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How Much Ammo In Your Vehicle?

I posted this picture on social media a little while ago and was legitimately surprised (Which doesn’t happen often) by most of the reactions.  What you see in this picture is about 2000rd of 9mm ammunition. Out of sight is the 5.56 and some precision rifle ammo.  The feedback was mostly along the lines of keeping something  “that extremely valuable” …

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RDS / Scope Battery Change

Last year I started to put the change date on optic batteries. The Aimpoint shown here hasn’t died, but it is dim. So that was a clue I needed to change it.  I have started doing this on all precision rifle scopes with illuminated reticles. I also keep the info in the service logs for the rifle in question. That …

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Poacher Patrol 2020

In the last week of gun season, I make it a habit to patrol the property for trespassers and poachers. You would think opening day and weekend would be the time? Nope. Too many hunters, too many shots, too many DNR checkpoints, too much activity. Trespassers will try to slip into into the deep woods in a desperate attempt to …

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Target Transitions – Geissele SD-3G Trigger

Freeze and I were out putting in some work. Nothing spectacular by social media standards. But we wanted to get a feel for the Geissele SD-3G trigger with 4.5lb spring.  So what better way to shakedown a trigger, and the user’s chance of having an ND, than shooting target transitions!  3-Targets. Left. Right. Then center steel as a stop plate.  …

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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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Aimpoint 6x Project

After taking a LE carbine course, I determined the need for some magnification on my truck gun. A BCM Keymod upper.  Additionally the GEMTECH Integra needs a matching configuration for easy swap. The solution?   Aimpoint offers a 6x flip-over magnifier for use with their Micros. So after some wheeling and dealing, I worked into a second Micro H2, a …

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BCM Upper – New Truck Gun

Trying to get used to running an AR. Get used to running a skinny AR. Get used to this 45 degree safety. And hasty zero the Aimpoint Micro. All the while in a light, very cold rain. Sound like a bad day to you? Frankly it was the best day yet on the new range.  Nobody to bother me. No …

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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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Truck Gun Glamor Shots – PTR-91 Retires

I have hinted around about this for a few weeks and in some private messages. After careful consideration I have decided to pull the PTR from truck-gun duty and check it back into the armory. It will then be checked out on a per-project basis. Why am I doing this? The answer is really simple, we have been in the …

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American Mag Release on PTR Rifle Sucks

This has been coming for awhile but I have finally reached a turning point on the subject: The push-button mag release on the PTR-91 rifle sucks rocks. Like many American shooters it is easy to default to a mag-button setup since that is the current industry standard. But the design of the HK91 / G3 style mag well in conjunction …

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Cutting RDS off of Truck Gun

A few weeks ago I posted a quick video (CLICK LINK HERE) demonstrating that a dead parallax free scope tube can be used as a hasty ghost-ring sight. Or put another way, if your red-dot dies; the bullets will still go the center of the lens. Electronic dot or not. No, this isn’t ideal and not a substitute for having …

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Winter Maintenance Cleaning – PTR 91

Have to admit, thoroughly cleaning HK roller-locked style rifles isn’t my favorite chore. It’s the fact that the barrel and trunnion sit so deep inside the folded upper, I have to work extra hard to make sure everything is 100% clean. This time isn’t so bad. The rifle is not fouled up from shooting. Just been riding around in the …

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I don’t hand load the PTR 91

I could also title this article, “I don’t hand load the HK91” but I like to be specific. It’s a PTR 91 GI Model, that is a really good copy of the HK91 battle rifle. Many know I carry this rifle as a “truck gun”. What I lose in manual of arms and appropriateness for the CQB role, I pickup …

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Update on Truck Gun Condition

Was doing some Spring Cleaning and figured some of you would like an update on my Truck Gun Project. Specifically condition. The PTR 91 GI (US copy of a HK 91 – G3) resides in the back of the pickup all year round. Being inside of a modern tennis bag, it gets zero notice. And I mean zero. No matter …

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Traveling in the US with a Rifle

It seems the latest rage in the gun-community is low-profile rifle bags. While I completely agree with the concept, I have never seen one successfully executed. Sure, on the floor of SHOT show it may look “low profile” when sitting next to “level 47” body armor, but out on the street it’s a joke. Doubt me? Toss a rife in …