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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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POTD – SIG 551-A1

For those who guessed the magazine shown a few days ago was for a SIG 550 series of rifle, you guessed correctly! But there is a twist.  JDI / SAN has been bringing in real-deal-Swiss-cheese guns for a few years now. This is NOT one of those and sorry to disappoint. The rifle shown here is a US made, SIGUSA …

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73 Years Young

Doc on the range working on some pistol skills. Did you notice he even shot weak handed? Also good to keep that experience in your back pocket should need it for real. —Editor   Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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REWRITING HISTORY FOR POLITICAL ADVANTAGE

This morning someone wrote to me saying that (1) Covid was worse because Trump treated it frivolously,  (2)  That the whole problem with China is the Republican’s fault,  and (3)  That crime is surging in some cities because of the Republicans. Let’s get some things straight. A. Covid was treated very seriously by Trump, more than 2 months before Biden …

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POTD – Can You Name This Magazine?

I enjoyed shooting this gun way more than I would have thought. Can you name the rifle that accepts the magazine? #john1911 #whatisit     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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4th of July Message

And….we bought it. Original buyer couldn’t pass the 4473. So…we even got it cheap. French BCF-66. I’m sure this is a a tip of the hat to Rochambeau this weekend (look him up). Probably the first 380 we have owned in about 25 years. Why this one? 1. It’s French. 2. It’s weird. 3. It actually fits my hand!  Now …

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EP-220: Don’t Be a Follower

Episode 220 of the John1911Podcast is live. This episode is mostly politics. Some gun stuff. But unfortunately…mostly politics.     Knob Creek machine-gun shoot to close. Spin machine: GOP defunding police? The boys are tired of my commercials. BATFE’s Chipman debacle continues. Is Donald Trump running again? The lesson of riots? Don’t be a follower. Key Fobs & Tuna DNA. …

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POTD – Enfield No.4 MK1 T Sniper

Took these pics a few years ago at the Cody Firearms Museum. At the time, this was Enfield sniper was racked in their storage area. As such, we couldn’t get hands-on access to it.  But…it still helped us quite a bit. On that trip, we spent 6 hours photographing guns of interest, or future project guns. The pics aren’t sexy …

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Wilson Scorable Steel Target

Another video test.  Subject: The Wilson Combat scorable steel target.  Location: John1911 Range Pit. Pistol: EDC X9L Caliber: 9mm Shooter: Some old, fat dude.  😉     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – French BCF-66 380 Caliber Pistol

Don’t see these everyday. A French BCF-66. 380 blowback. I would guess there is a threaded barrel option from the factory, because this just screams, “THREAD ME, BABY!!!”.  #frenchpistol #bcf66 #john1911 #380pistol #pocketrocket     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS-75: Enfield No4 Mk1 – Long Branch

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a WWII Enfield pattern rifle that was factory refurbished in 1949. I am not normally a big fan of Enfield rifles. I mean, they are fine. Actually great. But to my thinking, any single one is just like the next one.  Unless…you find an Enfield that looks like …

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SHS-74: KEL TEC PMR30

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a pistol from a brand that used to not get a lot of respect. But that seems to be slowly changing, however slightly.  This is a PMR30. A double stack, service pistol sized, chambered in 22 magnum with a 30 round magazine. And while I have zero experience …

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China’s Plans

CHINA IS MOVING FORWARD WITH ALL OF ITS PLANS —  BECAUSE CHINA,  UNLIKE THE WEST,  LEARNS FROM ITS HISTORY. China Learned from Japan. A country with few natural resources and facing the need to rebuild after WWII, , made a conscious choice to develop its economy based on copying US technology,  adapting it,  and building on the basis of selling …

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SHS-73: Whitney Wolverine

The Whitney Wolverine. What makes this gun so special? Or rare? Or collectible? Or Desirable?  It’s all about rose colored glasses. If you were a kid of a certain era and age, instead of everything being “tactical”, the buzz-word of the day was “space age”. And the Wolverine has that in spades.  The gun literally looks like a move prop …

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Wilson Steel Target First Shots

Getting some old business to of the way again. The Wilson Combat Scorable Steel Target is setup in the pit. Next to the falling plate rack. Not that you can tell in these photos, but I have also moved a small dueling tree over there as well.  So it’s kinda like a little fun corner, where every shot either knocks …