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1911 Controlled Feed

1911 Controlled Feed We all know that the 1911 pistol operates on the controlled feed principle…but how many understand exactly what that means…and exactly what is involved? Think of it like a bucket brigade used back in the day before pumper trucks were available for putting out fires. Each bucket of water was handed off […]

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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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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the gun boards over the years, I thought this might be a good time to address some of the statements made as to how outdated the 1911 design is, and how the Glock/Sig/Name your favorite bottom feeder is so light […]

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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 Recoil Spring Information

1911 Recoil Spring Information Back in the day, there was only one spring for the 5-inch 1911 pistol…and it wasn’t identified by “pounds.” Neither was it the now-accepted standard 16 pound spring. Sometime in the last 30 years, 16 pounds came to be standard, and everybody accepted that figure…because it was close enough for gub’mint […]

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Desert Eagle 1911G review,

Desert Eagle 1911G June 9, 2010 PEARL RIVER, NY – Kahr Arms, the well-known American based producer of high quality compact pistols has announced its recent purchase of Minnesota-based firearms manufacturer, Magnum Research, maker of the Desert Eagle pistol. Kahr Arms takes pride in its ability to offer customers a selection of unique niche-type firearms, […]

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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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1911 Troubleshooting: Feed Failures

1911 Troubleshooting: Feed Failures Fully 95% of all feed-related failures are can be traced straight back to the magazine. The remaining few causes are due to the extractor and/or the ammunition, with only about 1% attributable to the gun. We’re assuming that the gun hasn’t been “tuned” by Dremel Dan and his ugly, stupid first […]

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