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Staying in Position

One skill I like to own. And one habit I like to reenforce is the tendency to stay behind the rifle and looking through the glass. It sounds simple and the benefits are obvious. But if you are always coming out the glass for small admin tasks in training? You’ll come out of the glass for small admin tasks when …

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EP102 – 800 Yards, Polaris Ranger, What is SKY, Dick Pics For Yo Momma

On episode 102 of the John1911 Podcast: We have hit the 800y mark on Range Construction. Dick Pics for your momma. Raping alligators. SIG to release the Military M17 Pistol. SKY is NOT Blue Sky Imports! Whoops! Polaris General 1000 for the Range. US hits 400 millions guns owned. Michael Murphy memorial smashed. Man with no arms stabs tourist.   …

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SHS 21: Bernardelli P.One

First off, let me inform the viewer that we have purchased this pistol before we were able to film a regular SHS episode. If we see another one out there, we will obviously let you know.  What we have here is a Bernardelli P.One Pistol. Caliber 9mm Steel frame and slide. DA/SA Action. Can be cocked and locked. Two 14/15rd …

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SHS 17: Beretta 92a1

  What we have here is a pistol I have kept an eye out for quite a few years. The upgraded M9 pistol known as the Beretta 92a1. This particular example: Factory 1913 light rail.  Wilson G10 grips.  It still retains it’s factory grips.  3 – 17 round factory magazines.  3-dot drift adjustable sights.  Caliber – 9×19  Action – Traditional …

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SHS 16: Sporterized Mauser BYF(43)

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at something that, while today is not popular, was very common from the 1940’s up until the late 1980’s: taking a very common military surplus rifle and using it as a donor rifle to sporterize.  These days, “Sporterize” is a loaded term. So perhaps we should replace it with …

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K31 – The Karabiner Model 1931

The Swiss made rifle commonly referred to as the K31 is a straight pulled action rifle that uses a 6 round detachable box magazine. The calibre is 7.5×55 Swiss and has pretty much the same ballistic qualities as the 7.62×51 NATO round. These rifles are very well built and are considered to be some of the most accurate Milsurp rifle …

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John1911 Podcast Ep48

The John1911 Podcast Episode 48 is now live.  LWRC gets Sweedish SF Rifle Contract  Trump goes after Boeing for Air Force One  Russians dump another plane in the sea Merkel to ban Burqa’s Felony arrest: 208mph Mustang The Queen of Riker’s Island A Fake US Embassy. Yes, really. Castro’s Funeral Jeep dies with him The Army-Navy game gets the respect …

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AK Rifle Grenade Accident

“In Russia, rifle grenade launch you.” Sorry. Not sorry. I’m nothing if not predictable.   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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Video — Two Russian Snipers

Two Russian Snipers. Same year manufactured. Different personalities. Be it a 1911 or a brand new AR, every weapon exhibits particular traits that make it unique. Much like people. If you are a shooter, you would be wise to understand this so you can be confident in how to handle these differences.       Marky Www.tacticaltshirts.com Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns …

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Video — Strange bullpup Rifles

The world is a big place and it’s easy to get tunnel vision regarding small arms. The fact is, we live in a Glock, AR and AK world. But there are many people who do not. The Singapore City State military issues an indigenous bullpup rifle as their standard infantry arm. This video does a good job of showing it. …

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Time Trials From A Holster

In the real world, the most important time you can work on is drawing from the holster and getting that first hit. A lot goes into it. Things like clearing a garment, getting that good firing grip, drawing the weapon from the holster, rotating the gun towards the target, bringing your hands together, driving the sites to the target and …

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Armory Chat EP06: FN Military Collector M16A4

We’ve had some questions, and seen some questions comments, about the FN M16A4 Military Collector rifle recently. Decided to do a Armory Chat session to address some of these more common issues. Have to admit this wasn’t my best Armory Chat session. I was bouncing between 3 different devices, answer questions, and make sure I covered all the outstanding subjects. …

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Video – Will a German Luger Run HP Ammo?

This was a short video we filmed one night when the subject came up about shooting modern HP ammo out of an old German P08 Luger. Speer Gold Dot 9mm Duty Ammo. Let me explain: It is not uncommon to run across people who may have a firearm but aren’t “gun people”. Maybe they inherited a gun? Maybe it’s just …