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EP134 – Gun Channels Whacked, 9mm Tokarev, Range Construction

Ep 134 of the John1911 Podcast:   Range Construction – Shelter. Officer Mike’s Machine gun. Falling Plate Rack spall solution. Red 9 Pistol has Chinese Markings. Norinco Model 213 in 9mm. Somebody doesn’t like how I say, “Walther”. Anti-gun teacher arrested for planting ammo in school. Youtube demonetizes gun channels…again. Yawn. The Bernie vs Biden battle. Teresa May resigns. Apple …

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Shelter For Rifle Range

Next week we are hoping to start construction on a shelter for the new range. It will have a metal roof, be 14×16’ in size and be equipped with some chairs and tables all year round.  The goal is to give shooters a place to rest and recharge should the sun be baking us or the rain drowning us.  Currently …

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Range Update 200 Yard Steel

Final 200 yard steel is up. I’ve been staying off this particular hill so the grass would take. We’ll come back later and center target between the posts. Might even move them further apart. Why? We already has a 200 yard target setup, right? I decided to move this steel over to this position since it’s relatively flat shooting from …

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Pistol Pit is Operational

It’s been a long summer. First it rained most of the season. Now it’s getting cold and dry. When I still need some rain for seeding to take hold.  But no matter, the Pit is operational. I haven’t measured it completely from front to back, but diagonally it’s 50 yards. That enables us to quickly hasty-zero tac rifles at 25 …

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Gravel for Pistol – Tac Rifle Pit

So…here is what 6 dump trucks of gravel looks like before being pushed down with the small dozer. Right now, the question is, “Will 6 trucks be enough?”. Frankly, we just don’t know. It might. Or it might require a 7th. We’ve bought so much gravel, we are getting a break on the price.  Also…consider this: dump trucks hauling gravel …

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The 100 Yard Shooting Position

This spot was picked so we could zero 100 yards at a zero degree angle. In reality, this position is a ZERO to 500 yard shooting position.  So think about that. We could functionally shoot every tac rifle, battle rifle, hunting rifle and black powder rifle from right here and get 80% of our work done. Things are coming along …

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Range Construction- 600 Yard Test

Update on the range construction. What I’m doing here is testing line of sight and theoretical shooting positions for shots from 600 and 700 yards.  I placed the target down the hill at 550 to give me some breathing room Incase there was an issue. Or out this way: DON’T SHOT OVER THE TARGET. All went well. We will tell …

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D8 Dozer vs Tree 

Range construction progress. After some debate, it became clear that I had to knock down the best tree on the property. A giant sycamore tree.  Here’s the problem. It was way too big for me to saw at my skill level. So…why not use the D8 50 ton Dozer knock it down?  It took 40 minutes and at one point …

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EP102 – 800 Yards, Polaris Ranger, What is SKY, Dick Pics For Yo Momma

On episode 102 of the John1911 Podcast: We have hit the 800y mark on Range Construction. Dick Pics for your momma. Raping alligators. SIG to release the Military M17 Pistol. SKY is NOT Blue Sky Imports! Whoops! Polaris General 1000 for the Range. US hits 400 millions guns owned. Michael Murphy memorial smashed. Man with no arms stabs tourist.   …

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New Range Vehicle – Polaris General 1000

Quick update. We need some dedicated range vehicles. After some debate between a Kubota and a Polaris Ranger, it was decided to cut that baby in half and get a Polaris Ranger 1000.  Personally I thought a Kubota was the most practical option. But we are also allowing staff the ability to run the range on recreational vehicles. We had …

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EP100 – DP-51, Ruger 10mm, Broom-handle Mauser

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast: DP-51 SHS Video Worst trade Freeze ever made Ruger 10mm 1911? Freeze & Marky shoot-off. Update on Rifle Range work. Union members can vote dollars Han Solo $500k Gun. Harley Davidson moving truth. Glen Beck goes full on nuts.     Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”