Tag Archives: .45 ACP

Two 1911s at the Range: Les Baer Premier II and Dan Wesson Specialist

1911s are a curious thing.  As a design over 100 years old, they should be obsolete relics fit only for museum cases and antique shops.  Think of most machines or advanced technologies from this timeframe… many are no longer in … Continue reading

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FN FNP-45:  First Impressions of a Budget Bruiser

Sometimes providence strikes when you least expect.  Okay, maybe “providence” is going a little far, but it’s safe to say that unexpected treasures sometimes arise when we aren’t looking.  This may be the case with my newest find:  an FN … Continue reading

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Dan Wesson Specialist vs. S&W PC 1911

Today was a beautiful day in the greater Dallas area. Temps are coming down to the 70’s, and my oldest son and I decided to hit the local range.  He took his Savage Rascal .22, which by the way is … Continue reading

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A “Special” Specialist

Welcome to my first blog post in well over a year.  Since my last post, I’ve changed jobs and moved half-way across the country… now calling the Lone Star State home.  Needless to say, it’s been very busy and blogging … Continue reading

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Why The 1911

I enjoy firearms; they are my hobby.  And, out of all firearms, I enjoy handguns the most.  They present the most challenging aspect of shooting (in my opinion) and can be utilized in short indoor ranges or vast outdoor expanses. … Continue reading

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Kimber Classic Custom Target Needs Some Love?

My S&W Performance Center 1911 is an amazing pistol, hand assembled by experienced gunsmiths and capable of being compared with the “big boys” in the semi-custom industry.  My Sig Nitron Rail 1911 is a very utilitarian weapons with features I … Continue reading

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Sig Nitron Rail 1911: Ready for Prime Time

One of the best traits the 1911 platform has is versatility.  With some careful studying and work, a fairly competent pistol owner can make several modifications to their weapon without many specialized tools or knowledge. This is my Sig Nitron Rail … Continue reading

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