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  1. General 1911 talk
    Happy Valentine’s Day 1911 Pistol – Patented February 14th, 1911 https://www.anacortesgunshop.com/happy-valentines-day-1911-pistol-patented-february-14th-1911
  2. General 1911 talk
    Legend has it that Owen J. Baggett is the only person to shoot down a plane with a pistol. That pistol was a 1911. Baggett was second lieutenant in the United States 7th Bomb Group based at Pandaveswar, India, during the Second World War. He and his crew were on a mission to destroy a railroad...
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  4. General 1911 talk
    I'd really like to hear more about this unique derivative of a fighting gun. I'll start off by saying I have deep respect for those that carried, used and built these pistols. The originals were built by active duty armorers at a government armory? Why were the major parts externally...
  5. Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting
    Thought this was interesting and I know there are a lot of 10mm fans around these parts. A History of the 10mm Auto by Tom Beckstrand | May 2nd, 2016 "Most of our readers know that Colonel Jeff Cooper loved the 1911 and thought that it was and is the best option for those serious about...
  6. Beginner's Corner
    About a year ago, I stumbled into the 1911 at my local gun range, and it’s been a fascination ever since! I have known about them, meaning, I knew it was a pistol used in WW2, Vietnam, etc, and I shot one back in the early 80’s when I was in HS, and remembered that it kicked, but that’s about...
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