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The Italian 1911

The fundamental side effect of getting back into the 1911 game is the realization that just about any cocked & locked handgun will require zero manual of arms adjustments. Thus the appeal of the Beretta 92X Performance. Because this is basically an Italian 1911.  Don’t believe me? Consider the following: Successful handguns come is basically 3 formats these days: They …

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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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EDC Pocket Dump

I don’t believe I have ever done one of these. And if I am being completely honest, it’s because I find most of these “This is my EDC” pictures to be completely fabricated bullshit.  Two guns. 3 knives. All kinds of hidden, fetishized garbage. The entire genre is a dumpster fire of weekend warriors and wannabes.  I’ve carried every day, …

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SHS-66: Rock River Arms LAR-9

What we have here is a carbine format I was super hot on about 25 years ago. The 9mm AR-15 carbine. Back in the day, getting an AR-15 in 9mm was always kind of a kludge. But now you can buy them pretty much off the shelf. At reasonable prices.  This RRA LAR-9 being a perfect example: Model: LAR-9 Make: …

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Not A Cool-Guy Bipod

Marky spends stupid money on Bipods. And as most of our regular readers know, I am a cheap bastard. For my uses, the cheap stuff works just fine.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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All Steel 9mm Handguns

So it seems the latest trend at the last few SHOT Shows is to take traditionally polymer framed guns and make them in all steel.  If the motive isn’t obvious? It’s reducing perceived recoil felt by the shooter. Usually manifested as muzzle-flip. Super cool. Glad to see it happening.  But…it got me thinking, “Hey! We have an all steel 9mm …

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9mm 1911 Magwell Install

Some of the, “The Boys” have been showing up with hi-capacity STI 1911s, chambered in 9mm. The Staccato-P to be exact. Hopefully soon I will get a chance to shoot one.  But it reminded me that I too have a 9mm 1911 somewhere in The Armory. And since 1911s are going to start being in circulation on the range? I …

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POTD – 27 Feet of Chain

Well…if one is going to shoot the chain hanging targets? It’s incumbent on me to make sure we have enough chain stock on property to keep the rifle range running.  Whoops.  This is 27 feet of shame.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Oh Boy…

So…while zeroing a rifle, we shot the target chain.  Oh Boy… Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Sig P210a Target vs 210 Standard

Like many MILSURP collectors, I have been in the hunt for the  reissue of the Sig Sauer P210.  Supposedly they will shoot just as good as the original 210’s; but with some small changes to the controls. This to better reflect modern pistol tastes. Changes I happen to agree with!  Without getting into all of the models and variants, there …

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The Spotter McGee Target

One thing I have learned over the years without fail, is it’s always good to have a new pair of eyes look at something I am intimately familiar with.  The reason being these new eyes aren’t invested in my personal vision quest, bias or ego. And frequently, these new eyes will see something I do not. And in this case, …

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4” Steel at Range

So…your gun shoots 1/2 MOA all day long? Good. Now hit these 4” steel plates with one shot. At 450 yards. 500 yards. And 600 yards.  1 shot.  Now after the shot is over. Whether you hit it or missed it? Was it because of you? The gun’s accuracy? Or did your shot fall inside or outside the margin of …

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MTM 4-Can Ammo Crate

Officer Mike sent this along. He’s not the first LEO, or even the first PD, I have seen buy these. Figured a checkbook endorsement is the best kind of endorsement. —M   “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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My Three 1911’s

The subject of 1911’s came up with the previous post about the Staccato P duty pistol. In particular, there was some confusion about it being mine. It is not. However, I will admit that a double-stack, 9mm, 1911 that can run with the The Big Dogs (Read Glock 17, etc), has a certain amount of appeal.  But all of this …