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POTD – Digging Deep

Digging deep into the ammo stash during the COVID-19 shutdown.      “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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HP Ammo Expansion Display

I took these pics some years ago at a PD training facility. What you are looking at is a display of various HP bullets and how they performed during various testing.  Some of them are labeled as shot into auto glass. While others are labeled as heavy clothing.  The black boxes are agency labels which I have removed. The agency …

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Rifle Position Retaining Wall

We have mostly been shooting precision rifles from under the shelter. And with that, I have neglected to admin a problem at the main Rifle Shooting Position: Mud.  You see, from this location, we get two specific conditions which are useful for rifles.  The 100.00 yard target stand sits horizontal from this location.  The 200, 300, 450 and 500 targets …

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Ed Brown Extractor Testing

Ok. Have to check the logs, but there are somewhere around 1000 rounds through this gun. I have seen some indications the extractor wasn’t tuned and knew a 10-8 Test was in order.  The result: Basically this extractor has zero tension on it. But the good news is, by the time you watch this, I have already fixed it.    …

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BNVD – Night Vision Binocular 

“Officer Mike” gets all the cool gear for his cool job. Truth is, half the time I don’t even understand what I am looking at. —Editor  NVdevices.com    “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Breaking-in Leather Mag Carrier

So while digging through The Armory’s holster collection, I ran into something I haven’t seen in probably 15 years. A Milt Sparks leather magazine carrier.  Unused.  Needing a mag pouch for the 9mm project, I figured this would be fine. Much like Glocks, accessories for 1911s tend to work across many models and makes. That does not happen for the …

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EP168: Yo Mamma Carries A Mauser

Episode 168 of the John1911 Podcast: Paul Harrell vs Caleb Giddings. Corona Cookies. US DOJ Scares Hoarders. 2 Trillion Dollar Coins? COVID-19: Chinese Test kits don’t work. The Garand Clip Loader is Real! My Mom carries a Mauser HSc.   Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Mauser HSc

While at The Cody Firearms Museum, I took this picture of a Mauser HSc.  I can only assume this was a WWII German gun that ended up in the Winchester Reference Collection. I also believe Mauser made these after the war as well.  Not something we would realistically pick up for the reference collection since nobody ever really runs into …

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Coyote Down

Gotta keep them predators away from your chickens and goats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Officer Mike is still at it. —Editor     Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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STI DVC-P 10-8 Function Test

“Officer Mike”, has let us borrow this STI 2011 pistol. This is a double stack 9mm with a huge muzzle break on it.  Frankly, not sure what I think about this gun. But it’s growing on me. 9mm 1911s are already weakly sprung. One with a big muzzle break on it, even less so. With that in mind, working the …

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Ross MKII Bolt

Had a reader reach out asking some questions about his Ross MK II bolt. So this video is more directed at him personally.  But perhaps some of you MILSURP guys want a 5 minute gander at an honest to goodness Canadian made, Ross MKII that is marked as US Army Property?    Sincerely, Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-167: The Monkeys Riot

Ep167 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: Ohio declares FFL critical infrastructure. DEMS block COVID funding. Monkeys rampage in Thailand. Prison riot in Brazil. The Spanish Flu is no more. Romper Room. Johnny Carson. SC man arrested for lying about COVID. Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Armory Chat 47: Nobody Cares About Your HP Ammo

This video was recorded during the morning of Sunday, March 15th. I had received MULTIPLE messages asking about HP ammo. At that time, being on the range, I was not even remotely aware that there was panic buying over the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Rather than type multiple responses via e-mail, I just setup the camera and recorded an Armory Chat on …

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Police Range Bench Upgrades

Officer Mike has been doing some upgrades to his police range. I need to copy these. —Editor  Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP166 – Freeze Has It: Crack AIDS

Ep166 of the John1911.com Podcast: Freeze has Crack AIDS. The ammo shortage. Walmart HAZMAT Attack. LA run on gun stores. Gillum Meth story. New Orleans bans gun sales. Again. 17700 bottles of hand sanitizer. Alex Jones COVID-19 Toothpaste? Who will Biden pick for VP? Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”