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Cartridges Before There Were Cartridges

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One of the early attempts at self-contained cartridges for repeating firearms was the Volcanic cartridge. The Volcanic cartridge is a conical lead bullet much...

Gas Rings Seal Test

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There are three gas rings as part of your AR bolt and they function a lot like the piston rings in your car’s engine....

Suppressor Alignment

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Through its S.I.D. kiosks, Silencer Shop has made buying a suppressor as easy as ordering a hamburger at a fast food restaurant. Once you...

Minigun Shoot

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Sometimes Scott Mayer just sends me random stuff that he's doing. From the looks of it, he seems to be hanging around some Mini-Guns....

John1911’s Scott Mayer Named Zeiss Outdoor Writer of the Year

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We’re pleased to announce that one of John1911’s regular contributors, Scott Mayer, is the 2016 Carl Zeiss Outdoor Writer of the Year. Mayer started his...

Building A “Ghost Gun”

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A so-called 80-percent receiver is an AR-15 lower receiver that is 80-percent finished. Depending on the material and the manufacturer, you can finish them...

Art and War

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This really does look like some kind of modern art or maybe something your neighbor welded together in his backyard to make a little...

The SRM Arms Model 1216

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I came across a pretty radical new shotgun while at the wholesaler show last week. The SRM Arms Model 1216 is an American-made, semi-automatic,...

Goofy Stocks of the Past

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Recently while browsing a Rock Island Auction online catalog I was reminded how far we’ve come with gun ergonomics, and how much ergonomics change...

Rigarmi .25 Auto

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I blame my late friend Pete Dickey for my addiction to cheap auto pistols and break-open revolvers. If these are so-called “Saturday Night Specials,”...

Barrett 98B LW

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When most shooters think of Barrett, the first thing that comes to mind is their .50-caliber rifle and that makes sense considering all the...

Can Cannon Update

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Earlier this year John1911 previewed a new product seen at SHOT Show called the Can Cannon-- a launching device set up for launching full...

Ruger’s Incredible Single Six Convertible Revolver

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Ruger's Single Six Convertible revolver comes with two interchangeable cylinders so you can shoot either .22 Long Rifle or .22 WMR cartridges in it....

Howa Mini Grendel

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I've spent the past few days in beautiful Casper, Wyoming shooting prairie dogs. I have nothing against prairie dogs--I actually find them kind of...

Cleaning and Whitening Skulls

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Not everyone has a colony of dermestid beetles to clean a skull, and many who do quickly realize that they still have to feed...
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