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  • .357 Magnum vs 45ACP

    01/06/2017 9:45:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 79 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/6/2017 | J Hines
    There are always debates on which is the better carry handgun and we get down to the ballistics, which is better?, a .357 Magnum or a 45ACP? Most of us gun enthusiasts have an idea between the two ammo which is the more powerful. But even for the advanced and novice, sometimes its good to see the effects of the ballistics. The following is a penetration comparison of the two ammo and it is the un-scientific approach. Basically shoot at different type of objects and observe the effects. Results It's always a great match up that clearly defines the legendary...
  • .410/45ACP Homemade Pistol

    01/05/2017 7:04:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/5/2017 | J Hines
    Make a Bang with this 45 ACP Survival Pistol If you couldn't afford a real pistol could you make one out of ordinary metal pipes? Obviously, yes for many of us preppers are into DIY (do it yourself) and there are lots of instructions that you can find on the internet. The .410/45ACP pistol is a very simple design all required is a barrel fitted for either a .410 shotgun shell or a 45ACP round. The other part is the receiver that houses the plunger with the pin on the inside, this sits on top of the grip. The grip...
  • 1911 Build project

    01/02/2017 4:13:30 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 36 replies
    1/2/2017 | Vanity
    Soliciting input on color scheme for 1911 build.
  • 1911 in Action

    12/09/2016 12:22:07 PM PST · by w1n1 · 63 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/9/2016 | J Hines
    This is for all you 1911 lovers, yes it is poetry in motion when you view the action while the pistol is being fired. Or as another viewer puts it "the blow by at ignition before the bullet leaves the barrel. The shock wave behind the base of the bullet on exit. And the particles of un-burnt propellant after everything else has cleared the chamber". "Ach sooo ! The bullet has indeed left the barrel before the slide starts to move back. I am also impressed that the gun remains strong enough to withstand repeated firing in spite of all...
  • The Army Pistol

    07/14/2014 2:20:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 69 replies ^ | April 22nd, 2005 | R.K. Campbell
    In 1985 the United States Army replaced the Colt 1911 service pistol with the Italian designed M9 Beretta. The first question that came to mind is why? Why not simply order up a few hundred thousand of the then new Series 80 Colts?
  • Army wants a harder-hitting pistol

    07/03/2014 7:51:01 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 227 replies ^ | July 03, 2014 | By Matthew Cox
    The U.S. Army is moving forward to replace the Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol with a more powerful handgun that also meets the needs of the other services. As the lead agent for small arms, the Army will hold an industry day July 29 to talk to gun makers about the joint, Modular Handgun System or MHS. The MHS would replace the Army's inventory of more than 200,000 outdated M9 pistols and several thousand M11 9mm pistols with one that has greater accuracy, lethality, reliability and durability, according to Daryl Easlick, a project officer with the Army's Maneuver Center of...
  • [vanity] Reloading advice for Springfield XDS compact 45

    04/07/2014 5:41:54 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 51 replies
    Optimum loads ^ | 4/8/2014 | blueflag
    Seeking advice and comment on the best reload spec for a Springfield XDS 3.3 compact 45.

    02/22/2003 8:34:22 PM PST · by 2nd_Amendment_Defender · 405 replies · 113,426+ views
    General Julian Hatcher, a noted forensic pathologist, in the early 1900’s developed a good formula to determine the theoretical stopping power of a firearm cartridge. His formula has withstood the test of time and validation from other studies and data related to stopping power. You want a handgun cartridge that has a Hatcher value of over 50 for the most effective stopping power. Values over 55 have diminishing returns in that you don’t gain any significant increase in stopping power for the extra recoil and control you must cope with. Handgun cartridges that don’t make a value of at least...
  • I need some recommendations for .45 ACP Pistols(2) and where to get them...

    08/14/2013 11:33:53 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 135 replies
    14 Aug 2013 | US Navy Vet
    ...I will be getting my FFL soon.
  • The FINAL Answer: 9mm v. 45! A Doctor Explains Wound Ballistics

    09/07/2012 8:30:03 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 102 replies
    YOU TUBE ^ | unknown | unknown
  • 1911 R1 Handgun New From Remington (1st Remington 1911 in 91 years)

    04/26/2010 6:51:04 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 69 replies · 2,471+ views ^ | 4/26/2010 | Staff
    Madison, NC –-( After almost a century, the Model 1911 R1 marks the Remington brand’s return to the manufacture of the legendary 1911 handgun. In 1917, the U.S. Ordnance Department issued an order to Remington-UMC to manufacture 500,000 1911s for our fighting men in the armed services. The first Remington-UMC produced 1911 pistols were delivered in August of 1918. On November 11, 1918, the Armistice ending WWI was signed and the contract from the Ordnance Department with Remington-UMC was suspended. In all, Remington-UMC produced 21,677 1911s. You could say the 1911 was firmly implanted in our DNA, and now after...
  • Vanity(question about reloading 45acp)

