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EDC X9L Bill Drill – 2.12 Seconds

Shot this a few weeks ago. I now have the EDC X9L Bill Drill down to 2.12 seconds at 7 yards. The trigger cadence work has paid off. But now I have ID’ed another factor that is holding me back.  Been working on that since.     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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300 Weatherby For Africa

Doc and I were out on the range for another project, but he wanted to get his 300 Weatherby shot. A big trip to Africa is coming this summer and he is rightfully excited. The winds were kicking us pretty hard all day, but nothing that would push Doc out of his performance envelope. But it should get the viewer …

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Overcoming Trigger Freeze

So while focusing on mastering The Bill Drill, I started to notice some trigger freeze at speed. So in order to address that, and make it applicable to The Bill Drill, I m doing 6 shots, at 7 yards, on B-C Zone steel.  Obviously I want to hit the steel. I just am not that focused on such a tight …

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Single Stack Bill Drill Work

Yes, I am also shooting Bill Drills with the single stack 1911. Wilson Combat eXperior, 5”, 9mm, 1911.  Is this a, “great run”? No. Let me explain.  The Bill Drill at it’s “professional distances” is shot at 7 yards. 6 shots. Par is considered 3.5 seconds. 2.5 seconds is considered good.  But…and this is a big one. The unwritten rule …

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Steyr GB Pistol

Been looking for one of these for quite a while, but the prices on the auction sites never seemed appropriate to what their real worth is.  And it took a while, but my persistence paid off. Found one of these sitting in a gun store on the East Coast. Priced cheaper than a new Glock.  This video is just a …

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Beretta 92X Performance First Shots

Ok. First shots with the 92x are in the can. Shoots very well. VERY. I didn’t include pics of the paper groups. But it’s 5 rounds holes in holes standing. For me, that’s as good as it gets.  Yes, some will perceive the gun as heavy, but that’s relative. Anyone who carries a full sized service pistol with 17 rounds …

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1911 Camera Test

Just like the video title says. This is a camera test. Nothing more. Projects in the works.  Barricade – Vikings Tactics VTAC. Pistol 1 –  Wilson EDC X9L 9mm. Pistol 2 – Wilson eXperior Single Stack 9mm. Distance to falling plate rack: 27.5 yards.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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589 Yards From The Truck

Ever shoot almost 600 yards from the driver’s seat of a vehicle? Until this day, I had not.  Never stop expanding your horizons. Always look for ways to gain experience when it comes to firearms. It gives you options and confidence in your ability to make the shot down the line.  Rifle: Blaser R8. Barrel: J. Sip & Sons. Caliber: …

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Long Gun, Tight Truck

Everybody can shoot from a vehicle. Even I can do it. But once we started actually physically doing it, I quickly figured out there are tips and tricks that help the process along. Most of it organization and logistics based.  In no way am I telling you specifically what they are. Primarily because I am still learning myself. So any …

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Zeroing Pig 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 for his 155g match / target loads.  Additionally, he will just leave the turrets set to the adjustment for this trip. The zero stops and match settings on the scope will remain for ammo he …

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Shooting 300WM Re-Barrel 517 Yards

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 as he shoots 300WM quite a bit. Whenever Doc gets the chance he takes it out beyond 1000 yards.   It may not be the “coolest” gun by today’s internet media standards. But confidence in …

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30 Yard Plate Rack

Got some “me time” in at the range on Sunday. The snow was falling and the steel was cold. Felt like putting some time on the single stack and that is what I did.  After some draws and turns at closer ranges, I started backing up and shooting the plate at 5 yard increments. After I shot 25, I figured …

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300 Winchester Magnum First Groups

[Editor’s note:] Doc has shot out the barrel on his 300wm. He replaced the barrel. Worked up various loads. Picked the best. And here he is shooting for groups based on that selection. Basically…this is a full function test and group confirmation before he puts this in the books as THE load.. —Editor   Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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Headshot Work

Messing with different zero  distances on RDS handguns. 5 shots. 20 yards. Freehand.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”