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Fall Fashion Week: S&W 442

For many years I refused to even purchase a j-framed revolver. Why? I didn’t want to be tempted to carry it! Yes I really think that. I am of the opinion that guns like this breed laziness and bad habits.  People who think they can only carry J-fames suffer from the same mindset about lifting weights or working out. Stop …

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Fall Fashion Week: S&W 325 Thunder Ranch

The 325 is a legacy gun from my 45 ACP 1911 days. The thinking was since I am so deep into the 45 guns, it made sense to have some other guns in that caliber.  Additionally getting to practice using the revolver manual of arms without having to stock a revolver centric caliber appealed to our logistics system.  The result? …

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POTD – Duluth Trading Company Pants

So…THIS is what that little piece of fabric is for! To hold my hammer!  OK. All kidding aside, Yaqui style holsters are still crap.  Sincerely,      Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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B-29 Bomber Flyover

So…a B-29 flew over the John1911 armory Sunday. I asked Doc if I should be worried since I was shooting a German rifle? He said B-29’s only targeted Jap guns, so I should be safe.      —Marky

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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 – FN 1922

These old FN guns have an interesting and unique approach to ergonomics we don’t see much anymore. One wonders with modern 380 ammo, if maybe something like this might be viable today? I know. I know. I’m the guy who hates pocket-rockets. But I’m also not deaf, dumb and blind either. I see all kinds of pistol manufactures competing to …

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COVID-19 / SCAR-20

Doc came out to play during the tail end of the Covid shutdown. Brought his SCAR along and banged steel from 200 yards to 518.    I think it was the first time he’d been out of his house in months.     

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Benelli B76

As some of you have seen, we have finally picked up a Benelli B76 for the reference collection. Yes, it is shooter grade with no box or papers. But does have a slightly damaged finish.  Perfecto!     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Doc Buys a M17

Doc bought a M17 today. Don’t tell his daughters, but he broke quarantine to sneak off to the gun store! Hahahahaha. —Editor     

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POTD – Bush-Hog Killer 

It’s time to start cutting the John1911 range. Which means bush-hog FOD walks. Look what I found today: Old barbed wire fence.  Yowza! And here’s the scary part. It was located just out of sight of most pistol videos. I found about 10 inches sticking out of the ground. And pulled this large section up and out!  Why didn’t you …

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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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2019 Scouting

This has become an annual event. Scouting the range property looking for deer and poacher sign.  Rifle: Blaser R8. Caliber: 243. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok. Suppressor: Silencerco Harvester 30.  Back-pack Sling: Tab Gear.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – SCAR-20 / Blaser Tactical 2

Doc and I spent some time at the cool kid range playing with our precision rigs. It’s hard to imagine by the looks, but the Blaser is 25 years older than the SCAR-20.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”