    03/25/2010 6:13:20 AM PDT · by Charlespg · 17 replies · 441+ views
    Vanity(question about reloading 45acp)
  • Pistol For Police Marketed To The Public (LAPD SIS - City & Civil Rights Leaders Outraged)

    01/12/2008 5:16:32 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 65 replies · 1,950+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 12, 2008 | Richard Winton
    Pistol for police marketed to the public City leaders criticize the modified version of a gun originally made for an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department that has a history of fatal shootings. By Richard Winton Los Angeles Times Staff Writer January 12, 2008 To the dismay of some city leaders, a gun company is marketing a line of high-end pistols named for the LAPD's Special Investigation Section, an elite group of plainclothes detectives with a history of fatally shooting suspects. The guns for the undercover unit were created at the request of the Los Angeles Police Department....
  • Soldiers Want a Bigger Bang

    05/30/2007 7:12:47 AM PDT · by Sergio · 65 replies · 1,645+ views ^ | 5/30/2007 | Edited by Christian Lowe
    Nearly 80 percent of Soldiers said in a recent survey they are satisfied with their weapons, though almost half recommended a replacement for the standard-issued M9 pistol or ammunition with more stopping power. Additionally, nearly 30 percent of Soldiers in the December 2006 survey, conducted on behalf of the Army by the Center for Naval Analyses, said the M4 carbine should be replaced or more deadly ammunition fielded. "Across weapons, Soldiers have requested weapons and ammunition with more stopping power/lethality," the report said. (excerpt)
  • To Glock or not to Glock?

    12/06/2006 7:52:59 PM PST · by mr_hammer · 99 replies · 2,684+ views
    12-08-06 | mr_hammer
    I need advise on a type of firearm. The item in guestion is a Glock .45 (sub-compact) Seems this is a rather powerful cartridge given the size of this firearm. Anyone have any input on what the recoil is like. What are your overall impressions of this firearm Freeper's?
  • Jeff Cooper has died

    09/25/2006 4:08:13 PM PDT · by AzSteven · 93 replies · 6,724+ views
    e-mail from Gunsite
    Friends, At the request of the family it is my sad duty to report the passing of our founder, Jeff Cooper. Jeff died peacefully at home this afternoon while being cared for by his wife Janelle and daughter Lindy. There will be a private internment at Gunsite by invitation, with a public memorial service at the Whittington Center at a date to be announced. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. DVC, Ed Ed Head Operations Manager Gunsite Academy, Inc. 2900 W. Gunsite Rd. Paulden, AZ 86334
  • Ruger P345PR: Should I buy this?

    03/21/2006 10:07:57 AM PST · by JewishRighter · 64 replies · 5,705+ views
    March 21, 2006 | JewishRighter
    I am considering buying a pistol for personal, home protection. I don't expect to have any concealed carry needs/opportunities/license. I am pretty well settled on 45ACP as a benchmark for stopping power. I am also limiting my preferences to American manufacturers. I don't expect to do a lot of shooting, except for regular practice to maintain proficiency. I've seen a lot of discussion of various weapons and I'm really asking for views on reliability, durability, user-friendliness, safety and degree of kickback for the Ruger P345PR. If anyone suggests another American made 45, please tell me why it would be preferred...
  • Calling All Gunners, Need Recommendations

    05/06/2004 7:57:31 PM PDT · by BattleFlag · 38 replies · 544+ views
    5/6/2004 | BattleFlag
    Long Live The Second Amendment! Hi all, I am looking for recommendations for gun safe makers, models and features. I do not have a particularly large gun collection and it will probably never be that large. Probably never beyond 4-5 long guns and 4-5 pistolas. As I happen to have other small objects of value I also want to be able to store other items in this safe and keep everything safe from fire damage should my humble abode "ketch far". I have done some research and my gunsmith has his recommendations. But I know there is alot of firearms...
  • Some MEUs still carry proven .45s (1911 alert)

    01/14/2003 1:08:00 PM PST · by 45Auto · 76 replies · 440+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 14 January 2003 | Mark Oliva
    Not everyone in the U.S. military carries Beretta’s M-9 9 mm handgun. A small group of Marines still carry .45-caliber pistols — but they’re a far cry from Grandpa’s World War II gun. Marine Corps officials keep about 500 .45-caliber pistols, based on the Colt M-1911A1 frame. They’re called MEU (SOC) .45s, specially designed for applications within the Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Special Operations Capable missions. They’re issued to Force Reconnaissance Marines as secondary weapons to submachine guns for their role as the Maritime Special Purpose Force. This gun shoots up close and personal. Marine Capt. Jeffrey Stower, project officer for...