Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to the 1911

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Gun Digest Books, Mar 2, 2011 - Antiques & Collectibles - 192 pages
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Everything You Need to Know About the Most Famous Handgun in the World! To shooters, collectors, and historians, there’s only one serious candidate for the title of the World’s Greatest Pistol - the Model 1911. Now, just in time for its hundredth anniversary, comes The 1911 - A Guide to the Greatest Pistol of All Time, a book destined to become a classic of firearms literature. Written by renowned 1911 authority Robert K. Campbell, The 1911 - A Guide to the Greatest Pistol of All Time is the definitive shooter’s guide to John M. Browning's most famous creation. From tips, tricks and techniques for getting the most out of your 1911 to real-world evaluations of more than 50 different models of the 1911, you'll find it in The 1911 - A Guide to the Greatest Pistol of All Time.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
BACKGROUND OF THE 1911
11
EARLY ACTIONS
19
A CARTRIDGE OF INTEREST
27
HUMAN ENGINEERING
33
IMPROVED COLT PISTOLS
39
THE GREAT 1911 WARS
47
COCKED AND LOCKED
57
TOP END 1911s
93
TARGET GRADE 1911s
101
1911 ACCURACY
107
1911 SIGHTING SYSTEMS
113
THE MANY CALIBERS OF THE 1911
117
RELIABILITY AND SAFETY CHECKS
125
AMMUNITION AND AMMUNITION TYPES
135
HOLSTERS AND CONCEALED CARRY
143

ALTERNATE ACTION TYPES
61
A CONSENSUS GUN
65
GI 45
69
SERVICE GUNS
73
ALUMINUM FRAME 1911 PISTOLS
81
COMMANDERS OFFICERS MODELS AND DEFENDERS
87
AFTERMARKET PARTS
153
1911 TRIGGER ACTION IN DETAIL
159
CUSTOM PISTOLS THE BOUTIQUE WAY
163
FIRING TESTS
167
THE 1911 IS FOR EVERYONE
189
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Robert K. Campbell has a background of over twenty years in law enforcement as a trainer, weapons tester, and street cop. He is one of the most prolific writers today on the subject of fighting weapons. He has been published in most of the better publications dealing with fighting firearms and edged weapons including American Rifleman and Guns & Ammo. He is also a contributing writer for Gunblast.com, the online magazine.

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