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7.5×55 at 520 Yards

So after getting the custom barrel zeroed, I figured a shot at 520 yards with the K31 “try DOPE” was in order.  What is, “Try DOPE” you ask? Try DOPE is using existing ballistic data gathered from a similar rifle or caliber. In this case, K31 shooters firing GP11 ammo.  Don’t expect it to work. But it’s the “old man” …

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XTECH – The 17rd Mag That Ain’t 

First of all let me just start by saying that I am not a gear reviewer. I am a shooter. Most gear reviewers that I have seen can’t actually shoot well.  It’s tedious and a low rent space occupied click-bait writers and wanna-be Fudd’s. But somehow…here we are. Why? Because I want more than 15+1 in the HK VP9 pistol. …

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Ohio Buck 2019

2019 Ohio Gun Season.  1 buck & 2 doe.  Wild West 45-70 Co-Pilot  Old video showing the Wild West Co-Pilot 45-70 used: Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Rhodesian A5 Shotgun

Some folks on Facebook saw we have a Rhodesian Army, Browning A5 shotgun and inquired about it.  These were ordered through FN in Belgium. Shipped to South Africa. And then smuggled into Rhodesia. Violating international sanctions.  Which is how they came to be serialized with electric pencil instead of traditional stamping. Or you could split hairs and call these marks …

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Integra Rock Test

After the Great-Rock-Lock of 2019, just needed to make sure the Gemtech Integra didn’t also pickup a rock during mag changes.  All is well.  Marky john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Aimpoint 6x Project

After taking a LE carbine course, I determined the need for some magnification on my truck gun. A BCM Keymod upper.  Additionally the GEMTECH Integra needs a matching configuration for easy swap. The solution?   Aimpoint offers a 6x flip-over magnifier for use with their Micros. So after some wheeling and dealing, I worked into a second Micro H2, a …

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Custom 7.5×55 Barrel

Testing a new barrel we had made by J. Sip & Sons out of Utah. It’s chambered in the 7.5 Swiss round (7.5×55).  Most shooters in the United States will know this ammo as GP11  made for the K31 Swiss, straight pull, service rifle.  We have all heard the trope that GP11 is as close to “match” ammo as one …

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Staying in Position

One skill I like to own. And one habit I like to reenforce is the tendency to stay behind the rifle and looking through the glass. It sounds simple and the benefits are obvious. But if you are always coming out the glass for small admin tasks in training? You’ll come out of the glass for small admin tasks when …

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Remington 1890 New Model Army

The Model 1890 was produced from 1891 until 1896. And only had a production run of 2020 guns. Most were made in 7 3/4″ barrel length. While a small batch were made with 5 3/4” barrels. The pictured revolver with the 7 3/4” barrel, numbers 1970 and has almost no finish left. The gun is in full working condition. And …

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Manurhin MR-88 First Shots

So…today was the day to take out the Manurhin MR88 revolver. It’s a French police model that was brought into the US as surplus.  For the revolver minded folks, you can see the obvious Ruger GP100 heritage. That can be attributed to the fact Ruger and Manurhin did work jointly on the handgun.  As for the specifics about who made …

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The Truth About The NEOMAG

Yeah, we’ve been playing with one of these for a little over a month. But I have somehow neglected to make any reference to it on the website.  Probably because we aren’t, “gear reviewers”.  So far my thoughts are 50/50. It works as advertised. But isn’t nearly as secure as a dedicated mag carrier that you see in many AIWB …

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EP153 – The Mongolian 3 Way

Episode 153 is special for three reasons. 1. It is a test to see if we can actually record 3 people on pod simultaneously. 2. The test went so well, that we decided to publish it. 3. What the hell does Genghis Khan have to do with a 3-way?     Marky, Danny & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …