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photos: ChuCk pIttman, InC. John taffIn 1911 s p 07 A pAIr And A SpAre ’m blessed to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. We have a saying here, “If you’re tired of Idaho, you are tired of life.” I see the same thing applying to firearms, especially the past couple years as we are coming off the 100th anniversary celebration of the 1911 Government Model. Several people, including gunwriters — of all people — have basically said they are tired of 1911s. How in the world can that possibly be? That’s like saying you’re tired of shooting! I hope I never get tired of Colt Single Actions, Smith & Wesson Double Action .44s, and most assuredly never, ever get tired of 1911s. I easily tire of politicians, television, even pizza if I indulge too much; but tiring of 1911s? No way is that possible. 52 WWW.AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM • MAY/JUNE2013 I

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