Inland Mfg. M1911A1 range report

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Last year, Inland produced a faithful creation of the World War Two M1911A1. I took photos of it but it never occurred to me to wonder why Ron Norton of Inland was grinning so much after shooting the pre-production sample.

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Everyone else who got to try it had the same reaction: mirth.

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I finally dragged it to the range along with other 1911s, reasoning it can always get by on style if performance doesn’t live up to the modern standards.

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This humble WW2 recreation was to compete with an Iver Johnson target longlide and a handsome Sig.

The Inland pistol stood its ground quite well. Twelve yards, seven shots, one hole.

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The rest is predictable: an M1911A1 is an M1911A1, milspec. Compared to the rattling issue pistols and even to modern target pistols, this one is quite accurate. A definite keeper.


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