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    best book and/or video on the 1911 pistol?

    Is there a book or video someone would recommend about the 1911 pistol? I'm looking for something that describes it's inner workings and how each part functions etc. Would like it for a reference, and just a good source of information.
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    How well have you searched the internet for such a thing? I'd more than likely have some good resources in store for you, but I haven't since I pretty much grew up on the 1911 when Uncle Sam told me this is what you get and what you have to get out and come back home some 28 years ago. My apologies for being ill equipped for such a query.

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    There is a no brainer on this one. There are two books by Jerry Kuhnhausen that rule the M1911 roost. Here is a link to #1 and I think you can navigate to #2 from that site.

    HERITAGE GUN BOOKS : JERRY KUHNHAUSEN THE U.S. M1911/M1911A1 PISTOLS A SHOP MANUAL - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

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    Very excellent. Thank you.

    Just wanted a good reference. I did an internet search but honestly didn't know what specifically to search for. Thought someone would know off the top of their head. Seems that was the case, good stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 120mm View Post
    There is a no brainer on this one. There are two books by Jerry Kuhnhausen that rule the M1911 roost. Here is a link to #1 and I think you can navigate to #2 from that site.

    HERITAGE GUN BOOKS : JERRY KUHNHAUSEN THE U.S. M1911/M1911A1 PISTOLS A SHOP MANUAL - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools
    IMO.....the "Old" and "New" testaments of the 1911....
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    Definite +1 (okay, +1,000 ) on Kuhnhausen. I built a Fusion 1911 kit as my first real foray into the inner workings of the 1911, and those books were all I needed to see me through!
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    I bought a book by Bill Wilson (Wilson Combat) off of amazon that is pretty detailed. I don't remember the exact name of it, but I will get it later when I get home.

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    To that I'd add The Gun Digest Book of the 1911, vols 1 and 2 by Patrick Sweeney.

    Right now they're ~$11 each on Amazon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cat View Post
    To that I'd add The Gun Digest Book of the 1911, vols 1 and 2 by Patrick Sweeney.

    Right now they're ~$11 each on Amazon.
    ^^ I only own volume one and I like it.

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    Gun Digest Books

    Funny you should mention this. I just dug out the Sweeney/Gun Digest books yesterday to look something up, and was thinking how I had forgotten how much good, readable technical info in there. They are more fun to read than the Kuhnhausen manual. It seems more like a dry tech manual to me, but it is the reference bible. My favorite informational reading about using the gun is at Hilton Yam's site, Articles . He just updated some of the information, covers several aspects of mechanics and accessories-and it's free.
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    Too late to edit, but I just remembered Stephen Camp's "The Shooter's Guide to the 1911 Pattern Pistol." Definitely not like any of the others and lots of easy-to-read detail, opinion, and "why."
    Check it here...http://www.hipowersandhandguns.com/1...7s%20Guide.htm
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    i have "Hallocks .45 auto handbook"

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