Friday, March 24, 2023

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SCAR-20s Load Testing TMK 518 yards.

SCAR-20s 518 Yards Load Testing

“Doc” and I were out on the range testing some of his hand loads. Here he is shooting some 175g TMK’s in his SCAR-20s.  One...
Rhodesian A5 Shotgun.

Rhodesian A5 Shotgun

Some folks on Facebook saw we have a Rhodesian Army, Browning A5 shotgun and inquired about it.  These were ordered through FN in Belgium. Shipped...

Military Surplus

POTD — Revolver w/ Bayonet Attached

Only one thing comes to mind when I see this image, “It’s better than a sharp stick”. You’re Welcome.     Marky “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”
CZ 98k Mauser BRNO

A CZ Produced k98 Mauser Rifle

So…I was perusing an estate auction when I saw this rifle. It is a Yugo copy of a 98k Mauser. I’ve been in the...

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...
C96 Pistols in Khyber Pass region of Pakistan.

C96 Pistols in Khyber Pass

Two C96 pattern pistols in the Khyber Pass region of Pakistan.    Umar “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”


Hard Primer, Hard Stop

Hard Primer, Hard Stop Shoot enough it happens. Hard primer. Don’t see them often. Actually don’t see malfunctions ever with the X9L outside of ammo...


Strike Industries - Angled Vertical Grip

Strike Industries – Angled Vertical Grip

The sudden need for the AR project this summer has also brought into focus the need for more control of the gun. Looking at...

1911 Pistols

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....

Blaser Rifles

Akila ACSRx Chassis

Akila 10rd R8 Chassis 

Akila 10rd R8 Chassis  The announcement by Blaser of their new 10rd magazine system for the R8 rifle hit the segment like an earthquake. At...


Siberian Tiger Mount

Siberian Tiger Mount

I spotted this mount while stopped in a small Wyoming shop. It caught my attention because I had never seen a private tiger mount...
Hinderer Knives - The Emmett

Eat Your Heart Out…2020

From Farm (John1911 range) To butcher block. To pot. To plate. To table.  Officer Mike “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”
Zeroing Hunting Load - SCAR-20

Zeroing Pig Load – SCAR-20

[Editor’s notes} Doc is zeroing his hunting ammo on the SCAR-20. Getting ready for Texas pig. If you don’t understand, this gun is normally zeroed...

My Dove Hunt Setup

As some of you know, we were in attendance for opening day for the 2016 Dove Hunting Season. This was my very first time...


The John1911 Podcast

EP-293: She Wants How Much?!?

Episode 293 of the John1911 podcast is now live:   $5000 bill results in $.03 payment. Rich guys payoff their girlfriends. The SVB Bank wrecks...
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EP-292: USMC Snipers No More?

Episode 292 of the John1911 podcast is now live:   Joe Mixon house shooting. The media is still lying about Mexico. Tsias 1911 breaks in...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-291: Introducing The Kraken

Episode 291 of the John1911 podcast is now live. This episode is going to be a shade different than our normal ones. This is...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-290: Putin’s Armored Train

Episode 290 of the John1911 Podcast is now live:   Did the US blow up Nordstream? Putin using armored train to travel now. Fox News...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-289: Buying Your First 1911 Pistol

Episode 289 of the John1911 podcast. A viewer question:   Advice on buying your first 1911 pistol.     Marky "Shooting Guns & Having Fun"
The John1911 Podcast

EP-288: Angus, King of the Midway!

Episode 288 of the John1911 podcast is now live.   Danny's sold gold iPhone 1. Surefire Turbo Lights. Chinese ISR balloon. Brazilian prefers SIG M17. ...


The Value of Shot Timers.

The Value of Shot Timers

This is a screen grab from a shooting session yesterday. One, I am really digging this Shooter’s Global timer. I was able to scroll...

1911 Ejector Clearance 

Look. I’m old. And Old Guys tend to be hide-bound and obsessed with yesteryear. It’s a huge weakness on our part. But that doesn’t...
Failed Primer Strike - Bumping into Sharks

Bumping Into Sharks

10 Round PMAG

The Argument For Short Mags

Customer pic of his new John1911 Coffee Travel Tumbler.

Last of the Coffee Mugs

John1911 RTIC Coffee Travel Mug

John1911 Store Is Open!!!

Industry news

Brownell’s M16A1 Retro in the Wild 

  Had a chance to look closely at one of these recently. Like many of you, I believe The Devil is in the details. Do...

Beretta Prop Gun

Movie prop gun checked out of The Armory for a few weeks. Just got it back in. Student movie from what I’ve seen. Hope...

Buffalo Bill Museum – My Greatest Regret

It’s been quite some time since I took this video. Near the entrance of the firearms museum were a couple of “shoot-em-up” games.  At the...

ShockStop System For Smith & Wesson J-Frame Lasergrips

My first concealed carry gun was a Smith & Wesson Model 640-1. That little 5-shot J-Frame in .357 Mag. was a dream to carry...

Interesting Stories Around The Web

Not The Typical EDC Knives.

Not The Typical EDC Knives

Two of my most treasured gun-show finds.  It just so happens that I found them both on the same day at the same gun-show. In...
2023 National Farm Equipment Show

2023 National Farm Machinery Show

Since we now have a tractor for range maintenance, it made sense to swing down to Louisville, only a few hours away, to get...


2022 – Shooting The eXperior More

In 2022, I have decided I need to shoot the Wilson eXperior 9mm 1911 more. It’s a traditional single stack gun.  For those who don’t...
Privately Owned Mexican AR-10 Armalite

Privately Owned Mexican AR-10

I have held these photos for a while. My source in Mexico has a private gun collection. And most of what interests him are...
Nighthawk Enforcer 1911

POTD – Nighthawk Enforcer

POTD — The Golden BB