View Post

Has a Dog Ever Chewed Your Gun?

A member posted an image on our Facebook page showing a polymer pistol that has been chewed on by a dog. The damage was pretty significant. When I was growing up, we had guns laying around everywhere. But I don’t recall any instances where a dog (puppy?) chewed on a firearm. But we didn’t have polymer framed guns back then …

View Post

Olympic Medalist Shooting Tip — Cross-Eye-Dominance

I recently ran into US Olympic medalist Corey Cogdell at the local trap and skeet range. She was there shooting trap in the World Cup as part of her training regimen, but still took the time to chat with me.  That’s just the type of woman she is. During our conversation, I learned that she shoots right-handed, but is left-eye-dominant. …

View Post

Cleaning the Rhodesian A5 Shotgun

I’ve been meaning to post these pictures for a while. Many of you are aware of the special run of A5 shotguns that FNH did for the Rhodesian Military and police forces. I have heard some debate that…possibly…these guns were actually ordered by the South African Government and then smuggled into Rhodesia. Thus bypassing an international arms embargo at the …

View Post

Glock 19 Gen 2 Giveaway Pictures

Here are detailed pictures of the current giveaway gun. A LE trade in Glock 19 that is a Generation 2. It comes with one original 15 round magazine and functioning night sights. Every t-shirt purchased on between now and the beginning of December is a chance to win. 1 shirt is 1 chance. 10 shirts is 10 chances. No limit …

View Post

CCW Pistols, Rust and Hard Labor.

Do you carry all the time? 9x out of 10, looking at photos of your pistol, I can tell if you are lying. You see, carrying is a commitment. It’s not easy. It’s not fun. And usually it’s downright pain in the ass. At the recent Chainsaw Party 2015, Freeze and I were out cutting winter firewood. Between running chainsaws, …

View Post

The John1911 Podcast is Live.

The John1911 Podcast is an outgrowth of the Tacticaltshirts.com morning meetings that Freeze and I have. Once we get the t-shirt business stuff out of the way we wonder into all kinds of discussions: Guns. Gun projects. Second Amendment news. Guns we own. Guns we wished we owned. Guns we’ve sold. Broken guns. Buying guns at auction. Stupid stuff we see and hear on the ranges. Pro-American politics Hunting …

View Post

A Look Inside a Modern Fragmentation Grenade

I saw these photos recently and thought many of our US based readers would find them interesting. Original grenades from around the world wars were designed so that the outer shell broke up into fragments. Further testing and experience showed engineers that by loading the grenades with pre-cut fragments, the hit probability was increased exponentially. Take a look at the …

View Post

No Authority!!!!!

Let me make this absolutely clear. If some asshole shows up in your universe hurting innocent people, you end that motherfucker with extreme prejudice. If you are not armed, I expect you to MacGyver the fuck up and smash his head like a grape. If someone gets in your way doing this, drop that asshole like a bad habit too! …

View Post

Norinco SKS That Accepts AK Magazines

A reader sent me some photos of a very cool SKS rifle –– He never actually stated name. Sorry. It was made by NORINCO (Chinese Military Company no longer imported into the US) and appears to be a factory built to accept AK-47 magazines! Freeze was looking at the photos and he agrees it appears to be factory original. His final …

View Post

Vepr 12 with Bushnell Red-dot Sight

One of the issues many people have with the modern gold-standard of red-dot sights (AimPoint IMO) is the price. The latest iterations of the Micro can be well north of $500! But just like how Surefire used to be the only game in town concerning weapon lights, Bushnell has stepped up with a red-dot line called the TRS. It’s basically …

View Post

Mounting DOA Scope on H&R 20 Gauge

Do you live in rifle state? Do you hunt in a rifle state? Don’t know what I am talking about? Count your blessings because some of the places that Freeze and I hunt are shotgun only for deer season. I know. I know. Kinda sucks. But…here’s the good news. You take a 20 gauge H&R single shot with a rifled …

View Post

Winchester 52 First Shots

I picked up a Winchester 52c from an estate auction earlier this year. It’s a pretty attractive setup and I was very lucky to get it.  The rifle also came with Redfield Target Sights and an original Unertl optic. As best as I can tell, it hasn’t been shot since AT LEAST the early 90’s. Probably long before that. So …

View Post

Merkel RX Helix Hunting Rifle

First off let me make this clear: We are not gear reviewers. Sure, you will see stories and pictures and postulations of guns and gear here on John1911.com. But…we don’t take submissions. Why is that? Simple. Our policy is if you don’t see the item discussed here, we either can’t afford it, don’t know about it, or aren’t interested in …