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The 1911: Then and Now

The 1911: Then and Now There are two basic problems with the 1911 pistol. One is that it’s been around for so long, a lot has been lost in the translation. I hear the pundits speak of it being “finicky” or “picky about ammo” and that it requires constant attention to keep it running. One […]

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1911 Trivia

The pistol has a long and distinguished history with the US Armed Forces. Designed by John M. Browning in cooperation with Colt, it was adopted in the spring of 1911 and dubbed “Model of 1911 US Army Calibre 45.” With a few modifications to make the pistol more user-friendly, it appeared in WW2 as the […]

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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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Auto-Ordnance WWII 1911A1 Parkerized reviewed

Auto-Ordnance WWII Parkerized reviewed This Kahr-built Auto-Ordnance 1911PKZSE is a revisiting of the old M1911 pistols from 1911-1923. It is close to the original pistols with a few changes made to revisit the design. According to Auto Ordnance the pistol’s frame is cast while the slide is barstock and the barrel is a one-piece item. […]

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Cars are unreliable or the 1911 is not

  Cars are unreliable. That is a ridiculous statement, right? Of course it is, and the same goes for “1911s are unreliable”. As there are too many manufactures of automobiles to easily count, the same thing could be said for 1911s. Also, some do it right and many others not so much.  The 1911 is […]

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Wilson Combat Hunter

  Wilson Combat Hunter in .460 Rowland and 10 mm A Gun Test by Hunter Lee Elliott I was offered to test the Wilson Combat Hunter, of course I would after all it was named after me (well not really  but still) I called Duane at Wilson Combat  to talk about the pistol. I learned […]

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