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SIG 551 Trigger Install Tips

SIG 551 Trigger Install Tips The production quality of this video is quite poor. This is because it was made for internal consumption. We have zero plans to ever go back into the trigger kit, but 5 years from now I won’t remember how I did it. So here is a video for future me.  This video isn’t a detailed …

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New Production Steyr-Hahn Barrels

This recently popped up in our comment section and I thought it was deserving of it’s own post. There appears to be a company in Austria who was making, or planning to make, brand-new production Steyr-Hahn 9mm barrels.  So what is the significance of this, you ask? Well…as I see it, the original Steyr-Hahn is in what I consider a …

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POTD – New Pistol Section

POTD – New Pistol Section Been shuffling around some of the guns in The Armory. The goal is to be more organized and efficient. To be honest, we have outgrown the tracking system we use. I had to run down a pistol last week.  Not optimal.  Things rotate: Guns checked out. Checked out guns back in for cleaning. Guns checked …

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Is It Safe To Dry-Fire 1911s?

In short, yes. Just adhere to a few simple tips. While I don’t have a problem with “occasional” slide drops on an empty chamber, repeated drops during high volume dry-fire is just beating fitted parts unnecessarily in a 1911. Specially the sear-hammer hook interface, and the fitted barrel.  The good news is these actions don’t typically happen during most dry-fire …

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POTD – Escape From Cincinnati

Chris C. Sent this over yesterday. He’s home from work for a few weeks on medical leave. So in his spare time, he’s coming up with funny stuff on the internet.  Considering how a certain political class of our society is hell bent on turning our major cities in dumpster fires, I suspect this meme will age quite well.  Thanks …

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Most Versatile Shooting Bag – Fortune Cookie

Most Versatile Shooting Bag After a few years of use, I have come to realize that the one shooting bag that is probably the most used is the Wiebad weighted rifle bag known as a DRC Fortune Cookie.  Here are it’s attributes which can be both a positive and a negative depending on the application: Positives: It’s heavy – 6.2lbs …

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EP-222: The State of The Business

Episode 222 is in the can. A solo edition catching up on some old business and delving into some projects: New computers in The Armory. Listener questions update. SIG 551A1 accessories and plans. Flying with guns. YouTube is smoking crack. Merchandising going forward.         Marky John1911.com ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-221: 14” Hog Leg

Episode 221 of the John1911 Podcast is now live. SIG 551A1 Impresses. Second Edition 1911 Vickers’ Guide. Avenatti gets 30 months. Clinton / Haiti conspiracy theory. Freeze E-Begs. Rick Ross – Freeze’s new tractor buddy. WV drops taxes on guns & ammo. Everything is still Trump’s fault apparently. When sausage is life or death.       Danny, Marky & …

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SIG 551A1 Reconfigure

SIG 551A1 Reconfigure As promised on video, I will be running the SIG 551A1 rifle for the rest of the summer. As such, it needs a few upgrades and changes: Primarily a red dot and better safety selector.  For those wondering, the drum rear is hot garbage. In my opinion anyway. Others will differ. Yes, it works. Yes, I can …

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POTD – Rusty Wolf Ammo

Rusty ammo, Ya’ll! I can’t say for certain this didn’t get wet because of me. But I was surprised. The Wilson EXperior ate it like a champ though. #wolfammo #rusty #ohwell #john1911     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – llama Model IV

POTD – llama Model IV They said, “Why would someone want a 9mm 1911?”. “9mm 1911’s are just wrong.” “1911’s were designs for nothing was 45ACP”. Well….1931 is calling on line 1 with a response.  😉     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Shot Timer Works w/Suppressor

We have been playing with the Shooters Global (SG Global) shot timer. It’s a fully integrated hardware solution paired to a smart phone app.  It’s fully adjustable. As such, it has presets for suppressed guns of various calibers. Which is handy since I’m sure the makers of this product have a better handle on the report-sonic crack v microphone sensitivity …

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POTD – CAGPT

What is CAGPT?  Delta Airlines uses this moniker on checked luggage that contains firearms. I can only assume they also use it for items of flagged value: i.e. Checking The Hope Diamond or the Mona Lisa in your luggage.  What does it mean on a practical level? It means TSA goes through your bag. And it does not come out …

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WileyX Replacement Parts

Old business I kinda dropped.  A while back, we had a post about some WileyX eye-pro that finally gave up the ghost. I have worn this set almost every day since 2008-9. Not just for shooting, but range maintenance and use of power tools.  Well…Even though WileyX has moved on to different models and sets of eye protection, they still …

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SIG 551-A1 First Shots

SIG 551-A1 First Shots Decided to finally pull the SIG 551-A1 out of The Armory reference collection and actually shoot the darn thing.  First Impressions: Seems like a cool gun.  Actually runs.  I like the folding stock.  I hate the drum sight.  Trigger sucks rocks.  For-end furniture does wobble.  It will get “heavy” when accessorized.  More to come on this. …