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Mossberg 185D

So while visiting Shooters Supply I saw a goofy shotgun that I would have bought. Should have bought. Which I could’ve bought! If it hadn’t already been spoken for. A bolt-action shotgun.  You read that right. And it gets better. With…a detachable, box magazine.  Specifically the Mossberg Model 185D. It’s a nifty 20 gauge, bolt-action shotgun.  Probably not something that …

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2019 Scouting

This has become an annual event. Scouting the range property looking for deer and poacher sign.  Rifle: Blaser R8. Caliber: 243. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok. Suppressor: Silencerco Harvester 30.  Back-pack Sling: Tab Gear.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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VP9 Magwell Opened Up

Just going to give you the highlights on this: Even with magwell on board, there are still collisions.  Not quite done filing. But functional.  SIG P320 doesn’t need this bull$hit.  And all this drama for a 15 round OEM magazine.  Fuck. Me.  If the VP didn’t have such a good trigger and fully ambi controls? Who in their right mind …

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AR-47 Function Test

I’ve put together a 7.62×39 AR.  These are the first shots and a function test.  Shots done with military ball ammo and soft-point hunting ammo.  Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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AimPoint 6x Magnifier

Those who have followed the podcast have heard about me getting my ass kicked, rank wise, in a Sheriff of Baghdad carbine class.  I knew halfway through, I was going to have to mount a magnifier on my truck gun. After looking at some of the LPVO’s, I decided to just go with a AimPoint 6x flip-over mag.  My thinking …

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The Spotter McGee Target

One thing I have learned over the years without fail, is it’s always good to have a new pair of eyes look at something I am intimately familiar with.  The reason being these new eyes aren’t invested in my personal vision quest, bias or ego. And frequently, these new eyes will see something I do not. And in this case, …

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Freeze’s Upgraded K31

After getting some work done on property, I decided to break out my K31 to ring some steel.  Freeze john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Deer Stand From Heaven

While checking trails on the property last week, the sun just happened to glint off a red object to my right. It looked like a pipe.  Upon further inspection it turns out to be an old deer stand that had fallen during the last storm. Which is why I was checking trails…looking for downed trees.  It seems this stand has …

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4” Steel at Range

So…your gun shoots 1/2 MOA all day long? Good. Now hit these 4” steel plates with one shot. At 450 yards. 500 yards. And 600 yards.  1 shot.  Now after the shot is over. Whether you hit it or missed it? Was it because of you? The gun’s accuracy? Or did your shot fall inside or outside the margin of …

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EP149 -ETS Mags Fail, Epstein Murdered?, Weird European Bolt Heads

Episode 149 of the John1911 Podcast.   Freeze is out on FMLA. Here’s to hoping everyone gets better soon in his household. So Danny gives his second time ever doing a podcast a whirl.   Was Jeffery Epstein Murdered? ETS mags for VP9 are terrible. Making burn barrels the old world way: Shooting them. And the strange European bolt head …

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Gemtech Integra First Impressions

In a word: Favorable.  The upper is lighter than I would have expected. The gas to the shooters face is almost NIL. And it seems to run 55g Wolf steel ammo pretty good.  Had a few bobbles. But that would be break-in? Or that could be variations in wolf pressure levels. Because wolf steel is notoriously under powered ammunition. And …

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KET Brass Deflector Follow-up

KET sent us another brass deflector. It seems they DO currently make a 34mm scope tube attachment. It just was not included in our original T&E package.  Whoops.  Additionally, the “bend” in the original brass deflector was a result of non-retail packaging. In the end, it was no big deal. We removed the crease and made it work 100%. Finally, …

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Gemtech Integra First Shots

If you follow some of our social media accounts, you are likely aware that we have taken possession of a Gemtech Integra integrally suppressed upper.  Not that it’s a big deal. But the NFA paperwork took 10 months to clear. Which is ridiculous, but seems to be fast by most accounts.  This video just shows basic function test, zeroing, and …

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S&W Model 10-8 

So has anyone else picked up one of the model 10’s that have been flowing back into the country? Personally I have been keeping an eye on Model 10’s for quite some time.  In particular I wanted:  Used. Heavy Barrel. Bobbed Hammer. 4” Barrel. AIM Surplus was blowing some out and the price was just too good to not give …