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Talk about custom parts, gunsmithing, maintenance, and troubleshooting for the 1911.Dedicated to the late Brian Bilby, who devoted so much time and knowledge to this forum. Thanks Brian.1911Forum cannot verify and is not responsible for the accuracy of any data posted!
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Discuss magazines, grips, sights, parts and other accessories for your 1911.
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Kydex and Leather Gear

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Ammo Can

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The Armed Citizen

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The 1911 in law enforcement duty. .Dedicated to the late Roger Shambaugh, a devoted lawman, patriot and a fine gentleman. RIP Roger
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Other Firearms & Tools

Blade Forum

Are you a knife nut? Then this forum is for you!
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Discussion around rimfire firearms and/or rimfire conversions, ammo and the care and feeding thereof!
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General Rifles and Shotguns

From M1 Garands to Benelli shotguns, this forum is for the long arms enthusiast.
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Discussion of the Stoner designed AR pattern rifles (to include pistols), mods, accessories, etc...this is not the place to discuss other rifles. AR aficionados, this is your place!
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Browning Hi-Power

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1911 Manufacturers

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Discuss Colt products and accessories.
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Guncrafter Industries

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Discuss Kimber products and accessories. Dedicated to the late Mark Pascoo (Kruzr), a passionate Kimber enthusiast and longtime contributor to the forum. RIP Mark.
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Discuss Nighthawk products and accessories.
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Rock Island Armory

Discuss the Armscor line of 1911 firearms and accessories.
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Discuss the Ruger 1911
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Sig Sauer

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Smith & Wesson

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Discuss STI/SVI products and accessories.
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Discuss the Taurus line of 1911 firearms and accessories.
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USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s

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Discuss Wilson Combat products and accessories. Dedicated to the late "Army Chief", a devoted husband, patriot, Soldier/Aviator and an extraordinary moderator of this forum. You are missed AC. Carry on sir!! RIP Chuck.
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Other 1911's

Discuss other popular 1911 manufacturers not listed..In memory of Jim Vollink who shared his vast knowledge, experience and dedication to all things gun related. A retired LEO who fought a long battle with illness, but maintained a love for this Forum and its members. We miss you greatly Jim. Thanks for the mentoring. RIP.
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  1. I just purchased a DW Vigil Commander 45 and I am trying to find loads for 185gr FP with bullseye powder. I know the discussion about 6 years ago regarding xtreme plated bullets but i cant find anything with bullseye powder which I have a lot of. Any reloaders using bullseye powder and 185gr...
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