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A Reliable Compact 1911 by Bill Wilson

A Reliable Compact 1911 by Bill Wilson

On February 14th, 2013, posted in: 1911, Bill Wilson by 0 Comment

I often hear comments like “I only trust a full size 1911 because they are more reliable”. Well folks I’m here to tell you this statement isn’t necessarily true. While it is true some ultra compact 1911s with barrel lengths under 3.5” often have reliability issues, there are other important factors involved such as spring..

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First Year Wilson Catalog!

On December 3rd, 2011, posted in: 1911, Bill Wilson, Catlog, Gunsmithing by 1 Comment

From the archives, a first year “Wilson’s Gun shop” Customization price list and catalog from 1977. Look at those prices!

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Extractor Tuning Tips by Bill Wilson

On October 17th, 2010, posted in: 45 ACP, Bill Wilson, Gunsmithing by 0 Comment

A well fit extractor is essential to the reliability of any M-1911 pistol. The following guidelines apply to fitting a new extractor, or properly tuning the one you have in your gun. 1. Correct Tension With the slide taken off the frame and with the barrel removed, slip the rim of a LOADED cartridge under..

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