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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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SHS48: Remington R1 Commander

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a used gun that is actually not very old. The Remington R1 Commander 1911. Now I am not saying this gun is anywhere near as nice as a full or semi-custom 1911.  But what I am saying is this gun is so spec’ed out very well. It’s got …

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WWII 1911 Training Standards

With all the high speed, low drag training facilities and “Operator /Experts” out there. It’s good to take a step back in time and see where it all started.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — Bringing Out The Old Girl

Carried this gun for 12 years. It’s been to hell and back. Hell! I’ve even hit a few people with it. Refinished twice I think. Broke it out today to blow the dust off drawing from 3 o’clock. I rarely do that much these days. I was rusty and ugly. But ole faithful still delivered. 5” Ed Brown 1911. Blue …

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Video — Alternative View on the Term, “Idiot Scratch”

I first heard this term maybe 15+ years ago and it really seems to have taken off since then. I attribute it to the plethora of NIB 1911 options available these days. But the rest of the story seems to have been dropped. Let me explain.       Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Coonan Goes .45 ACP

When you think of Coonan, you think of its legendary 1911-based .357 Magnum pistols. At SHOT, the company introduced a new 1911 pistol chambered in .45 ACP that will begin shipping second quarter this year. The new.45 ACP pistol has all of the signature “Coonan Difference” features including linkless barrel, pivoting trigger and external extractor. The linkless barrel is claimed …

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.45 ACP Shotshells by Scott Mayer

  If you handload and shoot a .45 Auto, RCBS has a fun set of dies in its special order catalog that lets you use cut-down .308 Win. cases to make .45 ACP shotshells. Your average gunshop will probably have never heard of this die set, but the RCBS item number is 56552. When I got my set years ago, …

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Todd Jarrett on Oiling a 1911: By Scott Mayer

1911 Pro Tip Todd Jarrett is a National and World Practical Shooting Champion who holds four World titles, nine National titles and has won more than 100 Area and Regional championships and countless other action shooting events. He is the only USPSA Triple Crown Winner in the world, and holds USPSA National Titles in four divisions: Open, Limited, Production and …

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Les Baer TRS 1911 with 30,000 Rounds

I will say this right up front: I have a pet peeve. Especially when it concerns 1911 users. The hypocrisy. Have your attention yet? About to be offended? Relax. Hear me out. One syndrome I dislike in the 1911 community is the obsession on “perfection”. On one hand, you will see this group talk about how the “1911 got it …