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Ed Brown 1911 Sear Jig
Ed Brown 1911 Sear Jig

This video features the Ed Brown 1911 Sear Jig.

1911 Plunger Tube Staking Tool
1911 Plunger Tube Staking Tool

The 1911 Plunger Tube Staking Tool is designed to be used securely locked in a vise or some other solid bench mount. Lock bottom "leg" in vise with handle up

Present Arms Inspection Plate Pro and 1911 Armorers Plate Professional Workstations
Present Arms Inspection Plate Pro and 1911 Armorers Plate Professional Workstations

This video from Brownells showcases the Present Arms Inspection Plate Pro and 1911 Armorers Plate Professional Workstations.

1911 Frame Measurements
1911 Frame Measurements

Thought we'd share a simple cheat sheet to fit your slide and frame on your next 1911 build.

Semi-Auto Sight Mover
Semi-Auto Sight Mover

This video demonstrates the features of MGM's sight mover tool.

1911 Auto Barrel Fitting Fixture
1911 Auto Barrel Fitting Fixture

This video showcases how the 1911 auto barrel fitting fixture can benefit anyone from the 1911 amateur to the 1911 custom shop.

Brownells 1911 Sear Fixture
Brownells 1911 Sear Fixture

Disassemble the pistol and remove the sear and hammer components. If you do not know how to disassemble our pistol, we have reference manuals available.

Building a Low Buck Shooter - Part IV
Building a Low Buck Shooter - Part IV

When I first picked up the High Standard 1911 GI, the one that has served as the mugging victim for a series of low buck upgrade projects, I couldn't help but wonder why any company would sell a gun with a minor speed bump for a front sight.

The Desert 1911 - Teflon Moly Oven Cure Gun Finish
The Desert 1911 - Teflon Moly Oven Cure Gun Finish

Its funny how one little statement can get you thinking. “You know what would look cool™ A desert-camo 1911. That would really look neat!”

2-½ lb. Trigger Pull
2-½ lb. Trigger Pull

Early in my career as a pistolsmith, I worked hard to develop a process I could apply to all 1911 Auto Pistols that would produce a reliable 2½ pound trigger pull that broke clean and would not follow.