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Ruger American Pistol Compact in .45 Auto.

  Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of the Ruger American Pistol Compact in .45 Auto. This newest compact model is offered in the “PRO” configuration with no external manual safety. Originally introduced in December 2015, the feature-rich Ruger American Pistol was designed with the latest U.S. Military standards in mind […]

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Charter Arms Pitbull in .45 Auto

Revolvers chambered in auto loading cartridges is really nothing new, but the vast majority use moon clips to hold the rounds in place since auto loaded cartridges are not rimmed. The Pitbull uses tabs machined into the star ejector to catch the extractor groove. Now the cartridge still headspaces off the case mouth but the […]

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Full Length Guide Rod and the 1911

Full Length Guide Rod and the 1911   A question came up about full length guide rods’ function is preventing spring “kink” or flexion.  This old fluroscope photograph of a 1911 caught at the instant of firing shows that it can’t happen with the original guide rod…with only 5 or 6 unsupported coils.  The spring’s […]

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