Tag Archives | Colt 1911

SHOT show 2017

With the 2017 SHOT show in the rear view mirror I though I would share a few photographs of what I saw and some really cool stuff. Click this link to go to the entire gallery, here are just some of the firearms I saw that were very interesting.     The Gilboa Snake, double […]

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Colt Media Day 2016

  Colt Media Day 2016. Again this year several members of the media gathered at Gunsite to look upon and test drive what is new from Colt to be introduced in 2017. Introducing the new firearms from Colt    The new Colt Cobra 6 shot .38 Special double action revolver.       New Colt Delta Elite […]

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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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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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