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Trying to Beat the Rain – Russian Sniper 

So…how do you spend time waiting for a bulldozer to show up for backstop work? Well for me, it’s getting stuff off my to do list. In this case I am zeroing a Russian Sniper and need to confirm with a group. Then…the rain started coming in. And as a general rule, we don’t like to swamp WWII reference collection …

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Rifle Range Maintenance 

Well…the wettest Spring (2018) I have seen in over a decade has passed and now it’s time to play catch-up on range maintenance. Everybody is way behind: tenet farmer can’t bale hay if it’s wet. Dozer guy can’t push up new backstops if it’s slop. Dump trucks can’t deliver gravel since we don’t have gravel roads in yet. And the …

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VP9 +2 Magazine Problems

Right up front,I should probably warn the viewer; if you don’t run a HK VP9 or P30 Pistol, this video is not for you.  The reason I issue a warning is this video is long and tedious. It doesn’t have a lot of action or bring a lot of entertainment value.  But…if you are someone who is looking to extend …

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POTD — Bringing Out The Old Girl

Carried this gun for 12 years. It’s been to hell and back. Hell! I’ve even hit a few people with it. Refinished twice I think. Broke it out today to blow the dust off drawing from 3 o’clock. I rarely do that much these days. I was rusty and ugly. But ole faithful still delivered. 5” Ed Brown 1911. Blue …

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Can I use my MILSURP Sniper in a Class?

This question came in recently. I suspect it was prompted by the decision to get Freeze into a modern bolt action rifle for use out to longer ranges.  The first question that needs to be asked when something like this comes up is, “What is YOUR definition of long range?”. I point this out since invariably you will see some …

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5 Seconds is a Long Time

In the snow.  Draw concealed.  New cover garment.  5 second par time.  5-10-15-20-25-30 yards.  B/C zone IPSC target    Target note: we have this set at 35 degrees so it’s shorter on the vertical than a flat steel target.  https://sitargets.com/product/extreme-angle-rifle-pistol-target-t-post-mount/   IMO, this drill accomplishes quite a bit.  -Draw concealed. -Draw under time pressure. -Implementing Speed vs Accuracy -Distance Shooting  …

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Testing a New Cover Garment…Dry

It’s not high-speed low drag, but successfully drawing a pistol, from concealment, not shooting your self, and getting a first shot hit on the target; is THE skill a civilian should master.  Any change, no matter how small, should be tested and evaluated.  Here I have a new cover garment and am working out the kinks. Starts off ugly then …

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Quiet Time on the Range

Had the CZ 452 out at the range today. I was popping steel at 100 yards. Sometimes you just need to shoot for fun and not worry about groups.     Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Close Range Steel Testing: 308 Caliber.

So Freeze and I needed to test the High-Angled Target with something closer to worst case scenario: 308 / 7.62 NATO at 80 and then 50 yards.  Freeze used his new Howa 1500 and I used a military surplus Israeli Mauser. The target did well.    Marky Www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Dragging Freeze into the 21st Century

So Freeze finally is shooting a modern rifle. I’m not saying he’s never shot a modern gun. But he did ask where the ram-rod went? Howa 1500 308 Kryptek Edition. Used. $317 OTD. And it shoots lights out with military ball ammo! Even an old MILSURP guy like Freeze can’t deny that level of awesomeness. Stay tuned. More to come. …

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Thinking About a S&W Model 10

I have a theory. I can’t prove my theory. But I have it just the same. My theory is firing a double action revolver improves a shooters ability to control a single action pistol. So the flood of S&W Model 10’s that have hit the market pique my interest. Now between you and me, I can’t ID one K-frame from …

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Close Range Steel Safety Testing

So we are working on getting the upper range finished. And one thing that has been a nagging issue up there is steel that is safe to shoot at close ranges. Why is this a thing you ask? Well…we were always trained that shooting steel with 5.56 had to be at least 100 yards distant. 308 was 200 yards. Some …

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Make it a Point to Shoot in Bad Weather

Today was scheduled to be a range day. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate. But unless there is lightning, our range is operational. My point? Don’t look at inclement weather as a barrier to training; but instead, an opportunity. SCAR-16s. Two weapon mounted light configurations (WML). All the while “seasoning” some new mags for the upgraded truck gun project. Ammo was …

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Ruger 10/22 Takedown Model

A team member got his first rifle this past Christmas. A Ruger 10/22 takedown model. What a great first rifle at any age. All the credit goes to his wife who bought it. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Trying To Start a Fire in The Rain

Was shooting the SCAR out in the pouring rain yesterday. Discovered something unexpected. More on that later. In the meantime, enjoy the light show. Ammo is 55g wolf steel cased. Here is a preview. SCAR-16 Truck gun project testing. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”