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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.

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”

Winchester G30 Prototype

Winchester G30
The Winchester Model 30 (G30) was an experimental project to see if they could manufacture a cheaper, upgraded version of the M1 Garand. History...

Split Screen Test – Kimber Rapide

Just as the title says. We were doing some film testing on the range and they caught me shooting the borrowed Kimber. I do...

GBRS Hydra Mount

GBRS Hydra Mount
After looking at this product online, I figured it was worth mentioning here. A company called GBRS has come up with a single, tall...

O-Ring Replacement on SRO

Trijicon SRO O-ring replacement.
So after spending all day July 4th with a camera crew on the range, I got home and noticed my SRO dot was out....

Kimber Rapide First Shots

Just that. First shots. Getting a feel for the gun, the sights and the trigger. It’s a Kimber. For good or ill. But for good...