Monday, October 18, 2021

John1911 TV / Videos

Night Vision Shoot

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Night Vision Demo
We had a friend come by our range for some projects. But while he was there, he brought his work gear and demoed some...

Giraffe Bone: Working Man’s Ivory

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Ivory is as popular as ever, but the prices and restrictions are becoming larger and larger hurtles. There is a cheaper alternative however. —Editor       Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting...

GRS Bipod Review

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GRS Bipod
So I have been running the GRS bipod for a few months, and so far, I am extremely happy with it. It’s big enough...

Military Surplus

1891 Carcano Bayonet

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Carcano Bayonet
Do you like Bayonets? I like bayonets. And what I mean by that in firearms terms is, a bayonet makes a gun whole. If...

French Contract Ruby

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The French Contract Spanish Ruby.
French contract Spanish Ruby pistol. 32ACP caliber. Manufacture dates between 1914 and 1953. Made in Spain for the French military and proof marked "VB"...

FAL Cleaning 

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FN FAL 556
When cleaning the FAL, I usually separate the upper from the lower. For me, it makes managing the bench much easier when swabbing the...

Shooting

Night Vision Shoot

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Night Vision Demo
We had a friend come by our range for some projects. But while he was there, he brought his work gear and demoed some...

Christensen Arms MPR Velocity

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Chronograph Christensen Arms MPR in 6.6 Creedmoor
Doc has settled on a load for his MPR. Here he is collecting velocity data for his ballistic calculations. Some of you might be...

M&P Shield Plus

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M&P Shield 9 Plus review.
Doc has picked up a new CCW pocket rocket: The M&P Shield Plus 9mm. It has a capacity of 13+1, but doesn’t seem fat...

Workbench

How To Read Night Sights

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Night Sight Age
If someone never told you, how would you know? And when it comes to night sights, many people don’t seem to know this: Night...

Don’t Convert Training Guns

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Converting Red Training Glocks
We had some commentators asking if the Glock red training guns can be converted to fire? The short answer is yes. The shorter answer...

Peltor Upgrades

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Peltor Hearing Protection.
We had a SWAT team on our range recently. They were function testing, zeroing and qualifying the sniper section on a 50BMG rifle. 100-300...

1911 Pistols

Giraffe Bone: Working Man’s Ivory

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Ivory is as popular as ever, but the prices and restrictions are becoming larger and larger hurtles. There is a cheaper alternative however. —Editor       Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting...

POTD —EDC X9L – X300

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POTD. Yup. I still used the EDC X9L every day. Rain or shine. Runs like a top. It’s my primary training AND carry gun....

POTD – Wilson Summa Excelsior

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Editor’s note: Friend of website Andy sends us some more photos from his excellent 1911 collection. —Editor  Marky, just teasing about the “Summa Excelsior” moniker....

Blaser Rifles

Akila 10rd R8 Chassis 

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Akila ACSRx Chassis
Akila 10rd R8 Chassis  The announcement by Blaser of their new 10rd magazine system for the R8 rifle hit the segment like an earthquake. At...

GRS Bipod Review

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GRS Bipod
So I have been running the GRS bipod for a few months, and so far, I am extremely happy with it. It’s big enough...

Blaser Releases 10rd Mag

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Blaser R8 Ultimate X - 10 Round Magazine.
Started to see grumblings about this last night and today it dropped. Blaser has released a 10 round, detached, magazine design for their R8...

Hunting

The Guns Not Taken

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Weatherby rifles
Editor’s note: Doc was supposed to be in Africa on Safari right now. But COVID round two was playing havoc on his logistics plan...

300 Weatherby For Africa

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African Hunting Rifle.
Doc and I were out on the range for another project, but he wanted to get his 300 Weatherby shot. A big trip to...

Shotgun Saves The Day

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Locked up deer.
Presented without comment. —Editor Officer Mike www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

Podcast

EP-230: SIG Bails on SHOT Show

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The John1911 Podcast
Episode 230 of the John1911 Podcast is now up! SIG pulls out of SHOT Show 2022. My night vision shooting experience. Welcome to all...

EP-229: F. You, Pay Me!

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The John1911 Podcast
Episode 229 of the John1911 Podcast is in the can: Freeze’s money payment system. “Let’s Go Branden”. ”Lieutenant Colonel Crazy. Is Gen. Mattis gay? ...

EP-228: Two Girls, One John

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The John1911 Podcast
And we are back! Episode 228 of the John1911 podcast is now live!   S&W moves to Tennessee. Fake news Dog The Bounty Hunter. 1868...

Commentary

MY COMMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 11th

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September 11th commentary.
On September 11,  2001,  I was on my way to a meeting at the Federal Building in Cincinnati.  My son called me on my...

Considering a Tractor

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Buying a tractor: New Holland, Kubota, John Deere.
Not our usual content. I have come to the grudging conclusion that we probably need to just break down and buy a large utility...

REWRITING HISTORY FOR POLITICAL ADVANTAGE

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China is rewriting history.
This morning someone wrote to me saying that (1) Covid was worse because Trump treated it frivolously,  (2)  That the whole problem with China...

Industry news

Akila 10rd R8 Chassis 

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Akila ACSRx Chassis
Akila 10rd R8 Chassis  The announcement by Blaser of their new 10rd magazine system for the R8 rifle hit the segment like an earthquake. At...

SIG Bows Out of SHOT 2022

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SIG Sauer Cancels 2022 SHOT Show.
Having worked SHOT myself, I feel there are multiple issues at play here. Some of it can be read between the lines of the...

Blaser Releases 10rd Mag

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Blaser R8 Ultimate X - 10 Round Magazine.
Started to see grumblings about this last night and today it dropped. Blaser has released a 10 round, detached, magazine design for their R8...

Interesting Stories Around The Web

POTD – Escape From Cincinnati

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Marky Plisskin - Snake Plisskin
Chris C. Sent this over yesterday. He’s home from work for a few weeks on medical leave. So in his spare time, he’s coming...

China’s Plans

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Chinese Plans
CHINA IS MOVING FORWARD WITH ALL OF ITS PLANS —  BECAUSE CHINA,  UNLIKE THE WEST,  LEARNS FROM ITS HISTORY. China Learned from Japan. A country...

2015 Porsche Carrera S

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2015 Porsche 911 Carrera S
So…many of you probably don’t know this, but I am kind of a low-key car guy. What I mean by that is I like...

POTD

POTD —EDC X9L – X300

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POTD. Yup. I still used the EDC X9L every day. Rain or shine. Runs like a top. It’s my primary training AND carry gun....

POTD – Wilson Summa Excelsior

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Editor’s note: Friend of website Andy sends us some more photos from his excellent 1911 collection. —Editor  Marky, just teasing about the “Summa Excelsior” moniker....

POTD – 50BMG Magazine

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Rifle qualifications.
POTD - 50BMG Magazine At some point I am going to have to talk about the 50 we had on site. Probably not for a...