 114 of the John1911 Podcast is in the can! Here is what we cover: Freeze’s Pistol Build is Loud! T91 Project is back from the 07. A BREN project update. Are we buying a x39 AR Upper? Ginsberg falls in Chambers. Jim Acosta gets the White House Boot! The best Murder Defense this Year! Hedge Hog MEME. Marky & …

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Function Test – AR Pistol Build

So Freeze and I decided to take out his AR pistol and do a function check on it.  All he needed was a BCG and we had a space living in a Colt SP1.  No worries, that BCG was not correct for a SP1. Anyway, his “pistol” shows promise and I am looking forward to seeing how fast we can …

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T91 Mockup

OK. Now that range work is slowing down, it’s time to start knocking off some of the backed up to do list. Matt the 07, has sent over some preliminary pics mocking up the rifle. And some in-progress pics detailing the finishing out the Chinese marked lower.  Stay tuned!    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Wild West Co-Pilot in The Pit

Been a while since we have had the Co-Pilot out. And it was a good chance to test some of the  new targets with a 45-70 impact.  Actually knocked one over. Video soon.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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45 Degree Safety – Mag Change

It’s been well over a decade since I seriously dedicated myself to the AR pattern of rifle. But old habits die hard. In particularly the 45 degree safety on the factory SCAR. I think it is superior and desire to have the same on the new truck-gun.  Here you see the Radian safety in action. Not sure what I think …

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Bad News BREN

We have an update on the BREN dummy gun. Initially we had hoped the 07 could bring it back to life as a semi-auto. Unfortunately, it may not make sense at this point. And we would be better off just purchasing a new parts kit.  See his report below. —Marky  First off who ever did this dummy gun was an …

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EP-113 – BREN gun blues, 22 Caliber 1919, Blowing it out Your Ass

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast:   Would you pay 7K for a 1919 22LR Semi-Auto? The BREN Gun build is a no-go says the 07. Freeze wants to giveaway a Sten Receiver Stencil. Nazi BF-109 Airplane crashes in LA. A M35 Helmet found in Astan. Freeze hits on a dope officer. She doesn’t bite. School pooper plans to …

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Dyed Magazines

John S. shared with us a project he and his friends were working on. I have to admit, those red PMAGS are calling my name. —Marky   Here are a few of the Rit dyed Pmags, that orange one got labeled Pumpkin Spice as soon as my buddy pulled it out of the pot. We were trying to duplicate the …

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Radian Safety & MFT Stock

I have decided to go full-bore with changing the truck-gun from a SCAR-16 to the, “Officer Mike Rifle”. So on his advice, I switched to a MFT lightweight stock and a Radian safety selector.  Specifically I switched out the LMT safety for two reasons: First, the factory safety has a terrible drag. Second, I am quite used to the 45 …

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T-Post Target Hangers

So…on the 100, 200, 300 yard targets, I have decided to go with larger silhouette type steel. That means they are heavy. I am not entirely comfortable standing those targets on a single T-post. Which means I need to chain them from the sides.  I have seen various iterations on these types of t-post hangers before. Maybe these will work? …

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POTD – 600 Yard Rifle Range in Rain

Contrary to what your DI may have told you, it’s rain that makes the grass grow. And for the last 3 days, we have been blessed with a slow, steady, soaking rain that is perfect for seeding.  I have never been to happy to see rainy days.  Image taken from the 600 yard shooting position.        Sincerely,  Marky …

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SHS 31- Star Super B Pistol

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we are looking at a Star Model Super B. That’s what I call it. You will see variations on that format, but if that name contains “Super B”, it’s the same gun.  Also…in full disclosure, I decided to pick this up for The Armory reference collection. So it is not available at …

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EP112 – UTG Riser, T91 Build Moved Up, Will BREN Gun pass the Test?

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast?   A riser from UTG makes good impression. Should I drop the SCAR as a truck gun? Freeze named his truck what? Will the BREN Gun be savable? T91 Clone project moved to front of line. Megan Kelly crash and burn. FN509 has a cool, red training pistol. Classic Firearms gets the PSL …

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UTG Super Slim RDS Riser

So…Freeze and I have been playing with some lightweight AR setups. In his case, he put together a pistol. On n the other hand I put down some shiny coin on a BCM upper receiver group.  Well…we had settled on some Bushnell TRS-25 red-dots. So…we picked up two of those. But now…obviously due to how the AR stock doesn’t have …

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Found: Two Full Size IDPA Steel Targets

So…while I was digging around Mitchell’s range, I knew we had a round gong target that would come in handy on the new rifle range.  Well…dig in the barn, unopened package from 3 years ago, and discover a full sized IDPA Steel Target. 3/8th inch thick. 18” wide by 30” tall.  Very nice. But damn, this package is heavy. Only …