Author Archive | John Travis

Recoil and the 1911

Recoil and the 1911 Recoil…action and reaction…is really no more than acceleration brought about by a force applied. The force generated by burning powder and expanding gases create pressure and directional movement of the gases. A force vector. These forces provide acceleration of both bullet and breechblock…which is essentially what the slide is. Force is […]

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Why polishing the feed ramp on a Government Model is a bad idea.

Why polishing the feed ramp on a Government Model is a bad idea. The first thing to understand is that the angles of the frame and barrel ramp…aka “Feed Ramp and Barrel Throat” are critical, with the former being the most critical. 31 degrees +30 minutes – zip. When we “lightly” polish we risk rolling…or […]

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