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eXperior 1911 Pull Weight

After shooting the 30 yard plate rack sequence, we received a few inquires about the Wilson eXperior 1911. In particular what is the pull weight of the trigger? The average taken in this video is 3lbs, 11oz.  Now the next question should be, “Is that measurement accurate?”. And here is where I feel the need to give a few disclaimers: …

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eXperior 1911 Dominates 10-8 Test

The Wilson Combat eXperior 1911 has passed the 10-8 Function Test.  What makes this more impressive, is the gun is a single stack, chambered in 9mm, with a GI style, internal extractor.  Between you, me and the wall; I thought no way this gun gets through the test without at least some kind of bobble. But gosh-darn it did!  And …

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Wilson eXperior First Shots

So…after the astounding success of the Wilson EDC X9L pistol, I was curious if a single-stack version of the gun was available? It was not. Seems Wilson limits the EDC9 guns to 4” which I have ZERO interest in. But they did offer an alternative. The eXperior 9mm 1911.  So what is this gun? It’s a single stack 1911 with …

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EDC X9L Locking Lug Design

Ok. In this final installment of the advances and changes Wilson has made to the design of the EDC X9L gun.  What is it? In a word: friction. Or more specifically a lack of it.  First they have removed the radial locking lugs from the barrel and added a single locking surface at the front of the hood. Pretty much …

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EDC X9L: Extractor Design

The EDC X9L pistol is a 1911 built for modern duty standards. And anyone who is truthful about the original 1911 designs knows changing and maintaining the extractor is as much an art as a science.  And while guys like me who are heavily invested in that skill might make the argument that it shouldn’t be changed; modern service guns …

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Retention Holster Work

The best way for me to get used to a retention holster is to practice using it while actually trying to do something else: Like work a gun for example. I don’t want to focus on beating retention. I want to focus on drawing and shooting. Big difference.  How is it going? Meh. I am having some issues with this …

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EDC X9L Reloads

There is no excuse for not getting quality reps in. Don’t have a holster for that gun? Mag carrier doesn’t fit? No matter. You can still present the gun properly, get a good sight picture, good trigger press, and raw-dog the reload out of your jeans.  I got a lot out of this session with the Wilson Combat EDC X9L. …

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Ed Brown Extractor Testing

Ok. Have to check the logs, but there are somewhere around 1000 rounds through this gun. I have seen some indications the extractor wasn’t tuned and knew a 10-8 Test was in order.  The result: Basically this extractor has zero tension on it. But the good news is, by the time you watch this, I have already fixed it.    …

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Staccato-P: A Pretty Interesting Service Pistol

Last week I had a chance to run into an old friend of mine at a training. He happened to be wearing his new duty weapon: The STI Staccato-P 1911 style of 1911. Not being up on STI guns in general and this model in particular, I thought it was a good time to snap some pictures.  The pistol is …

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Armory Chat EP25 – Ivory Grips

My story about how I ended up with Ivory grips on a carry gun. How they worked out for a carry gun. And what you can expect to happen to ivory if you carry it.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Mossberg 500 12 and PDX Ammunition

We invited some close friends and family to come out with us to Mitchell’s Range. The guesst were asked to bring any home defense or CCW weapons they own as well. One thing that showed up with a Mossberg 500 12 gauge that had a pistol grip on it. Personally I’m not a fan of pistol grip shotguns.  Just as …