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Police Snipers Confirming 1000 Yard Dope

I had a chance to shoot with some police snipers a while back. The main goal of this trip was to confirm 1000 yard dope on multiple rifles. But what is interesting is what you don’t see. A bunch of super high-dollar rifles. Sure…you see some nice glass and suppressors. But you don’t need a $7000 rifle to get the …

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Sunset on The Rifle Range

Unlike most people in the Shooting community I always make sure to shoot all year round.   And truth be told, when it starts getting cold; I really enjoy the quiet time. The ranges tend to be empty. The bugs are gone. And the air is crisp. What a great time to check / confirm your cold weather dope! Yes …

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Truck Gun Glamor Shots – PTR-91 Retires

I have hinted around about this for a few weeks and in some private messages. After careful consideration I have decided to pull the PTR from truck-gun duty and check it back into the armory. It will then be checked out on a per-project basis. Why am I doing this? The answer is really simple, we have been in the …

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American Mag Release on PTR Rifle Sucks

This has been coming for awhile but I have finally reached a turning point on the subject: The push-button mag release on the PTR-91 rifle sucks rocks. Like many American shooters it is easy to default to a mag-button setup since that is the current industry standard. But the design of the HK91 / G3 style mag well in conjunction …

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Range Update 200 – 250 – 300 Yard Targets Up

This post is going to be mostly photos without much writing. Many of you are following the range build and we are working as fast as we can. Had some interruptions with hunting season, weather, and solving some target setup issues. Progressing nicely before the snow comes. But the reality is, we will be forced to do much of this …

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Commentary About our Fancy Targets

Received an e-mail today from a reader. But instead of asking a question, it seemed like he was more into making a statement. And when reduced to it most basic form he roughly said, “One day when I have the money, I’ll buy some targets so I can shoot more”. Sorry, Bud. When he reads this post he will know …

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The Payoff

When setting up Infrastructure on one of the new ranges, there’s no reason why I can’t also squeeze in a little trigger-time to boot? For those asking: Blaser R8 Professional. 243 match barrel. Steiner glass. Soon, we will have some shooting benches, tables, decking and barricades to work with. The Payoff is coming… Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun” …

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What to do if Your Red Dot Dies Mid-String

If you are in the middle of a shooting string or in need and your red dot craps out, it’s not the end of the world. Your bullets won’t go flying off into space. Chances are your bullets will land close enough to count if you just use your RDS body as an emergency ghost ring. Our regulars know about …

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Laying out of Blaser R8 Calibers

This post is in response to a very direct question I received about the Blaser R8 system. Specifically the caliber change feature. The sender wanted to know two things. One, how does the caliber change work? And two, will the rifle accept, “match barrels”? This last question can put the reader in the trick bag so I must tread carefully. …

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Wanna Shoot My New Steel Targets?

While working on the new range, I took a break from trail cutting to play with some of the new steel that showed up this week. Rifle rated. Rated for 3000fps hits. My 9mm HK VP9 should be no problem, right? Well…I guess I should have read the instructions about putting the bases together. Because this is what we call, …

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Gen 5 Glock vs Gen 4 Glock

Officer M. loaned us his Gen 5 Glock 17 for this video. We stacked it up against a Gen 4 Glock 34 we had in the armory. Considering both pistols are supposed to be known for their triggers, I am surprised to say that I prefer the Gen 4 Model 34. Is a Gen 5 trigger really an upgrade compared …

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Blaser Position Shooting- New Range Test

When building new ranges, before you spend big money on hiring bulldozers, it is strongly advised that you actually spend some time shooting on them first. 1.How does the land fall? 2.Are there any bump ups? 3.What about morning and afternoon sun? 4.Any drainage issues? 5.Are you creating drainage issues? 6.Any natural backstops? 7.What’s behind backstop if something goes through? …

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Video — They said you can’t…

Shoot steel cased ammo. Out of your good guns. Your precision guns. Your custom guns. So who exactly is, “they” anyway? Some self-appointed guru? The guy with 10,000 posts on some gun forum? Some “operator” named, “Fiddleback 1” from SEAL Team 47? Look. I get it. But in the shooting world there really are only 2 types of people: those …

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That New Gun Range Smell: Colt SP1

Freeze and I are setting up some new ranges for different projects. This was a test on one of our private access roads that also happens to have natural backstops from 50-200 yards. We need to do this to keep ancillary noise down when shooting drills on video. More to come. Rifle used: Colt SP1. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Conversation – GEN 5 Glock 17

It’s not too common that Freeze and I are in the same place at the same time. My fault. So I took this opportunity to show him the Gen 5 Glock 17 we still have on loan from, “Officer M.” Seems like a nice gun. The trigger is noticeably better than previous generations of Glocks. Would I drop previous generations …