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Colt Model 01918, an old warhorse is revisited

An Old Warhorse is Revived. The pistol itself is intended to be a reproduction of the 1918 Colt 1911. The 1911 finish began to change at the request of the military, which was looking for a less reflective option. In mid-1918, in order to expedite production of the pistols the last few finishing steps were […]

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Colt M45A1 – Often it is tough to know you had it right until you get it not right.

Colt M45A1 CQB Marine Pistol I was an active duty Marine from 1992 to 1996, and at that time the standard issue sidearm was the Beretta M9 (92FS) chambered in 9mm Luger which was officially adopted in 1986. There were plenty of Marines I served with when the transition went from the Colt 1911A1 to […]

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