Archive | September, 2015

1911 Observations: Then and Now

1911 Observations: Then and Now There are two basic problems with the 1911 pistol. One is that it’s been around for so long, a lot has been lost in the translation. I hear the pundits speak of it being “finicky” or “Picky about ammo” and that it requires constant attention to keep it running. One […]

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Coonan .357 Magnum Automatic, best of both worlds.

Coonan .357 Magnum Automatic, best of both worlds. Dan Coonan, American gun designer, developed the Coonan pistol, chambered in .357 Magnum around 1977. Initially he  designed a working magazine, to feed a rimmed case designed for a revolver. When he was satisfied that the magazine worked, Dan began to build a prototype using standard Government […]

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Silencerco debuts internally suppressed 9mm pistol.

Silencerco debuts internally suppressed 9mm pistol, the Maxium 9   Straight from the Silencerco press release. “The biggest announcement at Maxim Vice was the reveal of the Maxim 9 – an integrally suppressed 9mm pistol.  Never before has a company successfully managed to produce a handgun with an integral silencer that is holsterable and hearing […]

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1911Headspace

1911Headspace Over the years, I’ve had more than a few heated discussions over headspace in the 1911 and other autopistols that headspace on the case mouth…but since this is a 1911 discussion, we’ll focus on that platform. Headspace is determined by the linear measurement from the breechface to the chamber shoulder. This is known as […]

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