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HK20 Round Mag / Magwell Footprint

Someone asked how far does the Taylor Freelance Base pad extend from the TF magwell? Additionally I have included the footprint of the HK Factory 20rd magazine.  I don’t use the 20’s for carry currently. The TF magwell and extended base pads are used for daily CCW and have been for months.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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Target Camera Video Test

What good is making a precision rifle video if the viewer can’t see  the hits as they are happening? I have been aware of this weakness in our content for some time, but needed to solve the spotting scope problem first.  Now how to connect a camera to the Zeiss spotter?  One of our followers, Mike C. who works for …

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AR Upgrades: Geissele & BCM

I have decided to try and upgrade my truck-gun AR. So with some input from Officer Mike, I have decided to go with a Geissle SD-3G trigger. Which is their 3.5# 3-Gun trigger. And a BCM pistol grip that keep my shooting hand more vertical. Which “should” have an impact on my trigger-finger running the 3G.  Stay tuned.      …

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2019 Xmas Gifts

So…people always share, and eventually ask us,”So…what did you get for Christmas?”.  Confession: I love Christmas, but I don’t generally give or receive gifts. However it has become tradition in the office that “something” must be gifted. But nobody ever knows what to buy me.  So…every December I get the off-the-record request of, “What do you want?” And this year …

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My Reloads Suck

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas? I did as well so no worries. I spent it working. Old habits don’t die.  As as the world took a breather, I tried to gain some ground by working on my AR-15 reloads. They obviously need a lot of work.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor Overgases AR-10

We had a shooter visit the the range last week. He was looking to zero this thermal optic for Texas pig.  It is also my understanding that he hasn’t had his suppressor very long. But I might be mistaken about that.  While shooting I noticed he was having some stoppages every so  often. Suspicious, I decided to set up the …

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Truck Gun Wear Update

Just wanted to keep some readers in the know about what to expect from a full-time truck gun in regards to wear, rust, brass kisses and humidity.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Another Colt Python

I keep an eye out for Pythons since we are in the market for a shooter grade example. This one is “better” or well…actually worse than the typical examples I see.  But it’s still not quite rode hard enough to justify the asking price. At least not for one we plan on shooting a lot. Let someone else eat that …

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I Got Shot Down

It’s been a cold week. And I gambled by going to one of the public gun ranges. It paid off: Nobody was there. Why? Recreational shooters don’t generally shoot in adverse weather. Especially the cold.  The project today: Barrel: Blaser R8 by J. Sip & Sons. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok  Caliber: 300PRC. Ammunition: Custom loads Steve’s Guns & Ammunition.  Bullet: Hornady …

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VP9 Grip Project

Marky decided he wanted a more aggressive grip on his VP9. He ordered a spare set of grip panels so we didn’t have to use the current stippled ones. I used a liquid two part epoxy and some tumbling media. The end result is more like aggressive, permanent skateboard tape.      Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Bore Sighting a Rifle

Bore sighting a Blaser has never been so easy. The GRS chassis folds. So just pull the bolt-body off and line everything up.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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10 Hours On The Range

This was a long day. The first half we hosted some shooters who were putting in their time.  What happens when they are done and clock out? It’s my time. Still working on this LMT GI Trigger / GEMTECH Integra combination.  Received a text message asking, “Are you still out there?”  “Why Yes. Yes I am”.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting …