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Truck Gun RDS Replacement

Fate smiled on me this week. I needed a new RDS for the PTR-91 truck gun. And it just so happens we are in the Thanksgiving Christmas sale trend. So when I received word these Bushnell TRS-25 red dot optics were $50. I jumped on it. Are they good? Are they bad? Dunno. We’re not really gear reviewers. The Aimpoint …

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Blaser LRS2 – TAC2 Magazine Repair Update

Thanks to some research and help from our viewers, I have a quick and easy solution to solve the Blaser LRS – TAC magazine feed lip issue. It appears it is user induced. Either myself or the previous owner of the magazine depressed (read bent) a tab that is used to hold the lips in place. Luckily, the solution is …

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Freeze Uses K31 on Opening Day

Editors note: Freeze is away on his annual trip to deer camp. During this time, he is functionally unreachable. But I did wake up opening day to find these three images on my phone. It appears he chose the K31 for opening day. From best I can tell, he is hunting over The Hay Bales, which means the protectional for …

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POTD — Savage 1899 Takedown Rifle

While at the FFL today doing a transfer, I happened to notice a Savage 1899 on the shelf. Most don’t even “see” these rifles since they aren’t black and tactical. But I have been eyeing the type for quite a while. Just waiting to see what comes down the road. Here we have a Savage 1899. It is more commonly …

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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 parallax 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 …