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Home Defense Handguns

Springfield Armory’s hot new Hellcat is 4″ tall, 6″ long and 1″ wide, yet holds 13+1 9mm in the […]

Buying Your First Handgun?

[…] recoil. My wife’s favorite pistol is a full-sized .45 ACP Springfield 1911. She loves to shoot it, but hates to […]

Big-Guy CCW Challenges

[…] has really helped me to enjoy carrying a gun again. Springfield Armory came out with their new Hellcat, and from […]

Big Ones Short Ones Tall Ones

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Parts Gun Rebirth

[…] it was routine to buy a new Colt Series 70 (or later on, a Springfield Armory 1911A1) and immediately send it for custom work. A pistolsmith would tighten slide/frame fit, install a match-grade barrel, replace lockwork components and tune the trigger pull, fit a beavertail grip safety, extended/ambi manual safety, extended mag release, high-visibility sights, mag chute, and maybe a rust resistant finish. Paying for a bunch of parts, only to throw them away and replace them with other parts, seems goofy in retrospect but it was just the way we did it. Then Kimber (and some semi-custom gunmakers) made the astute decision to build guns the way shooters wanted to start with, and the modern 1911 was the result. One of the best of those semi-custom makers is Nighthawk Custom. Nighthawk offers several well-designed models using their own frames/slides and other components. Sometimes we need to be reminded Nighthawk is a true custom shop. They can work on a pistol you already own, anything from a basic trigger job to a full-house custom. There are thousands of basically sound, traditional 1911-style pistols which can be made more shootable with some custom work. The Nighthawk website indicates they will build on your Colt, Springfield Armory or Kimber pistol. This isn’t because other makes are deemed unworthy, but because these manufacturers made considerable numbers of pistols known to be made to close tolerances, of quality steel properly heat-treated. >> Click Here Click Here AHJA11col July/August 2011

Springfied Armory’s Range Officer

[…] such a pistol readymade, with everything you need (okay, everything I need) and no more. The Springfield Armory Range Officer is exactly such a pistol. The fact the designers agree with me on what features are essential just proves what clever people they are. Actually, if the pistol on consignment is typical, they went a little further. The slide/frame fit is excellent and accuracy is outstanding — as in equaling some of my match pistols costing three and four times as much. The base gun is a classic, full-size 1911-A1 .45 ACP with 5″ barrel. There’s a ramped, serrated-post front sight. The fully adjustable rear sight, made by Springfield, is virtually identical to the (no longer made) Bo-Mar BMCS. The sight is low-mounted in a dovetail cut for the classic “buried” look. There’s a beavertail grip safety, extended manual safety and long trigger. The flat-mainspring housing is checkered. The Range Officer has match grade, stainless steel barrel and bushing. It uses the “original” recoil spring guide, magazine release and slide stop. Otherwise, the pistol is notable for what it doesn’t have. There are no front cocking serrations, no magazine loading chute, no frontstrap or triggerguard checkering, ambidextrous safety or fancy 2-tone finish. >> Click Here AHND11col2 November/December 2011

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