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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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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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SHOK-Buff Change – 4000 Rds

Taking care of some old business.  I changed the SHOK-Buff in the EDC X9L at 4000 rounds.  Here are some up-close pics of the buff should you be interested.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP-209: John Wayne Was Bald!?!?

Episode 209 of the John1911 Podcast: Youtube attacks us. Systemic non-compliance. The most famous samurai sword. Stolen Ferrari F50. NRA & BLM have same benefits apparently. Always watch the full body camera. Pelosi says no court packing. Listener questions.   Danny, Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The New Browning A5

Finally saw one of these new Browning A5’s in a shop. Figured it would be fun gun to play with. Of course it doesn’t use the original long recoil action of the original shotguns. But neat anyway. Then I saw the price. I could buy a real A5 for way less than that! Hard pass.  No… Crazy hard pass.    …

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EP-208: His Dog Rides The Short Bus

Episode 208 of the John1911 Podcast is now live.   Biden’s Gun Control Executive Orders. MLB debacle. Getting ready for 2021 range maintenance. What’s wrong with NASCAR. Will the DOD release a M17A1? Freeze’s “very special” dog.   Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Rant – Coming Clean About Col. Jeff Cooper

Putting my feelings on the record since the #1 vector of attack regarding my Yaqui holster video; typically uses the false logic of, “derp derp Colonel Jeff Cooper derp derp”. Anyone making that argument is doing The Good Colonel a disservice. And quite literally betraying everything his legacy was supposed to stand for! Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — PTR-MP5

Ran into one of the new PTR MP-5’s while hitting various gun shops. Seems very interesting. My first impression is the word, “lite”. As in not heavy. Very lite.  I recall the real MP-5’s as being quite a bit heavier than this. Perhaps it was because of original lights and suppressors from HK? Dunno.  But this leaves a good first …

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Full Report — M17-M18 Safety Failures

There is a bulletin floating around various US Military commands about problems being seen with the new service pistol. In particular, they are seeing failures of the thumb safety mechanism.  If I read the report correctly, it appears the external thumb safety still functions, but an internal firing pin block is being sheared off somewhere around 5000 to 6000 rounds. …

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Glock Red Trainers

A few weeks ago we discussed a FBI marked Glock red trainer that sold on the civilian market for $4000. Needless to say that got my attention! While Glock red trainers do cost more than functional Glocks, it’s only by about 20% or so.  Well…that story brought up a lot of questions about the Glock red guns in general, and …