Friday, December 2, 2022

John1911 TV / Videos

Armory Chat EP12: Yaqui Style Holsters Are Dangerous

Armory Chat follow up on a subject I broached a while back regarding Yaqui style holsters. Marky “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

1911 Drill – Holes in Holes Drill

Starting Over - Holes in Holes Drill After not having fired a pistol in about 4 weeks, I was in some serious need of a...

SCCY Pocket Rocket

Glock 21SF Giveaway

Military Surplus

M202A1 FLASH— The Commando Bazooka

I have only seen this weapon twice in my life. The first was in a movie called The Commando starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as retired...
RFI Enfield

A NATO Enfield

How do you 100% solve rim lock in an Enfield rifle? Simple. Shoot one chambered in 7.62 NATO!  😎 Just out blowing the dust off the...

POTD — The Gurkha Knives

Thought this was an interesting photo. Like many of you, I know “some” about the Kukri knife. But I am certainly no expert. To...

Yugo Mauser Pics In The Snow

I have kind of been on Freeze about him taking more pictures of our projects and sharing them with readers. He’s always got some...


Christensen Arms MSR 6.5 Creedmoor

Christensen Arms MSR – 517 Yards

Christensen Arms MSR - 517 Yards Quick video of Doc shooting his 6.5CM at 517 yards. He has been holding back on shooting 6.5 due...
Cobray M11 Function Test

Cobray Re-Spring Test

Shooting the SIG Cross Rifle

Shooting The SIG Cross


Refreshed Main Shooting Position.

Refreshed Main Shooting Position

Well..I can’t spend months buying equipment and putting in work to not show some of the results. Here is the refreshed and reorganized Main...
Ryobi Grease Gun

Ryobi Grease Gun

SRO Battery Life

Definitive SRO Battery Life

1911 Pistols

3090 Round Shok-Buff

Back in the old days, it was the consensus to not run Shok-Buffs in working guns. The logic being should the buff come apart,...
How to spec a 1911.

Features I Want in a 1911

Nighthawk Enforcer 1911

POTD – Nighthawk Enforcer

WW1 Colt Shadow Box

Blaser Rifles

Video — Is it Safe to Dry Fire a Blaser Rifle?

Yes, it is safe to dry fire a Blaser Straight-pull rifle. With one caveat. You must do so with a barrel attached. Let me...


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...
Broken Tine Buck Down

Broken Tine Down

Broken Tine spotted. Broken Tine sighted in.  Broken Tine down.  Broken Tine on the plate.    “Officer Mike” “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

Fitting A Gun — By Scott Mayer

You’ll shoot better and experience less perceived recoil if you’re shooting a gun that fits, and finding a gun that fits two of my...

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...


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. ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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


At SHOT Show, SMI Arms featured its interpretation of the ideal modern AK-47. Utilizing popular aftermarket parts along with expert craftsmanship, this rifle was...

The Can Cannon – Too F-ing Fun!

Some of my fondest shooting memories happened at a small, restored slave cabin in Flint Hill, VA, where the Technical Editor of American Rifleman,...

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...

Ruger’s New Delta Ring/Nut Rocks

Last year, Ruger came out with its new AR-556 rifle. The gun is a very basic direct impingement (DI)-type AR-15 with a suggested retail...

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


POTD – Duluth Trading Company Pants

So…THIS is what that little piece of fabric is for! To hold my hammer!  OK. All kidding aside, Yaqui style holsters are still crap.  Sincerely,      Marky “Shooting Guns...
Browning Hi-Power Mk I*. MK 1*

Browning Hi-Power in Pakistan

Make: Browning  Model: Hi-Power. Variant: MK I* Caliber: 9mm (9x19) Location: Khyber Pass, Pakistan     Umar “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

POTD — Glock 17 Gen 5