WILSON COMBAT MATCH GRADE BARRELS

WILSON COMBAT MATCH GRADE BARRELS

WILSON COMBAT MATCH GRADE BARRELS FOR 1911

Wilson Combat Match Grade Barrels for 1911

Wilson Combat® Match Grade Barrels for 1911 are known for their unsurpassed quality and accuracy. Wilson Combat® match barrels are fully machined from aircraft grade stainless steel forgings and heat-treated to R/C 40 for maximum service life. Critical manufacturing tolerances are held to less than .0005″ (one half thousandth of an inch!). To give you phenomenal accuracy, extreme care has been taken to assure that the chamber is glass smooth and perfectly concentric with the bore. In our barrel test fixture we routinely obtain test groups of 1/2″ @ 25 yards; the accuracy is guaranteed to please YOU! Throughout the manufacturing process each barrel undergoes multiple quality-control checks, with a detailed final inspection prior to receiving the Wilson name. You can be sure that if your barrel bears the Wilson name, it’s the best there is!

Now you can have superb accuracy (2″ or less at 25 yds. with good ammo) without sending your pistol off to a master pistolsmith and waiting for months. Due to variations in pistol dimensions, installation in some pistols may require very minor material removal which most people can easily do themselves.

  • Match-Grade - Superb Accuracy (2″ Or Less At 25 Yards With Good Ammo)
  • 1 in 16″ Twist
  • Fully Machined From 416R Stainless Steel
  • Heat-Treated To R/C 40 For Maximum Service Life
  • Critical Manufacturing Tolerances Are Held To Less Than .0005″ (One Half Thousandth Of An Inch!)
  • Glass Smooth Chamber And Perfectly Concentric With The Bore
  • In Our Barrel Test Fixture We Routinely Obtain ½” At 25 Yard Groups
  • Detailed Final Inspection Prior To Receiving The Wilson Name On The Hood
  • Critical Lock-Up Contact Areas Cut To A Dimension That Provides A Good Lock-Up

 

Remington Threaded Model 1911 R1 Enhanced

Remington Threaded Model 1911 R1 Enhanced

Remington Threaded Model 1911 R1 Enhanced

Remington, which originally produced 1911 pistols for the U.S. military during World War I, now offers a classic version as well as their Enhanced version for the more tactical minded.

The Threaded Enhanced R1 has many of the same features of the Enhanced including front and rear slide serrations, a beavertail grip safety with a checkered memory bump, a combat hammer, an anodized aluminum match trigger, a wide thumb safety, a flat mainspring housing checkered at 20 LPI, and custom grips.

Different is the match grade stainless barrel that has been extended to include the threads for a suppressor and the new fixed raised sights to allow for aimed fire over an attached suppressor. Each pistol will also include two, eight-round anti-friction magazines with bumper pads. Look to a future issue for a full review of this new pistol. Remington.com.

Remington Threaded Model 1911 R1 Enhanced

Remington Threaded Model 1911 R1 Enhanced

Colt Gold Cup National Match Competition – Redefined Gold Cup

Colt Gold Cup National Match Competition

Colt Gold Cup National Match Competition

 

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC, celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, is proud to announce the new Colt® Gold Cup® National Match®; currently shipping to distributors across the United States. This match-grade target pistol is the newest to come from Colt’s timeless Gold Cup Series of competition firearms. With Colt’s inherent use of high quality materials, superior manufacturing processes and storied pistol expertise, the Gold Cup National Match is sure to provide top shot performance.

“Beginning in the 1930s, Colt’s National Match pistols have set the standard by which all target pistols are judged,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing, Colt’s Manufacturing Company, “Because this line of guns is designed with match shooters in mind, the Colt Gold Cup National Match gives anyone the potential to make quality shots.”

The Gold Cup National Match’s fully adjustable Bo-Mar style rear sight combined with the high profile, target front sight, gives shooters confidence in shot placement. Adding to the viability of this single-action pistol as a competitive firearm, is the beveled magazine well, which allows for speed and ease during reloads.

Two standout features of the new Colt Gold Cup National Match are the match-grade trigger and barrel. The wide, three-hole aluminum trigger is factory tuned for a crisp break each time. The National Match barrel is CNC machined from forged stainless steel, measures five inches and is chambered for .45 ACP ammunition.

Also CNC machined are the receiver and round-top slide, both made from forged carbon steel with a blued finish. The wrap-around, rubber target stock features nickel medallions that showcase the rampant Colt. Overall, the gun measures 8.5 inches and weighs 2.5 pounds. Coltsmfg.com.

“We are excited to make the Gold Cup National Match available to shooters as the newest edition to Colt’s legacy Gold Cup Series of target pistols,” said Rubino.

Para USA 1911 Black Ops Announced

Para Black Ops 45

Para Black Ops 45

 

PARA USA announced today, a new series of 1911 style pistols designed for tactical operators working on covert assignments. The new BLACK OPS pistols feature PARA’s new all black bonded PK2 finish. This tough new finish is non-reflective and extremely durable. Even the match grade barrel sports the new finish.

Former U.S. Army Sergeant and World Champion action shooter, Travis Tomasie has shot thousands of rounds through one of the PARA Match grade barrels with the new PK2 finish. After the Tomasie torture test the barrel showed almost no signs of usage on its non-reflective surface.

