Tag Archives | .45 ACP

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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Dan Wesson Discretion, where have you been all my life?

My first experience with Dan Wesson was when I reviewed the ECO a few years ago, you can find my review here, Dan Wesson ECO. Since then I have completed reviews on the Bruin and PM-C and now the Discretion. I have come to understand that Dan Wesson makes a fine handgun, and when the new Discretion arrived for […]

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Compilation of ballistic tests from rangehot

I get a lot of folks inquiring about the ballistic tests I have done so I thought it would be easy to link them all in one post. For each test Clear Ballistics gel was used. Specific details are contained in the reviews.  Velocity and performance were compared over several rounds fired, from about 25 […]

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Charter Arms Pitbull in .45 Auto

Revolvers chambered in auto loading cartridges is really nothing new, but the vast majority use moon clips to hold the rounds in place since auto loaded cartridges are not rimmed. The Pitbull uses tabs machined into the star ejector to catch the extractor groove. Now the cartridge still headspaces off the case mouth but the […]

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