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John1911 Range Drone Pics

Officer Mike was playing with a drone while out at the facility last year. Here are some still images he took. I thought they were neat. I don’t know all the particulars of how SWAT teams use drones these days, but I have noticed they have them. —Editor     Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Pit Target Install

We have started the permeant install of the pistol pit steel targets and paper stands. Also combining this with cleaning up the erosion from all the heavy rain from the last 12 months.  Not as easy as it sounds. But…once done, should be impervious to future rain. No matter how much.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Pistol Pit Erosion Control 

Ok. The grass issue on the rifle range has turned in our favor. We have successfully seeded over 900 yards. With a few minor corners, it looks great. The few areas where we have had some residual problems will likely be turned into clover plots for deer.  However…one area has completely failed to grow grass. And that is “The Pit” …

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Pistol Pit is Operational

It’s been a long summer. First it rained most of the season. Now it’s getting cold and dry. When I still need some rain for seeding to take hold.  But no matter, the Pit is operational. I haven’t measured it completely from front to back, but diagonally it’s 50 yards. That enables us to quickly hasty-zero tac rifles at 25 …

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Gravel for Pistol – Tac Rifle Pit

So…here is what 6 dump trucks of gravel looks like before being pushed down with the small dozer. Right now, the question is, “Will 6 trucks be enough?”. Frankly, we just don’t know. It might. Or it might require a 7th. We’ve bought so much gravel, we are getting a break on the price.  Also…consider this: dump trucks hauling gravel …