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Shooting 300WM Re-Barrel 517 Yards

Editors note: Doc was on the range on a cold December day shooting his recently re-barreled 300WM. This is his second barrel on this gun as he shoots 300WM quite a bit. Whenever Doc gets the chance he takes it out beyond 1000 yards.   It may not be the “coolest” gun by today’s internet media standards. But confidence in …

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30 Yard Plate Rack

Got some “me time” in at the range on Sunday. The snow was falling and the steel was cold. Felt like putting some time on the single stack and that is what I did.  After some draws and turns at closer ranges, I started backing up and shooting the plate at 5 yard increments. After I shot 25, I figured …

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300 Winchester Magnum First Groups

[Editor’s note:] Doc has shot out the barrel on his 300wm. He replaced the barrel. Worked up various loads. Picked the best. And here he is shooting for groups based on that selection. Basically…this is a full function test and group confirmation before he puts this in the books as THE load.. —Editor   Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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Headshot Work

Messing with different zero  distances on RDS handguns. 5 shots. 20 yards. Freehand.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor Strikes

When your gun shoots tight groups and then starts to wander. If there is a suppressor involved, best to pull it and check for baffle strikes.  Doesn’t matter how it was working. Doesn’t matter the suppressor passed an alignment rod check earlier.  Be objective.  Collect your data. From scope mounting up top, action screws below, internal ballistics inside, to the …

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Thoughts: Suppressed 22 AR’s

Thoughts: Suppressed 22 AR’s Recently there has been a surge of interest in suppressed 22 AR rifles. I believe this is because a dedicated 22 upper has been released by Gemtech.  Well…I think many of you will be disappointed by the results and I don’t recommend buying one. Let me explain.  We recently did some testing with a 22 conversion …

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Shooting Inside Out

Working on some transition drills. Once you master the plate rack and can burn them all down. Switch to inside out. Or outside in. That will add target transitions to your skill set.  Yes, I am still loving the Wilson EDC X9L 1911. All the ergos of a skinny 1911, but 18+1 to keep the commie hoards at bay.  Definitely …

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Doc Re-Barrels PSS 700

[Editor’s note]    Doc shoots quite a bit. His 300WM needed a new barrel. Second barrel he’s changed on this rifle. These are his groups working up new loads. —Editor    The Loads The Rifle Rifle configuration   Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Thoughts on SIG P210

Took these shots on Halloween. Officer Mike had already test fired the pistol off camera. But while I have your attention during a “first shots” video, let me share my thinking about this gun.  The SIG P210 is considered an iconic handgun. Especially in the history of military service pistols. Some claim it’s the greatest, most accurate service pistol in …

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Target Transitions – Geissele SD-3G Trigger

Freeze and I were out putting in some work. Nothing spectacular by social media standards. But we wanted to get a feel for the Geissele SD-3G trigger with 4.5lb spring.  So what better way to shakedown a trigger, and the user’s chance of having an ND, than shooting target transitions!  3-Targets. Left. Right. Then center steel as a stop plate.  …

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EDC X9L Holes-in-Holes Drill

Some have asked if I shot the EDC X9L for the Holes-in-Holes drill. I did. Here is the best group. The goal is to shoot 5 shots through the same sized hole as the first bullet. So for 9mm, that would be a .355 hole.  Didn’t pull that off here. But it’s the journey, not the destination with such drills. …

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Steel 9mm 1911 Recoil

Some of you have seen my recent MEMEs calling for all 1911s to be in 9mm. And while I understand that is a very provocative idea amongst the traditional 1911 crowd, I really think it has some merit.  Hear me out.  Everybody should have a 45 1911. Let’s assume we all do.  9mm single-stack 1911s are a large percentage firepower …

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Fat Boi

It’s starting to get cold and I need to get used to drawing from sweatshirts. Fortunately I carry the same gun all year round. So I have that going for me.  #fatboi   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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eXperior Trigger Control

The trigger on the Wilson eXperior is much “crispier” than on the EDC X9L. It’s been about a decade since I ran such a trigger seriously for CCW. But it’s kinda like riding a bike. This single stack would make a good backup to the X9L main carry gun. 😇 @wilsoncombat #1911 #shootingsteel #wilsoncombat #experior1911 #9mm1911 #singlestacklife #john1911 Sincerely,  Marky …

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Scope Ring & Base Test

Working with some accessories. Can’t really go into it too much right now, but it involves this base and scope rings combo.  The control items are: Make: Blaser. Model: R8. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok. Caliber: 7.5×55 / 7.5 Swiss / GP11 Barrel: J. Sip & Sons Range: 100 yards.  Angle: Zero. Wind: Zero.  It’s a “3-shot liar’s group”, but I wasn’t …