An Incomparable Warrior: The 1911


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Hello all, here is today's article posted on TheArmoryLife.com. It is titled An Incomparable Warrior: The 1911 and can be found at https://www.thearmorylife.com/an-incomparable-warrior-the-1911/.

Great article. Great gun!
Here is my review on a previous thread of the SA Mil-Spec 1911


Mike H.

Editor, The Armory Life
Staff member
Any articles/reviews on the EMP? It may very well be my next purchase, but the local shop never has one in rental so I'd be buying blind. That's a lot of scratch to throw down, having never fired one...or at least, done some research about it.
Peglegjoe, here are some from TAL in case you want to take a look:

Picked up a TRP standard government a few years back. Running Wilson mags. I absolutely love it.


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Tanker from El Paso Saddlery. In business for over a century. Fine custom hand made leather. Made holsters for Patton's revolver's. Check em out online.


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Once, on another board, I challenged everyone to name anything else from 1911 that was still not only in common use, but still among the finest things available in its category. About all anyone could come up with were some industrial-grade sewing machines, and some wooden canoes.

Here's a few of mine, including my "house gun," a homebuilt .45 based on a WWII Ithaca slide and Essex frame; lightweight .45 built on Fed Ord alloy frame with WWII Rem slide; .22 built on original 1924 1911A1 frame with Ciener .22LR conversion; .177 (BB)/CO2 Springfield Armory Mil-Spec that's perfect for basement shooting on days as cold as this one.