Thursday, May 19, 2022

John1911 TV / Videos

Blaser Out Of Battery Safety

The Blaser Click

The title says it all. Have you ever pulled the trigger on a Blaser and heard a click instead of bang? Chances are it’s...
Remington 1890 New Model Army

Remington 1890 New Model Army

Remington 1890 New Model Army.  44CFW / 44-40 Last of the Big Bore Single Action Revolvers.     Freeze “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

Military Surplus

Hakim in American Rifleman

We posted a review of an Egyptian Hakim by Scott Mayer a few weeks ago. The rife was so good, I bought the company....

SHS 39 – Swiss K11

What we have on this episode of the Second Hand Showcase is the Swiss K11. Like most K11’s, this one was converted from 7.5x53...

Shooting – Testing the PTR 91 and 1897 Shotgun

It's been a busy winter and spring is on us fast. I have a bunch of gun projects that have crept up on me....

Movie Prop Guns

When I saw the placard at the Cody Firearms Museum, I thought I would see a bunch of guns from such movies as, “Die...


35 Yard A/C 10-Shot Challenge

Picked this challenge up from Mike Seeklander. It’s a 10 shot string, no misses, at 35 yards, on an A/C sized target. more...
Blaser R8

Doping PPU 155g Match

90 Degree Turn Drill

90 Degree Turn Drill


Blast From The Past — Old Shok Buffs

Going through old boxes in the armory. Still getting organized since the move during COVID. And look at what I found here: old time...
10-8 Grip Screws

10-8 Grip Screws

Frank Proctor Sling - Way Of The Gun

Sling – 551a1

1911 Pistols

The Colt MEU(SOC) Pistol

Right off the bat I need to say that the title of this post is likely incorrect. A tip of the hat to the...

Blaser Rifles

Federal 243 Ammo Group Test / Zero/.

Federal 243 Soft-Point

So with the new chassis and suppressor, it is time to fine tune the zero. Especially considering I have switched ammo. Typically I was...


Eye Candy — By Scott Mayer

Exceptional gun engraving is nothing less than pure art on steel canvas. For many hunters, it tells their story and adds a soul to...

Freeze Won’t Give Me Any Deer Jerky

Have to admit, 2016 has been a pretty lean hunting year for us. We have hunted Ohio, Indiana and Montana and come up with...
Coyote hunting. Depredation hunting. Tags.

Coyote Down

Gotta keep them predators away from your chickens and goats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Officer Mike is still at it. —Editor     Officer Mike “Shooting Guns & Having...

Chainsaw Party 2018

Well…the 2018 Chainsaw party has come and gone. I don’t know I am getting older or if the logs are getting heavier, I suspect...


The John1911 Podcast

EP-255: Cheap Harbor Freight Sex Toys

Episode 255: SIG 551 updates. Leica's new thermal scope. Edger Sherman Sling wins. NY AG wants Pierre out. Amber Heard or Turd? Russian RV...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-254: Steve Wynn’s Ferrari

Episode 254 of the John1911 Podcast: LT's in Vietnam vs General's in Ukraine. Putin has the Hitler shakes. Protest Taco Trucks. Abortion: Suddenly shall...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-253: Smith & Methson

Episode 253 of the John1911 Podcast: Army Goes 6.8 Hornady Ballistic App. PPU 155g delivers. Toolcat Prices are insane! DOD's Ukraine leaks. Life Lesson-...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-252: They Call Her Putina

Epsiode 252 of the John1911 podcast is now live: Freeze loves Anderson Mfg. Tucker Carlson is a legit gun guy. Missile Cruiser Moskova sunk. ...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-251: Coffee & Valium

Epsiode 251 of the John1911 Podcast   Russian atrocities revealed. Ukraine using facial recognition software. Putin's stupid move: Keeping foreign reserves in G7 banks. 10k...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-250: The Broken Episode

Episode 250 of the John1911 podcast is now live. The boys are back together, but unfortunatly the end of the pod ends abruptly due...


Battle for Mariupol

Mariupol Order of Battle

I managed to expand the April 30 map of Azovstal made by Jomini of the West. If you look at it, you will see...
Ukraine v Russia war update. April 14th, 2022. Ravi Rikhye

Ukraine update April 14, 2022 0900 US EDT

To save time, I am not giving URLs but you can easily find them yourself. 1, Moscova cruiser 1a. Russia says the ship is being towed...
MILSURP Collecting

What Is a 1911A1?

Industry news

Black Hills Had Wicked Looking Xtreme Defense Loads

The .38 Special snub nosed revolver is one of the more popular and probably the most reliable self-defense tools available. The problem is that...
The 2020 Colt Python. My thoughts.

Opinion: The 2020 Colt Python

We’ve all heard the rumors for years. And now it seems they are coming to fruition. Colt Firearms is re-releasing the Python series of...

Rumor that EF88 / F90 Coming to US Market

There is a rumor circulating out of the 2016 NRA meeting that Lithgow Arms, the maker of the latest version of the famous Steyr...
Gemtech Integra first shots, first impressions.

Gemtech Integra First Impressions

In a word: Favorable.  The upper is lighter than I would have expected. The gas to the shooters face is almost NIL. And it seems...

Interesting Stories Around The Web

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...
223 Caliber FN FAL

Brazilian Army 556 FAL’s

DOD put these images out and I thought they were interesting. Here we see members of the US 101st shooting some Brazilian Army 556...
Chinese Plans

China’s Plans

2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2015 Porsche Carrera S


SCAR-20 & Blaser Tactical 2 POTD

POTD – SCAR-20 / Blaser Tactical 2

Doc and I spent some time at the cool kid range playing with our precision rigs. It’s hard to imagine by the looks, but...

POTD – Sokolovsky Automaster

I took this pic while at the Buffalo Bill Firearms Museum. It is chambered in 45ACP. Which is all well and good. But what...

POTD — White Steyr AUG

Manurhin MR88 38 Caliber Revolver.

POTD – Manurhin MR88