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Episode 44 of the John1911 Podcast

We have made a conscious decision to not discuss politics this episode. The 3rd and final Presidential debate (2016 election) is tomorrow. Whatever happens, happens. Gen. Cartwright Pleads Guilty to misleading the FBI Whatever happened to that fantasy German Sniper Project? Man high on LSD saves dog. Freeze gets crippled magazines for hunting season. Professional Trolls on FB. Someone’s been …

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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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Barrett 98B LW

When most shooters think of Barrett, the first thing that comes to mind is their .50-caliber rifle and that makes sense considering all the attention it has gotten in military use. This year, Barrett parlayed what they learned from making battle-proven rifles into the company’s first hunting-specific rifle, the 98B LW. Barrett president Chris Barrett tells me the reason they …

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2016 Dove Hunt

Here are some highlights from the 2016 Dove Hunt. A bunch of us went out on opening day. It was my first time. And while I was certainly not “Top Shot” of the event, I had a great time. A couple of points. 1. This was the first time in my very short hunting career that I have actually seen …

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John1911 Podcast Ep43

This is Episode 43 of the John1911 podcast. Sig Sauer Disbands their Shooting Team. Cannon Balls wash up in Charleston Harbor Houthies take a shot at USN DDG. Trump is in trouble. Larry The Cable Guys is a beast. Freeze thinks the SIG MCX is probably the best thing ever.   Marky & Freeze www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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Video — This is a Good M&P Holster

Time for a update to a previous video: THIS IS A BAD M&P Holster. The main issue was the lack of tension in that design. I suspect it is because the manufacturer was trying to save money by selling M&P Compact holsters as working with the Shield. While the basic footprint is similar, the width of the slide causes the …

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Armory Chat EP05 – Having Guns In Your Hotel

Armory Chat video. Episode 05. Driving back into town and decided to take a minute and film this from the truck. The bottom line concerning having firearms in your room or on your person during a hotel stay: Nobody wants to see your dick. Here is a screen grab of the text that was sent to me regarding this issue. …

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Video — Second Strike And Why It Doesn’t Matter

There seems to be this persistent rumor on our social media properties that only a handgun with “second strike” or “double strike” capability will be considered for the Army’s proposed Modular Handgun System. Aka the MHS. The two weapons used to demonstrate in this video are Glock 35 GEN 4 FDE S&W 325 Thunder Ranch It would have been better …

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Video — Home Invasion Greater Atlanta

This story has been making the rounds and getting some press. And rightfully so. But what I am not seeing is some analysis on the reality check of a real gunfight. The highlights: Every year, 1000’s of people successfully defend themselves using a firearm with ZERO training whatsoever. Remember that the next time “experts” get you wrapped around the axel …

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Freeze’s Dove Gun – Winchester 101

I’m not exactly sure I recall every detail about Freeze’s Winchester 101. I know, according to him, it’s a little short for some winged shooting. But it’s the only double gun I have even seen him with. I also believe he has owned it for many, many years. And somehow, I just know, he got it for well below it’s …

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Armory Chat EP 03

In this episode 03 of the Armory Chat, we are doing some things a little different. Originally that day, I had planned on filming some stuff with the Winchester 52C topped with a Unertl optic. Unfortunately, Mother Nature had different ideas.   A severe thunderstorm blew through the farm, with lightning chasing me into “The Garage”. Ok. Sounds typical and …

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Video — Fixing AR70 Mag Trick

Put this video together as an alternative to some planning stuff with a Winchester 52C. A massive lightening storm drove me indoors. While I am not opposed to shooting in the rain, and even lightening, the now under-rare Unertl 10x scope on the Winchester 52 gives me paused in thunderstorms. You can see it on the hood of the jeep …

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Confirming Zero Texas Pig

One thing that continues to amaze me as I progress along in my hunting career are the amount of hunters who not confirm rifle zeros after traveling!? After making it to the outfitter and getting some sleep, I was happy to discover a 100 yard zeroing range just steps form the bunkhouse porch. Sweet. Two shots. Very quick. 270wby. 130 …

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2015 Hunting Season — Marky’s Stand

For the rest of the week, john1911.com will be posting pictures from our 2015 hunting season. Some will be of individual hunter’s areas. Others will be at our, “field-dressing-station”. Or commonly known around here as The Barn. 😉 Some will be of our, “processing-station”. Or known as The Old White Barn. The first pics are from my my stand and …