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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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The 9 lives of the 10mm

A little history in the 10mm Auto. Early in the 1970s Whit Collins (who was on staff with Guns and Ammo magazine) was interested in rechambering the 9mm Browning Hi-Power into a more powerful cartridge. He initially looked at the Super .38 (which came about in 1929 using the.38 Automatic but increasing the propellant to […]

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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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.32 Automatic ballistic test

The .32 Auto, also known as the 7.65mm Browning, was developed by none other than John Browning for the FN 1900 pistol introduced in 1899.  This was JMB’s first handgun cartridge and was designed for a blowback compact pistol design but has since been implemented in locked breech designed handguns. Many say the .32 Auto […]

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Colt flashlights and tactical lights.

I met with some of the engineers behind the new Colt flashlights and weapon mounted lights at this past SHOT show. After some conversation and education of the Colt lights we discussed an in depth review. It was not long after that I received three models for review. For the past three months I have […]

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SHOT show 2017

With the 2017 SHOT show in the rear view mirror I though I would share a few photographs of what I saw and some really cool stuff. Click this link to go to the entire gallery, here are just some of the firearms I saw that were very interesting.     The Gilboa Snake, double […]

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