The New American Handgunner issue.......

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by pistolwretch, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Look at Alex Hamilton's column for the article:
    "Pistols for the Hack of It" on page 40.

    Take a good look at the grip safety fit. In particular look at the blend (actually the lack of) of the thumb safety to the frame radius.
    Now look a bit lower at the frame radius as it interfaces with the grip safety.
    Choppy, irregular radius.

    For contrast take a peek at the pistols built by any of the graduates of the Rodgers Pistolsmithing classes:

    The text of Mr. Hamiton's self-aggrandizing article is quite remarkable.
    He speaks of "classic lines" and "flawless, flowing ergonomics".


    What the heck? Does that magazine assume we are all blind or stupid?

  2. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    that's pretty bad.

    the FS checkering is odd too.

  3. Carolinaboy

    Carolinaboy Aim Small Miss Small Supporting Addict

    Sep 17, 2011 seems most gun magazines now could care less
  4. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2011
    That is why I don't even bother with gun rags anymore. I can find better info right here on the net.
  5. Okie

    Okie Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    Those are some beautiful 1911's for sure:hail::thumb:
  6. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
  7. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Would look a whole helluva lot better if it was golf balled. :thumb: Feel them lips on that ass Chuck? :rofl2:
  8. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Not the quality I would expect. I wonder if it's a work in progress and he was rushed to get to photos for the issue.

  9. nelamvr6

    nelamvr6 New Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    I read the article. According to the author it seems that he had customers pleading with him to sell the piece.

    If this is the best that this smith can do, if this is the ONE pistol he takes pics of to put in a magazine, imagine what the rest of his work looks like!
  10. rsxr22

    rsxr22 Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Honestly all those magazines are pretty worthless imo. I think G&A did a good job with the 1911 issue and I still like Surefire's releases, but that is about it
  11. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    I saw that, too.

  12. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    As much as that article and gunsmithing sucked, I'll still stick up for the magazine itself. It's one of the few that grace the back of my toilet. :)

    The guys that write for it are pretty nice guys, too. I've sent a couple of them emails in the past, particularly Dave Anderson, and they always get back to me and are very cool.

  13. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I agree. I like the magazine too.
  14. deadguy

    deadguy Charlie Daniels Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    my guess would be that 99% of their readers don't know what you know. I certainly didn't before joining forums and seeing the difference. I would also say that a majority of the members of the various 1911 forums don't know either.
  15. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Sub-par work for being in a major GunRag!

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