Format: Hardcover

You'll Love This Hardcover Book If:

* You just plain adore the 1911 and enjoy stunning full-color 1911 photos
* You want ideas on the best 1911s
* You carry concealed and need advice on 1911s for CCW

In 1911: The First 100 Years, take a journey back through a century's development and history of John M. Browning's timeless pistol design, the .45-caliber M1911. Even if you have just a passing interest in the 1911, this fully-illustrated full color hardcover book belongs in your library. But if you're a real diehard fan of the 1911, this classy, well-researched book will be the centerpiece of your references. You'll learn about everything from the origins and earliest designs of the handgun to today's hottest tactical 1911s for concealed carry and competition.

Chapters include The Momentous Year of 1911; How Did We Get Here?; The Trials of the Century; Before the Great War; The Great War; Between the Wars; WWII; The Postwar Era; New Colts and New 1911s; Reinventing the 1911: Jeff Cooper and IPSC; Early Custom 1911s; Thrown Out of Work; Expansionary Inflation and IPSC; Everyone Makes a 1911; Custom 1911s for a New Century; Engraving; The New Fighting Tool and The Future of the 1911.

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