Monday, August 8, 2022

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1816 Harpers Ferry Musket

Model 1816 Harpers Ferry Musket.

This particular musket is a contract example made by L. Pomeroy in 1829. Pomeroy made approximately 21,000 guns for the US Military between 1818...
Red Jacket Firearms

SHS-67: Red Jacket AK-47

What we have here is a rifle out of a shop I have never handled before. An AK-47 gone over by Red Jacket Firearms...

Steyr Hahn Holster

Hayabusa Motorcycle 

Military Surplus

Accidentally Bought a BREN Parts Kit

Freeze and I were looking at an auction on a machine gun when the subject of BREN’s came up. We saw this deactivated / display...

WW1 Cavalry Armed with Lance

WW1 was an incredibly difficult time for those in the military. While some lessons from previous wars (Russo-Japanese War 1905) were learned, others were...

IDF Mauser Markings

Earlier this year we picked up a 7.62 variant Israeli Mauser. Click HERE to see more photos. Our friend Reuven was kind enough to...

Would You Do This to an Enfield?

This photo showed up in my inbox and it got me to thinking. Would I do this to so a 308 Indian Enfield? No....


Benelli B76 Pistol 9mm

Benelli B76 – First Shots

OK. First of all let me start with the acknowledgement of a possible mistake. The records we have on file don’t show this pistol...


Surefire X300u FDE

Surefire X300u FDE

Update to some old news: I have acquired a new Surefire X300 light. Technically I believe this is the, “Surefire X300u FDE”. I do...

1911 Pistols

Steel 9mm 1911 Recoil

Some of you have seen my recent MEMEs calling for all 1911s to be in 9mm. And while I understand that is a very...
WWI Colt 1911. 1914 Production. US GI Colt.

WWI 1911 Assessment

Shooting dot torture with Wilson Combat EDC X9L

Dot Torture Victory

MILSURP Collecting

What Is a 1911A1?

Blaser Rifles

Armory Chat EP22 — Bolting Stuff to Your Rifle

Armory Chat EP22. It seems there are some people who might need some explanation on how to bolt stuff to your rifle. It's not...


First Deer of 2017

Looks like opening day 2017 for Kentucky was successful. My son in law went out and filled both his tags the first morning. He...
African Hunting Rifle.

300 Weatherby For Africa

Doc and I were out on the range for another project, but he wanted to get his 300 Weatherby shot. A big trip to...

Wild West Co-Pilot on Range

So…it’s time to introduce big-bore to the new facility. As in 45-70.  Our regulars have seen the Wild West Guns Alaskan Co-Pilot before. Not a...

Trail Breaker At Camp Perry

I haven’t seen one of these types of bikes in 30 years. I didn’t know they still made them! Or perhaps started making them...


The John1911 Podcast

EP-266: Signs Putin Going To Flee Russia?

Episode 266 of the John1911 Podcast: Is Putin about to flee Russia? Yes, a pistol can be undersprung. Thomas Magnum actually carried a 9mm...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-265: Sick as a Monkey

Episode 265 of the John1911 Podcast: Marky Pox. Trijicon SRO Update. Opening a Podcast Youtube Channel. The bush hog is totalled. Can you find...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-264: From Nuts to Raisins

Episode 264 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: The Constitutional Carry "villain". AOC's fake handcuffs. What's going in with the FBI, guns &...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-263: Strapped Like Ahab To The Whale

Episode 263 of the John1911 Podcast: Buy American (even if it's really German). M-11 Cobray. Dodge Hellcats top repo list. GoFundme supports criminals. China...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-262: Waving The SEAL Team 6 Jersey

Episode 262 Tornado damage. Please don't send us your guns. Targeted by Slav hookers. GBRS Hydra Mount drama. The Shinzo Abe shooting. The ghost...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-261: “The Fetus Won’t Defeat Us”

Episode 261 is in the can: Danny hates the name of this pod! Crazy guy in Highland Park, IL. Russia loses another warship. Gun...


Don’t CCW a “Nice” Gun, They Said

Look. I get it. I really, really do. I have access to rare and collectible firearms in our reference collection. So I understand value....
HK P30 - LEM Trigger.

Don’t Buy Pistols Without Optics Plates

So…here is an example of how I have to within my own boundary conditions. Been looking out for a HK P30 LEM pistol for...

Industry news

My First Experience with the Scatt Trainer

While visiting Camp Perry this week, I ran across a setup that I had only seen on the internet. The Scatt Shooter Training System....

HMG Sturmgewehr: STG-N

The original Sturmgewehr, or StG 44, was a selective-fire weapon deployed by Germany during WWII. It is generally considered the first true modern “assault”...

New Multi-Caliber Suppressor

With the price of suppressors being as high as they are, wouldn’t it be great if you had one that can do it all...

New .30 Nosler Cartridge

I’ve always been a big fan of .26-caliber cartridges, but that diameter bullet has always had something of a black cloud following it in...

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


Pic of Day: Bullet in the Dryer

9mm 124g FMJ in DryerIf you are an avid shooter, this situation will be familiar to you. I was opening my dryer the other...

Ed Brown 1991 Catalog

We are going through some old boxes here at the John1911 armory. And look what turned up in the catalog boxes! A mint Ed Brown...
Blaser R8 GRS Ragnarok Chassis Folding Stock.

Folded Rifle with Suppressor

Fall Fashion Week. S&W 442 J-Frame 38 Special.

Fall Fashion Week: S&W 442