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Thoughts: Suppressed 22 AR’s

Thoughts: Suppressed 22 AR’s Recently there has been a surge of interest in suppressed 22 AR rifles. I believe this is because a dedicated 22 upper has been released by Gemtech.  Well…I think many of you will be disappointed by the results and I don’t recommend buying one. Let me explain.  We recently did some testing with a 22 conversion …

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Shooting Baffle Stack Loose

So what do you do when you can’t get the baffle stack out of your integrally suppressed AR? Easy. Go shoot it some more, heat up the stack, and use a socket wrench to leverage it out.  In the future, I will have to make certain to use anti-seize on the threads if the rifle is going to sit long …

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Gemtech Integra – Still Chasing Function

Title says it all. Cheapammo sent over some Hornady Frontier 55g ammo for the Gemtech Integra.  It does run better. Which isn’t saying much. But it also appears that “maybe” I get less stoppages with PMAGS than with metal GI mags.  At this point I think it might be time to test 62g ammo. If it doesn’t settle down then? …

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10 Hours On The Range

This was a long day. The first half we hosted some shooters who were putting in their time.  What happens when they are done and clock out? It’s my time. Still working on this LMT GI Trigger / GEMTECH Integra combination.  Received a text message asking, “Are you still out there?”  “Why Yes. Yes I am”.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting …

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Integra Rock Test

After the Great-Rock-Lock of 2019, just needed to make sure the Gemtech Integra didn’t also pickup a rock during mag changes.  All is well.  Marky john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Aimpoint 6x Project

After taking a LE carbine course, I determined the need for some magnification on my truck gun. A BCM Keymod upper.  Additionally the GEMTECH Integra needs a matching configuration for easy swap. The solution?   Aimpoint offers a 6x flip-over magnifier for use with their Micros. So after some wheeling and dealing, I worked into a second Micro H2, a …

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Slow Motion Short Stroke

Doc shooting the Integra while I document the short-stroke officially.  American made MILSPEC ammo functions fine in the upper. Hell! Even low power steel cased Wolf functions in the 90% range. Which is just enough to keep a shooter in tip-top shape clearing stoppages. So that’s a silver lining, right? But here’s the $64,000 question: Isn’t Wolf Gold supposed to …

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Is Wolf Gold Loaded to MILSPEC

So something funny happened with the Gemtech Integra. Wolf steel cased ammo runs, basically, perfectly. Wolf Gold, brass cased ammo, chokes. The Gemtech Integra is purpose built to be suppressed. As such it has a smaller gas-port so as not to be over gassed. However it “should” work with factory military spec ammo. Especially when clean.  Additionally it is not …

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One Day At a Time

New gear is new. New skills aren’t skills. They’re aspirations. The only way to overcome these limitations is to dive in and just work your way through the suck.  Incase you don’t listen to the podcast, I am primarily a pistol shooter first. And a precision rifle shooter second. The other stuff I have certainly done, but those skills have …

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Gemtech Integra First Impressions

In a word: Favorable.  The upper is lighter than I would have expected. The gas to the shooters face is almost NIL. And it seems to run 55g Wolf steel ammo pretty good.  Had a few bobbles. But that would be break-in? Or that could be variations in wolf pressure levels. Because wolf steel is notoriously under powered ammunition. And …

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Gemtech Integra First Shots

If you follow some of our social media accounts, you are likely aware that we have taken possession of a Gemtech Integra integrally suppressed upper.  Not that it’s a big deal. But the NFA paperwork took 10 months to clear. Which is ridiculous, but seems to be fast by most accounts.  This video just shows basic function test, zeroing, and …

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POTD – Gemtech Integra Arrives

Now I have a suppressed upper! Ho-Ho-Ho! -Marky #john1911 #gemtechintegra #gemtechsilencer @gemtechsuppressors     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”