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Adjusting GRS Stocks

Had an inquiry about how to adjust the GRS stocks and chassis. What the user needs to understand is the adjustments are not a infinitely adjustable friction fit. Which tend to shoot themselves loose.  The GRS system is VERY adjustable, but it uses small teeth or gears. When putting adjustments on these systems, the user might need to push / …

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POTD – Wilson M17 Grip Module

Doc stopped by The Armory one day for some business and brought his Sig M17 outfitted with the Wilson Combat Grip module.  —Editor  https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Modules/products/1269/    

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eXperior 1911 Pull Weight

After shooting the 30 yard plate rack sequence, we received a few inquires about the Wilson eXperior 1911. In particular what is the pull weight of the trigger? The average taken in this video is 3lbs, 11oz.  Now the next question should be, “Is that measurement accurate?”. And here is where I feel the need to give a few disclaimers: …

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WCC Tracer Ammo

1968 manufacture 5.56 tracer ammo. We got it for a project.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Books: Colt & Astra

We occasionally pick up academic literature to support The John1911 Armory’s reference collection. And these two books are an example of that. Book One: A History of The Colt Revolver: 1836-1940.  Book Two: Astra: Automatic Pistols. So why these two books? Simple really. They help fill holes in our knowledge base. We know quite a bit about 1911s. Ditto Soviet …

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Blaser Barrel Storage

As promised in the end of year review, we will be publishing more precision rifle content from our range. And along with that comes some backend and administrative stuff. The armory still isn’t completely organized from the move. But the commitment to be using more of the precision rifle stuff kinda demands that we focus on organizing that equipment.  A …

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Truth About The SCAR-20

This is the “piece de resistance” of the SCAR-20 series. All your questions answered and rumors addressed: Is the SCAR-20 Accurate?  Is it accurate at longer ranges? Optimal bullet weight selection.  Does a SCAR break optics?  Suppressing a SCAR rifle: Issues & Remedies.  SCAR-17 vs SCAR-20.     Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor Strikes

When your gun shoots tight groups and then starts to wander. If there is a suppressor involved, best to pull it and check for baffle strikes.  Doesn’t matter how it was working. Doesn’t matter the suppressor passed an alignment rod check earlier.  Be objective.  Collect your data. From scope mounting up top, action screws below, internal ballistics inside, to the …

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Plate Rack Maintenance 

While shooting some drills on the plate rack, I noticed a plate wasn’t falling that I thought should have. And instead of being target focused, my mind happened to see all the plates relative to each other.  And what do ya know!? The plates aren’t even!  Best I can figure is the heat-cold cycle, along with vibration from impacts, caused …

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Fiber-Optic Front Sight Replacement 

Happy New Year from the John1911 Armory. It’s Friday AM and I am knocking this off the to-do list. Replacing the FO insert on the Wilson Experior 9mm 1911.  Super easy. All you need is a lighter and something to clip the rod with. Actually you could do this on the range if needed. So we keep FO rods in …

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Thoughts: Suppressed 22 AR’s

Thoughts: Suppressed 22 AR’s Recently there has been a surge of interest in suppressed 22 AR rifles. I believe this is because a dedicated 22 upper has been released by Gemtech.  Well…I think many of you will be disappointed by the results and I don’t recommend buying one. Let me explain.  We recently did some testing with a 22 conversion …

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3090 Round Shok-Buff

Back in the old days, it was the consensus to not run Shok-Buffs in working guns. The logic being should the buff come apart, it could lock up the gun at a most unfortunate time. These days it appears Wilson Combat ships their guns with Shok-Buffs from the factory. Since that is OEM, that is what we will run.  Wilson …

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Wilton Shop King Vise

This is a vice that is used primarily for cleaning and light disassembly. So the forces exerted on it are minimal.  Which is probably a good thing since it has seen some very hard use during it’s life. You can tell that by looking at how the jaws don’t close perfectly and the cracks in the lower-half.  But that’s OK. …

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No DIY Trigger Jobs!

You’ll have to watch the video to get the full message and back stories. But in brief, if you don’t know or have the ability to measure metal surface and interior hardness?  If you don’t have the ability to re-harden or re-coat that metal with surface treatments to replicate that hardness?  You have ZERO business engaging in DIY trigger jobs. …

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SIG P210 Cleaning

So I had a chance to get into the P210 yesterday and clean it. Without going into great detail beyond the scope of our website, I can tell you this is a very well made gun.  It still has some very early Euro-style spring designs in it. Very similar to some of the reference guns in the collection. Like the …