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It Snowed on the Range Today

Washington and politics and the media are just too much some days. It’s at moments like this I appreciate the penultimate universal right of mankind: the freedom to be left alone… Marky Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Surefire X-Series Truck Gun Problem

In testing for the new truck gun configuration, I discovered a previously unrecognized problem with the setup. Specifically…when stored in the bag, the tail-cap levers are getting actuated and draining the batteries. Quite the surprise. And upon further thought, I’m lucky to have discovered this in testing. It is not outside the realm of possibility that this could have started …

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Blaser LRS – CISM – UIT Magazines

An interesting development in the Blaser rifle world. A small custom shop known as Morlock Customs, out of California, is starting to make aftermarket products for the Blaser Tactical 2, LRS, LRS2, UIT and CISM line of rifles. Those who have been hurting for support from Germany will find his product line very interesting. His prices are on-par with Blaser …

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BSA Martini International MKII

This rifle popped up on our Facebook page this week and I wanted to share some backstory. As our regulars know, I have been a fan of biathlon for a while now. And this week, we all get a chance to watch biathlon on network TV at the Olympics. While the modern competitors use a 22 caliber rifle action called, …

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It’s Crazy How we Handle Crazy

I said this before I knew any facts about the Florida school shooter. I’ve said this in regards to multiple mass casualty attacks. And here it goes again. People can play the gotcha game and say, “we told the FBI”, “We warned YouTube”, “Everybody at school knew one day he would…” Then what? Seriously. Then what? What can the FBI …

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POTD – Glock 19x FDE

Officer Mike is trolling us. He randomly sent this over. Not sure if he’s flashing his resources or offering to let us try the Glock 19x? So what say you? Should we try to get Officer Mike’s Glock out on the range for some testing? Or is this just another in a long line of Glocks? Me? I can see …

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Drill – Colt SP1 – VTAC 1-5

This vid is really more of a test than something standalone. We are picking out a place on the farm where we can easily shoot shorter range drills in all weather conditions. Both rifle and pistol. Rifle: Colt SP1. 20” Barrel. GI trigger. 1970’s vintage. No forward assist. Drill: Viking Tactics (VTAC) 1-5. The setup for this drill seems to …

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The 5.56 FAL Argument

Right off the bat, I have to confess this video is more for my benefit than yours. Pretty consistently we receive drive-by comments about the 5.56 FAL that seem to be rooted in myth or Hollywood movies. So every time someone dumps on the 5.56 FAL, in lieu of recreating the argument from scratch, I’m going to link this video …

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POTD — Suppressed Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Just recently we shared some video of a staff member with his Ruger 10/22 Takedown. Well…our good friend, “Officer Mike” decided he wanted to jump in the game. He has offered to let us try out his Ruger 10/22 Takedown with integral suppressor. For our younger readers, that may not seem like such a big deal. But I lived in …

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Make it a Point to Shoot in Bad Weather

Today was scheduled to be a range day. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. But unless there is lightning, our range is operational. My point? Don’t look at inclement weather as a barrier to training; but instead, an opportunity. SCAR-16s. Two weapon mounted light configurations (WML). All the while “seasoning” some new mags for the upgraded truck gun project. Ammo was …

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Ruger 10/22 Takedown Model

A team member got his first rifle this past Christmas. A Ruger 10/22 takedown model. What a great first rifle at any age. All the credit goes to his wife who bought it. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Trying To Start a Fire in The Rain

Was shooting the SCAR out in the pouring rain yesterday. Discovered something unexpected. More on that later. In the meantime, enjoy the light show. Ammo is 55g wolf steel cased. Here is a preview. SCAR-16 Truck gun project testing. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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SCAR-16 Light Reconfigure

Been making some changes to the SCAR-16 since it is being moved up to Truck-Gun duty. I have replaced the Scout Light with a Surefire x200 we have laying around. But in order to have the switch ergonomically positioned, I had to remove the front sight and install an extended section of 1913 rail. More to come. Marky John1911.com “Shooting …

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Surefire X200 Keeps on Keeping On

I honestly don’t know how old this X200 is. All I can say for certain is that I have had it a long, long time. When changing the batteries I noticed one of he contacts has cracked. But in typical Surefire fashion, the light hasn’t missed a beat. Not going to kid you or myself. I have never liked the …

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The Truth About Valmet Magazines

Here’s the deal with 223/5.56 caliber Valmet Magazines. You have two options: factory originals. Which are good to go and function just like standard Com-Bloc AK mags. And aftermarket MCP and LIQ modified HK33 Magazines. These magazines are complete dog crap. They don’t space in correctly to the AK magwell, which can induce a slight yaw. That condition then results …