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1911 Observations: Then and Now

1911 Observations: Then and Now There are two basic problems with the 1911 pistol. One is that it’s been around for so long, a lot has been lost in the translation. I hear the pundits speak of it being “finicky” or “Picky about ammo” and that it requires constant attention to keep it running. One […]

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The MIM in 1911 Bugaboo

The MIM in 1911 Bugaboo The first pistol that I noticed containing MIM parts was an early 1991A1 Colt. I saw it again in another Colt bought just a matter of weeks later. I bought the pistols specifically for beater duty, and I’ve beat’em long and hard ever since. The pair is approaching 400,000 rounds, […]

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The Custom 1911 Pistol Evolution

The Custom 1911 Pistol Evolution We have seen 1911 clones and variants offered with certain “Custom” features on production guns these days. Features that were once the venue of the custom smith. How did these things come to be accepted as the norm? More importantly…where did they come from and why? The answer is simple. […]

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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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