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Since we've been focusing pretty hard on 1911 lately, I've been revisiting a lot of my old 1911 content. Here's a video from the Automatic Accuracy class I took back in 2013 with Ben Stoeger and Matt Mink as I was training up for Single Stack Nationals. The gun is a Colt 1911 CCG in…

Everyone's bought a used gun before. When buying a used 1911, or any time I change out internal parts on a 1911, I run it through the three function checks in the video. What these test are the sear and the disconnect. If a 1911 fails any one of these, it's unsafe for carry and…

As I've been working on my 1911 Rating System, one major topic of discussion has been magazines. Specifically, what magazines to use when evaluating 1911s. The plan for any official 1911 review is that I'll run the first couple of hundred rounds with whatever factory mags the gun ships with, and if those cause issues…

There’s something about shooting 1911s that reminds me how much I hate the platform. No matter how many times I divest myself of them, sell them, I always seem to end up back with them. In fact, I’ve done some of the worst shooting of my life with 1911s of various flavors. The 1911 has…

There's something about shooting 1911s that reminds me how much I love the platform. No matter how many times I divest myself of them, sell them, I always seem to end up back with them. In fact, I've done some of the best shooting of my life with 1911s of various flavors. The 1911 has…

Based on the popularity of the Taurus PT1911 torture test, and how many of you people want me to keep testing "budget" 1911s in 9mm, I've come up with an evaluation plan for how to proceed from here. Now that it's hit 2,000 rounds, the Taurus will go on the shelf, albeit temporarily. The idea…

Loaded Parkerized Ready For Self-defense With Crimson Trace® Lasergrips® GENESEO, IL, January 11, 2015 – Springfield Armory® is pleased to announce a new member to the Loaded family of 1911 pistols. The new Springfield Armory® 1911 Loaded Parkerized pistol is now available with Crimson Trace® Lasergrips®. Rounding out the five other Loaded 1911 configurations in…