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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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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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Ruger SR1911 Check Out and Personalization

It is very important, to prepare for writing a firearms piece, to cleanse the mental pallet. Prior to anyone else arriving for the day, I sometimes like to sing a little Elvis….  No, not a physically little Elvis, but rather a retrospective of the King’s most iconic songs. I was in the middle of… “`We…

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A 1911 Trigger Clean Up…. In a Couple of Parts What do I do with these extra pieces?

  This is article number 1,000 on Real Guns current format, but 3,000 since Real Guns inception. What better subject than improving the trigger function of a 1911 pistol. For all of the “How to” articles and YouTube video that attempt to instruct and define the process of 1911 pistol trigger function refinement, the truth…

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