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Drone Survey John1911 Rifle Range

Range Survey

It’s rare that we operate drones on our range. So I took this opportunity to show some of the property and how it’s configured.  I...
SWAT Team Drone 1

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...
Rifle range steel

19 Pieces of Steel

New for 2021, is our upgraded rifle range. 19 pieces of permanently installed steel. Where? More challenging targets (read smaller) in the open, and some partially...
COVID-19 / SCAR-20 Thumb

COVID-19 / SCAR-20

Doc came out to play during the tail end of the Covid shutdown. Brought his SCAR along and banged steel from 200 yards to...
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...
Superior Ideas Steel Targets. 10" plate.

10” Steel Plates

10” Plates A few weeks back, we placed another order with Superior Ideas. They are a steel target maker out of Florida.  These use a custom...
Two Stumps & a Rock. Broken Bush Hog

Two Stumps and a Rock

I’ll keep the blow by blow of this development to a minimum. Long story really, really short: It was time to cut a new...
Range Vandals. Cow Poop.

Range Vandalism 

Well…it finally happened. We’ve had some vandalism at the John1911 range. Fortunately nothing was stolen.  One of the neighboring properties is a cattle farm. And...
Broken DR 52T Bush Hog. Barbed Wire Jammed Up

Bush Hog Down

Well…it finally happened. The bush hog went down. But through no fault of it’s own. So DR Power Systems is off the hook.  I did...
DR Power Systems PRO MAX-52T Bush Hog

Range Bush Hog

Been holding off on this post for a little while. I guess the main reason was I wanted to make sure we didn’t break...
New Rifle Range Shelter

New Shelter Complete

Ok. The new shelter is done. To keep reference points consistent, it is located behind the 100-500 yard shooting position and in in front...
Rifle Range Picnic Shelter Construction

Shelter Construction Update

As I write this, it’s 5am. And later today, I will be hitting the range to review the final phase of the new shelter...

Shelter For Rifle Range

Next week we are hoping to start construction on a shelter for the new range. It will have a metal roof, be 14x16’ in...

When The Wind Doesn’t Blow

We are still trying to get used to the particulars of the new rifle range. And one of the most interesting aspects is it’s...

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...
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