Got my Colt CCG back today from the awesome dudes at H&M Metal Processing. The new Black Nitride finish looks absolutely sick, and feels great too. I can’t wait to get this thing out to the range again.
I grew up reading gun magazines, which means that my formative years were plastered with gun magazine layouts featuring 1911 pistols that, frankly, bordered on pornographic. I learned to revere the name Armand Swenson and my dreams were filled with visions of…
I finished 3rd on this stage, and like I did on most of the stages, shot pretty good points.
From the 2013 Great Plains Sectional. I particularly like this photo, because it illustrates one of my favorite things about the excellent Colt CCG: No full length guide rod.
Most of the shooters had to aim a lot lower than me to hit this target. #selfburn
“The 1911 forces the cartridge to ‘jump’ a greater distance from the magazine to the chamber in order to feed than any modern service pistol in use.” – Hilton Yam, 10-8 Performance.
This trait in the 1911 isn’t really a big deal when you’re feeding nothing but hardball, but combine that jump with modern JHP ammo, and you can start to get some pretty dramatic feeding issues. There’s a reason why the title of this post, King of the Feedway Stoppage, is also a nickname for 1911 pattern pistols.