Thursday, June 1, 2023

John1911 TV / Videos

SHS-63 - S&W Model 610 Revolver 10mm

SHS-63: Smith & Wesson 610

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase, we are looking at a gun I thought was something else. Being in Ohio, I assumed...

Video: Shooting the HK VP9 at 40 Yards on Steel

  We were out running some drills and decided to take a minute to shoot at some very small steel at roughly 40 yards. 15...

Beware The Gun Nerds

Military Surplus

Video — Strange bullpup Rifles

The world is a big place and it’s easy to get tunnel vision regarding small arms. The fact is, we live in a Glock,...

Sand Table Tanks

While I was on the road, I happened to have found a guy who had something that Freeze just loves, loves, loves. Sand table...
Rhodesian Chest Rig

Rhodesian Chest Rig

Ok. The begging of this article isn’t going to age well. Primarily because my gripes and complaints about why I don’t have time for...

ZB-26 Bead Blast

These pics show cleaning the cuts and media blasting.  So I can see what is going on. Once media blasted, a mock up is done....


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

Still The One

Still the one. Wilson EDC X9L —Marky #john1911 #edcx9l #edcx9 #9mm1911s #1911

Blaser Rifles

Benefits of a Sandbag with Rifles

This is a little trick I picked up quite a while ago. I always have 2 little “sandbags” with me when I am doing...


Fly Fishing East Coast

Had a chance in 2016 to try my hand at fly fishing. I had a stunted start, but finished strong as I figured out...

Texas Heart Shot

A couple of us went down to Texas for some pig hunting. Here is a 230lb pig I shot with a Blaser R8 chambered...

Squirrel Hunting

This is a photo from last season. Freeze’s SIL went out and bagged a few for dinner that night. If you have never tried...
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

SCAR 17 Aftermarket Trigger

These are pictures from a friend's SCAR 17. He uses this rifle for precision shooting. A couple of years ago he was looking for...

Ruger’s Line Up – 2016 SHOT Show

Ruger’s big deal at SHOT was, of course, its new American pistol available in either 9x19mm or .45 ACP. This is a continuation of...

Glock 43x

My initial impression is ..... this is the gun the 43 should have been. Trigger is the best factory/stock Glock trigger to date       Officer Mike “Shooting Guns...
HK P7 Squeeze Cocker Long Slide

HK P7 Long Slide – Record Sale Price?

Saw this pistol pop up on Gunbroker. Never ever have I seen a long slide squeeze cocker, so we had to watch it. I...

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...


POTD — Korean Era 1903 with Unertl Scope

This photo was presented to me as being taken during the Korean War. I have not looked too deeply to verify that info because...
Ishapore 2a1 Enfield

POTD – Ishapore 2A1 Enfield

Had the Ishapore 2a1 out for a bit last week. —Marky #john1911 #ishapore2a1 #enfield #762 #milsurp     Sincerely,  Marky “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”
POTD - EDC X9L - X300

POTD —EDC X9L – X300

POTD — Fire Ring