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Dan Wesson Specialist, the 1911 evolved.

The Dan Wesson Specialist, a culmination of mission-specific features applied to the tried and true 1911 platform. For some reason, Dan Wesson discontinued the Specialist in 2019 but thankfully reintroduced it at SHOT show 2020 with some updated changes. Let’s go through those first. The serrations of the top of the slide are no longer […]

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1911 School, Feeding Part 2 of 3.

The 1911 style pistol with internal extractor, as originally designed. The extractor’s role in feeding is often misunderstood and underestimated. Most important is the deflection. That is, the amount of the wall behind the claw that protrudes beyond the guide block into the breech area…and this is where I’ve found problems in pistols produced in […]

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