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M&P®45 SHIELD M2.0™ Small size, big bullet, quite concealable....

I’m easily distracted. My plan was to gather my notes and write this evening, but I played the movie Monster Island in the background, got to the point where they found that the giant starfish had magma for blood and could not, would not, look away. Later, the movie of choice was Monster Hunters, then…

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They Don’t Still Make Them, But You Can Still Buy Them An original Colt MK IV / Series' 70 Gold Cup National Match

06/20/2021 – The original Colt 1911 National Match MK I was produced from 1932 through 1942, before production was suspended in the early years of World War II. A 38 Super version was added in 1935, which continued throughout the production run. This version of the National Match was a hand finessed M1911A1, fitted with…

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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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