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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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More on the 1911 magazine.

Since the subject of magazines comes up a lot… There is only one magazine design that presents the cartridge to the 1911’s chamber correctly and guarantees full controlled feed…as designed and intended. That would be the original or “GI” design that allows the rear of the cartridge to rise at close to the same angle […]

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It is not just a slide stop.

The slide stop actually performs five functions if we don’t count the takedown feature.   If all it’s meant to do is act as a slide stop, then why go to the trouble of machining it to protrude from the frame and then go to even more trouble to cut a non-skid surface on it? […]

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