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AIWB 1911 Safety

I have heard about holsters that would activate the 1911 safety should the user forget. We might even have some somewhere. But it was a pleasant surprise to find the Keeper’s Concealment AIWB holster has this feature.  No. I don’t depend on it. But it’s nice to know it’s there. Additionally one of the kicks against ambi-safeties on 1911s is …

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Cracked Keepers Concealment Holster…Again

So…while getting changed to work out I took off my AIWB rig and set it on the bathroom counter.  It’s only then when the light hits it just right I see a big-ass crack on the trigger guard.  “Awww…Fuck!”, was the spontaneous utterance that is admissible in court.  I’d have to look it up. But this is the second Keepers …

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5 Seconds is a Long Time

In the snow.  Draw concealed.  New cover garment.  5 second par time.  5-10-15-20-25-30 yards.  B/C zone IPSC target    Target note: we have this set at 35 degrees so it’s shorter on the vertical than a flat steel target.  https://sitargets.com/product/extreme-angle-rifle-pistol-target-t-post-mount/   IMO, this drill accomplishes quite a bit.  -Draw concealed. -Draw under time pressure. -Implementing Speed vs Accuracy -Distance Shooting  …

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Testing a New Cover Garment…Dry

It’s not high-speed low drag, but successfully drawing a pistol, from concealment, not shooting your self, and getting a first shot hit on the target; is THE skill a civilian should master.  Any change, no matter how small, should be tested and evaluated.  Here I have a new cover garment and am working out the kinks. Starts off ugly then …

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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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POTD – Daily Carry Life

I’m never without this pistol. Ever. And before this pistol I was never without my previous carry pistol. All day. Every day. Regardless of whatever I’m doing. Doesn’t matter if I’m at the gym. Or in a meeting. Outside humping a trail. Or climbing a tree. I get that many people have their reasons for carrying the pocket rocket versions …

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Video —My 2 o’clock Appointment

My schedule is electronic. People can add stuff to it as they see fit. I am still surprised when I occasionally move stuff back and block out a window, people will come to my office and try to steal it back. I don’t publish the content of every appointment on my calendar, but when I start blocking out time with …

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Video — Why I always Prefer a Sweat Guard

If you don’t want to watch the video, the summation is I use a sweat guard the way a NBA player uses a backboard to make shots. See video for demonstration. Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Replacement Keepers Concealment Holster Issue

It has displayed a bad tendency that I will need to clean up. When the holster is under compression, it ejects the pistol magazine during insertion. Not great. Luckily, it appears to be an easy fix. As I type, I am currently out of town on business. I filmed this the day before I left. More to come when I …

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Christmas Holster Project

I’m sure many of you suffer from the same affliction I do: restless project syndrome. I spent two decades working every holiday and never taking vacations. As such, I have never been a big “holiday person”. This Christmas I decided to take some time and fiddle with a cheap gun-show holster that recently made an appearance on this very website. …

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John1911 Podcast EP47 –

Episode 47 of the John1911 Podcast. Sorry for the delay. We have been busy with some hunting trips and projects.   GP11 Ammo is back! HK to sell to NATO only. Fiat heir likes Tranny Hookers. Pipeline protest the new Dead Heads. NY Hunter bags trophy with his truck. SIG offers $500 red-dots. Ohio State Terror Attack. Fuck the NFL. …

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Armory Chat EP 07

Quick video from the armory. The day before I am to head back out on the road I discover my main CCW holster is damaged. Pistol: HK VP9. Holster: Keeper’s Concealment, “The Keeper”. UPDATE: 11-11-2016 Before shipping the holster off to the maker for evaluation, I discovered a second crack at the top of the holster. I have highlighted the …

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Jamie Gilt Shot by 4 y/o Son

Have to be honest. Before this story broke about this incident, I had never heard of this woman. It seems she has been making a name for herself by promoting gun rights for women, moms, or kids or families or something? Not really sure. But she seems to be pro-gun and public about it. Which is great in my book. …

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My CCW ER Visit

I have been intentionally holding these photos back for a while. Sometime over the summer I suffered a minor injury that was directly related to my activities in shooting. While not rising to Level One Trauma Center significant, it was decided I needed medical attention. And I was armed the whole time. Disclaimer: in no way am I giving, or even …

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The Keeper — My Daily CCW Holster

I occasionally get questions about what my preferred carry holster is. I purchased this some months ago and have been giving it a fair shot. Truth be told, it has been worn everyday. And will continue to be so. It’s an appendix design. I have always preferred appendix style carry for about 20 years. Back in the day, we used …