Winchester Model 12 Project Part One

Part one of the Winchester Model 12 Project. I show how I am cleaning the trigger group and breech bolt. This is the second video on this project. More to come. John's Hand LoadingJohn has been shooting since he was a kid and is now a middle aged man. He likes shooting rifles and handguns, […]

Winchester Model 12 Project Introduction

In this video I introduce my next project. I will be cleaning and conserving a Winchester model 12 made in the 1950’s. This is just the introduction. There will be several videos over the next few weeks showing my progress as I go along. John's Hand LoadingJohn has been shooting since he was a kid […]

Shotgun vs. Steel-Toe Boots

I recently retired another pair of steel-toe boots, and, as is my custom, decided to give them a ballistic send-off. I’ve shot these with a variety of handgun and rifle rounds in previous videos, so this time I decided to try some shotgun rounds. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be […]
Modified Paradox Pin

Modifying Svarog Paradox Core Pins for Bacon and MIC

I got started reloading so that I could shoot my Saiga 12 more. The main thing I wanted was cheap, good slugs. Since then I’ve cast many thousand Lee slugs, and loaded a few of the Lyman Diabolo. These were always a compromise, since they are not bore riders. They are good, and I don’t […]
Shotshell Roll Crimper

Shotshell Roll Crimper

I've tried a couple of different roll crimpers over the years, but never really found any of them to my liking, so I decided to design my own, taking inspiration from the solid state designs dating as far back as the 1800's, and combining them with modern materials and manufacturing processes.

CETME-Inspired Experimental Shotgun Slugs

This video documents my experiment with some custom shotgun slugs based on the concept of the CETME 7.92x41mm projectile. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a frontier spirit of self-reliance.  As host of TheIdahoanShow […]
Shotshell Hull Trimmer Kit

Shotshell Hull Trimmer Kit

Today I thought I’d write about my new shotshell hull trimmer.  This tool is available in several different configurations, both individually or as part of a kit. For the purposes of this article I’ll be referring to the kit version, which includes the trimmer, two blades, a 1 3/4″ guide, two half-inch guides and a […]