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Most Versatile Shooting Bag – Fortune Cookie

Most Versatile Shooting Bag After a few years of use, I have come to realize that the one shooting bag that is probably the most used is the Wiebad weighted rifle bag known as a DRC Fortune Cookie.  Here are it’s attributes which can be both a positive and a negative depending on the application: Positives: It’s heavy – 6.2lbs …

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SIG 551-A1 First Shots

SIG 551-A1 First Shots Decided to finally pull the SIG 551-A1 out of The Armory reference collection and actually shoot the darn thing.  First Impressions: Seems like a cool gun.  Actually runs.  I like the folding stock.  I hate the drum sight.  Trigger sucks rocks.  For-end furniture does wobble.  It will get “heavy” when accessorized.  More to come on this. …

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73 Years Young

Doc on the range working on some pistol skills. Did you notice he even shot weak handed? Also good to keep that experience in your back pocket should need it for real. —Editor   Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Wilson Scorable Steel Target

Another video test.  Subject: The Wilson Combat scorable steel target.  Location: John1911 Range Pit. Pistol: EDC X9L Caliber: 9mm Shooter: Some old, fat dude.  😉     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Wilson Steel Target First Shots

Getting some old business to of the way again. The Wilson Combat Scorable Steel Target is setup in the pit. Next to the falling plate rack. Not that you can tell in these photos, but I have also moved a small dueling tree over there as well.  So it’s kinda like a little fun corner, where every shot either knocks …

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556 FAL Function Test

So…we were testing the SAR-4800 / 556 FAL trying to get it ready for some projects. It was initially gassed for some old Wolf 55g ammo a few years back. Which is notoriously under powered.  Well…we are shooting different ammo now, so it needs to be function tested. Tweaked. Gas adjusted. And otherwise have all the bugs worked out.  Posted …

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Zero and DOPE Check

Why shoot cheap, reloaded ammo through your higher-end bolt gun? Simple. It’s a cheap way to practice position shooting. What a lot of people who are interested in precision rifle seem to overlook is the ability to shoot your gun in positions. i.e. Not prone.  Can I expect to keep tight groups at range with cheap ammo? Of course not. …

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Shooters Global Shot Timer

The Shooters Global / SG Shot timer is both a hardware and phone app implementation of a firearm shot timer. What is interesting about the hardware portion is it’s relative simplicity to understand and use.  Basically it has 3 buttons. Up, down and Select. The select also functions as a start / stop button during the shooting sequence.  Unlike all …

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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 …