Wilson Combat Bullet Proof 1911 Wide Ambi Safety

Wilson Combat Bullet Proof 1911 Wide Ambi Safety

Wilson Combat Bullet Proof 1911 Wide Ambi Safety

 

Wilson Combat Bullet Proof 1911 Ambi Safety:

 

Wilson Combat has announced  their latest offering in their “Bullet Proof” series of 1911 parts and accessories. The Wilson Combat Bullet Proof 1911 Wide Ambi Safety featuring billet steel construction, precision CNC machined for a long-lasting, wobble-free fit. A unique hammer pin holds the right side lever securely in place without using the grips to hold your safety in place. Pre-shaped and contoured for a perfect, comfortable feel right out of the package. Fitting is required. $164.95

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Wilson Combat Bullet Proof 1911 Wide Ambi Safety

Wilson Combat Bullet Proof 1911 Wide Ambi Safety

  • Wilson Combat® Bullet Proof® Parts Have Been Engineered To Be The Highest Quality, Most User Friendly And Toughest 1911 Parts Available
  • Bullet Proof® Parts Are CNC Machined From Billets Of The Finest American Tool Steels To An Exacting Set Of Stringent Tolerances And Proprietary Specifications Like All 1911 Parts Were Intended To Be
  • All Bullet Proof® Parts Are Guaranteed From Defects Or Breakage Forever, The Best Parts With The Best Guarantee In The Industry

 

MAKE READY WITH DEAN CAPUTO: 1911 ARMORER’S BENCH DVD

MAKE READY WITH DEAN CAPUTO: 1911 ARMORER’S BENCH DVD

MAKE READY WITH DEAN CAPUTO: 1911 ARMORER'S BENCH DVD

MAKE READY WITH DEAN CAPUTO: 1911 ARMORER'S BENCH DVD

I received the  MAKE READY WITH DEAN CAPUTO: 1911 ARMORER’S BENCH DVD for Christmas and with all the chaos of the holidays I forgot about it and never sat down and watched it. Fast forward to March 2012 while working on an AR-15 going through a box of new hardware I stumbled accross the DVD and made it a point to stop what I was doing on watch it. at that moment.

MAKE READY WITH DEAN CAPUTO: 1911 ARMORER’S BENCH DVD is nearly 3 hours and very nicely done. I didn’t nod off once. Video is high quality not like those damn AGI VHS transfers.

The start is a bit slow as the narrator discusses 1911 history. He is obviously reading. Once the tech gets underway it flows much smoother. This DVD is NOT about building and gunsmithing a 1911. It truly is an armorers approach to safety, maintenance, reliability and the fitting of drop in parts.

They go through great detail of explaining and displaying part interaction, fits and safety function tests and common mistakes. A ton of practical information for folks not well versed in 1911 function. They also include discussion and use of the proper tools albeit from the  DVD sponsors. Not an infomercial though like many DVD’s

The last few chapters of the DVD covers the installation of drop in parts like ambi safeties, grip safeties, triggers.

All in all a very refreshing approach. Ill put this as a must have in your 1911 media collection along with the JERRY KUHNHAUSEN Heritage Gun books.

From the Panteo Website
The M1911 Pistol Armorer’s Course will give you a detailed understanding of the model 1911 pistol. The course covers design, model variations, disassembly, assembly, lubrication, parts fitting, trigger pull adjustments, maintenance, and troubleshooting. After-market parts and modifications are reviewed. Dean Caputo, a law enforcement officer and factory armorer instructor for the 1911 platform, will teach you how to keep your 1911 running properly and how to do limited custom work on your pistol.

ADDED a NEW PAGE – How To Videos for the 1911 Pistol

While I still find printed material works best as a reference for the most minute details of working on a firearm I think it is also quite useful to have some video references. To that end I have started a page collecting the best 1911 DIY links on the internet. Vist the new page here.

Colt Crimson Trace New Agent 1911

Colt Crimson Trace New Agent 1911

 

Colt’s Manufacturing Company LLC has teamed up with Crimson Trace Corporation for the first ever Lasergrips®, grip-integrated laser sight emblazoned with the Colt® logo, which is now standard on the Colt New Agent® pistol. This compact, lightweight Colt 1911 series pistol with wrap-around, front activation laser sight, gives shooters increased accuracy and confidence in their shot placement.

“The Colt New Agent is an excellent choice for a concealable pistol for personal protection,” said Joyce Rubino, Colt’s Vice President of Marketing, “With the addition of Crimson Trace® laser sights, New Agent shooters can be increasingly confident that their shots will hit the mark.”

The upgraded New Agent model 1911 weighs less than 24 ounces and measures 6.75 inches in length. While possessing the power and protection of a full sized pistol, this compact model is a great option for concealed carry. Colt’s New Agent offers a seven-round magazine capacity in .45 ACP and an eight-round magazine capacity in 9 mm Parabellum.

The carbon steel slide is finished in matte blue and the lightweight alloy frame is black anodized. The New Agent’s trigger is skeletonized aluminum with a 3-inch bushingless barrel.

The New Agent’s traditional double diamond grips have been replaced with black, wrap-around Crimson Trace grips made of a polymer and rubber combination. With the Crimson Trace laser sight and trench style sighting system in lieu of iron sights, the New Agent has a snagless draw, adding to the capability of this pistol.

Highly visible at self-defense distances, the red laser comes factory-zeroed at 50 feet. The unit may be fine tuned by the user for their choice of ammunition, via integral windage and elevation adjustments. When the pistol is held with a natural firing grip, the instinctive, front-activation laser is initiated.

“We’re thrilled to offer this quality Colt pistol paired with Crimson Trace’s popular laser sight to give shooters a product combination that will increase shot confidence,” said Rubino. Coltsmfg.com. Crimsontrace.com.

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.