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Smith & Wesson’s Performance Center® Model SW1911 Did you notice they are not all the same?

01/25/2020 – I was having one of those days at work that had me sitting behind a keyboard, singing my rendition of Frankie Lane’s song “Lucky Old Sun”. Then I felt guilty, because I have not done the kind of work that warrants that song for a long, long time. There is a big difference…

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Ruger’s SR1911 Officer-Style 45 Automatic

The Ruger SR1911 Officer-Style is a compact handful of 45 Auto power and a good alternative to plastic fantastic strikers and presets. Perhaps not the first choice of a Volvo driving, overly evolved, target punching, recently graduated, software engineer gone firearm enthusiast, but a great pick for someone who needs a reliable tool for self…

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Ruger’s SR1911 Meets Cylinder & Slide

In “A 1911 Trigger Clean Up…. In a Couple of Parts”, the SR1911 factory sear, disconnector, hammer, and sear spring were reworked and the main spring was changed. The result was a pretty spiffy and very crisp 3 3/4 lb pull with no creep and set with no noticeable overtravel. Even better, when the MIM…

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Smith and Wesson’s Model 625 45 Automatic… Revolver So that's how Jerry Miculek does it...

Accepting that the speed of my shooting, while accurate, was on par with that of a South American tree sloth… assuming a tree sloth could draw and fire a double action revolver, I invested in a copy of Ed McGivern’s “Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting”. Applying some of the book’s techniques and drills to my…

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