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PhD in Materials Engineering. Retired from a major defense contractor. Former high power rifle competitor; instructor for 30 years at an elite defensive shooting school; volunteered for many years with a local SWAT team after they asked for my assistance in firearms training for team officers, and continue in that roll.

73 Years Young

Old man shooting.
Doc on the range working on some pistol skills. Did you notice he even shot weak handed? Also good to keep that experience in...

Reloading: Don’t Skip Primer Pocket

Clean Primer Pocket
Reloading: Don’t Skip Primer Pocket Clean those primer pockets. Even after you tumble them. Carbon build up in the left. Corncob media in the right.    Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting...

300 Weatherby For Africa

African Hunting Rifle.
Doc and I were out on the range for another project, but he wanted to get his 300 Weatherby shot. A big trip to...

Zeroing Pig Load – SCAR-20

Zeroing Hunting Load - SCAR-20
[Editor’s notes} Doc is zeroing his hunting ammo on the SCAR-20. Getting ready for Texas pig. If you don’t understand, this gun is normally zeroed...

POTD – Wilson M17 Grip Module

Wilson P320 Grip Module texture.
Doc stopped by The Armory one day for some business and brought his Sig M17 outfitted with the Wilson Combat Grip module.  —Editor  https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Modules/products/1269/    

Shooting 300WM Re-Barrel 517 Yards

Bolt Action Remington 700
Editors note: Doc was on the range on a cold December day shooting his recently re-barreled 300WM. This is his second barrel on this gun...

Truth About The SCAR-20

SCAR-20 Review
This is the “piece de resistance” of the SCAR-20 series. All your questions answered and rumors addressed: Is the SCAR-20 Accurate?  Is it accurate...

300 Winchester Magnum First Groups

The target.
Doc has shot out the barrel on his 300wm. He replaced the barrel. Worked up various loads. Picked the best. And here he...

Suppressor Strikes

Thunder beast Bullet Strike
When your gun shoots tight groups and then starts to wander. If there is a suppressor involved, best to pull it and check for...

Doc Re-Barrels PSS 700

Remington PSS 300wm
   Doc shoots quite a bit. His 300WM needed a new barrel. Second barrel he’s changed on this rifle. These are his groups working...

Doc Takes a Buck

Indiana whitetail buck 2020
This is the biggest whitetail Doc has ever shot. He went into 2020 with a goal: He bought one buck-tag and waited for the...

Wilson 320 Grip Module

Wilson Combat M17 320 Grip Module
We have a surprise for Doc tomorrow. The Wilson Combat M17 grip module. I can already tell the grip texture is a huge upgrade....

POTD – DOC Shooting SCAR-20s

DOC shooting SCAR-20s Thunder Beast
Doc was on the range Friday for a pre-scheduled event. Brought his SCAR-20s.  The SCAR ran fine. The ammo ran fine. But now he has...

Keep Those Cans Tight – SCAR-20

Keep Those Cans Tight. SCAR-20
Doc sent these over from the range. Shooting his SCAR-20. 100 yards. —editor     Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

COVID-19 / SCAR-20

COVID-19 / SCAR-20 Thumb
Doc came out to play during the tail end of the Covid shutdown. Brought his SCAR along and banged steel from 200 yards to...