Saturday, May 27, 2023

John1911 TV / Videos

SHS 60: Les Baer 9mm Commander

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a new gun. And I know that since the story is…customer ordered...
Manurhin MR88 First Shots

Manurhin MR-88 First Shots

So…today was the day to take out the Manurhin MR88 revolver. It’s a French police model that was brought into the US as surplus.  For...

Military Surplus

Carcano rifle

1891 Carcano Rifle

Cleaning up some old business. In addition to the Vetterli rifle, we also picked up another 6.5 Carcano chambered rifle: The 1891 Carcano.  What makes...
P210 Pistol

SIG P210 Takedown

I have gotten enough questions about this that it warrants a video. Also at some point, we will probably need this video internally.  What is...
1891 Carcano Rifle

1891 Carcano Rifle – First Shots

So…we have been focusing very heavy on the performance and precision side of the armory. But many of our newer viewers may not be...
Norinco Tokarev 213

Norinco 213 First Shots

Officer Mike and I took some time off to goof off a little bit. This Norinco 213 came into The Armory a few months...


1911 Drill – Hand Switching

Another in my mini-series of indoor friendly 1911 drills, I present to you hand-switching. Or what we colloquially call Jazz Hands. (Forgive me 😜)  All...


SCAR-20S Ready For Load Testing.

SCAR 20S Ready For The Range

SCAR 20S Ready For The Range The SCAR is now wearing a Vortex Viper PST.  I finally got some suitable rings in.  Living outside of...
Surefire M500a Weapon Light
H3 Buffer Test

H3 Buffer Test

Massey Ferguson 4707 Tractor Battery.
300 Win Mag Brass Cleaning

300 Win Mag Brass

1911 Pistols

Clark Custom Meltdown 1911

There was a time when a Clark Custom Meltdown treatment was the pinnacle for CCW guns. At least in my eyes.  These days manufacturers have...
Brommeland Holster

Brommeland Max Con V

Springfield Ronin.

Gun Store Road Trip

JM Custom Kydex Wilson EDC X9L Holster

JM Custom Kydex EDC X9L

Foster 1911 Frames

Blaser Rifles

Staying in Position

Staying in Position

One skill I like to own. And one habit I like to reenforce is the tendency to stay behind the rifle and looking through...


Ground Blind Hunting — by Freezer Meat

With early archery season just a few week away I thought I would talk a bit about how you can enjoy harvesting deer from...

Shooting Pigs In Texas

A couple of good friends went down to Texas for an annual pig hunt. Those bad-boys down in Texas are quite skittish and are...

NEOPOD: A High Quality Plastic Bipod?

Yesterday, I took delivery of a new bipod being made by a company called Steinert Sensing Systems out of Norway. The name is Neopod...
AR-15 Deer Hunting. 7.62x39.

Deer Gun Ready

AR-15 build. Chambered in 7.62x39. Distance 200 yards. 2020 Deer Season gun is ready.     Freeze “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”


The John1911 Podcast

EP-302: Our FBI Interview

Episode 302 of the John1911 Podcast is now live:   Danny returns. Cylinder & Slide saved. Remington 552 rifle. Was Refer Madness real? Dems DO...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-301: Facebook Body Parts

Episode 301 of the John1911 Podcast is now live:   Our video content schedule. I don't like to $hit on someone's gun. Our website content...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-300: Going to Jail Over A Straw

Episode 300 of the John1911 Podacst is now live:   7.3 Ford Gasser. H4+ buffer. Faxon barrel issues? Close call with tannerite. Tucker Carlson axed....
The John1911 Podcast

EP-299: 1911 Clone Wars

Episode 299 of the John1911 podcast is now live:   NRA Show 2023. Dan Wesson DWX. Thermal scopes. AR-15 buffer problems. Only shoot people who...
The John1911 Podcast

EP-298: Can You Hear 400 Legend Now?

Episode 298: This episode's gensis is two fold. One, Kraken and I wanted to chat about the new 400 Legend hunting round announced today....
The John1911 Podcast

EP-297: Sig P320’s Blowing Up?

Episode 297 of the John1911 Podcast: Are SIG P320's blowing up regularly? Kidd Rock & his MP5. US Made RPG-7. Strip Bar Stories. Reloading...


Galco 5906 Holster

Galco 5906 Holster

As everybody knows I have a weakness for 80’s and 90’s duty guns.  They pop up in various places.  This particular Smith 5906 was...
Standard Manufacturing DP-12 Bull-Pup Shotgun.

DP-12: Unique Object of Desire

Saw this at NRA. Wanted to pick it up and fondle it but the table was busy and the actual shotgun wasn’t the thing...
Mossberg 590 Shotgun Streamlight Forend.

Mossberg 590 Forearm

Staccato Fantasy Markings

Staccato Fantasy Markings

Industry news

Don’t Tell Me This Isn’t a Service Rifle

A few months back, I had gotten into a little snit with a guy working the counter at Bud’s Guns in Lexington, Ky. I...

Package Deal ARs

I was visiting a gun store on some other business when I happened to see a rifle that came in for transfer. I won’t...

FX Impact

I really want to take the adult airgun plunge, but the price of some of these guns has been holding me back. At SHOT...

Dutch Special Forces to Buy 300 Blackout Caliber Carbines

Dutch SF Boarding HelicopterJanes The word has come down that the Netherlands SF (Korps Commandotroepen -- KCT) is buying 195 300 Blackout carbines and 1.82...

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...


HK Vp9 Magwell

POTD – HK VP9 Magwell

Those who remember my previous experience with VP9 magwell’s might be cringing in horror at this sight. But alas, I would like to find...

Professional Photo Test 1

We had some professional photos taken of the John1911 reference collection. This was done to so what a non-pristine firearm would look like under...
RDS Pistol Offset

RDS Offset Is Real

WW1 Colt Shadow Box