The new BLACK OPS are built in the tradition of the famous PARA Limited Series of pistols that Tomasie is currently campaigning in USPSA/IPSC competition. For the tactical operator these pistols are built on new frames with integral light rails. In addition to providing the flexibility of adding a variety of lights, lasers and light-laser combinations the new BLACK OPS pistols also feature the ultimate in gripping control. No expense has been spared to give them the best control of the .45 ACP pistols under all conditions. The new BLACK OPS pistols all have G10 grips with an aggressive machined pattern to provide the ultimate gripping surface.

Three new BLACK OPS models have been introduced in PARA’s 2012 line. The 14-45 BLACK OPS gives operators a high capacity .45 ACP pistol with fixed combat type night sights.

PARA 14-45 BLACK OPS Specifications
Model: 14-45 BLACK OPS
Product Code: PRX1445SO
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 14 + 1
Receiver: Stainless Steel with Integral Light Rail
Slide: Stainless Steel with Forward Cocking Serrations
Action: Single-Action, Auto Loading
Barrel: 5-inch Match Grade Integral Ramp with Black PK2 Bonded Finish
Sights: Night Sights - Combat style fixed with Trijicon Tritium Inserts
Trigger: Competition type with over travel adjustment
Hammer: Skelton for fast lock time
Stocks: G10 machined with aggressive grip control pattern
Safeties: Ambidextrous Slide Lock, Beaver Tail Grip Safety with Speed Bump and Firing Pin
Magazines: Two 14-Round Expert Magazines
Finish: Black Bonded PK2
Weight: 41 ounces
Length: 8.5 inches
Height: 5.5 inches
MSRP: $1299

 

PARA 1911 BLACK OPS Specifications
Model: 1911 BLACK OPS
Product Code: PRX845SO
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 8 + 1
Receiver: Stainless Steel with Integral Light Rail
Action: Single-Action, Auto Loading
Barrel: 5-inch Match Grade Integral Ramp with Black PK2 Bonded Finish
Sights: Night Sights - Combat style fixed with Trijicon Tritium Inserts
Trigger: Competition type with over travel adjustment
Hammer: Skeltonized for fast lock time
Stocks: G10 machined with aggressive grip control pattern
Safeties: Ambidextrous Slide Lock, Beaver Tail Grip Safety with Speed Bump and Firing Pin
Magazines: Two Eight-Round Expert Magazines
Finish: Black Bonded PK2
Weight: 40 ounces
Length: 8.5 inches
Height: 5.5 inches
MSRP: $1299

PARA 1911 BLACK OPS Limited Specifications
Model: 1911 BLACK OPS Limited
Product Code: SRX845SO
Caliber: .45 ACP
Capacity: 8 + 1
Receiver: Stainless Steel with Integral Light Rail
Slide: Stainless Steel with Forward Cocking Serrations
Action: Single-Action, Auto Loading
Barrel: 5-inch Match Grade Integral Ramp with Black PK2 Bonded Finish
Sights: Fully adjustable rear sight, Fiber Optic Front Sight
Trigger: Competition type with over travel adjustment
Hammer: Skelton for fast lock time
Stocks: G10 machined with aggressive grip control pattern
Safeties: Ambidextrous Slide Lock, Beaver Tail Grip Safety with Speed Bump and Firing Pin
Magazines: Two Eight-Round Expert Magazines
Finish: Black Bonded PK2
Weight: 40 ounces
Length: 8.5 inches
Height: 5.5 inches
MSRP: $1299

COLT DELTA ELITE 10mm

Colt Delta Elite 10mm Auto Chambered 1911 Pistol

Colt Delta Elite 10mm Auto Chambered 1911 Pistol

Stop the presses! I have been seeking a pistol chambered in 10mm auto for quite some time. Up until this point the GLOCK 20 was the front-runner on my wish list. Then as luck would have it I was catching up on some shooting magazines that had stacked up over the summer. In one of those magazines I stumbled across a review of the recently re-released COLT DELTA ELITE.

Apparently in about 2009 Colt took the discontinued DELTA ELITE back to the drawing board and redesigned some of the guns original design short comings.

Why 10mm? The 10mm is one of the flattest shooting calibers ever offered, it’s ballistics nearly match that of the venerable 41 magnum. Translated this equals accuracy and stopping power.

I plan on ordering one of these soon. Hopefully have it by Christmas or so. I think it would be a prime candidate for some upgrades as part of a project for this site. At this point I see the following work would be performed:

  • Replace the sights with Novak Carry Sights with Tritium Inserts
  • Replace stock beavertail grip safety with a upswept version
  • Ambidextrous Safety
  • New trigger
  • Possibly  upgrade the guide rod and recoil spring.
  • Novak 1913 Picatinney Light Rail.

American Spirit Arms 1911

American Spirit Arms is happy to announce that we are manufacturing our own 1911 45acp Pistol. We have offically completed our first few and finished with testing. These 1911’s are nothing short of AWESOME. Fit and Finish that you would expect from ASA and the function that is expected from John Browning. Please feel free to call or email with questions. Americanspiritarms.com.