Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Gun Digest Books; 2 edition (February 28, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.7 x 11 inches
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I was into gun hobbies 50 years ago or so. Then I got away from it because I didn't have any good places to shoot. I enjoyed precision target shooting, became familiar with several types of guns from shotguns to antique western revolvers and several types of semi-automatic pistols. But now that I am aware of becoming a prime target for a home invasion, I sold off my "fun gun s" and have put together a small number of handguns for training, for home defense an d for self defense away from the home. I obtained a Concealed Carry permit which actually was needed in my present home state just to take my guns to and from the shooting range until they recently changed the law. So I recently decided I had a great carry gun for self defense (after considerable training and practice) and I had a very powerful semi-automatic for home defense. But I decided I needed a less powerful but more effective gun for home defense. I do not want to injure any neighbors by shooting a bullet that will travel for many blocks through houses. I decided the time had come to get a .45 ACP. Doing much reading on the subject, it looked like the 1911 pistol was the best. 1911 was the year it was first introduced to use by the US Army. Current models are very similar to the original design but there have been some improvements in the past 100 years. I bought this book for an idea of the significance of certain aspects of the evolution of the gun.Even though it is the Kindle version, this book is very good at showing the evolution of the design. But I was dissapointed in the poor organization. The book seems to be made up of several magazine articles stuck together. Still it was adequate for me to determine I needed to buy one of these guns.
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