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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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Accidentally Bought a BREN Parts Kit

Freeze and I were looking at an auction on a machine gun when the subject of BREN’s came up. We saw this deactivated / display gun at a crazy low price. I suspect it was being ignored since it was competing with functioning weapons. So at the minimum price, we figured what the hell? I’ll take it for that. So …

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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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Beware The Gun Nerds

While Freeze and I were out checking deer stands this past weekend, we had the opportunity to talk about the state of the gun community in the U.S. We address a wide range of topics, but we also keep it real. My advice has always been the same since day one: If you have specific needs and the gun nerds …

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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 …

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Conversation – T91 Clone Build

Freeze and I were headed out to the hunting ground to check on and move a deer-stand. On the way, I sprung out the 80% lower that we bought for a Taiwanese Military T91 Rifle clone build. All of this started when he sent me an email showing the T91 uppers imported by Wolf. Up to that point, I had …

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Road Trip

Was traveling for a few weeks. I recorded what I could. Or more accurately what I could get away with! I can’t recall, but I think it was 7 planes in total. Back in the day I used to travel quite a bit. And it turns out…I still don’t miss it. It’s good to be home safe and sound. On …

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Rough First Day on New Range

So…when you put in a new 1000 yard range, you need to survey it to determine where to build access roads, impact zones and backstops. To do that…you should ideally ride on 4 wheelers to cover all the back and forth, carry the gear, and mark trails. This is doubly true in 90 degree august heat! That is unless all …

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CZ P-10c Pistol On Range

For the price it’s a decent gun. It’s very accurate. The ambi controls are not executed perfectly. So if you are left-handed or need to qualify weak handed, this gun will require more break-in or tweaking. If a Glock 19 is a little bit too small for you, this solves that problem. On those same lines, it’s a little light …

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Video — Colt SP1 Upclose View

Ok. Since so many people wanted to see up-close images of the SP-1 put-together, here you go. You can clearly see the erosion at the front of the gas-key and the attempted cuts in the upper. Trigger is GI. Buffer is original. Everything is Colt (we believe) minus one small detail. The Bolt Carrier is not “C” marked. Since I …

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Colt SP-1 Project is Complete

So the Colt SP-1 Project is complete. A parts gun from all over the country and it matches cosmetically, functions is with crappy ammo and is super lightweight! What’s not to like. Please note, if you like seeing us get trolled by Crackerjack the Donkey, he makes an encore appearance at the end of the video. Enjoy! Marky & Freeze …

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Armory Chat EP31 -DPRK Missile Truths

I have been getting a fair amount of questions via e-mail about the DPRK missile situation. Here are some of my thoughts and observations. It’s a long one and get’s a little wonky, so if you are more into the “Shooting Guns” content, feel free to skip this. Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”