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Beretta – Loquacious Likes The D

Before you watch this video, I want to confess something. I am a hypocrite. Not now. Now tomorrow. Not yesterday. But forever and apparently always.   Lost? Let me explain.  You can have zero doubt that many moons ago, a young Marky when handed a PD issued DAO Beretta, would have turned his nose up and said something disparaging about …

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Rolex Bezel Replacement 

After 24 years of daily use, I have finally acquiesced and replaced the bezel on my GMT Master II Rolex. 1997 production (when I bought it). My watch guy isn’t the biggest fan of me shooting while wearing the watch, but when I explain this watch has been a part of everything I have done for over 20 years: Shooting, …

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POTD – Remington 1890

Remington revolver 1890 nickel with factory ivory grips. #44cfw #4440winchester #blackpowder #cowboygun #sixshooter #ivorygrips #raregun     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SWAT Team Review – Steyr GB Pistol

Interesting video for us to make. When we first popped up with the Steyr GB for The Armory reference collection, there were a number of viewers who seemed to believe this gun was somehow special. Or better. Or perhaps made during a magical time when quality and old school craftsmanship reigned supreme.  “They don’t make them like that anymore”, one …

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EP-212: Mickey The Mope

Episode 212 of the John1911 Podcast: SWAT Team review of Styer GB. Is Liz Cheney in trouble? Ohio loosens it’s knife laws. Biden is trying to kill the economy. NYC Mayoral candidate wants to CCW. GOP has first trans candidate. Recall on Ruger 57 Pistol. Lighting Link “speech”. Fox News clickbait. Car thieves go high tech. Drive through funeral.   …

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SRO – 4000 Rounds

So….we are not gear reviewers. But…we do get questions about how well the SRO is holding up? In a word: great!  With these pics it has seen over 4000 rounds fired and has been daily carried for about a year. Plus or minus a month.  The wear seen on the objective housing? I am still not 100% sure that is …

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POTD – Glock 22P (Red Glock)

After I did a video showing some training guns in the armory, some expressed an interest in seeing up close photos of the Glock 22P “pistol”.  P stands for practice. Legally this is a firearm and is transferred as such. But as it’s configured here, it CANNOT be made to fire. Looking closely at the pics will explain why.    …

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EP-211: Marky’s Penthouse Letters

On this 211th epsidoe of the John1911 Podcast: General podcast updates. 50BMG Kaboom. NM LEO shootout. Freeze’s new Remington Videos. The FBI is still looking for Pelosi’s laptop. NYC elite experience violence at Peter Luger steakhouse. Columbus hippes cripple their PD. Racing meth dogs.   Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Remington-Beals Navy

A quick look at some more estate guns. Remington-Beals Navy revolvers. Both percussion and factory, centerfire conversions.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EDC X9L Bill Drill – 2.12 Seconds

Shot this a few weeks ago. I now have the EDC X9L Bill Drill down to 2.12 seconds at 7 yards. The trigger cadence work has paid off. But now I have ID’ed another factor that is holding me back.  Been working on that since.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Australian Chassis Hack

So Bob from Australia reached out a while back and wanted to tell me about his custom “Blaser Tactical 2 Like” chassis. It seems he like the LRS/TAC2 ergonomics so much, he went out and simply made his own. I don’t know what I was expecting to see when I opened the images, but I can say with zero hesitation …

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EP-210: “Just my size”

Ep-210 of the John1911 Podcast: Taking the podcast off Youtube. Millionaire communists. Prison meme’s. Flying turtles. Old men discuss tractors (again). LeBron James foul’s out. Knife fights are now kids being kids. Biden & Maxine Waters throw Chauvin lifeline. ATF’s David Chipman seems crazy. DC statehood is unconstitutional. Stacey Abrams is the next David Hogg, Cindy Sheehan. TBM Avenger crash. …

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300 Weatherby For Africa

Doc and I were out on the range for another project, but he wanted to get his 300 Weatherby shot. A big trip to Africa is coming this summer and he is rightfully excited. The winds were kicking us pretty hard all day, but nothing that would push Doc out of his performance envelope. But it should get the viewer …

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Honest Wear – Wilson Protector 

Andy A. sends over a 1911 with honest wear. —Editor Here’s my  carry Wilson. Been to Gunsite numerous times. Only time it’s malfunctioned has been with factory ball with bad (spotty-nonexistent) crimp. And [it] did not like Fiocchi 200-gr. JHP.   Just keep changing springs. Andy A.