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Writer for Co-Host of the John1911 Podcast. Video content provider for John1911-TV. Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Small Arms, Weapons Training.

Blaser Tactical 2 Forend Design

Blaser Tactical 2 stock design.
This comes up quite a bit. The question is why is the Blaser Tactical 2 stock shaped like that?  Well…the fully exposed barrel is to...

M47 Madsen Market Analysis

M47 Madsen - Thumb
This might be the first M47 Madsen I have ever seen for sale in person. Well…it wasn’t actually for sale. I tried to buy...

Brazilian Army Sniper – Blaser Tac2’s

Brazilian Army Blaser Tac2
Brazilian Army Sniper - Blaser Tac2’s Saw some cool pics of Brazilian Army snipers using their Blaser Tactical 2’s in a multinational service competition. Being...

Benelli B76 – First Shots

Benelli B76 Pistol 9mm
OK. First of all let me start with the acknowledgement of a possible mistake. The records we have on file don’t show this pistol...

POTD – Benelli B76

Benelli B76
Looked at the logs and it doesn’t seem like we have shot this pistol much (or possibly at all).  This is a Benelli B76 semi-auto...

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....

Reloading Supplies Breaking Loose?

Reloading Supplies market update.
Most of you know I don’t reload but many members of the John1911 staff do. Particularly our precision rifle shooters.  I know Doc waited almost...

Post Sickness Workouts

Working out the kinks in my shooting after being sick for a week.  —Marky

Wilson Experior HP Ammo Test

Just what the title says. I haven’t run much if any HP ammo in this single stack 1911. Why? Because I don’t generally carry...

Custom Blaser Tactical 2 Barrels

Aftermarket Blaser Tac2 Barrel
This has been in the works for quite some time and was knocked by the pandemic disruptions. But now we can talk about it....

Surefire X300u FDE

Surefire X300u FDE
Update to some old news: I have acquired a new Surefire X300 light. Technically I believe this is the, “Surefire X300u FDE”. I do...

Cobray M11 Function Test

MAC-10, Cobray M11
Cobray M11 Function Test As some of you are aware, we have a new video on the range testing cameras, equipment and software edits. It’s...

Don’t Buy Pistols Without Optics Plates

HK P30 - LEM Trigger.
So…here is an example of how I have to within my own boundary conditions. Been looking out for a HK P30 LEM pistol for...

POTD – Cobray M-11

M-11 MAC-10
We’ve had this pistol in the reference collection for at least 4 years. According to our records anyway. And you know what? We have...


Putting in some VTAC work with the EDC pistol. Wilson Combat EDC X9L.      Sincerely,  Marky “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”