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New 100 Yard Zero Range

One thing I figured out over the past year was we didn’t have a good place to zero a rifle at 100 yards. Sure. We have 100 yard shots all over the place. But what we were really lacking was a perfectly flat 100 yard shot.  So…one of the reasons we created the 0-500 yard shooting position was it allowed …

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Chainsaw Party 2018

Well…the 2018 Chainsaw party has come and gone. I don’t know I am getting older or if the logs are getting heavier, I suspect the latter. But this year’s event seemed unusually rough. The trees cut were simply huge and required almost constant splitting.      Until next year…     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The New Range 

Quick overview of the new range. We are stopping construction for the year.  We have 0-600 yards of rifle range. A 50 yard pistol / tac rifle pit.  Well over 2000 yards of trails.  And hardened on site storage.  It’s the beginning of October and winter is fast approaching. So the priority is finishing the seeding for erosion control and …

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SAA – AR-15 Lower

Some have asked for pictures of my SAA lower for the AR pistol build. I will keep you updated on what I think of it after we get some time on the gun.    Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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AR-15 vs AR Pistol Build

The pistol build is almost done. Here you can see the size difference. On the bottom is a S&W Sporter with a 16” barrel. On the top is a 10.5” barrel pistol build with arm-brace.        Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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An Ode to Power: The Caterpillar D8 is Leaving Us.

All major dirt work is completed on the rifle range. And with that, the D8 must move on. She is needed elsewhere. My admiration and respect for the, “Great 8” has grown exponentially Day after day. Pushing through Hill and dale was quite stressful. Even more so when you figure out the USGS survey had significant errors in it.  But …

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California Bullet Button

Like many of our readers, I have heard of California Bullet Buttons. But to be completely honest, I had never personally seen or handled one. So I wasn’t familiar with their particular idiosyncrasies.  I had heard they don’t require a modification of the firearm. I had heard they could be user installed or removed. But since I had no experience …

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Glock Display – Cody Firearms Museum (Hi-Res)

I took these pics a while back while out West on a hunting trip. Currently the Cody Firearms Museum is undergoing a major renovation so most of the collection is put away.  In the mean time, if you want to see a, “gaggle of Glocks” check out these thumb nails. I have left the images full size so the viewer …

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Insight / L3 Mossberg Shotgun Light

Someone asked and I honestly don’t have a lot of answers. The light I use my on Mossberg 590 is an Insight Technologies / L3 fore-end. I do not believe they are made any longer, so that is a negative. The positive of that could be you might find one on the cheap. If that happens, I can’t find any …

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New Rifle Range Building Install 

As some of you have noticed, we haven’t posted at all over the previous week. The reason being we are on the final stages of the new rifle range construction.  So it’s been a big race between keeping current armory obligations while putting final touches on the range.  The video isn’t much, but is a much needed step to get …

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The Keeper Wedge Replacement

One thing that came up recently in regards to AIWB carry was the concept that some holster designs are consumable. At least parts of them are. Instead of trying to explain this concept, it’s just easier to show it in pictures.  The triangular “wedge” you see works as a lever against your holster. The belt is the pivot point. And …

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Podcast Rant – 3D Guns are Bullshit

Rant: Do I support 3-D printing technology? Yes. Do I support the right of individuals to create 3-D printed guns? Yes. Do I think 3-D printed guns are viable? No. I think they are bullshit. Marky John1911.com ”Shooting Guns & Having Fun”  

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Silencerco Maxim 9

I am not sure what to think about these guns. I like the concept. I like the caliber. I like that it’s shorter than most pistols with a can screwed on. I just can’t decide if the juice is worth the squeeze.  It’s still too large to be practical. And I bet holsters are a nightmare.  But here’s the other …

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POTD – Re-Organizing Rifle Racks

So…we are expanding some rifle racks on another part of the armory. So this self needs to double up while this is happening.        Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The Bernardelli is Roached

Ok. I’ve been holding these pics back for a few days. I wasn’t sure how best to present them. After some thought, I just figured a gonzo album of the madness is best. Why beat around the bush? This Bernardelli P.One Pistol is in rough, rough shape.  What we know. It was sold to Israel as a police handgun. Eventually …