Introduction:46 Years of interest in the 1911

At the tender age of 6, I watched a man shooting rats at the town dump using a 1911. I immediately lost interest in the .22 rifles that were being used by others. (The dump allowed patrons to shoot rats when the garbage piles were burned. It was a different time.)

.45 man allowed me to keep a few of his fired cases. You can think of these as the brass seeds of my fascination with John Moses Browning’s finest pistol.

I’ve owned 1911s for nearly 30 years. In this time I’ve competed with, collected, carried, studied, amateur gunsmithed (successfully) and trained with, what many think is the finest close quarters combat pistol yet devised.

Other handguns have my admiration and respect but the 1911 and its variants holds a special place in my heart.

This site will be a place for me to elaborate. Thank you for visiting.

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