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Pistol Box Drill

Old Man Runs Box Drill

It’s 97 degrees and every time I run, the damn PACT timer falls off! So even though there is not timer, at least I...
POTD - Beretta 92X

POTD – Cleaning Beretta 92x Performance

It’s fun to shoot ‘em. But ya gots to clean them. At least if you are going to check them back into the armory....
SIG 550 Aftermarket Trigger

SIG 551 Aftermarket Trigger Up-Close

By viewer request, here are up close images of the SIG 551 aftermarket trigger. No, it’s not a drop-in cartridge like some of the...
Bayonet Markings

Weird Bayonet Markings

This bayonet was spotted at our local FFL and I thought the conversation was worth sharing here.  Notice the notches in the handle? Interesting. Does...
Gas Adjustment Tool

Rusted FAL Tool

I am posting this as kind of a reality check. Sometimes I wonder how the reader viewers things around here.  “Those fancy people with all...
Carcano rifle

1891 Carcano Rifle

Cleaning up some old business. In addition to the Vetterli rifle, we also picked up another 6.5 Carcano chambered rifle: The 1891 Carcano.  What makes...
Sig 551a1 Green Furniture

SIG 551a1 – Green Furniture 

So we broke down and purchased all the Swiss Army green furniture for the US made SIG 551. Why? Simple. The black fore-end moves...
Spot the steel on the rifle range.

Spot The Steel

So let me expand on this topic to illuminate points for the reader. The target is something that does not occur in nature. A...

Features I Want in a 1911

It’s a common question around here. Would I buy X gun? What do I think of Y gun? Is Z gun worth it? I can’t...

EP-224: 2 For The Price of 2

Episode 224 of the John1911 Podcast: RTI Responds to criticism. 320 Slide Stop. Tannerite Gift Pack. Showboating Olympics. SL8 prices released. Latest Chipman development. ...

The Pencil Trick

This is an old trick I have had in repertoire for more than 2 decades. The Pencil Trick.  In short, how do you confirm or...

Is It Safe To Dry-Fire 1911s?

In short, yes. Just adhere to a few simple tips. While I don’t have a problem with “occasional” slide drops on an empty chamber,...
Rusted 9mm cases.

POTD – Rusty Wolf Ammo

Rusty ammo, Ya’ll! I can’t say for certain this didn’t get wet because of me. But I was surprised. The Wilson EXperior ate it...
llama 1911

POTD – llama Model IV

POTD - llama Model IV They said, “Why would someone want a 9mm 1911?”. “9mm 1911’s are just wrong.” “1911’s were designs for nothing was 45ACP”. Well….1931 is calling...
Swiss Rifle SIG 550

SIG 551-A1 First Shots

SIG 551-A1 First Shots Decided to finally pull the SIG 551-A1 out of The Armory reference collection and actually shoot the darn thing.  First Impressions: Seems...