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Long Saturday

At 630am it was website updates. By 930am it was range time. By 2pm it was tractor service center to bring in busted range bush-hog. At 4pm it was leg day (I HATE working out that late). And now at 930pm I am finished cleaning some weapons in the armory. Who takes weekends off?     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting …

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POTD – Another Colt Python

I keep an eye out for Pythons since we are in the market for a shooter grade example. This one is “better” or well…actually worse than the typical examples I see.  But it’s still not quite rode hard enough to justify the asking price. At least not for one we plan on shooting a lot. Let someone else eat that …

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POTD – Colt 1903 Pistol

The only reason I didn’t buy this pistol is because of the caliber: 32acp. That is not a caliber I support. Simple as that.  But..this gorgeous 1903 is currently sitting in my FFL’s used gun case. It’s beautiful.       Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — Suppressed Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Just recently we shared some video of a staff member with his Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Well…our good friend, “Officer Mike” decided he wanted to jump in the game. He has offered to let us try out his Ruger 10/22 Takedown with integral suppressor. For our younger readers, that may not seem like such a big deal. But I lived in …

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POTD – Clean Yo Nasty Gun!

As some of you are aware, we’ve had a photographer hanging around the armory as of late. And no he isn’t into guns at all, but is always looking for interesting subjects to…shoot? See what I did there? Anyway…. He took two photos of my CCW gun. And while the VP isn’t cherry clean since…I do shoot it quite a …

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POTD — Glock 17 Gen 5

“Officer Mike” reached out today. Earlier this morning, he picked up a brand new Glock 17 Gen 5. Being a awesome guy, he offered to let us test it out. I know many of our readers are interested in the GEN 5 Glocks so “Offiicer Mike” is really doing us a solid. Because I see no possible way GEN 5 …

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POTD — Wall of Powder

2017 Camp Perry has come and gone. While looking at some photos from the trip, I couldn’t help but notice this wall of powder. It was only a short few years ago when nobody could find powder and primers. Buy it now, folks. Because one day soon (sic), gun powder will be a racist, sexist, symbol of oppression and oligarchy. …

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POTD — Long Guns Checked Into Armory

All my working long-guns are checked back in the armory. It’s rare for them all to be together. Some may be disappointed by the selections since we have so many more interesting rifles in the reference collection. But to get the job done, things aren’t that hard: Mossberg 590 / 500. SCAR-16. PTR-GI. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — Blaser Tactical 2 Police Sniper

A Police Sniper shares with us a photo from a training cycle he recently completed. Pretty neat image and worth posting. I think his Blaser is very interesting with the camouflage finish. Much more professional than mine for sure. Thanks to J. for sharing the photo.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — Old Work Pagers

Being of a certain age has it’s advantages: Perspective. I was looking through some old boxes a few days ago and ran across some now retired work gear. For those who’s biggest accomplishment in 1995 was being born, this may seem a little weird. Back then we didn’t have smart phones. We had mostly pagers and cell phones were still …

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POTD — The Golden BB

Thought this was an interesting photo. What you are looking at is an anti-aircraft round that has passed through this plane’s prop while in flight. I have heard rumors that during WWII soldiers and airmen subscribed to the “golden BB” theory. The flack and volume of fire didn’t matter. If it was your time, the Golden BB had your name …

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POTD — Beretta 92 – M9

A customer sent us a funny image inspired by a t-shirt design we sell. A Beretta 92F with a blank firing adopter stuck in it’s barrel. Some of you will get the joke. Some won’t. Which is why the shirt is so popular.   Sincerely, Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – M1 Garand Sniper Rifle

Thought these were neat images. Looking closer, I am guessing this is a M1C variant since the scope mount is bolted to the receiver. The M1D’s typically have the scope mounted to the barrel. I am not so sure the actual scope is correct. It doesn’t look like the scope I had on my old M1D, but I am no …