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Bernardelli P. One Magazines

PSA. If you are in the market for a Bernardelli pistol and you find a seller who has a pile of them for extra? Make sure to confirm they are factory made Bernardelli Mags.  You should be able to tell by the company branded logo somewhere on the mag body.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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S&W 5906 Restoration 

Marky dropped this off at my house with no warning. His words were, “Fix this gun”. For the pics you can see at THE LINK HERE. It was pretty rough. Here is the final product. Externally the gun was very rough. But luckily…the internals were almost perfect.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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HK VP9L & VP9L-B

So while at NRA this year, I happened to see two complete, factory HK VP9L pistols. The standard VP9L with the paddle mag release and the B version with the US button mag release.  Played with both. They seem nice. I didn’t perceive them as being top or front heavy. That was a concern / prejudice I brought with me …

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Armory Chat 45 – C96 / Red 9 Mauser

We’ve been in the market for a shooter grade C96 for a while. But what made the quest even harder was we wanted it chambered in…you guessed it…9×19. Which is where the, “Red 9” moniker comes into play.  In summary: Used C96. Made by Mauser in Germany. Exported to China. At some point imported or brought into the US. It …

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POTD – Knocking the Stupid Off

Knocking the stupid off my gun. This has been on my CCW for a few weeks since I’ve been too busy to take it off. Did I change my mind? Nope. Still stupid. Has to be in the running as one of the dumbest products ever put on a pistol.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 40 – HK VP9 SK Pistol

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we find a gun that I didn’t expect to see in a used case for a very long time: The compact version of the popular HK striker pistol: VP9 SK.  I speak English, so all I can say about the SK designation is that it means sub-compact / pocket-rocket in German. If …

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SHS 32- Browning Hi-Power

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are taking a look at a Belgian made Browning Hi-Power. This particular example is in very good shape. Here are the stats: Belgian made. Manufactured date: 1969-75 estimate.  Blued finish. Caliber 9mm. 2 factory magazines. Leather case.  Fixed front sight.  Dovetail rear sight.  Single action only.  Mags don’t drop free.  Magazine …

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Beretta 92D Left Behind

How does a Beretta get a beauty picture around here? You’re cleaning guns at the Armory and realize this handgun was left in the UTV. Whoops.      Marky  www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Bernardelli is Roached

Ok. I’ve been holding these pics back for a few days. I wasn’t sure how best to present them. After some thought, I just figured a gonzo album of the madness is best. Why beat around the bush? This Bernardelli P.One Pistol is in rough, rough shape.  What we know. It was sold to Israel as a police handgun. Eventually …

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SHS 18 – Daewoo DP-51 Pistol

I found this today in my dealer’s case: A South Korean Daewoo DP-51 Pistol chambered in 9mm (9×19). It’s an interesting pistol with a few quirks. On its face, it appears to be very similar to the S&W 39/59 series of pistol. A DA/SA service pistol. But the quirk? This pistol after cocking the action is capable of having the …