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Remington’s 1911 R1 Enhanced Threaded Barrel So I had a 1911, a silencer, and some ammunition....

06/21/2020 Manufacturer Remington Model 1911 R1 Enhanced TB Origin Huntsville, AL Type Action Single Action Autoloader Frame & Slide Carbon Steel Finish Black Oxide Grips Dark Laminate Caliber 45 ACP Magazine Capacity 8 Barrel Length 5.50“ (0.578-28 Threads) Twist 1:16″ LH Weight – Empty 40.0 oz Overall Length 9.75″ Overall Height 5.75″ Front Sights Tall…

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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 M&P 45 2.0 Not so quiet and quiet

As the old Ford Escape speedometer spins like the wheels on a nickle slot machine, thoughts, dreams and lots of anxiety clear the path to a new car decision. Cursory examination suggests that in the past thirteen years, auto manufacturers have cut vehicle size in half, made everything but a steering wheel a luxury option…

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