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EDC X9L Bill Drill – 2.12 Seconds

Shot this a few weeks ago. I now have the EDC X9L Bill Drill down to 2.12 seconds at 7 yards. The trigger cadence work has paid off. But now I have ID’ed another factor that is holding me back.  Been working on that since.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHOK-Buff Change – 4000 Rds

Taking care of some old business.  I changed the SHOK-Buff in the EDC X9L at 4000 rounds.  Here are some up-close pics of the buff should you be interested.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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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White Wilson Grips

Some of you have noticed the white Wilson grips on the eXperior 1911. And even a few have asked how did we got those? The answer is simple, and possibly disappointing: I painted them. Since this has a good chance of turning into a large arts and crafts post, let me just hit the logical highlights and then post pics: …

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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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Professional Photo Test 2

Here is the second gun form the photo test. The previous gun was obviously well worn. Now this example is in much better shape.  Wilson eXperior Single Stack 9mm 1911.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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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Fiberoptic Sight – What Happens If?

Long story short: What happens if your fiberoptic front sight falls out?  Nothing.  Long story long: The sight is still useable as I have tried to show in these pics. But I have a confession. This was really user error. Yup. My fault.  A day or two earlier, I had noticed the front sight was getting loose and moving back …

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EDC X9L Holes-in-Holes Drill

Some have asked if I shot the EDC X9L for the Holes-in-Holes drill. I did. Here is the best group. The goal is to shoot 5 shots through the same sized hole as the first bullet. So for 9mm, that would be a .355 hole.  Didn’t pull that off here. But it’s the journey, not the destination with such drills. …

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Wilson eXperior – Holes-in-Holes Drill

Got dayum! This gun shoots. Holes-in-Holes drill. 3 yards. 5 shots. Standing 2-handed. 115g mixed case head remanufactured ammo. This Wilson eXperior, single stack, 5”, steel, 9mm 1911 is probably the nicest handgun I have ever, ever shot in the practical world. This gun came to us with me thinking we’d have it 2-weeks tops. Why? I didn’t believe a …

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eXperior Trigger Control

The trigger on the Wilson eXperior is much “crispier” than on the EDC X9L. It’s been about a decade since I ran such a trigger seriously for CCW. But it’s kinda like riding a bike. This single stack would make a good backup to the X9L main carry gun. 😇 @wilsoncombat #1911 #shootingsteel #wilsoncombat #experior1911 #9mm1911 #singlestacklife #john1911 Sincerely,  Marky …

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eXperior 1911 Dominates 10-8 Test

The Wilson Combat eXperior 1911 has passed the 10-8 Function Test.  What makes this more impressive, is the gun is a single stack, chambered in 9mm, with a GI style, internal extractor.  Between you, me and the wall; I thought no way this gun gets through the test without at least some kind of bobble. But gosh-darn it did!  And …

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eXperior 1911 AIWB Diagnostics

Playing with a single stack 1911. Wanted to see how it goes drawing, shooting and reloading in my EDC format.  The eXperior seems very nice. Runs good so far. And presents well. Can’t say anything definitive yet, but it’s making a good first impression.  As for the AIWB? I always need to ensure I clear my cover garment. It’s always …

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EDC X9L – Why The Big One?

So…some have asked why choose a 5” model of 1911 as a go-to 1911? It’s mostly personal preference, but if you must:  I like how 5” models recoil.  Using a plug, they can be cycled one handed on hard surfaces.  The EDC X9L has a rail that still facilitates that move. I dislike extra-long dust-covers on 1911s in general.  This …