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EP-219: Ft. Apache, The Bronx

Episode 219 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: McCloskeys plead guilty. Portland Riot Squad resigns. Hakim & Rasheed crazy prices. Semi-auto STG-44. The Call Her Daddy buyout. Stuck fetish is a thing.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Wilson Scorable Steel Target Arrives

Getting some old business out of the way. We have been playing with a Wilson Combat Scorable Steel Target system. Since the entire thing is armored, this is how it arrives.  Seems very, very durable. And prefect for use at a high volume range or shooting school. Consumable stands are just that, consumable. We had a 2×4 human silhouette target …

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SHS-71: Winchester 1887 Lever-Action Shotgun

What we have on this episode of the Second Hand Showcase is something of an anomaly these days: The lever-action shotgun.  So what is that you ask? Just what it sounds like. A lever action shotgun with a elevator, mag tube, spur hammer and shell lifter. But what makes this design even more interesting is that fact the action basically …

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556 FAL Function Test

So…we were testing the SAR-4800 / 556 FAL trying to get it ready for some projects. It was initially gassed for some old Wolf 55g ammo a few years back. Which is notoriously under powered.  Well…we are shooting different ammo now, so it needs to be function tested. Tweaked. Gas adjusted. And otherwise have all the bugs worked out.  Posted …

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EP-218: Return of The Freeze

Episode 218 is in the can. Finally. We had a major technical malfunction a few days ago trying to do this with all three of us. So this is a session with just Freeze & Marky   CA AR bans in court. ‘ Production Alien pistols on sale. Throw down on Delta flight. Big Aguila ammo theft. Bitch slapping the …

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The Gear Queer Hamster Wheel

I realize most readers of this website are more interested in smaller or CCW sized handguns. And while it seems the gravitational pull of “the industry” also leans that way; military or government groups tend to stick with the same form factors for a reason.  Smart kids of today have noticed that almost all adjustable stocks end up being set …

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Rifle Range – Why T-Posts

So you want to build a rifle range but you are not sure what configuration you should choose for rifle range targets? Let me offer some advice.  Your choices will be dictated more by the terrain and budget than the market.  You see this picture. It’s part of our rifle range. See how much roll our range has? That is …

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Remington 1875 Factory Blem?

Long story very short. We are not 100% sure what we are looking at here. Is the variation shown in these revolvers normal or a known change?  Or..perhaps this is a factory blem / parts gun that was assembled by Remington during a bankruptcy period?  Is this revolver a one off?  Is it more valuable because of the variation?  Or…are …

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POTD – SIG P220 Elite

We had a cop show up a few weeks ago carrying a SIG P227. That is a 45ACP chambered pistol. He expressed a desire to shoot on our range and maybe try out some techniques.  When I happens, I feel obligated to try and shoot the same gun that person does. Or at least shoot the same action / make.  …

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MILSURP Donkey Update

Crackerjack preening for the crowd. But don’t get it twisted, he’s still an asshole.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Zero and DOPE Check

Why shoot cheap, reloaded ammo through your higher-end bolt gun? Simple. It’s a cheap way to practice position shooting. What a lot of people who are interested in precision rifle seem to overlook is the ability to shoot your gun in positions. i.e. Not prone.  Can I expect to keep tight groups at range with cheap ammo? Of course not. …

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5000 Rounds Fired – EDC X9L

5000 Rounds Fired First off, this video requires some explanation. It’s actually a video test. And since every video needs a goal, for the purpose of the test; I held up my pistol and said, “Make a commercial about this gun”.  So they did.  The round counts shown here are real. You’ll notice I double tapped one plate since I …

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Reloading: Don’t Skip Primer Pocket

Reloading: Don’t Skip Primer Pocket Clean those primer pockets. Even after you tumble them. Carbon build up in the left. Corncob media in the right.    Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-217: Hitler Was A Vegan!

Episode 217 of the John1911 Podcast: Hunter Biden Crack & Marion Barry. Fauci’s star is falling. Aimpoint fixes ACRO battery. ATF nominee appears to be a psychopath. BLM founder out: Too rich. Almost see our range from space. Is ammo coming back? Stegosaurus kills man.   Danny & Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SRO in Heavy Rain

I am not saying open emitter red dots are just as good as closed emitter. They are not. And it’s likely in 20 years, no red dots will use the open emitter design.  However…most people these days subscribe to dogma, not practical knowledge.  These pics was taken in absolute pouring rain. The pistol is carried AIWB and was not concealed …