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Colt Competition Pistol™ in Super .38

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (October 28, 2016) – Fueling anticipation for what Colt considers to be a very exciting upcoming year, the legendary firearms manufacturer announces the release of a new model in it’s extremely well received Colt Competition Pistol™ line by adding the .38 Super cambering to the roster. “Competitors are very selective about the […]

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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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