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SCAR-20 Drama Queen

I wish I could say seeing the SCAR-20 get first round hits at range was a blasé thing. But frankly, the SCAR-20 has been quite the troublesome rifle.  Quite.  IMO, the biggest factor is the slow twist rate of the barrel. Something that many EU based rifle makers subscribe to. American shooters like heavy bullets for long range work.  The …

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EDC X9L First Shots

One needs to crawl before they walk. At least us mere mortals. So here I am literally shooting the X9L for the first time…on video.  Since I don’t have a lot of time with RDS equipped pistols, I am defaulting to irons. But…I have to admit something. Under extensive dry fire presentations, I am seeing my speeds increase with the …

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300WM Barrel Shot Out

Doc has been suspicious for over a year that his 300WM’s barrel is shot out.  The rifle: Remington 700 Sendero. Years owned: 22. Rounds fired: 1410.  Caliber: 300WM.  How can he tell? The rifle used to shoot 1/2MOA with his hand-loads. But over time, that has degraded. Not dramatically, but consistently. No big deal really.  But over the past year …

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Oh Boy…

So…while zeroing a rifle, we shot the target chain.  Oh Boy… Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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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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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 …

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7.5×55 at 520 Yards

So after getting the custom barrel zeroed, I figured a shot at 520 yards with the K31 “try DOPE” was in order.  What is, “Try DOPE” you ask? Try DOPE is using existing ballistic data gathered from a similar rifle or caliber. In this case, K31 shooters firing GP11 ammo.  Don’t expect it to work. But it’s the “old man” …

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One Day At a Time

New gear is new. New skills aren’t skills. They’re aspirations. The only way to overcome these limitations is to dive in and just work your way through the suck.  Incase you don’t listen to the podcast, I am primarily a pistol shooter first. And a precision rifle shooter second. The other stuff I have certainly done, but those skills have …

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Good Day, Bad Day, Same Day

So a few days ago, Freeze and I were discussing something he has been forced to wrap his head around: Bad video.  When you shoot video, there will be bad video. Hell! Someone out there probably thinks all my video is bad video. And that’s fair.  But don’t get it twisted…we don’t speed up or fluff stuff to make us …

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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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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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Hostage Rescue at Ice Station Zebra

Doc and I were at the Uber-private, cool-kid, LEO-only range recently. It’s a range I have heard about for at least 15 years, but had never accepted an invite to attend. Until today.  Once the SWAT Snipers were done shooting, Doc and I took some time to do some testing on targets that were just assembled an hour prior. They …

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The Old Man And The Fortee

One thing about Doc and handguns is he always shoots the same gun. The Smith & Wesson M&P in 40 S&W. I don’t know exactly when he went to 40, but it’s fair to assume it happened when 40 was, “The Thing” in law enforcement.  Time marches on. The 40 has fallen. And the 9 has risen. But why should …

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Hans Shot Ze Timer

Freeze and I were just getting some plate rack time in and I noticed a never before seen issue. The PACT timer gave a false reading.  Maybe it was the “report” of the plate falling that set it off? Or maybe Hans got some glass in the PACT? Whatever it is, we will have to watch it closely. Does the …

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Never Waste a Miss

I get a lot of e-mails.  How to do this? How to do that? And sometimes when I dig down into the basis of the question, I am shocked to discover some crazy mistake, screw-up, or mis-learned habit or thing.  So if you are someone who always gets a scope zeroed, you can skip this video. And while we are …