Monday, March 26, 2007

How A Model 1911 Works

These detailed diagrams show in very simple illustrations and description exactly how a 1911 design pistol functions. It is particularly interesting to note how the pressure of the gas in the barrel while the bullet is traveling through the barrel binds the locking lugs to the slide until the bullet exits the barrel completely and the pressure begins to drop. This would lead one to believe that the barrel bushing type compensators are in fact effective to a degree. I have heard many claims that these types of compensators are worthless... i have always had good luck with them and they don't mess with the accuracy in my experience.

Anyway, I found these diagrams to be very helpful in better understanding the 1911 design function. Click on the pictures to view them full size.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

1911 Handgun Full Stripping Instructions

There seems to be a lot of info and resources about field stripping 1911 handguns but here is a link to step-by-step instructions for COMPLETE stripping of the 1911. Tearing into a Grizzly win Mag is exactly like a standard 1911 in every way so this link should be a big help. Full stripping of the 1911

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Grizzly Win Mag Flyer

Regarding the Grizzly Parts posting immediately below this one.

I have since been able an official flyer from LAR Mfg. describing their thoughts on the 1911 based design and the interchangablility of standard 1911 model parts. Note the paragraph at the bottom to see their official list of "not interchangable" parts. Actually I learned that this flyer was generated for LAR by the original Grizzly Win Mag inventor, Perry Arnett. It seems that the more I learn about the Grizzly's beginnings, the more I realize that Perry pretty much did everything in launching this product for LAR.