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Clark 460 Rowland Kits

I hadn’t thought about these kits in at least 15 years. And when I looked down at the table and saw the kits, I asked some folks with me if they knew what they were looking at? Crickets. Maybe it’s because they aren’t old 1911 guys, but damn! They made the kits for the Glock as well! I’m sure with …

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A Quality Shotgun Travel Case

In the 1990’s, I was invited to participate in a big shotgun event. Kind of a big deal back then. But being much younger, and less experienced, I didn’t own any sporting weapons. I have recounted the story many times how this shotgun came into my possession: Browning Sporting Clays Lightening II. So I won’t rehash that here. But someone …

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Road Trip

Was traveling for a few weeks. I recorded what I could. Or more accurately what I could get away with! I can’t recall, but I think it was 7 planes in total. Back in the day I used to travel quite a bit. And it turns out…I still don’t miss it. It’s good to be home safe and sound. On …

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Officer Upgrades His Sniper Rifle

A friend of the blog, “Officer J”, reached out to share some photos. He has upgraded his call-out rifle to a folding stock chassis and has outfitted the old stock as a dedicated night vision rig. Pretty interesting pics. He writes… “…I picked another Tac-2 up, but this one came with a modular chassis. It’s pretty sweet, but heavy as …

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Zeroing 223 FAL

It was a very rainy day and I had a busy schedule. So I jumped onto the bench rest range for a quick 100 yard zero session with the SAR-4800. AKA the 223 FAL. Once I achieve a mechanical zero at 100, I generally like to shoot a rifle through some very basic position shooting. This achieves multiple goals. First …

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POTD — Glock 17 Gen 5

“Officer Mike” reached out today. Earlier this morning, he picked up a brand new Glock 17 Gen 5. Being a awesome guy, he offered to let us test it out. I know many of our readers are interested in the GEN 5 Glocks so “Offiicer Mike” is really doing us a solid. Because I see no possible way GEN 5 …

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Rough First Day on New Range

So…when you put in a new 1000 yard range, you need to survey it to determine where to build access roads, impact zones and backstops. To do that…you should ideally ride on 4 wheelers to cover all the back and forth, carry the gear, and mark trails. This is doubly true in 90 degree august heat! That is unless all …

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Surefire Flashlight Maintenance

Let me start off this post by saying that I am not an equipment nerd. So whatever the latest and greatest widget is, I usually don’t care. But what comes along with that is…usually…I run equipment and gear for a long time. This Surefire flashlight is an example of that. It’s one of their Executive series. LED. Single CR123 battery. …

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The Israeli K98k Mauser

Most everyone knows that the Israeli’s were given a hodgepodge of weaponry. They were flooded with thousands of left over K98 Mauser rifles after the war, and used them to great effect. In the 1950’s when they adapted the FN-FAL as their service rifle, they had the Mausers converted to 7.62x51mm. That made sense for several reasons. First, the 8mm …

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CZ P-10c Pistol On Range

For the price it’s a decent gun. It’s very accurate. The ambi controls are not executed perfectly. So if you are left-handed or need to qualify weak handed, this gun will require more break-in or tweaking. If a Glock 19 is a little bit too small for you, this solves that problem. On those same lines, it’s a little light …

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POTD — Elephant Hit By Train

This photo is from 2013 in NE India. News reports are the full grown Tusker was crossing some railroad tracks when it was stuck. Obviously. Since trains don’t go far when they veer off the tracks. Reports are the animal died instantly. Which I am glad to hear. The photograph is interesting. Especially for a westerner who isn’t intimately familiar …

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Ep73 – Bull Dozers, Hippies, Bob Munden and PLA Masturbation

Episode 73 of the John1911 Podcast is up.   Hippies try to rewrite history. Pepperball to the junk. General Bobby Lee of ESPN? Bob Munden estate selling Colt Python Hunter. We need a bull dozer for the 1000 yard range. Report: Chinese recruits jerk off too much.   Marky & Freeze www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Video — Colt SP1 Upclose View

Ok. Since so many people wanted to see up-close images of the SP-1 put-together, here you go. You can clearly see the erosion at the front of the gas-key and the attempted cuts in the upper. Trigger is GI. Buffer is original. Everything is Colt (we believe) minus one small detail. The Bolt Carrier is not “C” marked. Since I …

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Colt SP-1 Project is Complete

So the Colt SP-1 Project is complete. A parts gun from all over the country and it matches cosmetically, functions is with crappy ammo and is super lightweight! What’s not to like. Please note, if you like seeing us get trolled by Crackerjack the Donkey, he makes an encore appearance at the end of the video. Enjoy! Marky & Freeze …

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Remington Rand M1911

I saw this pistol in my local gunshop a little while ago. And while I am an old 1911 guy from way back in the day, I am not a Colt M1911 collector. So frankly, I don’t know exactly what I am looking at here. Let me explain. I recognize it as a 1911A1 with the arched mainspring housing and …