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1911 Troubleshooting: Feed Failures, Part 2

1911 Troubleshooting: Feed Failures, Part 2 Part two from this article This is the single most common complaint with the 1911 pistol, and it’s led to the feeling among many that the pistol is a finicky feeder…and while it’s just not the case…many modern clones and variants have made it a real concern.First…as Aristotle said:  […]

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Colt Mustang XSP 380 Automatic

Colt Mustang XSP 380 Automatic Handguns, all handguns are a compromise. Between weight, size, capacity, caliber, and ease of use. Depending on what the primary use of the handgun is, will dictate the areas of compromise you concentrate on.  When choosing a dedicated concealed carry handgun, one that will be carried much more than shot, […]

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NRA show Nashville TN 2015.

If you are not a member of the NRA I encourage you to join and help defend our Second Amendment right. I also encourage you to attend an annual meeting, there is nothing like it and I promise you will not regret it. This annual NRA show has come and gone with over 550 exhibitors […]

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Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures

Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures The evolution of the 1911 started in 1898 with the pistol that became the Colt Model 1900. Chambered in .38 Auto, it was a locked breech, short recoil operated pistol that sported a twin linked barrel…one fore and one aft…and a non-tilting barrel. The Colt Model 1900 The next […]

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1911 7 round magazine vs 8 round

1911 7 round magazine vs 8 round It seems to me that given the dimensions of a standard 1911 full size magazine, and the .45 Auto cartridge, John Browning could have made the magazines 8 rounds instead of seven. Is that correct? If that’s so, what would your guess be as to the reason he […]

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