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  1. General 1911 talk
    Was doing some research to see if anyone had done ransom rest testing on Wilson Combat or other brands and happened on this older thread from TOOS. Pretty good reads in my opinion and interesting results. The WC thread is 6 parts. None of them overly lengthy, but really good analysis. Here is...
  2. General 1911 talk
    Hi All, Something I've been researching a lot recently is hard fit vs hand fit 1911s. It seems like there is a general consensus that a hard fit is required for absolute accuracy while hand fit is a prerequisite to being considered semi-custom/custom. My question is is hard fit ALWAYS required...
  3. General 1911 talk
    How significant is the slide to frame fit on the accuracy of a 1911? I've read a lot of conflicting information about this. Some argue that, since the sights are on the slide, all that matters is that the barrel and slide have consistent lockup, and that slide to frame fit is purely aesthetic...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Assuming a gun comes with a 25 yard guarantee, what would be reasonable expectations for 50 yard accuracy out of the same gun? Wilson obviously has it's 1" @ 25 yards. ACW has 1.5" @ 25 standard. While some of the others like NHC, Brown, etc. don't explicitly state theirs, I'd assume pretty...
  5. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    I know it's not a 1911/2011, but this XDm I have is a fantastic blaster and was set up as a double-stack alternative to a 2011. I don't even have 10 mags through it (so less than 130 rounds) and it is in immaculate shape! ZERO scratches. It is crazy accurate with the sights it came with and the...
  6. Beginner's Corner
    Hi, I'm about to invest some hard-earned cash in a reasonably priced 1911 with a price range not exceeding mid-teens. I'm not afraid to buy a good used one, so that gives me the option to get a higher end brand in my price range. I find myself gravitating toward Les Baer, largely because of...
  7. General Firearm Discussion
    I am not too sure if all of us can remember 14 things, but still, I found this gunfight technique post pretty entertaining and whoever wrote it has definitely done their research into military training https://thepreppingguide.com/how-to-win-a-gun-fight/
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  9. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hey all, long time since I have been on here. I have been looking for a new long range rifle. I would prefer big calibers, but open to options. I like unique and cool, so let me know what you have. Thanks.
  10. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I've searched, but couldn't find any relevant threads I'd like to hear from someone who's had a match bushing or barrel fitted, and has done before and after accuracy testing Just curious what sort of A/B results you my have seen
  11. Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting
    9mm 124 grain Match and Duty Ammo Accuracy Test Posted by GUNPOWDER MEDITATION In my first 9mm test with 115 grain ammo (viewable here) I sought to find the best performing round for an upcoming class and see if Duty ammo could compete against Match ammo for accuracy. While this test will be...
  12. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Fellow addicts, I own a few 1911s that if I could improve their accuracy, I would keep them and enjoy them more. Accu Rails by Doug Jones cost approximately $215 and any accu railed gun that I have ever shot was match grade quality in the accuracy department. Jim Milks of Innovative Custom Guns...
  13. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Has anyone used this? Wilson combat sells them, here is their write up.. . I needed a GI style recoil guide, and I got one for the price of one of them, $10 used, I figured if it's junk I can still use the recoil part. I can't imagine it would do much for a proper tight pistol, but for one...
  14. Autoloaders
    Simply as a frame of reference, would any of you care to share some target pics from 50yds? I'm just trying to understand what is possible at that distance with a 9mm Compact, or Subcompact polymer pistol. How often do you guys shoot at this distance?
  15. Range Reports & Reviews
    During my last range trip my rear sight came loose so the focus today was on getting it sighted in with my carry load, Federal HST 124 grain. I setup a makeshift rest and started blasting. As I was using shoot-n-see targets I inadvertently screwed myself. It was my fluorescent orange sight on...
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