I’m not clear on what makes a 1911, a 1911.

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Vincine, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    I’m not clear on what makes a 1911, a 1911.

    I found some neat cutaway animations on Genitron that show an S&W Model 66 revolver, a Glock 23 and a Beretta 92 in operation. But they don’t have a 1911 up. Does the 1911 operate the same way as the Beretta? Is the difference that the trigger slides on a track (as far as I can see) instead of pivoting?

    I’m perceiving all the 1911s operate the same way and that the differences are in the price/performance/quality ratios and ‘small’ things like sights, grip checkering, and stuff. Or am I mistaken and there are internal operational differences as well?

    Does anyone know of a link to 1911 operating diagrams? All my searches get are pictures of 1911s.

    Below, links to the animations mentioned above:

    Genitron.com: Basics-Interactive Illustrated Revolver

    Genitron.com: Basics-Interactive Illustrated Glock Pistol

    Genitron.com: Basics-Interactive Illustrated Beretta Pistol

    Edited to add: Never mind; I found this on You Tube,
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6SmlOEzNBs&feature=related[/ame]
     
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  2. NOVA

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  3. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    This is excellent! Thanks.
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    That's excellent NOVA, thanks for posting it. Jerry Kunhausen the author of that article is one of the masters of the mechanics of 1911's. He's written a number of books and manuals. His manuals are in high demand.
     
  5. alxltd1

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    Agree 100%. I have his manuals on the 1911 and the Mauser Bolt Action rifles would not be without either one.