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Tisas 1911 Accuracy Testing

Assessments:  After shooting the Tisas 1911a1, I was left with an impression that the sights are tracking left. Not low left. Just left. It shows...

Tisas 1911a1 – Long Range

Second run with the Tisas USGI clone. 28 yards. USGI sights. After doing this, I have come to two conclusions. One, that rounded front...

Tisas 1911A1 – 9mm – First Shots

Tisas 1911A1 - 9mm - First Shots Ok. So hear me out. I intentionally targeted this gun since it is chambered in 9mm. We already...

Military Surplus

POTD – Norinco Model 77B Acquired

Norinco Model 77B
Pretty strange looking Hi-Point, right? Well…it might be closer to that than you think. This is a Chinese Norinco Model 77B. Chambered on 9x19.  It...

POTD – Colt SP1

POTD - Colt SP1
Our Colt SP1 with period correct-ish 30 round mag. It’s cool these 20” guns have come back into vogue. Even though this rife is...

Scrome J8 Scopes Have Landed

Scrome J8 Scope.
Reports are coming in that the new production run of Scrome J8 scopes for the French F2F2 snipers rifles have landed in the US.  How...

Shooting

Tisas 1911 Accuracy Testing

Assessments:  After shooting the Tisas 1911a1, I was left with an impression that the sights are tracking left. Not low left. Just left. It shows...

Tisas 1911a1 – Long Range

Second run with the Tisas USGI clone. 28 yards. USGI sights. After doing this, I have come to two conclusions. One, that rounded front...

Tisas 1911A1 – 9mm – First Shots

Tisas 1911A1 - 9mm - First Shots Ok. So hear me out. I intentionally targeted this gun since it is chambered in 9mm. We already...

Workbench

Barn Construction Pics 4

John1911 Gun Range Barn Construction
Barn Construction Pics 4 OK, time for installment 4 of the Range Barn construction. It’s hard to believe we broke ground on this late November...

Wilson EDC X9L Eats Brass

This video is a little, humorous, inside baseball that originated with Kraken’s visit out here a number of weeks ago.  Along those line, he posted...

Smith & Wesson Gen 3 Reliability

S&W 4506-1 Reliability
Kraken demos his 4506-1 eating empty cases from slide lock. Back in the day, something like this was a public relations selling point. Why?...

1911 Pistols

Tisas 1911 Accuracy Testing

Assessments:  After shooting the Tisas 1911a1, I was left with an impression that the sights are tracking left. Not low left. Just left. It shows...

Tisas 1911a1 – Long Range

Second run with the Tisas USGI clone. 28 yards. USGI sights. After doing this, I have come to two conclusions. One, that rounded front...

Tisas 1911A1 – 9mm – First Shots

Tisas 1911A1 - 9mm - First Shots Ok. So hear me out. I intentionally targeted this gun since it is chambered in 9mm. We already...

Blaser Rifles

POTD – Stay Zeroed – Customer Shirt

POTD - Stay Zeroed My Friends T-shirt. Blaser Tactical 2. Police Sniper.
Special thanks to the person who sent us this picture with the new Stay Zeroed t-shirt. You know who you are.  The rifle is a...

GRS Ragnarok Forend

GRS Ragnarok Chassis forend length
GRS Ragnarok Forend This video is the direct result of someone asking how long the forend is on the GRS Ragnarok chassis. In chatting with...

Bore-Sighting a Blaser

Blaser Tactical 2
I don’t, generally, have to re-zero rifles from scratch. But when I do, doing it on a Blaser is pretty easy. From the clear...

Hunting

Coyote On The Porch

Coyote On The Porch
Apparently coyote is Indian for Peeping Tom. I mean…why wouldn’t they come up and look around the new building? They run this place. But...

Browning BPS 10 Gauge

Browning BPS 10 Gauge
With turkey season right around the corner, I picked up a Browning BPS 10 gauge.  Until the advent of the 3.5 inch 12 gauge,...

Coyote Door – First Look

Coyote Door - Hunting
Thought some of you would find this interesting. Here are the first pics of the “Coyote Door”. An indoor, environmentally controlled, shooting position that...

Podcast

EP-335: Legs Tall & Alcohol

The John1911 Podcast
Episode 335 of the John1911 podcast is now live:   The sky is falling. University of Nebraska DUI drama. Pete Rose exucsed by MLB? The...

EP-334 – Mr. Mirrored Ceiling

The John1911 Podcast
Episode 334 of the John1911 podcast:   Chicago sues Glock over auto switches. Another Bill Clinton death for the books. Mitch McConnell Sister-in-law death. Nobody...

EP-333: Barns & Bump Stocks

The John1911 Podcast
Episode 333 of the John1911 podcast is now live.   Barn build updates. Baby goats. Kraken baits me on Pete Rose. Thinking about AR-9 pistols. ...

Commentary

Is This Even Rifle Shooting Anymore? 

4344 Yard Rifle Shot record.
Commentary time. We have seen this kind of stuff for years. And if I was an accomplished 1 mile or 2 mile shooter, I...

Zeiss LRP S3 Impresses

Zeiss LRP S3 4-25x50 Review
I realize this scope has been out for a while and all the “gun media” has moved on to new SKUs. But with that...

Not Buying The New SG Shot Timer

Shooters Global - SG Global Timer.
Those of us who run the original SG Shot timer are aware of it’s one weakness: The beep speaker isn’t as loud as it...

Industry news

Tisas Raider 1911 – 9mm

I have expressed some pretty pushy opinions about Tisas 1911s in the past. Specifically I have harped on price. In short, it seems like...

Is This Even Rifle Shooting Anymore? 

4344 Yard Rifle Shot record.
Commentary time. We have seen this kind of stuff for years. And if I was an accomplished 1 mile or 2 mile shooter, I...

NFA Wait Times 2024 Confirmed

NFA Wait Times 2024
We have all heard the stories and John1911 has confirmed it is true. At least for now. NFA wait times are now very short....

Interesting Stories Around The Web

The New Chevy Commercial is Lit! 

Chevy Like a Rock Commercial - Parody
This video was born out of a funny conversation Chris and I were having one day soon after this protestor story hit the national...

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 Machinery Show

2023 National Farm Equipment 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

POTD – Oracle 2311

Took these pics a little while back when I first saw the 2311 in a local FFL. At the time, I wasn’t planning on...

POTD – J-Frame & X9L Truck Hood

Smith & Wesson 442 (No Dash - Nickel - 38SP)  and  Wilson Combat EDC X9L. 9mm     Sincerely, Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

POTD – My Three Bills

Shooting a Bill Wilson Gun.  While doing the Bill Drill.  On a Bill Wilson steel target.  If this pic had any more Bill Wilson in it, we...