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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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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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Detail Strip EDC X9 & X9L

First of all, let me just say the quality of this video is not up to our normal standards. I was working late and decided at the last minute to pull out the camera phone and show the detail strip procedure for the EDC X9L pistol.  I would imagine this also applies to the EDC X9, The EDC X9S, and …

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Overcoming Trigger Freeze

So while focusing on mastering The Bill Drill, I started to notice some trigger freeze at speed. So in order to address that, and make it applicable to The Bill Drill, I m doing 6 shots, at 7 yards, on B-C Zone steel.  Obviously I want to hit the steel. I just am not that focused on such a tight …

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Single Stack Bill Drill Work

Yes, I am also shooting Bill Drills with the single stack 1911. Wilson Combat eXperior, 5”, 9mm, 1911.  Is this a, “great run”? No. Let me explain.  The Bill Drill at it’s “professional distances” is shot at 7 yards. 6 shots. Par is considered 3.5 seconds. 2.5 seconds is considered good.  But…and this is a big one. The unwritten rule …

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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 …

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Steyr GB Pistol

Been looking for one of these for quite a while, but the prices on the auction sites never seemed appropriate to what their real worth is.  And it took a while, but my persistence paid off. Found one of these sitting in a gun store on the East Coast. Priced cheaper than a new Glock.  This video is just a …

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Beretta 92X Performance First Shots

Ok. First shots with the 92x are in the can. Shoots very well. VERY. I didn’t include pics of the paper groups. But it’s 5 rounds holes in holes standing. For me, that’s as good as it gets.  Yes, some will perceive the gun as heavy, but that’s relative. Anyone who carries a full sized service pistol with 17 rounds …

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1911 Camera Test

Just like the video title says. This is a camera test. Nothing more. Projects in the works.  Barricade – Vikings Tactics VTAC. Pistol 1 –  Wilson EDC X9L 9mm. Pistol 2 – Wilson eXperior Single Stack 9mm. Distance to falling plate rack: 27.5 yards.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Beretta 92X Performance Overview

So yes we finally scored one. The new cocked-n-locked Beretta 92 that was all the rage at SHOT a while back.  Lots of really neat touches on this example. The maturity of the 92 design shows through here. If you are a Beretta guy, I suspect you will love it. If you are a 1911 guy, I suspect you will …

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Tripod Proof of Concept

Been working on this for a few weeks. A tripod solution that doesn’t break the bank. Since I won’t be climbing mountains or The Rose Bowl with this setup (SWAT Sniper reference, BTW), I can handle “some” weight, right? It’s a range tripod for training purposes. Nothing more.  Having never really used one of these, this is a learning process. …

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Rhodesian Shotgun Breakdown

Per multiple requests, this video is a breakdown and analysis of the Rhodesian A-5 Shotgun we have in The Armory. It’s long. It’s tedious. And probably not of much interest to most viewers. As such, I don’t recommend watching it.  However…for those of you who seem interested in the gun. And more specifically are inclined to attempt a clone project, …

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Long Gun, Tight Truck

Everybody can shoot from a vehicle. Even I can do it. But once we started actually physically doing it, I quickly figured out there are tips and tricks that help the process along. Most of it organization and logistics based.  In no way am I telling you specifically what they are. Primarily because I am still learning myself. So any …

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Attention X9 Owners

I made this video on Thursday before the word came down from the White House on gun control. Looks like the timing is spot on.  The Wilson EDC X9 guns are relatively new for us. And one thing we specifically like about the model is the 18+1 option. Well…I can’t count on that option being available if I don’t have …