Archive | March, 2015

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Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures

Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures The evolution of the 1911 started in 1898 with the pistol that became the Colt Model 1900. Chambered in .38 Auto, it was a locked breech, short recoil operated pistol that sported a twin linked barrel…one fore and one aft…and a non-tilting barrel. The Colt Model 1900 The next […]

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Lone Wolf 9mm threaded barrel

Lone Wolf 9mm threaded barrel First, there is absolutely nothing wrong with factory Glock barrels, but there are a few reasons to swap out the  polygonal barrel from Glock for one with traditional rifling. The first and maybe most important is while Glock advises against shooting lead bullets in their pistols, with a quick and […]

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Para USA to discontinue handguns

Para USA to discontinue handguns I have gotten word and conformation that Para will no longer make pistols after the first quarter of 2015. Para was acquired by Freedom Group not long ago. If you currently own a Para they will honor the warranty. Their plan is to focus on one 1911 brand, and that […]

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1911 Recoil Spring Information

1911 Recoil Spring Information Back in the day, there was only one spring for the 5-inch 1911 pistol…and it wasn’t identified by “pounds.” Neither was it the now-accepted standard 16 pound spring. Sometime in the last 30 years, 16 pounds came to be standard, and everybody accepted that figure…because it was close enough for gub’mint […]

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