Published on May 10, 2019 | By
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.
The 1911 Chronicles, Continued. Part II: Assessment
Published on May 1, 2019 | By
In the course of researching my new acquisition, I learned a few things I’ll pass on here. Firstly, some–especially those new to the 1911, like me–might be curious, “what is the difference between a 1911 and a 1911A1?” In short, not much. Most of the changes are ergonomic. A beavertail was added to the A1
The 1911 Chronicles: Restoring a Family Heirloom to a Functional Defensive Firearm
Published on April 22, 2019 | By
PART ONE: ACQUISITION I never really grew up around firearms. Even though they were a part of my Dad’s upbringing in rural Virginia and West Virginia, as a means of helping feed their family of five, following the practices of generations of Appalachian families, he never once took me nor my brother hunting. I think