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VP9 17rd Magazines & RDS Cuts

Well…this “new” Heckler & Koch business model that pays attention to the US market is coming at us fast.  First they made a US style mag release. (FYI, the paddle IS head and shoulders superior but a sign they listen). Second they came out with a VP9 Long Slide kit with O-ring. Third factory 20 round VP magazines.  Now? It’s …

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300WM Barrel Shot Out

Doc has been suspicious for over a year that his 300WM’s barrel is shot out.  The rifle: Remington 700 Sendero. Years owned: 22. Rounds fired: 1410.  Caliber: 300WM.  How can he tell? The rifle used to shoot 1/2MOA with his hand-loads. But over time, that has degraded. Not dramatically, but consistently. No big deal really.  But over the past year …

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Primer Locks Up SCAR-20

This happened over the summer. While shooter was running handholds in his SCAR-20, the system jammed and couldn’t be cleared.  It had to be mortared to clear the live round in the chamber.  Ultimately we discovered that a loose primer had wedged itself into the mechanism. This caused the rifle to not fire since it was out of battery. Which …

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Zeroing Thermal Scope With Hand-Warmer 

Watching Doc and guest zero their pig guns. This shooter is setup with a thermal scope since most pig hunting is done at night.  I have zero experience with thermal and night vision so I thought the hand-warmer thing was a neat trick.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – 27 Feet of Chain

Well…if one is going to shoot the chain hanging targets? It’s incumbent on me to make sure we have enough chain stock on property to keep the rifle range running.  Whoops.  This is 27 feet of shame.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Oh Boy…

So…while zeroing a rifle, we shot the target chain.  Oh Boy… Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Opinion: The 2020 Colt Python

We’ve all heard the rumors for years. And now it seems they are coming to fruition. Colt Firearms is re-releasing the Python series of revolvers.  Right off the bat, I think it’s a good business move and they will sell truck loads of them. But the collectors are already crying.  You see…as someone who actually lived through the Colt Python …

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HK20 Round Mag / Magwell Footprint

Someone asked how far does the Taylor Freelance Base pad extend from the TF magwell? Additionally I have included the footprint of the HK Factory 20rd magazine.  I don’t use the 20’s for carry currently. The TF magwell and extended base pads are used for daily CCW and have been for months.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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Target Camera Video Test

What good is making a precision rifle video if the viewer can’t see  the hits as they are happening? I have been aware of this weakness in our content for some time, but needed to solve the spotting scope problem first.  Now how to connect a camera to the Zeiss spotter?  One of our followers, Mike C. who works for …

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AR Upgrades: Geissele & BCM

I have decided to try and upgrade my truck-gun AR. So with some input from Officer Mike, I have decided to go with a Geissle SD-3G trigger. Which is their 3.5# 3-Gun trigger. And a BCM pistol grip that keep my shooting hand more vertical. Which “should” have an impact on my trigger-finger running the 3G.  Stay tuned.      …

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2019 Xmas Gifts

So…people always share, and eventually ask us,”So…what did you get for Christmas?”.  Confession: I love Christmas, but I don’t generally give or receive gifts. However it has become tradition in the office that “something” must be gifted. But nobody ever knows what to buy me.  So…every December I get the off-the-record request of, “What do you want?” And this year …

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My Reloads Suck

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas? I did as well so no worries. I spent it working. Old habits don’t die.  As as the world took a breather, I tried to gain some ground by working on my AR-15 reloads. They obviously need a lot of work.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor Overgases AR-10

We had a shooter visit the the range last week. He was looking to zero this thermal optic for Texas pig.  It is also my understanding that he hasn’t had his suppressor very long. But I might be mistaken about that.  While shooting I noticed he was having some stoppages every so  often. Suspicious, I decided to set up the …

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Truck Gun Wear Update

Just wanted to keep some readers in the know about what to expect from a full-time truck gun in regards to wear, rust, brass kisses and humidity.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Another Colt Python

I keep an eye out for Pythons since we are in the market for a shooter grade example. This one is “better” or well…actually worse than the typical examples I see.  But it’s still not quite rode hard enough to justify the asking price. At least not for one we plan on shooting a lot. Let someone else eat that …