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How did John Browning intend the 1911 to be carried?

1911 School. Subject: Cocked and locked and ready to rock…the way that JMB intended! Right? Well, no. Not really. John Browning didn’t have a free hand with the 1911 and he didn’t do it alone. The 1911 was designed by a committee. Browning was hired to guide and direct as he worked on past designs […]

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Recoil Operated vs Blowback on a Government Model

This question pops up from time to time, and the explanations are as varied as both types of guns. For a long time, I stuck to the technical aspects, but not long ago…I spoke the simple truth…and a barroom brawl erupted almost immediately. They’re ALL recoil operated. There are mechanical differences in the way they […]

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Lessening recoil with Reduced Radius Firing Pin Stop for 1911

Lessening recoil with Reduced Radius Firing Pin Stop for 1911 A few years back, I addressed a problem that a guy on on a gun forum was having with an unstable extractor.  It was clocking…or rotating…and causing him a few issues.  The cure was to closely fit an oversized firing pin stop, and the only […]

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