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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”  

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SCAR-16 Light Reconfigure

Been making some changes to the SCAR-16 since it is being moved up to Truck-Gun duty. I have replaced the Scout Light with a Surefire x200 we have laying around. But in order to have the switch ergonomically positioned, I had to remove the front sight and install an extended section of 1913 rail. More to come. Marky John1911.com “Shooting …

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BCM Upper Testing

A few weeks ago we showed a photo of Officer Mike’s patrol rifle. I was so impressed with it’s lightweight and handiness, we decided to make a copy ourselves. BCM lightweight Keymod Upper. 14.5 pinned barrel. LMT lower. We’ll probably change out the stock to match his and change the safety. The one on this LMT sucks. Marky John1911.com “Shooting …

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Fire Pit Teaser

Don’t let the sleeves fool ya. It was in the teens yesterday. But the fire pit was raging some major heat. Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”     Music Borderline by C3NC Music – Higher Place https://artlist.io/John1911com-62311

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1905 Ross Rifle Function Test

It’s New Years weekend and the armory is slow. So it’s a perfect time to get something off my to-do list. Today I am function testing the US marked 1905 Ross Rifle. Caliber 303. When we initially purchased this gun, Freeze had to tear the weapon down and repair multiple cracks inside and out. He used a very strong epoxy …