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    And Now I Can Rest

    The last day --

    I passed by the Browning booth, and it looks like their diminutive 1911 in .22lr has been popular. They're showing quite a number of variants now:



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    And Even More SHOT Show

    As promised here's more (and I'm glad that my feet need to hold out only for one more day).

    Some new things from our friends at Armscor --

    A compact model with rail, full length dust cover,...
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    More SHOT Show

    Here's something new from SIG. It looks like it was produced with John and Spyros in mind:




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    And from Colt a Commander...
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    At the SHOT Show -- 2014

    After missing last year





    ....I'm Back....


    And it's still wall-to-wall people.
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    It's now Saturday, and I've spent the day...

    It's now Saturday, and I've spent the day convalescing from the SHOT Show. I'm starting to feel almost human (you all may keep your comments to yourself), so let me add a few photos to what John has...
  6. Advantage Arms Conversion Kit review - If You Want to Make Small Holes

    A Financial Advantage


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    An Advantage Arms .22 lr conversion unit for a 1911

    by Frank Ettin for M1911.ORG
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    Meditations on Training

    26 May 2011

    Practicality/Realism of Training

    Iím often surprised at the number of gun owners, including those who regularly lawfully carry a gun for self defense, who disparage formal,...
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    20 May 2011 Final Exams and Graduation The...

    20 May 2011

    Final Exams and Graduation

    The final day began at 0730 on the square range. The weather was a significant improvement over the last couple of days.

    We started by shooting the...
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    19 May 2011 Day Four The fourth day began...

    19 May 2011

    Day Four

    The fourth day began at 0900 on the square range. We started things off shooting the school drills, but without time pressure; the targets werenít turned.

    For the last...
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    18 May 2011 Foul Weather At 0800 on the...

    18 May 2011

    Foul Weather

    At 0800 on the range, the weather was looking ominous. We moved right along, working on the school drills to do as much as we can in case weíre forced indoors by rain. ...
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    17 May 2011 Class - Day Two ...

    17 May 2011

    Class - Day Two

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    On the firing line at 0800 for some review -- presentations and shots either to the head, at...
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    16 May 2011 Class begins ---- On the road...

    16 May 2011

    Class begins ----

    On the road at 0630 and in the classroom by 0720. The day started with the usual filling out of forms and payment of any balances due. Weíre a small class -- ten...
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    15 May 2011 Still the tourist -- Spent the...

    15 May 2011

    Still the tourist --

    Spent the day strolling around downtown Prescott. It was refreshing to see an old fashioned town square, in good repair, kept up and being enjoyed by what...
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    14 May 2011 Played tourist today. First, I...

    14 May 2011

    Played tourist today.

    First, I took a run up to Gunsite. Iíve made this a regular practice in past years. Itís useful for getting some sense of timing for the trip and also to...
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    13 May 2011 A little light breakfast,... ...

    13 May 2011

    A little light breakfast,...

    fruit and a cheese omelet for me, and high test dinosaur juice for the Merc -- on to I-40 and Arizona.

    Itís a long day of driving. Yesterday the...
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    Yavapi County Here I Come

    A Pilgrimage to Gunsite

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    by Frank Ettin for M1911.ORG


    12 May 2011
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    Final Thoughts

    Final Thoughts

    In Barstow tonight and home tomorrow, so this will be the last installment.

    About The Class

    It was an interesting group of students. There were a fair number of military,...
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    Winding Down

    22 May 2010

    I started the trip home by driving up to Prescott, where I'll spend a couple of days. Took an interesting side trip when I passed through Phoenix, but that'll be a story for another...
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    How I Spent the Last Two Days

    20 May 2010

    The last day of MAG40, the shooting qualification, some final course material and the written test.

    But first we all had to read the front page article on the class just published...
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    Day Three of the Class

    19 May 2010


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    Effective use of cover may require lowering one's body. So we started at the range today learning...
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    Day Two of the Class

    18 May 2010



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    We started out at the range at 0800.

    Among other things, Mas introduced the class to what he...
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    First Day of Class

    17 May 2010

    Actually, this is going up on the 18th. It was too late, and I was too tired to get this posted yesterday.

    This is the first MAG40 class. "MAG" means "Massad Ayoob Group"...
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    A Day in Sierra Vista

    16 May 2010

    Threefeathers picked me up at 0830 to head out to the range to set up the classroom.

    Itís a very nice range. They were holding a small IDPA-style match.

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    Arrived in Sierra Vista

    15 May 2010

    Howís this for a properly arranged nightstand?


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    Drove from Prescott to Sierra Vista, home of Fort...
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    On The Road Again

    On The Road Again


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    by Frank Ettin
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