Tag Archives | 1911

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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Coonan Compact .357 Magnum, pocket powerhouse.

I have reviewed several pistols in the Coonan line up, the .357 Magnum Classic,  .357 Magnum Classic factory comp, .45 Automatic, and 10mm Automatic so I am somewhat familiar with the platform.  The Compact is a bit of a different animal so I thought it warranted a separate review. Range Time  First Impressions    Standard three dot sights, the […]

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Dan Wesson TCP Loyal Sidekick.

About three months and some 500 rounds ago I received the new Dan Wesson TCP, and I believe I have this pistol figured out. The Tactical Commander Pistol is a new spin on a proven platform. Though not a true four and a quarter, Commander the TCP is a four-inch top end with a full size receiver. […]

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Dan Wesson Wraith, keeping the 10mm alive.

It was just over a month ago the new Dan Wesson Discretion test sample arrived and I was already ready. First Impressions  Wearing a new style finish, “Distressed Duty” the silencer ready 10mm Auto 1911 style pistol is quite the handsome pistol. The slide was well fit to the receiver. The single-sided thumb safety was well serrated […]

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Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures

Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures The evolution of the 1911 started in 1898 with the pistol that became the Colt Model 1900. Chambered in .38 Auto, it was a locked breech, short recoil operated pistol that sported a twin linked barrel…one fore and one aft…and a non-tilting barrel. The Colt Model 1900 The next […]

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