1911 The First 100 Years

1911 The First 100 Years

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In 1911, the history of firearms changed forever with the adoption of the greatest pistol ever designed, the Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911--known today simply as the 1911. Now, in one fascinating, illustrated volume, authority Patrick Sweeney celebrates the 100th anniversary of the greatest fighting handgun ever designed, John M. Brownings legendary 1911 .45. From the predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the best of today's semi- and full-custom models, you'll find it in 1911: The First 100 Years. Lavishly illustrated with photographs collected from around the world, 1911: The First 100 Years is a fitting centennial tribute to a pistol that is today more popular than ever. For the collector, for the shooter, for the historian--for anyone interested in big-bore handguns or the evolution of this truly American classic, this is a must-have volume.Heck, by the late 1980s, even I was shooting more than double that annually. ... That came out in 1982, and while it was only semiprogressive (you had to manually index the plate and press bars to drop ... A reasonable net output on a Dillon 550B (or a current competitive press such as a Hornady Lock a#39;N Load) is 400anbsp;...

Title:1911 The First 100 Years
Author:Patrick Sweeney
Publisher:Krause Publications - 2010-08-27


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