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1911 School, Feeding Part 1 of 3

In order to effect a better understanding of the dimensions and conditions critical to reliable feeding in the 1911 pistol, I thought this might be a good idea to go into more detail than the average magazine article. The first critical spec is feed and barrel ramp angles. The feed ramp is ideally 31-31.5 degrees […]

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Cowboy Drifters

At 5pm it is seventeen degrees outside of the Sunset Grill, a biker favorite in Alcova,WY. that overlooks the North Platte River. A greybearded barfly offers that it will be colder tomorrow. The proprietor’s expression makes it clear she doesn’t want to be there. Jimmy’s sister is on the phone thinking she is having a […]

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THOUGHTS ON MR. BROWNINGS PISTOL

Thoughts on Mr. Browning’s Pistol “An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.” Col. Jeff Cooper I happen to like guns, and I am certainly not ashamed of it. Now some of you who read this column are thinking, “Yeah, that is readily apparent,” but in […]

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Old 1911s and old springs

In the spring of 1991, when I lived in Rural Hall, NC I got a call from my stepfather. His aunt had died at the ripe, old age of 96, and her children had discovered one of his uncle’s pistols in her attic, wrapped in a diaper and stashed in a hat box. He said […]

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The 9 lives of the 10mm

A little history in the 10mm Auto. Early in the 1970s Whit Collins (who was on staff with Guns and Ammo magazine) was interested in rechambering the 9mm Browning Hi-Power into a more powerful cartridge. He initially looked at the Super .38 (which came about in 1929 using the.38 Automatic but increasing the propellant to […]

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Grizzly Bears, Politics, and Use Enough Gun.

(Authors note: The tragic deaths of a mother and her infant daughter this past week in the Yukon Territory of Canada due to a grizzly bear attack has once again brought this subject to light. Many hunters in the area (including outdoor personality Jim Shockey) have been enraged that this happened citing poor management by […]

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You are your own first responder.

Here in North Carolina, we are beginning to get out from under Hurricane Florence. I am very fortunate to be inland enough that all we got was heavy rain and moderate wind. Many are far worse off than us and my thoughts and prayers go out to them. When news of Hurricane Florence began to […]

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CZ factory tour in Uherský Brod

I was privileged to visit Uherský Brod in the Czech Republic to tour the Česká Zbrojovka factory.  While I have published many reviews on CZ firearms and have an understanding of their quality, visiting the factory was truly an eye opener.     We started at the beginning where the wood comes in to be dried and […]

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