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Looking for a good book on 1911s

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by SiberianErik, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. SiberianErik

    SiberianErik

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    I saw in the bookstore the other day "the 1911 Bible 2nd Edition" is this any good ?

    I am intersted in a book on the care, feeding and history of this wonderful gun. Something w/ exploded diagrams, great detail in field stripping and beyond, almost to the degree of an armorer manual but written so a newb like myself can easily follow and understand.

    Thanks

    PS: Lots of pics of course is a must :)
     
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    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

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  3. bac1023

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    The Sweeney books are great.
     
  4. AZ Husker

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    Bill Wilson wrote a very handy little book for the 1911 novice that made things easy to understand. Sorry, I can't remember the name of it.
     
  5. itsgottabeapit

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    I have Sweeny's books they're good. But the best book I've found as far as history, and the development has to be hands down "The Government Models" by William H.D. Goddard

    ISBN 0-917218-24-8

    It's very interesting.
     
  6. CMG

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    Ken Hallock's .45 Auto Handbook is a great little tome as well.
     
  7. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    There is also the little NRA reprint of the .45 Automatic that is pretty good. You will have to buy it from the NRA though.

    I will second the Kuhnhausen shop manuals, but only of you plan to do some of your own work on the guns.