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Wilson eXperior First Shots

So…after the astounding success of the Wilson EDC X9L pistol, I was curious if a single-stack version of the gun was available? It was not. Seems Wilson limits the EDC9 guns to 4” which I have ZERO interest in. But they did offer an alternative. The eXperior 9mm 1911.  So what is this gun? It’s a single stack 1911 with …

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EDC X9L Plunger Tube Design

One of the main weaknesses of the original 1911 design is the plunger tube. It’s critical to the functioning of the thumb safety. And should the plunger tube become dislodged, it can lock the safety on. Resulting in a dead gun.  Work arounds and modifications have been tried for years to mitigate the risk. Everything from increasing the number of …

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Carry Guns & Gloves

Another thing I like about the Wilson X9L is the increase in trigger-guard size. Any CCW gun that is carried daily ideally should be shootable with gloves on.  The reasons should be obvious so I won’t waste your time explaining why.  What you see here is my large-ish hands wearing chainsaw gloves. Which are my go-to gloves when doing range …

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Podcast EP56 — HK goes 300, Wilson Vaporware Pistol, Spying on Trump?

Episode 56 of the John1911 podcast is now live. Hope everyone enjoys the new show intro music. In this episode we cover: HK Offers a 300blk 416 Rifle? Did the GOV spy on Trump? Wilson Combat’s new vaporware 9mm pistol. Getting your Tea Party Stickman On. Judge commits felony. Customs follows Army and selects the SIG P320. Glock appeals Army’s …