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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”

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POTD – Remington 1890

Remington revolver 1890 nickel with factory ivory grips. #44cfw #4440winchester #blackpowder #cowboygun #sixshooter #ivorygrips #raregun     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Honest Wear – Wilson Protector 

Andy A. sends over a 1911 with honest wear. —Editor Here’s my  carry Wilson. Been to Gunsite numerous times. Only time it’s malfunctioned has been with factory ball with bad (spotty-nonexistent) crimp. And [it] did not like Fiocchi 200-gr. JHP.   Just keep changing springs. Andy A.

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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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The New Browning A5

Finally saw one of these new Browning A5’s in a shop. Figured it would be fun gun to play with. Of course it doesn’t use the original long recoil action of the original shotguns. But neat anyway. Then I saw the price. I could buy a real A5 for way less than that! Hard pass.  No… Crazy hard pass.    …

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Dan Wesson Pistol Pack

On pod a few weeks ago, Freeze was discussing the CZ purchase of Colt firearms. On change he suggested that took all of us off-guard is the suggestion that CZ make a Colt Python Pistol Pack. Much like the Dan Wesson version.  I don’t know how feasible it is considering the need for feeler gauges and how things work with …

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POTD – Steyr GB 

Steyr GB coming into the reference collection. By the time you read this, it should already be here and on the books.  —Marky  

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M16A1 Magazines

Don’t see these everyday. At least I don’t. Looks to me like original M16A1 style magazines.  I think? Maybe? Possibly? What say you? I have no idea if these are good prices or not? But I can’t help but wonder if one day these prices will go sky-high in value like the original Vietnam era M16A1 rifles have? Back in …

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Listener Questions

Special project. Been wanting to have listener questions / feedback on pod. So this is a test. Record a question, comment, feedback, joke, or whatever. Email the audio file to us. And maybe we’ll play it on pod. Just don’t make it too long. 15sec max. [email protected]    

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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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Small Diamond Steel Targets

Special thanks to Superior Ideas Targets for making us some small diamond, precision rifle targets. Money well spent as always.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Old Habits Die Hard – Shotguns

Do you have any guns designated for roles more out of habit that logic? Mine is this Mossberg 590. I have had it for over 2 decades. It’s a “home defense” gun. But in reality my CCW is the gun that fills that role. So the shotgun just lives in the closet should I need it. Additionally…and this is a …

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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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Professional Photo Test 1

We had some professional photos taken of the John1911 reference collection. This was done to so what a non-pristine firearm would look like under such conditions.  My old work gun. Ed Brown Executive Elite. 45 ACP. Blued finish. Real ivory grips. Notice how the finish is worn? It’s been refinished once or twice. I can’t recall.  For you collectors out …