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DRTV Weekly: Gunsmith Cory Trapp on the 1911

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Gunsite Academy’s gunsmith Cory Trapp has been working on guns for over 35 years and the model 1911 has been one of them. Michael Bane talks with Cory about the out of the box evolution from the 1970s and up to this year’s 100th anniversary of John Browning’s invention. Cory is also the man you see in the show Gun Stories shooting the featured guns in slow motion.

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4 Responses to DRTV Weekly: Gunsmith Cory Trapp on the 1911

  1. Jess

    September 21, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Figures the gun that your holding has an external extractor. Many people including me don’t like those.


  2. Warren Layne

    September 22, 2011 at 3:01 am

    In 1996 I bought a Firestar .45 by Interarms. It was the Handgun Of the Year according to one of the major gun publications of the time.

    It’s a bit heavy, but very closely follows action of the 1911, no grip safety, but has thumb safety, 4″ barrel. A couple other built in safety devices. 6+1 capacity. It’s a very accurate reliable weapon.

    How would it hold up if released new today except for low capacity?

  3. Phil

    September 28, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    I can remember in 1978 buying a customized Colt 1911. Customizing was more than the original cost of the pistol. If you wanted a reliable 1911 then that was the only way to go:-)

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