A friend reminded me that today is the BIG 100th birthday of John browning’s M1911 pistol.
Since it was introduced and fielded for the US military they have ordered 2.7 MILLION Handguns. The gun was designed by John M. Browning and was adopted by the US Army on March 29, 1911. The M1911 design has been changed very little throughout the past 100 years.
Specs Caliber: .45 ACP Magazine: 7-round standard magazine. Type: Semi-automatic pistol Action: Short recoil operation
With this gun being manufactured by so many companies… Who is your favorite? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.
As I said before I had to take a short break for some medical reasons but I think I am back for now.
I had asked if anyone knew what this round was and ironically the one person who has replied with a comment was the the person who asked to see this round talked about.
I found this this round under Google images stated as a .600 nitro express. Since when I posted this picture I have done a little more research on the .600 NE and I am now questioning if this picture really is that round.
Here is the main reason behind my questioning of that picture… the size of the round above and this round seem to not match. Maybe the man in the picture above has really small hands or it is a different round. (my best guess would be maybe a .700 NE? if you know please comment so I can updated my page)
I am a big enough man to admit when I am wrong or think I am wrong because I wouldn’t want you the reader to see something on my page I am promoting as fact or truth when it really isn’t.
I was asked to talk about the Pfeifer Zeliska .600 Nitro Express revolver which is a handgun that fires this round… and I do plan on talking about it and more on this round itself BUT I will have to spend a few more hours reading up on this so I can bring you the best information I can.
I know i haven’t posted anything in a few days and I am sorry for this but it has been a crazy past few days. I promise that next week will be full of AMAZING guns, great stories and maybe if you are lucky (and I mean if your name is lucky) just maybe I will post a few videos and pictures from this past weekend of GEARS OF GUNS shooting adventures 😉
But until then who can tell me from this photo what bullet this is?
A reporter did a human-interest piece on the Texas Rangers. The reporter recognized the Colt Model 1911 the Ranger was carrying and asked him ‘Why do you carry a .45?’ The Ranger responded, ‘Because they don’t make a 46.’
I had planned on posting this earlier but there was a new development in the story so I figured I would wait until today to talk about.
As stated in the last posting my gun was firing Single Action. (meaning you have to bring the slide back into the fire position) I had figured out it was the slide release spring on my Glock and had figure I needed to have it brought into a gunsmith and get it fixed. (Something just doesn’t feel right when you know you sidearm isn’t functioning like it should much less cycling properly)
so as I said yesterday I would post a photo of the damage and if you really don’t look at it very closely you might not see the pregnant spot on it but here it is.
I am not a fan of the new Wolf simply because it is not a Glock barrel (I will talk about why in a later post)
So being that I couldn’t take the gun not working anymore I had to get it fixed today.
I had some problems with a local gun shop in this area who gave me the run around with 2 .22LR Rifles I had. so I knew I wasn’t going to go there and when the Glock was seized open I had taken it to another local shop but when I had a friend who needed some work down on a gun they told me they were backlogged for 2 months and I just don’t have that much time to have a gun out of order plus they were telling me $45 to clean a Glock 21 so I called a few shops in the area and one company told me $10 to bring it in and he will clean it right in front of me and so I told him the problem I was having and told me he figured it was the same Spring I thought it was and would cost me real cheap to fix and he would do it while I wait. so I took the gun in he put the new spring in and I was out of there. Friendly nice guy answered all my questions.
I have been watching different Glock torture tests for a few days now and I have been proud to say I own this gun however with that being say I need to tell you this story…
About a year or so ago I was out with a few dear friends and family having a day of shooting. when I was given a few hand-load rounds made in the 1970s and one or two didn’t have any powder in them and as a friend of our was firing the weapon he hit on round without the powder in it followed by a new round which bubbled the barrel seizing the gun.
No damage was done to the firearm aside from the barrel but being a Glock it has an easy to change barrel saving the gun.
Now I have to get the gun into the shop to fix the slide catch so it returns to semi-auto and not single action.
Later in the day I will post a picture of the new barrel next to the old one so you can see the damage.