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Why polishing the feed ramp on a Government Model is a bad idea.

Why polishing the feed ramp on a Government Model is a bad idea. The first thing to understand is that the angles of the frame and barrel ramp…aka “Feed Ramp and Barrel Throat” are critical, with the former being the most critical. 31 degrees +30 minutes – zip. When we “lightly” polish we risk rolling…or […]

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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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Colt M45A1 – Often it is tough to know you had it right until you get it not right.

Colt M45A1 CQB Marine Pistol I was an active duty Marine from 1992 to 1996, and at that time the standard issue sidearm was the Beretta M9 (92FS) chambered in 9mm Luger which was officially adopted in 1986. There were plenty of Marines I served with when the transition went from the Colt 1911A1 to […]

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