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Gemtech Integra First Shots

If you follow some of our social media accounts, you are likely aware that we have taken possession of a Gemtech Integra integrally suppressed upper.  Not that it’s a big deal. But the NFA paperwork took 10 months to clear. Which is ridiculous, but seems to be fast by most accounts.  This video just shows basic function test, zeroing, and …

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KET Brass Deflector 

So a company known as Kinetic Energy Tools reached out and wanted to know if we were interested in trying out one of their products? Namely their Brass-Deflector.  Immediately I thought about, “Doc”. He is our resident reloader and we are regularly chasing his brass across our ranges. So after conferring with him, I told KET to go ahead an …

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Federal 243 Soft-Point

So with the new chassis and suppressor, it is time to fine tune the zero. Especially considering I have switched ammo. Typically I was shooting PPU 243. But I had heard some good things about the Federal 100g soft-points, I we decided to give them a try.  The good news is it’s literally ammo I can find almost anywhere. At …

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Barricade Shooting: Don’t Just Shoot Prone

Just trying to get a little practice in on the barricade. Getting used to the new chassis and suppressor. Rifle: Blaser. Caliber: 243 Chassis: GRS Ragnarok.  Ammo: Federal 243 Soft Point. Suppressor: Silencerco Harvester. Glass: Steiner. Barricade: VTAC.   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Up For Down – Down For Up

Playing with a fully adjustable stock. The general rule is to raise the butt for prone. And lower the butt for standing.  So let’s see how this goes? I do know that getting a better bipod for this configuration is a must. Something further out on the hand guard AND quick detachable.  Rifle – Blaser R8 Caliber – 243. Barrel …

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POTD – Zero Confirm At The Cool Kid Range

Had the chance to run over to the Cool-Kid LE range and do some quick zero tweaking. We have a thing. So in order to get the things ready for the thing, we had to run over to the place and mess with our things.  I’m sure that all makes complete sense.  😉    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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POTD – Battle Steel Gun Jaw

We had some viewers inquire about more info on Officer Mike’s tripod setup. The manufacturer of the mount is Battle Steel. And the tripod is made by Manfrotto. —Editor 

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GRS Ragnarok Rides in a Hog Saddle

Being a Blaser guy used to mean always being behind the curve when it comes to all the cool kid gear. So much so I have a confession: Never have I ever fired a rifle from a standing tripod, or used one of these Hog Saddle type mounts.  Now that the GRS Ragnarok chassis comes with Hog Saddle cuts, I …

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This Pump Pillow is a Thing

So…a few weeks back, I had decided to up my rear bag game. For a decade, I have essentially used only the same one. But where to start? Obviously, “Officer Mike” of course! Not only is he a SWAT sniper, but he is always on the cutting edge of shooting gear. If he doesn’t own it? He knows about it.  …

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MTM 4-Can Ammo Crate

Officer Mike sent this along. He’s not the first LEO, or even the first PD, I have seen buy these. Figured a checkbook endorsement is the best kind of endorsement. —M   “Officer Mike” www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Man Plays With Cans

Get your mind out of the gutter! This is a first shots video with the new Silencerco Harvester 30 suppressor.  The good news is no baffles were struck. No guns were blown up. Sound was suppressed. But I only hit the target 4 out of 5 times. Looks like I need to up my position-shooting game.  Oh! For those Blaser …

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Hostage Rescue at Ice Station Zebra

Doc and I were at the Uber-private, cool-kid, LEO-only range recently. It’s a range I have heard about for at least 15 years, but had never accepted an invite to attend. Until today.  Once the SWAT Snipers were done shooting, Doc and I took some time to do some testing on targets that were just assembled an hour prior. They …

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Internal vs External Extractors on 1911s

While setting up the reset rope on our new falling plate rack, I address my personal feelings about the internal vs external 1911 debate.  I can’t promise I will be able to address e-mail question with a video, but I do promise at the very least; you will get a response from me.  If you do not, then mostly likely …