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Cutting RDS off of Truck Gun

A few weeks ago I posted a quick video (CLICK LINK HERE) demonstrating that a dead parallel free scope tube can be used as a hasty ghost-ring sight. Or put another way, if your red-dot dies; the bullets will still go the center of the lens. Electronic dot or not. No, this isn’t ideal and not a substitute for having …

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Commentary About our Fancy Targets

Received an e-mail today from a reader. But instead of asking a question, it seemed like he was more into making a statement. And when reduced to it most basic form he roughly said, “One day when I have the money, I’ll buy some targets so I can shoot more”. Sorry, Bud. When he reads this post he will know …

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Bandolier of 303 Ammo

Freeze found a bandolier of 303 ammo that was long forgotten. Will come in very handy when we break out the Ross Rifle. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Range Update: Steel Target on T-Post

We had an issue with one of the steel target designs I have selected for the new rifle range. Bottom line, the stand sold by the manufacturer isn’t really permanent enough or hill side friendly. The latter being a very big deal. When choosing our new range, the roll of the land was critical in keeping costs down. A series …

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First Deer of 2017

Looks like opening day 2017 for Kentucky was successful. My son in law went out and filled both his tags the first morning. He was using a Marlin 1894 Lever action chambered in 44 Magnum. The doe was pretty small but will be great eating and the buck should be pretty tasty as well.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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EP78 of The John1911 Podcast

This is a little but different version of the normal podcast. As you may be aware, we are still building out the new range facilities. So while Freeze and I were headed back in, we recorded an episode in the truck. With all the accompanying distractions and noise one might expect when driving the Pork-Chop-Express on a Friday evening.   …

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Range Construction — Prone Shooting Deck

One of the shooting positions I personally use quite a bit is the prone. At the main shooting station, aka the Briar Patch, we decided that we needed a dedicated prone station. This was built just today along with 2 traditional shooting benches and a 100 yard paper target backer. You can see the backer just behind this deck. Freeze …

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RPG-26 Aglen Anti-Tank Weapon

We briefly discussed this weapon in a video published last week. Those of you who watched it know it came into our possession by a circuitous route. Since then, we have had numerous inquiries about close up pics. So while I has some down time at in my office, I snapped some images trying to place it on the wall. …

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Armory Chat 33: Mail Time RPG-26 and More…

We have finally decided to start a simple mail sent to the armory video series. Some of the stuff we get in is pretty interesting. Other things are mundane. And while even small gun parts or equipment might seem random, they give insight as to what is going on around here. And what kind of content you might eventually see …

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Christians as Zombies?

It’s something isn’t it? When a lefty makes an argument for gun control, they tend to refer to “Christians” or “churches” or “country music fans” or “NRA members” as people who…maybe in sideways thinking…were somehow asking to be victimized or otherwise at fault. I usually let these logical fallacies go, because pointing out the obvious and blatant bigotry on display, …

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Armory Chat EP32 — BREN Reactivation Project Update

Ok. We approach this project with eyes wide open. The BREN display gun was picked up on the cheap. So much so, it’s worth keeping as a wall hanger. But why not crack it open and see if a semi-auto reactivation is in the cards? Doesn’t hurt to look. Every time we get deeper into the project, we find good …

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The Payoff

When setting up Infrastructure on one of the new ranges, there’s no reason why I can’t also squeeze in a little trigger-time to boot? For those asking: Blaser R8 Professional. 243 match barrel. Steiner glass. Soon, we will have some shooting benches, tables, decking and barricades to work with. The Payoff is coming… Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun” …

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Blaser LRS-2 / Tactical-2 Magazine Repair

Wanted to seek some advice from the community about a magazine issue I am having. I can’t help but wonder if there is something obvious or elegant to solve this problem that I am missing? So if you are a Blaser LRS / Tactical 2 owner and have a simple fix for this, please chime in below. Running a Tactical …

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EP77 of the John1911 Podcast is now Live

Episode 77 of the John1911 Podcast is now Live 5000 Yard / 2.84 Mile Record Shot. The BREN Rifle Beat Down Update. Range Update: Pallets and Spools in Place. FN Issues Mandatory 249s Recall. Rumor is Bumpfire. Freeze’s Father to use SKS for Deer. Urban Carry Sends Gifts. What’s in the Box???       Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting …

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European Rifle Burst Test

These videos were filmed quite a long time ago and have been on the internet for years. They came to my attention when I was researching the strength of the Blaser actions. Occasionally these videos will come up and the only compilation I have ever been able to find has a distracting watermark across the middle of them and terrible …