Author Archive | Hunter Elliott

Colt Defense LLC and New Colt Holding Corp. Merge

From the Colt website “Colt in the Media” tab “West Hartford, Conn.  – Colt Defense LLC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rifles and carbines for the military, law enforcement and sporting markets, has acquired New Colt Holding Corp., the parent company of Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of […]

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Colt M45A1 – Often it is tough to know you had it right until you get it not right.

Colt M45A1 CQB Marine Pistol I was an active duty Marine from 1992 to 1996, and at that time the standard issue sidearm was the Beretta M9 (92FS) chambered in 9mm Luger which was officially adopted in 1986. There were plenty of Marines I served with when the transition went from the Colt 1911A1 to […]

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10mm Auto Ballistic Test with Hornady Ammo

You can see the updated ballistic test using many more rounds of 10mm Auto here Necessity is the mother of invention. We all have to compromise, it is the way of things. Many people have decided to carry a handgun in order to defend themselves (rightly so). For those of us who carry there are […]

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Casting Lead Bullets, The Evolution of the Wheel Weight

With the cost of doing business at the range going up every time it rains I decided that casting lead bullets from scrap lead might be worth the endeavor. I spoke with Robert Bank (a member at m1911.org) initially about getting started. We exchanged many emails and spent several hours on the phone getting me […]

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