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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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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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EDC X9L Bill Drill 2.29 Seconds

Working Bill Drills pretty hard lately. 7 yards. My goal is to hit 2 seconds or better. The good news is I have already identified an issue that is holding me back.  Weapon: EDC X9L Drill: Bill Drill. Distance: 7 yards. Holster: AIWB — not concealed.  Shots: 6. Time: 2.29 Seconds (Goal is 2)     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting …

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Rant – Coming Clean About Col. Jeff Cooper

Putting my feelings on the record since the #1 vector of attack regarding my Yaqui holster video; typically uses the false logic of, “derp derp Colonel Jeff Cooper derp derp”. Anyone making that argument is doing The Good Colonel a disservice. And quite literally betraying everything his legacy was supposed to stand for! Marky John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Glock Red Trainers

A few weeks ago we discussed a FBI marked Glock red trainer that sold on the civilian market for $4000. Needless to say that got my attention! While Glock red trainers do cost more than functional Glocks, it’s only by about 20% or so.  Well…that story brought up a lot of questions about the Glock red guns in general, and …

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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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RDS Offset Is Real

See these pics? They are of bullets crashing into the tops of VTAC barricades. And you want to know who is responsible?  Me. Sucks to write that. But this is my personal attempt to learn through failure. And highlighting my failure, with you the reader, is a way to reenforce that lesson so it sticks.  So what happened? Simple. User …

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FBI Glock 17PM

So…have you ever seen a factory original Glock pistol that is worth $4000? How about one that is not even a functioning firearm? Well that is what we have here.  For those who are not aware, Glock offers a series of training Glocks to LE agencies. These are not prohibited from being owned by the public, it’s just they are …

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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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Rant – Why Our Facility Is Private

I broke my own rule and let someone talk me into allowing a civilian to shoot on the John1911 range. Even this rant doesn’t properly explain the extent of the fuckery that went on. Never again.   Marky John1911.com  

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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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Stopping Power is Bullshit

Once again we see video proof of something most handgun owners simply choose to ignore. I don’t know if it’s because of Hollywood films or marketing by the firearms industry.  But consider a few random points.  Caliber 40 S&W  Range is almost zero.  Ammo is certainly HP.  Rounds fired, 12.  Rounds connected, 12. Perp: Kevin Costlow, 52.  Perp background: high-end …

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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 …