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1911 School, Feeding Part 1 of 3

In order to effect a better understanding of the dimensions and conditions critical to reliable feeding in the 1911 pistol, I thought this might be a good idea to go into more detail than the average magazine article. The first critical spec is feed and barrel ramp angles. The feed ramp is ideally 31-31.5 degrees […]

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Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures

Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures The evolution of the 1911 started in 1898 with the pistol that became the Colt Model 1900. Chambered in .38 Auto, it was a locked breech, short recoil operated pistol that sported a twin linked barrel…one fore and one aft…and a non-tilting barrel. The Colt Model 1900 The next […]

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Colt announces the redesigned Gold Cup Trophy

The new Colt Gold Cup Trophy, available in .45 Automatic and 9mm Luger, redesigned to include an undercut trigger guard, upswept beavertail, dual spring recoil system, 25 lines per inch on the front strap and mainspring housing. Colt brand G10 stocks round out the recoil management package. This pistol does not use a firing pin […]

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Ruger American Pistol Compact in .45 Auto.

  Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is proud to announce the addition of the Ruger American Pistol Compact in .45 Auto. This newest compact model is offered in the “PRO” configuration with no external manual safety. Originally introduced in December 2015, the feature-rich Ruger American Pistol was designed with the latest U.S. Military standards in mind […]

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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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