Tag Archives: M1911

Thumbs up!

M1911A1

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All smiles

The joy of personal empowerment.

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.50 caliber 1911 — new on American Shooting Journal

Guncrafter Industries’ Model No. 4 50 GI

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A short but satisfying range trip

Earlier today, I ventured out to put a few rounds through a Guncrafter Industries Model No.4 — a .50GI longslide. The full review is slated for publication in American Shooting Journal. In sum: it’s pretty nice luxury to have. Combined … Continue reading

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Three feet and five inches.

Swords have been around since 1600BCE. Pistols, including revolvers, since the early 1500s. Government efforts to restrict their use to the “right people” go back about as far. The “right people” are typically the members of the party in power. … Continue reading

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M1911 in 7.62x25mm

  (Updated August 24 with the link to much larger image) Considering how often I’ve heard people profess a desire for such a pistol, it’s surprising to come across such a gun for the first time ever. It uses 5 shot … Continue reading

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Hogue retention holster for M1911: new on AllOutdoor

Lightweight paddle/belt convertible holster.

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Short M1911s

One of my models is on a quest for a short M1911 (with 3-inch barrel), currently considering a Kimber. Which companies make short, reliable 1911s in 45ACP?

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Inland M1 carbines back in production.

Inland Manufacturing is once again making M1 carbines done right: ladder sights with proper detents, round bolts, good reliability and accuracy. Had a fun shoot with them. They even fed Hornady red tip defense ammo which my own carbine won’t … Continue reading

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M1911 tshirt

One of many neat designs from 1791 Apparel.

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Upgrading a rail-less M1911

  Iver Johnson 9mm Eagle M1911 with a Recover grip/accessory rail combination. The original 9mm is the bottom pistol.  Changeover took about two minutes, the resulting grip is slightly thicker than the original and a little softer in the hand.

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Nighthawk Predator

This Nighthawk Predator was a gift from G4P.

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Flat Dark Earth

Sig M1911 Scorpion, Viridian X5L light/laser, Skallywag Tactical dagger.

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Nighthawk 1911

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More of an actual classic

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“Classic” 1911

Everyone kept telling me to get a Mac, so I did.

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Smaller caliber and less magazine capacity? Not likely!

My new toy. Flush magazines hold 12 rounds of 45ACP, extended hold 14. This pistol is tighter than any custom 1911 I’ve handled.

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A very tight M1911

I like the grip texture — subtle but conducive to retention on recoil. The pistol itself is made to rather close clearances and feels very tight. Original-style guide rod, crisp trigger. Made by Metro Arms.

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Armed reader

She’s reading “Knowing Guns” (written by Stu Chisholm and illustrated by me). The pistol is a Metro Arms American Classic II in a Vega holster.

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“You and what army?”

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