The Shooter's Guide to the 1911 Pattern Pistol

by Stephen A. Camp


The Shooter's Guide to the 1911 Pattern Pistol has been completed and is ready for sale.  This book is not a primer for gunsmiths, nor does it cover race guns or double stacks.  The book focuses heavily on the .45 ACP 1911 in the usual 5" versions, but does discuss Commander-style versions, compacts, and long slides.


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Because of the input I received, 9mm, .38 Super, and 10mm 1911's are included and evaluated. 


This book is intended to show the new owner or prospective owner of the 1911 what he might expect from the various 1911's on today's market.  Everything from ammunition selection, springs, maintenance, to barrels and bushings is discussed.  Comments are made on virtually each component to this classic design.  Comments and opinions are included from various gunsmiths and shooters of the 1911.


Range evaluations are provided for numerous makes and models of this timeless pistol.


It was necessary to go to 10-point font and narrow the margins to be able to keep the book within page limitations and trust me, it is full!  The actual word count is nearly 3 times that of The Shooter's Guide to the Browning Hi Power.


In the trade manual paperback there are 251 pages with 157 B&W photographs and 22 tables to aid the reader. This version measures approximately 5 1/2 x 8 1/2".  The larger format 8 1/2 x 11" spiral-bound book has 164 pages and is also in 10-point font.  Either version contains the same information.  Pictures are a little smaller in the paperback, and the larger book will lay flat.  The large one IS NOT a hard cover book. 


The Shooter's Guide to the 1911 Pattern Pistol is easy to understand and written as one shooter would talk with another.


Price:    5 1/2 x 8 1/2": $17.95 + $3 S&H

          8 1/2 x 11": $24.95 + $5 S&H


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