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Rant – Tactical Colostomy Bags

These high dollar, surreptitious, “Tactical” bags that have been on the market as of late is living proof that a fool and his money are easily parted. So much so, I feel as if the entire genre is a scam. Marky john1911.com ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Replacing The Keeper Foam Wedge

Well it’s that time again. The need to replace the foam wedge on my Keeper AIWB holster. For those who don’t understand the mechanics of the wedge, it works as a lever to push the butt of your pistol inboard towards your body. However, that foam wedge is soft and pliable. So over time, it degrades and looses it’s shape. …

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American Mag Release on PTR Rifle Sucks

This has been coming for awhile but I have finally reached a turning point on the subject: The push-button mag release on the PTR-91 rifle sucks rocks. Like many American shooters it is easy to default to a mag-button setup since that is the current industry standard. But the design of the HK91 / G3 style mag well in conjunction …

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Rant — Accuracy International Shits The Bed

It seems the president of Accuracy International has out his foot in his mouth regarding American gun rights. I can’t think of a more surefire way to put yourself out of business than to spit in your customer’s face. Yes, he said it. No, it wasn’t taken out of context. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Removing the SCAR Front Sight

The video below better explains the process for removing the factory SCAR front sight. The short version? Drive out the roll-pin on the right side nut. Unscrew the T25 screw holding that nut. Take a hammer and punch and drive out the sight from the gas-block dovetail. Left to right. Special note: There are some parts that fall out when …

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Range Update 200 – 250 – 300 Yard Targets Up

This post is going to be mostly photos without much writing. Many of you are following the range build and we are working as fast as we can. Had some interruptions with hunting season, weather, and solving some target setup issues. Progressing nicely before the snow comes. But the reality is, we will be forced to do much of this …

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Officer Mike’s Light Weight AR

As shocking as this may sound to some of our readers, my experience with AR’s is somewhat limited. Sure. I have been around AR’s most of my adult life. But looking back, almost all of them were military variants spec’d out in standard ways. The only exceptions to those are a few personally owned rifles back in the 1990’s. Principally …

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EP79 – Hurricane Deer Season, Mugabe is out, Valmet M76 AK is in

Episode 79 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. We recorded this the day before Thanksgiving, 2017. Deer gun season turns into a blow fest. IN hunter shoots self in deer stand. Freeze hates our new Valmet 76 AK in 223. T91 Project update. Trump admin lifts the ban on elephant trophies. UCLA basketball has sticky fingers. Mugabe is out …

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Armory Chat 34: Valmet M76 Help

So…we have a Valmet M76 in the armory. Like everyone else in the Valmet game, we need mags. So if you have any to sell, we would be keen to talk to you about it. Also…this gun has some weird characteristics: it’s cherry but obviously been shot by the looks of the bolt face. It’s crazy Clean but the barrel …

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IDF Mauser Markings

Earlier this year we picked up a 7.62 variant Israeli Mauser. Click HERE to see more photos. Our friend Reuven was kind enough to translate the Hebrew markings as they are literally written. —Editor   Ed — Since some markings might be abbreviations, I don’t expect you to know what they mean. But if you could translate what you see, …

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Rant – The 300 Blackout Alternative

Driving out to the range this morning and wanted to share some thoughts on a statement I heard defending 300blk. It went something like this, “Yeah. 308 subsonic is a thing but you don’t get 220g bullets in 308”. Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus and he loads subsonic 300WM with 220 grain pills. So if you already have …

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Truck Gun RDS Replacement

Fate smiled on me this week. I needed a new RDS for the PTR-91 truck gun. And it just so happens we are in the Thanksgiving Christmas sale trend. So when I received word these Bushnell TRS-25 red dot optics were $50. I jumped on it. Are they good? Are they bad? Dunno. We’re not really gear reviewers. The Aimpoint …

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Blaser LRS2 – TAC2 Magazine Repair Update

Thanks to some research and help from our viewers, I have a quick and easy solution to solve the Blaser LRS – TAC magazine feed lip issue. It appears it is user induced. Either myself or the previous owner of the magazine depressed (read bent) a tab that is used to hold the lips in place. Luckily, the solution is …

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Freeze Uses K31 on Opening Day

Editors note: Freeze is away on his annual trip to deer camp. During this time, he is functionally unreachable. But I did wake up opening day to find these three images on my phone. It appears he chose the K31 for opening day. From best I can tell, he is hunting over The Hay Bales, which means the protectional for …

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POTD — Savage 1899 Takedown Rifle

While at the FFL today doing a transfer, I happened to notice a Savage 1899 on the shelf. Most don’t even “see” these rifles since they aren’t black and tactical. But I have been eyeing the type for quite a while. Just waiting to see what comes down the road. Here we have a Savage 1899. It is more commonly …