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Glock 45 vs HK VP9 Trash Talk

“Officer Mike” and I were at the range testing out the falling plate rack.  What started off as spall and bullet deflection testing, slowly turned the gun range equivalent of a Mono A Mono, WWE grudge match!  It doesn’t all have to be about work. Sometimes we can get stuff done and…have some fun!    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns …

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Zeiss Dialyt 18-45×65 Spotter

I have a confession. I have never purchased a “quality” spotting scope. And the reason is quite simple. I have always felt that most spotters spend too much time not being used.  The spotter / field scope option has some appeal. At least in theory. So I enjoyed finding this model of Zeiss field scope on display at NRA 2019.  …

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Norinco 213 First Shots

Officer Mike and I took some time off to goof off a little bit. This Norinco 213 came into The Armory a few months ago and had yet to be function tested.  Of course the first round FTE’d causing a double feed. But once it got a few rounds through it, things settled down. Probably hasn’t been first in 40 …

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Colt M16A2 – Work Gun Function Test

M16A2 Government Lower Aero upper Brownells Ultra-lite BCG Faxon barrel 10.5”  Geissele Super Select Fire Trigger Geissele charging handle SLR Rifle Works adjustable gas glock.    Sincerely,  Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Gucci Ammo

Officer Mike: “You wanna see some Gucci ammo?” Marky: Not knowing what that means, “Uhhh…sure?” Officer Mike: “I got a bunch of this with a knife and suppressor. Sold the knife and it paid for both the suppressor and the ammo.” Marky: “What in the hell is that? Chrome? No wait! That’s black nickel! What in the hell!?” Officer Mike: …

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Shelter For Rifle Range

Next week we are hoping to start construction on a shelter for the new range. It will have a metal roof, be 14×16’ in size and be equipped with some chairs and tables all year round.  The goal is to give shooters a place to rest and recharge should the sun be baking us or the rain drowning us.  Currently …

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Never Waste a Miss

I get a lot of e-mails.  How to do this? How to do that? And sometimes when I dig down into the basis of the question, I am shocked to discover some crazy mistake, screw-up, or mis-learned habit or thing.  So if you are someone who always gets a scope zeroed, you can skip this video. And while we are …

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Falling Plate Rack Installed

Yesterday, Freeze assembled our new falling plate rack. Personally, it’s one of my favorite pistol shooting drills.  I haven’t had daily access to a rack since the Summer of 2012. It’s been a long time coming.  And thanks to Freeze for the extra help that day.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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When The Wind Doesn’t Blow

We are still trying to get used to the particulars of the new rifle range. And one of the most interesting aspects is it’s unique wind characteristics.  The rifle range sits very high relative to most of the area. As such, we don’t get a lot of protection from the west to east winds that tend to cross the country. …

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Howa 300 Yard Headshot 

So Freeze was out on the range with his version of a precision rifle: the Howa 1500 hunting rifle in 308. Not kidding. That’s a pretty modern rifle for an old MILSURP collector!  But when it’s all said and done, this Howa shoots pretty well. Actually, better than just well. I’m not saying it can run with the big dogs …

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Suppressor Demo Day

Officer Mike stopped out at the range last week to demonstrate some suppressors. In particularly suppressors we could use for depredation hunting.  Here is the short version: The 22 rimfire suppressors were WAY more impressive than I expected.  The 9mm AR “Pistol” suppressor was way better than I expected.  And 300 Blackout revealed another limitation that confirms it’s just not …

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Bushnell TRS-25: Dot and Adjustment Issues

Freeze was on the range today zeroing some rifles. One of them was an AR-15 with a TRS-25 on it. While shooting it at 100 yards to fine-tune the dot, I noticed it didn’t seem like it was taking adjustment. Then the red dot started to blink out under recoil (1 day old new battery, BTW).  Now for the next questions …

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What is Wolf Gold Ammo?

We bought some 55g Wolf Gold ammo for some of our tac rifles. But it got me thinking: Does “Gold” mean match? Since I fire Wolf 55g steel in this gun, why not put the Gold to test and find out? The answer: It’s 55g military ball ammo. It’s not trash ammo. But it definitely is bulk ammo.  Sure, I …

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Officer Mike’s Noveske N4 Afghan Setup

A few weeks back some readers inquired about the details and particulars of Officer Mike’s rifle. So here you go. —Ed Make – Noveske  Model – N4 Afghan Caliber – 5.56 Suppressor – AAC-SDN-6 30 Cal. Duty Ammo – Black Hills 77g OTM Stock – BCM with Law Tactical Folder. Sling –  SOB Scope Base – LaRue SPR 1.5. Bipod …

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Steel Target Shotgun Testing

Some new targets finally came in. I was curious if they would fall over without any weights on the bottom? I was pleasantly surprised by these results. Now in full disclosure it wasn’t with self-defense buckshot; but I’m happy nonetheless. Mossberg 590 porting and back boring by Vang Comp.   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”