In this video Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey demonstrates the correct and safe method for polishing and reshaping the feed ramp on a 1911 barrel. If you are experiencing the dreaded “3 point bind” in your own guns, this is something you need to know to correctly address the problem. Continue reading
In this video extract form the Gun Club of America’s Guntech magazine, AGI Instructor and Master Pistolsmith Gene Shuey demonstrates how to replace the fiber optic rod inserts in your front sights. Continue reading
Building a custom Glock is a little different than building a custom 1911. There are a few important factors you need to decide in the beginning. This applies whether you’re building a custom Glock for a customer or for yourself. Continue reading
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
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
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
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