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Shooting, “Not a Red 9”

Somewhat of a tongue-in-cheek title. Freeze and I get the Red 9 out. This was the first time loading it with stripper clips on the range. Previously it was being hand loaded 2-3 rounds per iteration.  What I like about the gun is it’s iconic look. No other gun looks quite like a Broom-Handle Mauser. In the early days of …

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Red 9 Stripper Clips Arrive

C96 – Red 9 stripper clips are in….Errr…well only 1! But What the heck! 😎🤪😬 #c96mauser #broomhandlemauser #mauser #wwi #pistol #gunsofinstagram   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP135 – Ghost Glock, C96 Pistol Debut, Every Town USA Arrest

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast:   Freeze is tempted by Centerfire Systems to build a Glock. Was a suppressor used in VA shooting attack? 505 Gibbs vs 460 Weatherby. NY Homeowner arrested for inherited gun. The C96 Broom Handle debut. Every Town USA lobbyist knocks his wife around. Hillary keynotes cyber-security conference. DPRK’s Kim just needs a Red …

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Armory Chat 45 – C96 / Red 9 Mauser

We’ve been in the market for a shooter grade C96 for a while. But what made the quest even harder was we wanted it chambered in…you guessed it…9×19. Which is where the, “Red 9” moniker comes into play.  In summary: Used C96. Made by Mauser in Germany. Exported to China. At some point imported or brought into the US. It …

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C96 Red 9 in The Armory

Figured I would show this. It’s a Mauser C96 chambered in 9mm Parabellum. Yes, the same caliber as your Glock 9×19 mags.  Every collection needs a C96 for three reasons:  It’s Han Solo’s gun! Yes, really.  It’s considered the first commercially successful automatic pistol.  It’s look is unique in the extreme.  Without getting into all the details, there were two …