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Cutting trails for Massey 4707

Pole Saw Work

Part of the effort of introducing a large cabbed tractor is having to cut any offending branches on the existing trail system. Since most...
POTD - Frog on the range.

POTD – Frog On The Range

We have more frogs than I would have initially thought.   —Marky    
Shipping container shelving

Container Shelving

One project for this Winter is to make storage on the John1911 range more efficient. The first thing is to remove all floor standing...
SCAR-20 517 Yards

SCAR-20 517 Yard Group

SCAR-20 517 Yard Group I took these pics over the summer. Doc was going through his 155g load testing protocol for the SCAR-20. Needless to...
Brush Hog John1911 Gun Range

POTD – 7 Hours of Bush Hogging

The bad news is I have been bush hogging for 7 hours. The good news is the bush hog actually ran for 7 hours!...
Spot the steel on the rifle range.

Spot The Steel

So let me expand on this topic to illuminate points for the reader. The target is something that does not occur in nature. A...
Wilson Scorable Steel Target

Wilson Scorable Steel Target Arrives

Getting some old business out of the way. We have been playing with a Wilson Combat Scorable Steel Target system. Since the entire thing...
Why I use T-Posts on rifle range.

Rifle Range – Why T-Posts

So you want to build a rifle range but you are not sure what configuration you should choose for rifle range targets? Let me...
The John1911.com Podcast

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...
Poacher Patrol 2020.

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...
POTD - Painting Target Backer

Painting Target Backer

Range setup lesson. Paint the pistol pit target backers black. I print A LOT of 8.5x11 targets. This helps with transitions and all that...
Barbed Wire from an old fence.

POTD – Bush-Hog Killer 

It’s time to start cutting the John1911 range. Which means bush-hog FOD walks. Look what I found today: Old barbed wire fence.  Yowza! And here’s the...
Rifle Shooting Position Retaining Wall

Rifle Position Retaining Wall

We have mostly been shooting precision rifles from under the shelter. And with that, I have neglected to admin a problem at the main...
10 Hours in the range

10 Hours On The Range

This was a long day. The first half we hosted some shooters who were putting in their time.  What happens when they are done and...
POTD - Sunsets on the rifle range.

Sunset On The Range

Very long day on the range. Productive. But long.   The sunsets up here are always a sight to behold.   Marky