The Gun Digest Book of the 1911

The Gun Digest Book of the 1911

by Patrick Sweeney
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The Gun Digest Book of the 1911 by Patrick Sweeney

Does Your 1911 Stack Up?

When John Browning designed the Model 1911 pistol for Colt's Manufacturing Co. he created the standard by which pistols have been judged for more than 90 years.

Now Patrick Sweeney provides the first in-depth look at the Model 1911 in all its forms, complete with information on ammunition, after-market parts and performance testing of semi-custom guns. This book shows you what the 1911 is and what it can become. If you own a 1911 now or have ever considered buying one, this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873492812
Publisher: Krause Publications
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 340
Sales rank: 586,839
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Patrick Sweeney is a certified master gunsmith, film consultant, certified armorer instructor for police departments nationwide, author of many of Gun Digest Books' best-selling titles, and Handguns Editor for America's largest general-circulation shooting magazine, Guns & Ammo.

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The Gun Digest Book of the 1911 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for information on the Colt 1911. Yes there is some information early on in this book but mostly on Want-A- Bees. This is my view, you have nothing to loose but money. There are alot of better books out there . Thank You.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely rudimentary information, and much of it is outdated although being published only three years ago.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.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has been a very good resource for me. After reading it from cover to cover it is what helped me make my decision to buy several of these pistols. Patrick Sweeney is a great writer who is very knowledgeable on these guns. For anyone looking to buy a 1911 style autoloader, or just interested in them, I would highly recomend this book!!