In The Classroom–1911 Magazines

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

If you have ever had issues with feeding on your 1911 pistol, there is a good chance the problem is not with the gun, but with the magazine and the type of ammo used.

In this excellent lesson from AGI’s Gene Shuey, you will learn about the different designs and geometry of 1911 magazines. With this knowledge you will be able to fill your range bag with the right type so you can enjoy shooting your .45 without problems. And of course, if you use a 1911 for self-defense, a reliable handgun is critical! Continue reading


Peters Stahl 1911 Field Evaluation

With AGI’s Jack Landis, Gene Shuey and Gene KellyJack Landis

Last week we showed the bench evaluation of this unique 1911 pistol. Able to be changed to a number of different calibers simply by swapping out the barrel and magazine, this is a hard-to-find, but enviable firearm.

This week the AGI team take it to the range and put it through its paces. How will it do? Will Gene ever get it back? Watch and learn. Continue reading


Peters Stahl 1911 Pistol Bench Evaluation

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

AGI’s Gene Shuey looks at a very unique pistol–the Peters Stahl 1911. With several design departures from a more traditional 1911 as well as the capability to easily change caliber, this is one different 1911 from what we are used to. These are not easy to find guns, and probably priced accordingly, but one of these is certainly on my wish list!

Next week we will show the field evaluation of this pistol with AGI’s jack Landis, so watch for that. Continue reading


Gunsmithing Project–Series 80 Smoothing

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

The Series 80 safety system in later model 1911 pistols (introduced by Colt in 1983 if am not mistaken) can benefit from some smoothing to reduce the friction between the lever parts. But doing that requires knowledge of how the parts interact, and understanding just how much metal can be removed during that operation. Continue reading


Ask The Gunsmith — 1911 Questions

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

This time AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey answers several 1911 questions for Gun Club of America lessons. Gun Club of America members can also get one-on-one help from the instructors at AGI as well as access to the Ask The Pros forum on the Gun Club of America website. CLICK HERE for details about membership.

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LaserLyte Laser Training Cartridge–Review and Use

Shueywith Gene Shuey
AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith

AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey demonstrates how he uses the .45 laser training cartridge from LaserLyte to adjust the point of aim when he is working on the sights of a 1911 pistol.

Simple tips like this can speed up your gunsmithing jobs, making them more profitable and with less frustration. Continue reading