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  1. Caliber Talk: Ammunition, Reloading, and Shooting
    So far, all my .45 shooting has been 230 gr. FMJ's, but I'm starting to reload for the .45, and was wondering what folks preferred in bullet weight, and why. Not so much concerned with bullet type, I realize that's use dependent. So for example, in 9 mm, I tend to prefer 124 gr. bullets, they...
  2. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Sorry to ask this simple question, but I picked up a mint Ed Brown SS SF 5" .45 not long ago here used. I have about 900 rounds through the gun, without issue. I cannot believe the accuracy! I always thought the standard recoil spring weight for a full size .45 1911 was 18 pounds. I read on...
  3. General 1911 talk
    Anyone know the weight of a EDC X9 with a fully loaded 15 round magazine?
  4. 1911 Carry
    I'm curious about the trigger weights you all prefer for carry. Common wisdom used to say at least four pounds on a carry gun. I cannot find a reason for this number. Mine is set at 4.25lbs. I've been thinking about doing 3.75lbs instead. Thoughts? Josh
  5. General 1911 talk
    I'm new here so hopefully you'll excuse any mistakes. As a rule I don't post in forums to often. I'm close to buying a WC compact and really want the X-TAC Elite Compact 9mm. Some day I may want to use it for IDPA CCP division. What I want to clear up is the actual unloaded weight. Max allowed...
  6. 1911 Gunsmithing
    adding real sights and adding an extractor to the beretta M21? You gotta be kidding. You're in more danger when walking down a set of stairs. What do you "think" could happen? The .22's gonna blow up? :-)
  7. General 1911 talk
    Anyone know about this? https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2017/6/26/remington-introduces-model-1911-r1-ultralight-commander/ Looks like they are competing against Ruger with the new lightweight commander
  8. General 1911 talk
    Does anyone have the real-life weights for a Guncrafter CCO, including empty magazine, for the steel frame and for the alloy frame versions? Thanks!
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