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Glock 21SF Giveaway

We asked. You answered. Glock 21SF Threaded Barrel is the next giveaway gun. We are still implementing the giveaway signup process and will let everyone know when it is live. Follow us on Vimeo, visit our website, or signup for our mailing list when it goes live. Marky Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Dragging Freeze into the 21st Century

So Freeze finally is shooting a modern rifle. I’m not saying he’s never shot a modern gun. But he did ask where the ram-rod went? Howa 1500 308 Kryptek Edition. Used. $317 OTD. And it shoots lights out with military ball ammo! Even an old MILSURP guy like Freeze can’t deny that level of awesomeness. Stay tuned. More to come. …

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EP89 – 40 Ton Dozer, Not a Bump Stock, Life on Vimeo after Youtube

Episode 89 is in the can. This was recorded while Marky was mobile. A 40 ton (CAT D8) Bulldozer to push 1000 yards. Not a Bump-Stock alternative to bump-stocks. Getting shut down on Youtube. BB-Machine Guns are not a thing. Do we want to be gear reviewers?     Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Howa 1500 Function Check

Now that Freeze is getting this new rifle, we need to make sure it’s safe to shoot, accurate and in overall functioning order. It shot very, very well. The 5 shot group was shot seated. 4 into one pattern. Than I noticed how good it was and tried to keep in there, and pulled it. Purely psychological on my part. …

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Podcast Rant: The Youtube Gun Channel Shutdown.

Weird day. I hate to be right. I hate to say I told you so. But making yourself vulnerable to outside people and businesses is a fool’s errand. So…my advice going forward. Don’t make the same mistake twice by depenind on another free site to keep your videos alive. Marky john1911.con ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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1911: Dropping Slide on a Empty Chamber

Is it bad to drop the slide on a empty 1911 chamber? No. Is it great for the 1911? No. Especially for a pistol with a crazy light competition trigger. I compare it to slamming the door on a Ferrari. Is it good for the car? No. But the door better not break from an occasional slamming shut either. On …

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3-Position Safety Explained

Someone asked and that made me realize I can’t take it for granted everyone knows what I am talking about. To my mind, a 3-position safety is something associated with the original Mauser Rifles as a, “flag safety”. In order to clear optics, the modern Winchester Model 70 took the 3 position safety and made it function on the horizontal. …

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Movie Prop Guns

When I saw the placard at the Cody Firearms Museum, I thought I would see a bunch of guns from such movies as, “Die Hard”, “Escape from New York” and “Kelly’s Hero’s”. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. Turns out they were just some generic, dead rubber, examples of modern automatics. Really no different than the common, “Blue Gun” we …

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Thinking About a S&W Model 10

I have a theory. I can’t prove my theory. But I have it just the same. My theory is firing a double action revolver improves a shooters ability to control a single action pistol. So the flood of S&W Model 10’s that have hit the market pique my interest. Now between you and me, I can’t ID one K-frame from …

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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 …