Saturday, January 29, 2022

John1911 TV / Videos

Making the Most of Bad Ammo

Just like many of you, we sometimes get hosed on purchases. During the height of the pandemic, we came into a single 1000 round...

EDC X9 Complete Detail Strip – Assembly

We did a quick and dirty version of this last year. But many viewers wants a complete, step-by-step video showing each part coming out...
One Day at a Time - Breaking in the Gemtech Integra

One Day At a Time

GRS Chassis Adjustment

Adjusting GRS Stocks

Military Surplus

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...

Limiting Com-Bloc Mags For Hunting

One of the states we hunt allow 7.62x39 as a legal rifle caliber. Unfortunately they have a maximum capacity of 10 rounds.  Those that hunt...

CZ75 Refinish

I saw these photos on the internet and thought they would be informative for some of our younger readers. I am of two minds...

The Bernardelli is Roached

Ok. I’ve been holding these pics back for a few days. I wasn’t sure how best to present them. After some thought, I just...


1911 Drill – 5 Shot Pace Drill

1911 Drill - 5 Shot Pace Drill Picked this drill up from Mike Seeklander probably 2 years ago. It’s still something I need to work...


EDC X9 Complete Detail Strip – Assembly

We did a quick and dirty version of this last year. But many viewers wants a complete, step-by-step video showing each part coming out...
P210 Pistol

SIG P210 Takedown

Remington ADL Project Rifle

Project(s) Rifle

FRF2 Magazine

FRF2 Rusty Magazines

Shipping container shelving

Container Shelving

1911 Pistols

EDC X9L – Magazine Design

The Wilson EDC X9L double-stack series of guns have a significantly less bulky grip and feel when compared to a traditional 2011.  How do they...

Blaser Rifles

Threading Blaser R8 Barrels.

Threading 308 & 270wby Barrels

Some years ago, we purchased some Blaser factory barrels for the R8. These are semi-weight profile and in 308 and 270wby.  Since I am pretty...


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...
POTD Wild Turkey

POTD – Wild Turkey

POTD - Wild Turkey The only thing I know about turkey is I prefer thinly sliced. Is this a good one? -Marky #john1911 #gunrange #turkey...

Packing For Safari

By the time you read this, I will have returned from a 10-day plains game safari in Namibia and I thought you might be...
Locked up deer.

Shotgun Saves The Day

Presented without comment. —Editor Officer Mike “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”


The John1911 Podcast

EP-243: He Ate It at 130MPH

Episode 243 of the John1911 Podcast: Vickers 1911 guides are impressive. Barnaul Subsonic Ammo. DSA Sniper FAL Rifle. M2 Browning Semi-Auto. Crime up, Dems...
John1911 Podcast

Rant – Federalizing Elections

Podcast rant. Why the argument about federalizing the elections is not real.    Marky "Shooting Guns & Having Fun"
The John1911 Podcast

EP-242: SHOT Show 2022

Episode 242 of the John1911 Podcast is now live: Croatian VHS Bull-pup. Canadian Service Pistol Drama. Is 2022 the year of the Hi-Power? FN-249s...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-241: Coefficient of Drag Queen

Episode 241 of the John1911 Podcast:   Joe Rogan - The most trusted name in news? The DARPA document dump. AimPoint Duty RDS. Who is...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-240: That’s a Lot of Baby Oil

Episode 240 of the John1911 podcast. The Epstein girl check size made public. $93k for a F-150?! Wilson Combat buys Lehigh Defense. 6th Circuit:...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-239: Show Me On The Doll Where They Hurt You

Episode 239 of the John1911 Podcast is now live! Last pod of 2021 and we have the band back together!   Political updates. Ghislaine Maxwell...


Pistol Blank

Don’t Teach Using Blanks

So the question about using blanks to induce malfunctions in training classes has come up.  After many years of experience in this game, I think...
September 11th commentary.


On September 11,  2001,  I was on my way to a meeting at the Federal Building in Cincinnati.  My son called me on my...
BCF-66 Pistol

4th of July Message

Chinese Plans

China’s Plans

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...
M&P 9 Shield Plus

M&P Shield Plus

Doc stopped by The Armory showing off his new CCW toy: A double stack, M&P Shield known as the Shield Plus.  I have to say...
HK VP9-L HK VP9 Longslide


So while at NRA this year, I happened to see two complete, factory HK VP9L pistols. The standard VP9L with the paddle mag release...

Boyds’ Savage A17 Hardwood Replacement Stocks

I’m a big fan of Boyds gunstocks because they’re made well, are reasonably priced and usually drop right in. I’m also a recent fan...

Interesting Stories Around The Web

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...
Street Watch: Revolver with Flashlight.

Street Watch: Revolver With Flashlight

The included photo was produced out of a police blotter story. In it the suspect, who should have probably been in jail on a...
Chinese Plans

China’s Plans

2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S

2015 Porsche Carrera S

FN FAL in Iraq

FN FAL in Iraq


POTD — 1911 Front Cocking Serrations

This image is a photoshop joke. Obviously. But it does a good job of illustrating the front cocking serration debate in the 1911 community....

POTD — Gun Cleaning Rack in the Armory

Figured this would be an interesting picture for the gun-geeks. On the cleaning rack in the armory, we have a juxtaposition between old a...
B-29 Bomber over John1911 Range

B-29 Bomber Flyover

Press-Check Gone Wrong