The Shooters Guide to the 1911 Pattern Pistol

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    The Shooters Guide to the 1911 Pattern Pistol

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    By Stephen A. Camp

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    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

    Norinco

    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

    Sti Trojan


    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

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    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



    Bud

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    Hello, and thank you very much for your review and the invitation to join up here. I enjoy visiting with "gun people." For the most part I find them the salt of the earth.

    Best and thank you again.

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    Hey Steve - big ol' welcome - very glad you have come to join

    I was just gonna post anyways - if the work on 1911 is anything as good as what I had from you re the BHP - then it has gotta be good.!
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    Howdy Stephen.

    I bought the 1911 book to use as a guide to getting my 1911 were I want it. I haven't read the entire book yet, but I have used it for reference on specific 1911 questions.
    Shooters' Legacy

    Special sections for S&W and Ruger

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    Thumbs up Steven A. Camp

    Welcome to our forum. :unitedsta
    It's partly your forum now!
    Giving you a Welcome is like saying "Howdy" to an old friend.
    Thanks so much for registering.

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    Hello and thanks very much.

    Best.

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    You can also find some of Stephen's most e3xcellent posts on stoppingpower.net
    Keep the shotgun handy!!

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