Wednesday, November 30, 2022

John1911 TV / Videos

SPAS-12 Broken Buffer Confirmed

As we reported earlier, the SPAS-12 shotgun starting falling apart as soon as we racked it. As suspect, the original rubber buffer system has...

Armory Chat EP21: Why Did Kim Jung-Un Kill his Brother?

Received a few questions on this so figured it was better to answer in a video. The reason the DPRK killed Kim's brother has...

Military Surplus


A few month ago I posted a picture of the day (POTD) showing a WWI German cavalryman with a lance. Yes. during the times...
Mexican Mondragon Semiauto Rifle

Mexican Mondragon Rifle

The Mondragon is a unicorn rifle for us. They are very rare overall and extremely rare inside of the United States. Why? Logically…how many...
B-29 Bomber over John1911 Range

B-29 Bomber Flyover

So...a B-29 flew over the John1911 armory Sunday. I asked Doc if I should be worried since I was shooting a German rifle? He...
Webley & Scott 1908

Webley & Scott 1908 Pistol

An original Webley & Scott 1908 pistol currently located in the Khyber-Pass Region of Pakistan.      Umar “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”


Cobray M11 Function Test

Cobray Re-Spring Test

Cobray M-11 Function Test 2 OK. So after a spring and buffer rebuild, it’s time to function test this gun; so we can box it...


Silencerco Harvester 30 Seized Threaded Insert

Suppressor Life – Seized Threads

One issue folks who are not in the suppressor game sometimes miss is the issue of seized / fouled threads. Suppressors have a tendency...

1911 Pistols

Retention Holster Work

The best way for me to get used to a retention holster is to practice using it while actually trying to do something else:...

Blaser Rifles

Blaser LRS2 – TAC2 Magazine Repair Update

Thanks to some research and help from our viewers, I have a quick and easy solution to solve the Blaser LRS - TAC magazine...


Video — Testing New Pig Load SCAR 17

A buddy of mine has a new hunting load developed for our 2017 Texas Pig Hunt. He knew I was benching some rifles testing...
Piebald Deer Ohio

Piebald Deer Sighted

Freeze has sighted a piebald deer on his property. His current plan is to harvest the deer next year, should it survive. —Editor      Freeze “Shooting Guns...

Hunting Rifle – Long Range?

First off I guess I need to preface this article with a caveat: Your definition of long range vs the next guy could be...

Pork For The Smoker

Freeze is about to buy a smoker for the company. We wishes to use it on opening day for deer to feed all our...


The John1911 Podcast

EP-280: No Cerveza For You!

Episode 280 of the John1911 podcast is now live.   John1911 store is running great. Finally shot the Shiloh Sharps. Danny & The Bridge Jumper. ...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-279: We Are Opening A Store!

Episode 279 of the John1911 Podcast is now live:   Hunting season is over. Rifle Range work completed. Cobray M11 project finished. Benelli B76 project...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-278: Midterms – The Republican Battle of Dunkirk

Episode 278 of the John1911 Podcast: How to take the polls. Candidate quality matters. The Republican analysis. Offering Trump a grand bargain.       Danny & Marky "Shooting...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-277: Goodnight Bruce & Chip

Episode 277 of the John1911 Podcast. The Midterm politics episode.   What's up with Paul Pelosi? Will PA turn into a stolen election nightmare? Danny...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-276: Armory Updates – Fall 2022

Episode 276 of the John1911 Podcast: Help with Lapua brass. Stevens 22-410 broken. Thoughts on Cabot guns. My problem with Korth revolvers. Do Gen5...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-274: The Stripper & The Fire Truck

Episode 274 of the John1911 podcast (I accidently said 275 on air) is now live:   Why we were gone for a bit. Tractor Issues...


John1911 RTIC Coffee Travel Mug

John1911 Store Is Open!!!

Update 11-24-22: The John1911 store is open. As discussed earlier, we are starting small with some coffee mugs. Click the “store” button in the...

Wilson Armor-Tuff Finish – My Experience

A reader writes: Have you had much experience with using Wilson’s Armor-Tuff finish? From reading their website descriptions, it would appear it has better corrosion...

Industry news

USSOCOM Takes a Big Step Towards 6.5 Creedmoor

I have watched this news closely. Word came out of Tampa (USSOCOM HQ) that after looking at various 6.5 sized rounds, they have decided...

T/C Compass

Thompson Center Arms introduced the T/C Compass bolt-action rifle. It will be available in 10 calibers and reportedly won’t break the bank. MSRP is...

Larry Vickers Custom 1911 Auction

This pistol is the one we referenced a few podcast episodes ago. During which we suggested the gun was not marketed properly, thus costing...
SIG P210 Target.

Thoughts on SIG P210

Took these shots on Halloween. Officer Mike had already test fired the pistol off camera. But while I have your attention during a “first...

Interesting Stories Around The Web

US Weapons in Afghanistan

The Guns We Left Behind

There have been a lot of bad feelings in the US post Afghanistan exit. Without getting into the pros & cons of that event,...
Captured AK-12

POTD – AK-12 Captured In Ukraine

Photo out of the fighting in Ukraine. Reports are this man is a Ukrainian Special Operations Soldier holding a captured Russian Army AK-12.    Sincerely,  Marky “Shooting Guns...
Chinese Plans

China’s Plans


The Fix from Q.

POTD – The Fix by Q

Editor’s note: Officer Mike has been talking about getting a Q rifle for a few months. Looks like he has finally procured one. Personally...
POTD - Ransom Rest Inserts

Ransom Rest Inserts

Through the years, we have slowly built a collection of Ransom Rest inserts. Each one is from a particular project.  Thought maybe some of you...
Blaser Tactical 2 Training Day 155g 308

Personal Training Day

Yugo Mauser Pics In The Snow

PPS-43C 7.62x25


SIG M18 vs Wilson EDC X9L

Army Service Pistols