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Blaser Optics

Some have asked me about Blaser optics. Or if I will be trying Blaser optics? In short: No.  IMO they are way too heavy. And too expensive for being that heavy. Until the weight comes down, I ignore them.   As a businessman, I respect their desire to put the brand on the top of the rifle. Why cede those …

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Deer Gun Ready

AR-15 build. Chambered in 7.62×39. Distance 200 yards. 2020 Deer Season gun is ready.     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Coyote Down

Gotta keep them predators away from your chickens and goats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Officer Mike is still at it. —Editor     Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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EP163 – Keeper’s Holster, Trump Pardons, Mini Mike 2020

Episode 163 of the John1911 Podcast:   Keeper’s Concealment Holster in. Trump Pardons. Bobcats in Ohio. 10mm Kimber 1911’s. Coronavirus. George Zimmerman is still nuts. Mini-Mike and Mini Oreos. Avenatti gets bent. Are deer smart?     Danny, Marky & Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS 57: Ruger Model 44 Carbine

If you are a fan of the 10/22 but always wanted it in a bigger caliber? Then this could be the gun for you: Make: Ruger. Model: 44 Carbine. Caliber: 44 Magnum. Capacity: 4+1. Action: Semi-Auto. Sights: Buckhorn style / brass bead. Finish: Blued. Buttplate: Factory plastic.  Not really sure, but I suspect the previous owner was either a collector …

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Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10: Resolution

Special note: Some minor audio issues with the popping since the wind was very high that day. 20+ mph.  So this is a chapter 2 video to the original, “Suppressor Over-gasses AR-10”.  The owner of the rifle has installed an adjustable gas-block which has given him the ability to control bolt speed. Additionally, while trying to diagnose the issue, he …

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The Coyote Wars

Mike shares with us one of his recent Coyote culls. He doesn’t allow most pics to be published. But trust me, he is slaying these bad boys. The numbers they are pulling down just since the first of the year are impressive. But the hippies don’t want to know details, so the PD keeps it quiet. —Editor.      Officer …

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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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My Zeiss Compromise

Now I know this headline seems a little like click-bait. But I assure you it’s not. Hear me out.  I have been in the professional or semi-professional gun-game since the early 1990’s. And I have seen a lot of things come and go. But one thing that always seemed like a constant was big-money spent on spotting scopes that ONLY …

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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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POTD – J. Sip & Sons Barrels

So these came in this week. Two barrels from a custom barrel / gun maker out of Utah. J. Sip & Sons.  They make custom Blaser R8 and R93 barrels as well as other more traditional turn-bolt guns.  What we have here are a match weight, fluted, threaded barrel in 300PRC. And the second barrel is a semi-weight custom made …

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Broken Tine Down

Broken Tine spotted. Broken Tine sighted in.  Broken Tine down.  Broken Tine on the plate.    “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Trail Cam Bucks

Trail camera bucks on the John1911 range. Opening week, 2019. 700 yard impact area. Many doe.    “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”