Robert K. Campbell has a background of over twenty years in law enforcement as a trainer, weapons tester, and street cop. He is one of the most prolific writers today on the subject of fighting weapons. He has been published in most of the better publications dealing with fighting firearms and edged weapons including American Rifleman and Guns & Ammo. He is also a contributing writer for Gunblast.com, the online magazine.
Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to the 1911by Robert K. Campbell
To shooters, collectors, and historians, there's only one serious candidate for the title of the World's Greatest Pistol - the Model 1911. Now, just in time for its hundredth anniversary, comes The 1911 - A Guide to the Greatest Pistol of All Time, a book destined to/i>
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Everything You Need to Know About the Most Famous Handgun in the World!
To shooters, collectors, and historians, there's only one serious candidate for the title of the World's Greatest Pistol - the Model 1911. Now, just in time for its hundredth anniversary, comes The 1911 - A Guide to the Greatest Pistol of All Time, a book destined to become a classic of firearms literature.
Written by renowned 1911 authority Robert K. Campbell, The 1911 - A Guide to the Greatest Pistol of All Time is the definitive shooter's guide to John M. Browning's most famous creation. From tips, tricks and techniques for getting the most out of your 1911 to real-world evaluations of more than 50 different models of the 1911, you'll find it in The 1911 - A Guide to the Greatest Pistol of All Time.
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Extremely rudimentary information, and much of it is outdated although being published only three years ago. While I share the author's passion for the 1911, he makes concrete assertions of reliability of all 1911's and specific brands, which conventional wisdom holds to be the opposite. These are finicky guns, for the most part, but once one fires reliably, I agree it will continue to do so. If you want to read a history of the 1911 from an extremely biased, pro-1911 POV up to the 1980's, followed by what almost sounds like a sales pitch for Kimber, this book is for you. Also, if you want things like magwells (or extended magwells) referred to by their common names, so that people don't look at you with a puzzled face when you use the author's terms, look elsewhere. While I am sure the author is an expert on the 1911, he does not explain himself well in modern terms and language, nor does he present more than his own opinion when stating certain controversial details as fact. I was disappointed. There is far better and more current information on the 1911 (and all of them, not just primarily Kimber, Colt and Springfield Armory, which the author obsesses over) on the internet.
lots of details about the weapon and good pictures
LONG LIVE THE M1911A1!!!!!!!