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House Passes Bill Mandating Transfer of All US Army M1911 Handguns to the CMP

The US House of Representatives recently has passed their version of the 2018 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act ). Within, it included a provision that will mandate the release of all the M1911 handguns that are currently in US Army inventory to the CMP (the Civilian Marksmanship Program), for a further distribution to eligible US civilians. This new bill would overwrite the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, which allowed for the release of 10,000 of the pistols but, fortunately, did not mandate it. Read more

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THEY’VE BUILT A 1911… SHOTGUN?

These “Pradit” guns are illegal homemade 12 bore shotguns. They are made by taking existing gun frames. They are becoming more and more popular among broke Thailand gang bangers.

Here we have a picture gone viral of a “custom 1911 shotgun pistol.” This has been making the rounds on gun forums everywhere, and no one seems to know where it came from, but it’s being said that Thailand may be the country of origin, as along the sides there appears to be Thai character lettering. And the time stamp on the photo (if legit) would indicate that this has been in existence for at least 8 years!

Apparently these images turned up on a Thai forum, and the text has since been put through a translator app, but the following came out as pretty much nonsense:

“The Somchai ( HA ) – Love on March 09, 2012, 12:55:40 PM.

You probably have a few plants Short shotgun made a fine (not refined – often misspelled ) beautifully finished basements and … There are plenty of qualified people do not …

It Lokodd 12 gauge head 1 ounce equals 437.5 grain , fly about 1400 ft / sec of it … Certificate Force Unleashed certainly …

Interested custom made me wash my uncle.”

Now it is said that a video of one of these guns in action has been put out there.

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How the Iconic 1911 .45 Caliber Handgun Actually Works [HD VIDEO]

The iconic Colt Model 1911 handgun, more commonly known as either the Colt .45 or simply the 1911, has been in service with militaries around the world for more than 100 years, yet it remains as American as apple pie.

 

 

And while it is likely the most recognizable handgun in the world and something almost every shooter has fired numerous times – almost nobody really understands whats going on during a firing cycle.

Thanks to all former Delta Force operator Larry Vickers and this cut-out 1911, we can actually see how each part functions throughout the firing cycle to create this finely tuned piece of engineering: