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.
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.
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 will post his info on my page under sponsors.
LONG LIVE THE GLOCK!
My Glock 21 .45 ACP (Automatic Colt Pistol)
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.
I was planning again to talk about Glock conversions when i came across this site.
when i read this i got a mix of emotions rushing through me I was feeling proud to own this gun and at the same time I had no words as i was in shock that a gun owner with put this gun through its paces like this.
Glock 21 Torture Test
So next time someone asks you what the two things you would want to have on you if you were lost in the woods you can remember this gun and know you answer just might be a Glock 21 and enough ammo!
RONI system is a new way to transform your Glock, Sig Sauer, Springfield or Beretta pistol into a Pistol-Carbine
I found this page last night after looking for some information on my Glock 21. I looked to see if there was this RONI system for my gun but they haven’t made one that i have found for the Glock 21. I would love to get my hands on the RONI system and try it. I love my Glock. I think the nice thing about the RONI system is the gun just slips in and you don’t have to take you gun apart and or change the anything on the gun itself.
The cost I have found is €420 euro (or $586.55 dollars)
Send us an email if you have fired this or seen this before I’d like to hear what you thought.