Tag Archives | 45 Auto

Colt announces the redesigned Gold Cup Trophy

The new Colt Gold Cup Trophy, available in .45 Automatic and 9mm Luger, redesigned to include an undercut trigger guard, upswept beavertail, dual spring recoil system, 25 lines per inch on the front strap and mainspring housing. Colt brand G10 stocks round out the recoil management package. This pistol does not use a firing pin […]

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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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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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The Obsolete 1911

The Obsolete 1911 A little side-trip for this one. FYI/Trivia After seeing several rather heated…discussions…on the gun boards over the years, I thought this might be a good time to address some of the statements made as to how outdated the 1911 design is, and how the Glock/Sig/Name your favorite bottom feeder is so light […]

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