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POTD — Bringing Out The Old Girl

Carried this gun for 12 years. It’s been to hell and back. Hell! I’ve even hit a few people with it. Refinished twice I think. Broke it out today to blow the dust off drawing from 3 o’clock. I rarely do that much these days. I was rusty and ugly. But ole faithful still delivered. 5” Ed Brown 1911. Blue …

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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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Video — Alternative View on the Term, “Idiot Scratch”

I first heard this term maybe 15+ years ago and it really seems to have taken off since then. I attribute it to the plethora of NIB 1911 options available these days. But the rest of the story seems to have been dropped. Let me explain.       Marky www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Ivory Stocked Rifle

I will start off by saying that I like Ivory. I like it as grips for firearms and have carried a ivory gripped pistol professionally in the past. It’s way, way, way more durable than most modern readers would believe. I suspect the modern penchant to view ivory as fragile is attributable to the significant price increases more than actual …

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POTD – Cleaning The Executive Elite

Like many of you, my first love was the 1911. And while I have since related the 1911 to second line work, I do enjoyed getting it out from time to time. So while mostly you will see me shooting a “plastic-fantastic”, I am a 1911 guy at heart. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”