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EP145 – Sheriff of Baghdad – Carbine Class AAR

Ep145 of the John1911 Podcast is gong to be a little different. Last week I had the chance to attend a John “Shrek” McFee / Sheriff of Baghdad 100 yard carbine course. Should be pretty straight forward, right? Well…not so fast. Without getting too deep in the woods, let’s just say I wasn’t really prepared to shoot to the same …

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Why SOCOM Wants a 300Blk

The news today is SOCOM has put out a RFP for a very short, very light, 300 blackout (300blk) M4 pattern rifle. They also specify such factors as subsonic ammunition performance. Why are they doing this? First, this is a RFP. Not a new weapons program. SOCOM has an idea and they want to see if it is even feasible …

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Rifles Seen at 2016 Ft. Benning Sniper Challenge

A followup to the handguns seen at the Sniper Challenge, here are some pictures of the rifles and scopes at same. Some of the long guns are typical (standard TOE) while others may come as a surprise. Additionally some foreign military rifles will be of interest as well.       Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Glock is Already the Military Service Pistol

The fix is in. I thought maybe with the rumors about the SIG P320 being the FBI favorite, things would change? But the FBI just choose a Glock. And IMO it will be a standard Glock. Not some crazy custom, new Glock. Why? Because the 9mm Glock is already in the FBI’s Table of Equipment (TOE). You see, the FBI …

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A “Nobody” From Oklahoma: The Career of MSG. Joshua Wheeler

“Sweet Mother of God. Would you look at that?”, a co-worker mumbled as he handed me a copy of MSG. Wheeler’s official DoD photo. “Yeah, 30 of these guys show up in one place, you can damn sure bet they aren’t on a Train, Advise & Assist mission”, I snorted. I won’t rehash all the information that is being talked …