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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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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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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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