The Shooters Guide to the 1911 Pattern Pistol
AS title says
By Stephen A. Camp
For those of you who dont know Stephen from his post or other boards He has written a few other books one is the Shotter giude to the browning Hipower. You find good info in any of his posts and i hope he will join over here .
The book comes in 2 formats 8 x11.5 and a smaller version i chose the 8x11.5 sprial bound version The material is a good read and flows very well so it is a easy read took me less than 4 hours i would say and not of contiounous reading it just flowed that well.
The Meat of it starts with the 45acp cartridge and most of the different versions you can find it in along with Chronograph data and expansion data from some hunting use and water tests.
Then there are Range evaluations
Springfield Armory WWII Mil-Spec 45 acp
Kimber Custom Classic
Springfield Loaded 5 stainless
Colt MK IV Series 80
Colt National Match
Caspian/Colt by gunsmith Lou Williamson
Dan Wesson Patriot Expert
Good reviews to the Guns plus anymods done
The lightweight Springfield 5" is covered (old style0
The Colt commander
Plus the Compacts longslides and other calibers
The 22 kits have a could pages
Then we get into the Mods this isnt a gunsmithing guide just what you can do have done etc etc Sights,Grips,Front grips straps,Mainspring housings,Triggers.
Barrels bushings and accuracy .
Full length guide rods to have or have not
Those nasty front slide serrations
Thumb saftys and slide stops
Then we run into springs,buffers,firing pins and stops,hammers sears,extractors ejectors,feed ramps,Disconnectors
The old MIM vs Cast VS Forged and what some big name gunsmiths surprisingly to me had to say about MIM
Mags Mag Releases
How it works,Why wont it work and safety checks
The Variations by brand very eye opening.
Covers differents in widths of frames and other parts from the different manuf.
Firing pin safetys and diaabling safetys(a big no no as stated in book)
Modes of carry a good Disassembly pictorial and test plus Magazine Disassembly
Cleaning and Maintenance.
All in All a very good book those who have been around 1911 for years wont find a whole lot new to them but there will be some stuff those who neveror just got there first 1911 will find a well of information
If i ever starting looking for a Hipower i will deffently buy the Shooter Guide to the Hipower to be informed before i purchase