As you may recall from the last article, a growing number of friends encouraged me to simply shoot my “new” gun, and see what happens.

So, I did. Two weeks ago, I gave it one more look over, swabbed out the barrel, found a box of 230gr FMJ ball ammunition, and took it to the range.

I was rather apprehensive at first: was I going to wind up with an injury and a wrecked pistol after pulling this trigger? If it survived, what kind of groupings would this old barrel yield? Did I inherit a viable defensive weapon, despite its age, or did I get an historically interesting paperweight?

Well, watch the video, linked below, and find out.

Shooting a Century-Old (literally) 1911

Jeremy Hatfield

Jeremy T. Hatfield has been observing the Great American Gun Debate ever since he got his first handgun and concealed carry permit in 1999. He currently produces weekly Pro-2A videos for his Facebook...

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