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Small Diamond Steel Targets

Special thanks to Superior Ideas Targets for making us some small diamond, precision rifle targets. Money well spent as always.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Old Habits Die Hard – Shotguns

Do you have any guns designated for roles more out of habit that logic? Mine is this Mossberg 590. I have had it for over 2 decades. It’s a “home defense” gun. But in reality my CCW is the gun that fills that role. So the shotgun just lives in the closet should I need it. Additionally…and this is a …

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Professional Photo Test 2

Here is the second gun form the photo test. The previous gun was obviously well worn. Now this example is in much better shape.  Wilson eXperior Single Stack 9mm 1911.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Professional Photo Test 1

We had some professional photos taken of the John1911 reference collection. This was done to so what a non-pristine firearm would look like under such conditions.  My old work gun. Ed Brown Executive Elite. 45 ACP. Blued finish. Real ivory grips. Notice how the finish is worn? It’s been refinished once or twice. I can’t recall.  For you collectors out …

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How Much Ammo In Your Vehicle?

I posted this picture on social media a little while ago and was legitimately surprised (Which doesn’t happen often) by most of the reactions.  What you see in this picture is about 2000rd of 9mm ammunition. Out of sight is the 5.56 and some precision rifle ammo.  The feedback was mostly along the lines of keeping something  “that extremely valuable” …

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SIG P210 Cleaning

So I had a chance to get into the P210 yesterday and clean it. Without going into great detail beyond the scope of our website, I can tell you this is a very well made gun.  It still has some very early Euro-style spring designs in it. Very similar to some of the reference guns in the collection. Like the …

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New VZ Grips

I reached out to VZ Grips a few months ago and asked them if they would make me an ivory colored X9 grip similar to the 40th anniversary Wilson Combat guns? And they said yes.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EDC X9L Holes-in-Holes Drill

Some have asked if I shot the EDC X9L for the Holes-in-Holes drill. I did. Here is the best group. The goal is to shoot 5 shots through the same sized hole as the first bullet. So for 9mm, that would be a .355 hole.  Didn’t pull that off here. But it’s the journey, not the destination with such drills. …

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Wilson eXperior – Holes-in-Holes Drill

Got dayum! This gun shoots. Holes-in-Holes drill. 3 yards. 5 shots. Standing 2-handed. 115g mixed case head remanufactured ammo. This Wilson eXperior, single stack, 5”, steel, 9mm 1911 is probably the nicest handgun I have ever, ever shot in the practical world. This gun came to us with me thinking we’d have it 2-weeks tops. Why? I didn’t believe a …

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Wilson 320 Grip Module

We have a surprise for Doc tomorrow. The Wilson Combat M17 grip module. I can already tell the grip texture is a huge upgrade. —Editor    

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Blaser Tactical Magazine Analysis

Can’t post too much on this. But we occasionally get private messages about this subject. Since we can’t address specifics, all I can show is this photo.  So what it is? One of our outside vendors measuring Blaser Tactical 2 / LRS 2 magazines. Infer from that what you will.      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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POTD – DOC Shooting SCAR-20s

[Editor’s note] Doc was on the range Friday for a pre-scheduled event. Brought his SCAR-20s.  The SCAR ran fine. The ammo ran fine. But now he has a new problem: This Thunder Beast Suppressor keeps walking off it’s mount about every 9-14 shots.  Officer Mike suggested some O-rings, and DOC is going to call TB today for some advice. —Editor  …