In search of knowledge

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    In search of knowledge

    I've recently purchased my first 1911 (Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail) and I need to educate myself. I'm looking for any and all types of materials whether it be books, websites, etc. that will help me better understand this weapon. Thanks

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    You might try Paladin press, they have all sorts of books and videos
    on a variety of gun related subjects. Good luck.
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    "Understand", as in, work on, or be familiar with it's history? Jerry Kunhausen's shop manuals are pretty much the 1911 Bible. If you search his name, you may find them for less than $25 each(there are 2 volumes).

    As far as history, I believe there was a "History of the Colt 1911", basically by Colt (corporate), but there are tons of books out there.

    Oh yeah: http://www.1911forum.com/

    Take care!

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    Basically everything 1911 pistol pattern would be applicable to your firearm.

    CLICK HERE - this should help you out a bit.

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    M1911.org is a great reference site. They also have a BB/message board similar to this one, but dedicated mainly to the 1911.

    I hit up that site once in a great moon just to see what is going on there.

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    Good point Rob72. My primary interests are in assembly/disassembly, work on, etc. Thanks

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    I learned a lot from the two volumes (one is updated and different in many ways) of the "The Gun Digest Book of the 1911" by Patrick Sweeney. He explains everything: accessories, operation, care, parts, mechanics, modern history of the gun's use. Found them both at my friendly neighborhood Barne's and Noble, didn't even have to order them.

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    Jerry Kunhausen's shop manuals

    and the gun digest of the 1911 2 books are about all ya need to get started .. theres a few worth buying other wise some arent ive read most i can find if ya wanna ask before ya buy do so someone has prebley read it and can tell ya nay or ya

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    Looking For Knowledge?

    I...can't help you with your Dan Wesson...but perhaps you might want to talk with my wife...
    she knows EVERYTHING...
    Yep, sold my encyclopedia set right after we got married!



    Good Luck with the new weapon!

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