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POTD – Giraffe Bone Grips

We did a video on these grips (click here), but some folks wanted to see higher resolution stills of Freeze’s giraffe bone grips. Pistol...

What Is a 1911A1?

This is sitting in Shooter’s Supply. Our local FFL. Contrary to what the name of this website might lead you to believe, I don’t...

Clark Custom Meltdown 1911

There was a time when a Clark Custom Meltdown treatment was the pinnacle for CCW guns. At least in my eyes.  These days manufacturers have...

WWI 1911 Assessment

The 1914 Colt 1911 project has begun. And every project begins with an assessment of what is working and what needs to be replaced.    A...

POTD – Colt Delta Elite

When Russell sent over pics of his 10mm 1911, he wanted to know what I thought? Truth is my mouth was watering.  I have never...

Giraffe Bone: Working Man’s Ivory

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...

Internal vs External Extractors on 1911s

While setting up the reset rope on our new falling plate rack, I address my personal feelings about the internal vs external 1911 debate.  I...

Rant – Why I Don’t Care About Colt

Subject came up this week. The on-going dramas and failures of Colt as a business. While the subject of Colt might be popular fodder...

POTD — Bringing Out The Old Girl

Carried this gun for 12 years. It’s been to hell and back. Hell! I’ve even hit a few people with it. Refinished twice I...

Curing Hammer Bite Circa 1985

Back in the mid 80’s I was a young, broke guy who wanted to get into shooting competition. I had a friend who introduced...

Yaqui Style Holsters Are Bullcrap

This needs to stop. Seriously. Stop buying these pieces of crap. Stop wearing these pieces of crap. Stop pretending these aren’t pieces of crap....

WWI Colt Detail Strip

This is a belated followup to a post from last year. We rescued a WWI Colt 1911…literally a pre-WWI manufactured gun…from the “wanna-be armorer...

Shrapnel Damaged 1911 from Battle of The Bulge

Some very interesting photographs have been circulating around the internet today. They purport to show a US Government issued Colt M1911 that was recovered...

A 1923 Colt Commercial

Freeze’s 1923 Commercial Colt We were out with some friends and family earlier this year. It was a casual fun-day. Some of the more experienced...

WW1 Colt Shadow Box

How I came to take possession of this old Colt is an interesting story in itself. One can't readily tell from this photograph, but...
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