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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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The Obsolete 1911

The Obsolete 1911 A little side-trip for this one. FYI/Trivia After seeing several rather heated…discussions…on the gun boards over the years, I thought this might be a good time to address some of the statements made as to how outdated the 1911 design is, and how the Glock/Sig/Name your favorite bottom feeder is so light […]

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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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No Tool Detail Strip of the 1911

No Tool Detail Strip of the 1911 During the US Army trials, the two competitors came down to the Colt 1911 and Savage 1907. The Savage 1907 had several strong advocates on the Army Ordnance Board, citing the Colt’s size and weigh among other things. The question has also come up as to whether kickbacks […]

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