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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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POTD – ShootingSight Trigger Installed 

Shooting Sight @shootingsight trigger upgrade installed on SIG 551A1. Whew! The inside of this trigger threw me for a few loops,  so I ended up having to walk the logic on the entire design to understand what needed to be changed. I also had to figure out, on my own, best practices for disassembly and assembly. Not going to say …

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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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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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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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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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EDC X9L – Spring Change Update

EDC X9L – Spring Change Update   Odds and ends video updating a few things for consistency: EDC X9L 5000rd spring change.  Dropping guns.  My thoughts on gun lube in 2021.  1911 flat wire spring conversion – What you’ll need.      Sincerely,  Marky www.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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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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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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Good Things In Small Packages

Been shooting the R8 quite a bit this week. Nothing I can publish. But…just look at this thing. It could fit in a back pack! Maybe one day I’ll get off my backside and SBR it. The size would be bonkers!        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”