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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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9mm Addition to the SR1911® Line Ruger

New 9mm Addition to the SR1911® Line Ruger is excited to announce the addition of the SR1911® Lightweight Commander-Style pistol chambered in 9mm Luger. Like the SR1911® Lightweight Commander-Style pistol in .45 Auto, this 9mm version features a commander-length slide and an aluminum frame that weigh almost a half-pound less than the all-stainless steel Commander-Style […]

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NRA show 2016

Another NRA show in the books, with over 80,000  attendees most of which were armed and not a single issue over the three days. Imagine that, responsible gun owners being responsible. I went a bit of different way of covering the show this year doing video interviews. It was very crowded and plenty loud so […]

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Loading the 1911 without magazine

Loading the 1911 without magazine Loading a 1911 with the slide open, dropping a round in the chamber and allowing the slide to slam shut? Extractor problems? There was a big debate so what is the answer. The 1911 wasn’t designed to chamber rounds that way, and it’s hard on extractors.  But, Browning wasn’t an […]

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Hybrid vs Wadcutter 1911 magazine

Hybrid vs Wadcutter 1911 magazine BY now, most have read of the difference the “Hybrid” magazine has made in the feed reliability in the 1911, in spite of some damage done to the feed ramp. Not a cure, but a dramatic difference all the same. His trouble started with “Nose-Dive” misfeeds with the feed ramp […]

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The 1911 Magazine Design: The Wadcutter Magazine

The 1911 Magazine Design: The Wadcutter Magazine Many people sense that I have nothing but disdain for the “Wadcutter” type magazine. I suppose that’s partly my fault, but it’s actually not true. The wadcutter magazine is an excellent design…for what it was designed for. Take it outside of its venue…trying to use it for something […]

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