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Single Point Sling

Years ago I purchased a large box of straps, buckles and clips. If I recall correctly they were Swedish Military. Over the last decade I have used, sold and given away a lot of it; but like most things, there is always a bunch of junk laying around in boxes.  The other day I ran across a box with a …

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Function Test – AR Pistol Build

So Freeze and I decided to take out his AR pistol and do a function check on it.  All he needed was a BCG and we had a space living in a Colt SP1.  No worries, that BCG was not correct for a SP1. Anyway, his “pistol” shows promise and I am looking forward to seeing how fast we can …

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T91 Mockup

OK. Now that range work is slowing down, it’s time to start knocking off some of the backed up to do list. Matt the 07, has sent over some preliminary pics mocking up the rifle. And some in-progress pics detailing the finishing out the Chinese marked lower.  Stay tuned!    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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45 Degree Safety – Mag Change

It’s been well over a decade since I seriously dedicated myself to the AR pattern of rifle. But old habits die hard. In particularly the 45 degree safety on the factory SCAR. I think it is superior and desire to have the same on the new truck-gun.  Here you see the Radian safety in action. Not sure what I think …

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Bad News BREN

We have an update on the BREN dummy gun. Initially we had hoped the 07 could bring it back to life as a semi-auto. Unfortunately, it may not make sense at this point. And we would be better off just purchasing a new parts kit.  See his report below. —Marky  First off who ever did this dummy gun was an …

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Dyed Magazines

John S. shared with us a project he and his friends were working on. I have to admit, those red PMAGS are calling my name. —Marky   Here are a few of the Rit dyed Pmags, that orange one got labeled Pumpkin Spice as soon as my buddy pulled it out of the pot. We were trying to duplicate the …

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Radian Safety & MFT Stock

I have decided to go full-bore with changing the truck-gun from a SCAR-16 to the, “Officer Mike Rifle”. So on his advice, I switched to a MFT lightweight stock and a Radian safety selector.  Specifically I switched out the LMT safety for two reasons: First, the factory safety has a terrible drag. Second, I am quite used to the 45 …

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T-Post Target Hangers

So…on the 100, 200, 300 yard targets, I have decided to go with larger silhouette type steel. That means they are heavy. I am not entirely comfortable standing those targets on a single T-post. Which means I need to chain them from the sides.  I have seen various iterations on these types of t-post hangers before. Maybe these will work? …

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POTD – 600 Yard Rifle Range in Rain

Contrary to what your DI may have told you, it’s rain that makes the grass grow. And for the last 3 days, we have been blessed with a slow, steady, soaking rain that is perfect for seeding.  I have never been to happy to see rainy days.  Image taken from the 600 yard shooting position.        Sincerely,  Marky …

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UTG Super Slim RDS Riser

So…Freeze and I have been playing with some lightweight AR setups. In his case, he put together a pistol. On n the other hand I put down some shiny coin on a BCM upper receiver group.  Well…we had settled on some Bushnell TRS-25 red-dots. So…we picked up two of those. But now…obviously due to how the AR stock doesn’t have …

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Found: Two Full Size IDPA Steel Targets

So…while I was digging around Mitchell’s range, I knew we had a round gong target that would come in handy on the new rifle range.  Well…dig in the barn, unopened package from 3 years ago, and discover a full sized IDPA Steel Target. 3/8th inch thick. 18” wide by 30” tall.  Very nice. But damn, this package is heavy. Only …

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POTD — Range Radios

Had to break down and buy some range radios. Found them at Lowes while picking up some orange cones. Reported to have a range of 25 miles. While I think that is a bit of a stretch, if they work for a few thousand yards, we are good.  Also..they have weather radio. Which is a plus.        Marky …

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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 …