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Quack
12-27-2010, 17:22
Just got the book today. It's by Patrick Sweeney, you have probably read his writings in a gun magazines or his "The Gun Digest Book of the 1911" Vol.1 & 2.

1911 - The First 100 Years is a hardcover book and 286pages long. It has a lot of photos. It covers the year 1911, the trials leading up to the acceptance, to the some of the current day 1911 smiths. I just got it late this afternoon and i'm on Chapter 4 (of 18) right now.

It's $30 at the store, but it's $20 on Amazon. Well worth the cost for a 1911 enthusiast.

http://www.amazon.com/1911-First-Years-Patrick-Sweeney/dp/1440211159

http://images.fwbookstore.com/popup/Z7019.jpg

ajgranda
12-27-2010, 17:26
Thanks for the heads up!

Mr. Gekko
12-27-2010, 17:31
Cool, thanks! Gonna give a review when your done? :supergrin:

bac1023
12-27-2010, 17:33
Very cool.

It just so happens that I got a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas. :supergrin:

Quack
12-27-2010, 17:38
Very cool.

It just so happens that I got a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas. :supergrin:

since it's after Christmas, I'm sure you're not the only one that got a gift card to a book store.

Quack
12-27-2010, 17:39
Cool, thanks! Gonna give a review when your done? :supergrin:

sure, i'll take macro photo's of the paper and binding to see if they are MIM, cast or tool steel :rofl:

bac1023
12-27-2010, 17:41
since it's after Christmas, I'm sure you're not the only one that got a gift card to a book store.

:rofl:

That's for sure. ;)

bac1023
12-27-2010, 17:42
I like Sweeney's 1911 books. I've got the other ones.

JBnTX
12-27-2010, 17:44
Has anyone read this book?

I want to be sure it's not just another cut and paste job from his previous
1911 books.

I hope it's new material and photos.

Nickpisp
12-27-2010, 18:13
Has anyone read this book?

I want to be sure it's not just another cut and paste job from his previous
1911 books.

I hope it's new material and photos.

I've had it for a while. It's mostly new material and lots of nice color pictures. Well worth the money. :supergrin:

rsxr22
12-27-2010, 18:39
Good heads up! Im going to have to pick it up

Flashy2003
12-27-2010, 18:40
That was the only book I ever put on my Christmas list and Santa never brought it for me. I guess Ill have to get it myself.

knedrgr
12-27-2010, 18:42
Hows the page and binding tollerance?

IndianaMatt
12-27-2010, 18:50
Hows the page and binding tollerance?

Good question. I'm worried that, despite dropping $30 on this book, that I'll have to send it right back to the factory to get the ramps polished and a trigger job.

Nothing worse than a book that occasionally fails to eject.

simulatedjim
12-27-2010, 18:59
I have the first 2 and am wanting this one now.

bac1023
12-27-2010, 19:08
Hows the page and binding tollerance?

:rofl::rofl:

etravix
12-27-2010, 19:40
Thanks! Just got it.

glock2740
12-27-2010, 19:41
I'll be buying it for sure. Pat Sweeney is a great writer and a true 1911 lover.

bac1023
12-27-2010, 19:44
I'll be buying it for sure. Pat Sweeney is a great writer and a true 1911 lover.

:agree:

Yes on both accounts. :)

glock2740
12-27-2010, 19:45
Hey Quack. If you get it from Amazon, it doesn't come in a damn cardboard box does it? :whistling:




:tongueout: :rofl:

Quack
12-27-2010, 19:54
Hey Quack. If you get it from Amazon, it doesn't come in a damn cardboard box does it? :whistling:




:tongueout: :rofl:

Yep, it was in a cardboard box.

knedrgr
12-27-2010, 22:24
Hey Quack. If you get it from Amazon, it doesn't come in a damn cardboard box does it? :whistling:




:tongueout: :rofl:

it's as close as him getting a 1911 in a cardboard box. :rofl:

Quack
12-27-2010, 22:25
my TGO-1 had a cardboard box

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_0312.jpg

20South
12-27-2010, 22:44
I almost skipped past this thread thinking it would be some dry, boring, technical read about a book I could care less about. Then I remembered where I was...
:tongueout:

Glock30fan
12-27-2010, 23:30
I saw this book at B&N tonight as I was browsing. Just put it in my cart at Amazon.com. Looks like a great book with just about everything in color! Can't wait to get it.

Jim S.
12-29-2010, 07:53
The offer at the bottom of the page for three of his books looks like a good deal too.

btj
12-29-2010, 20:58
Just bought it on my Kindle (and it looks great on the Kindle app on my HTC Evo as well). Thanks for the tip.