Tag Archives | .45 ACP

Ballistic test of the .45 Auto,because they do not make a .46

Updated Would you believe there was a time when the .45 Auto was not a standard cartridge? Yea, me neither but it is true. The US Cavalry had been issued double action Colt revolvers chambered in .38 Long Colt in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The .38 Caliber round was less effective against enemies […]

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Full Length Guide Rod and the 1911

Full Length Guide Rod and the 1911   A question came up about full length guide rods’ function is preventing spring “kink” or flexion.  This old fluroscope photograph of a 1911 caught at the instant of firing shows that it can’t happen with the original guide rod…with only 5 or 6 unsupported coils.  The spring’s […]

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Ballistic test .45 Auto pistol vs carbine.

Ballistic test .45 Auto pistol vs carbine. A few years ago I published the differences in 9mm Luger ammunition performance when fired from a pistol and carbine. You can read that article by following this link. Now I have finished the Hi-Point carbine in .45 Auto review and the new Ruger ARX defensive ammunition I thought […]

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Dan Wesson ECO, a match grade pistol for your pocket.

Dan Wesson ECO, a match grade pistol for your pocket. With the popularity of legal concealed carry growing exponentially , which is great by the way, finding the right sidearm to carry is about as important as training. By training, I do not mean just your concealed carry class, that is another article all together. […]

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Desert Eagle 1911G review,

Desert Eagle 1911G June 9, 2010 PEARL RIVER, NY – Kahr Arms, the well-known American based producer of high quality compact pistols has announced its recent purchase of Minnesota-based firearms manufacturer, Magnum Research, maker of the Desert Eagle pistol. Kahr Arms takes pride in its ability to offer customers a selection of unique niche-type firearms, […]

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