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9mm Federal

This is one of those cartridge screw-ups you just have to laugh at because it’s so obvious in hindsight. Back in the late 1980s, Federal decided shooters needed a revolver cartridge that duplicated the ballistics of the 9mm Luger pistol cartridge. I don’t blame them—the 9mm was a hot commodity back then. Ballistically, there really wasn’t much one could gain …

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POTD – M1 Garand Sniper Rifle

Thought these were neat images. Looking closer, I am guessing this is a M1C variant since the scope mount is bolted to the receiver. The M1D’s typically have the scope mounted to the barrel. I am not so sure the actual scope is correct. It doesn’t look like the scope I had on my old M1D, but I am no …

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Team Wendy Screwed You Bad

I suppose there are people like me in the gun community who don’t know who Team Wendy is…errr…well…was. What I mean by that is I am personally of the opinion that a lot of the equipment pimped to my fellow pro-gun enthusiasts is…how shall I saw it….douchey. My thinking comes from a strict interpretation of the word, “kit”. In my …

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Stop Arguing the Orlando Shooter Didn’t Use a AR Rifle

I have to say something to my fellow pro-gun advocates. Don’t be so quick to promote the “The Orlando shooter didn’t use an AR” thing. Why? One, it means you are giving up the argument about the AR. Which you shouldn’t do. Two, I personally don’t give a flying Freak if the SIG MCX uses a buffer-tube, is DI or …

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What Handgun Should I Buy?

Sometimes I get questions from random people on the internet. And they tend to repeat. So I figured I would start to post them on the blog and just link to them as needed going forward. One of the most common is from non-gun people, “What is a reliable but budget minded handgun option for the average person?” “Average person” …

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Sporterizing Mausers

They’re bygone days now because you can buy a quality and accurate rifle like a Mossberg or Savage for a few hundred bucks, but it used to be that if you wanted a good rifle on the cheap, you would build one from a surplus Mauser. I was fortunate to catch the tail end of that era. Actions were plentiful …

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Episode 29 of the John1911 Podcast

In this episode of the John1911 podcast, Freeze and I discuss the following: 9th Circuit ruling on CCW Google busted skewing search results The NRA Pulls a instructor certificate. Drama in Germany with SIG Sauer Drama with SIG 556 in the US Will Blaser recover? The US Military is jamming GPS on the West Coast.     Marky & Freeze …

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Israeli Sniper Stock Replacement

Those that are regular readers are aware that I have been looking for a decent Israeli 7.62 Mauser for quite sometime. My ultimate goal would be to convert it to a “fantasy” sniper. Something I could bang around with, shoot frequently, but also have as a semi-historical piece. One of the issues with the Israeli guns is, frankly, the IDF …

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A Cheap Gun

In my 20+ years of gunwriting, a common and regular complaint I deal with is whiners wanting to know why every gun write up is favorable. They accuse writers of placating advertisers, without even checking to see if those manufacturers are advertisers. The fact of the matter is you don’t publish negative reviews for the same reason Playboy doesn’t publish …

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The Pulled-Pork Express

Had some inquiries about the pig hunt. Specifically in the article “Pig Processing”. Freeze makes a references to “Taking the company trailer” to bring as many pigs home as possible. So here is a photo of the “Pulled Pork Express”. Crew-cab truck. Double-axel trailer. Secured and hardened truck-bed cover. Big V8 Engine to pull it all. We easily could have …

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POTD — Rhinos in Namibia

This photo is minutes old. Scott Mayer is eyeing rhinos on the plains of Africa. He figured maybe our readers would like to do the same   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Episode 28 of the John1911 Podcast

Episode 28 of the John1911 Podcast. Scott Mayer is off hunting in Africa. 30,000 people argue with us about the Gorilla Shooting. Trip to Bud’s Guns to look at FN Military Collector Series. Facebook is listening to your cell phone microphones. Would you buy a stolen cannon for $1200? Carhartt Jacket stops NYPD hollow-point ammo.

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POTD — FG42

It’s more than just a Picture of the Day. It’s multiple pictures, but when you are talking about a weapon as cool as the FG 42, one image is just not enough. For the record, I have never touched a FG 42 much less ever fired one. But there is that company in Texas making the reproductions that seem cool. …