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POTD – 155g 308

A friend loaded some 155g 308s for me to test this week. We’re going to see how it prints at 100 yards and then decide if we want to pursue load development. This will be done in the Blaser Tactical 2.  The book: An old story as told by a man who was based in Singapore during the Japanese invasion …

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CMMG 22 Conversion Kit – Second Generation

Previously we had published a video discussing a CMMG 22 kit we had purchased 9 year ago at SHOT. It didn’t run very well. Ehhh….no big surprise. It’s a 22 kit. Not a dedicated gun.  Well….CMMG reached out to us and stated, “We redesigned the kit years ago for a reason. Let us send you a replacement”.  Which they promptly …

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What is Long Range?

This question came up recently with some of our viewers. And I thought it was interesting to see different descriptions of “long range” reflective more of individual perspective than a published standard.  For example, someone who has never really fired beyond 200 yards might think 600y or 800y is long range. While another calculated “long range” primarily based on the …

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Blaser R8 Akila Chassis

So yesterday I found a new product for the Blaser R8 rifle system. Akila in Slovenia is selling a R8 based chassis system. As I type this, it appears they are still building their website. But poking around here is what I “think” I know: Price 2400 Euros. Includes the serialized receiver block  System seems to be AR stock compatible.  …

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Cold Weather Range Shakedown

So…it was a 1 degree day with winds gusting from 15-20mph. And “Officer Mike” wanted to see the rifle range progress. And I wanted to do some target maintenance.  Have to admit, when we discussed setting this day up; I didn’t know it was going to be so cold. When I figured it out, I half expected him to cancel. …

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Brass in The Bug Guard

So I sent these images over to Marky today. I asked,  “Can you guess what this is?” Marky: “The windshield on your truck?” “Close…the bug guard on the hood. They are trapped there.  Probably since fall.”     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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14 Degree Snow Day

So we finally had a blast of cold weather come through the range. Considering it’s been the third wettest year on record, having stuff frozen solid is a nice change. I found this kit poking around the armory a few days ago. It’s a 22 caliber AR conversion insert. Unfired. I acquired at SHOT show years ago. As in 9 …

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Glock 45 In Armory

So we recently had a new Glock 45 pass through the armory. This example belongs to a non-public staff member. At this point I am not sure if we will see this pistol again on the website.  But even without firing it, I am once again confident in my original opinions of the G45. I think it’s probably the best …

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SHS 36 – Hi-Standard Model B

  What we have here is a Pre-WWII sporting handgun chambered in 22LR. The Hi-Standard Model B. Production was shutdown during the war to make room for defense related items.  Make: Hi-Standard. Model: Model B Caliber: 22LR. Action: Semi-Auto – Blow-back. Date of manufacture: 1940-41. Magazine: One. Magazine Capacity: 10? Magazine Release: Heel Type.  Finish: Fair. Appropriate with age.    …

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SCAR 20s – An Up close View

So I finally got a chance to handle an honest-to-goodness FNH SCAR-20s rifle. And here are my initial observations: The Geiselle trigger is a significant upgrade. The rifle does seem much heaver than one would assume. The 20s stock does NOT fold, but is significantly more ergonomic than a 17s. The rifle twist is 1:12 which most US users consider …

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Rayner’s Range

So earlier in 2018, a couple of us went up to Rayner’s to check out the facilities. Some members of a local SWAT team were looking for an alternate place for some rifle training.  A hunter was zero’ing for a hunt out west. I think this range went to 700 yards. We didn’t shoot. But it was good to see …

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The Melt Your Face Drill

Ok. Confession time. This isn’t really a drill. This is what most shooting actually is: Slow, Tedious, Administrative, or Repetitive shooting.  In this case, I am zeroing fixed sights on a Glock 35 in 40S&W.  Why you may ask? Simple. One of the PD’s that we are hosting, as it unexpecidy turns out, carry Glock 22’s in 40S&W. And…they are …

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SCAR 20s Has Arrived

One of our good friends, who our readers have seen shooting his SCAR-17s many times, has sold off his 17 and replaced it with a SCAR-20s. It seems one of the SWAT snipers brought one to team training and it was the “Belle-of-the-Ball”.  I don’t have hard numbers, but it is my understanding multiple team members put in orders.  In …

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Wild West Co-Pilot on Range

So…it’s time to introduce big-bore to the new facility. As in 45-70.  Our regulars have seen the Wild West Guns Alaskan Co-Pilot before. Not a whole lot to add. But if it’s no clear in the video, the action is super-slick and all the edges de-horned around and on the receiver.  It is truly a pleasure to shoot.      …

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BCM Upper – New Truck Gun

Trying to get used to running an AR. Get used to running a skinny AR. Get used to this 45 degree safety. And hasty zero the Aimpoint Micro. All the while in a light, very cold rain. Sound like a bad day to you? Frankly it was the best day yet on the new range.  Nobody to bother me. No …