By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

6 thoughts on “I am not saying it is true…”
  1. I really wish that 1911 had not stuck as the generic name for the Colt Commercial Gov’t Model.

    The one thing I can say about the M1911A1’s we were issued is they ALWAYS fed and went bang. You might not hit a tank at ten yards, but you’d send a round in the general direction of it.

    Sometime after World War Two, guns which are known as 1911’s stopped being even remotely compatible with them.

    You could take a pile of M1911A1’s apart down to the last pin, fill a cement mixer with them, mix vigorously, then put them back together without regard to which gun they came from; and you’d have the same number of functioning guns at the end as you started with.

    Try that with a stack of modern production guns!

    The target shooters and boutique makers have done so much to malign a perfectly reliable warhorse.

    1. Glock will be going down the same generic road, with all the myriads of aftermarket this and DIY that.

    2. Uh, any issue 1911A1 that couldn’t put 5 rounds within a 6 inch diameter circle at 25 meters (by a shooter that had his shit together) should have been taken to ‘3rd Shop’ where I or one of my fellow 45B/91F smallarms/artillery repairers would’ve fixed it. And done nothing ‘special’ to do it.

      Yep, I saw pistols that shot worse than a cylinder bored shotgun. I rebuilt them to the TM’s standard and most of them shot even better than that. And I never had one come back because it was jamming.

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