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Giveaway: Two Must-Have Books for 1911 Pistol Fans

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Whether the 1911 pistol is your handgun of choice for duty gun, concealed carry, home defense or target shooting at the range, here’s your chance to win two Gun Digest books that celebrate this popular gun.

This week, one lucky winner will get the 100 Years of the 1911 Bundle – two must-have books about the 1911:

  • Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to the 1911 -This is the definitive shooter’s guide to the 1911, offering tips, tricks and techniques for getting the most out of your 1911, and real-world evaluations of more than 50 different models of the 1911.
  • 1911: The First 100 Years – From predecessors of the 1911 and its contemporaries to the best of today’s semi- and -full-custom models, you’ll find it in 1911: The First 100 Years. Lavishly illustrated with photographs collected from around the world, this handsome book is a fitting centennial tribute to a pistol that is more popular than ever.

Collectors, shooters, historians – anyone interested in big-bore handguns or the evolution of this American classic – will enjoy this two-book set.

To enter the random drawing, just post a comment below telling us the primary purpose of your 1911 – concealed carry, home defense, target shooting or duty gun? Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the books.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Monday (May 21, 2012) and we’ll announce the winner Tuesday (May 22).

Good luck!

One entry per person, please.
Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Monday, May 21, 2012.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Tuesday, May 22, 2012.


No purchase necessary to enter or win.
A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
Offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”), aged 18 years or older.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of F+W Media, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and

73 thoughts on “Giveaway: Two Must-Have Books for 1911 Pistol Fans

  1. Gregg

    To own a 1911 is a great gun and a great gun to shoot,& carry on and off duty. it’s a great gun to own. from 1941 the 1911 has protect the u.s. and all ways will

  2. gunslinger454

    My 1911, a Kimber Custom TLE/RL II equipped with a set of Crimson Trace Pro-Series Lasergrips (in the burlwood finish) & a Streamlight TLR-1s weaponlight, is used primarily for self-defense. It is my primary carry gun, and it sits in a bed-side holster for home defense as well.

  3. Doc Duff

    I carry mine concealed as I and my Wife are disabled, for home defence and I just plain enjoy shooting it. ( When I can afford the shells! )

  4. JJP161

    Like my good friend and SWAT commander told me, you can’t call yourself a gun collector if you don’t have at least one 1911. I took it as an order and now have 3. Best handgun I have ever owned or fired. Mine is for back-up and target shooting.

  5. Mudweiser1115

    A 1911 of one kind or another has been used to protect this country and my family since its inception, by my great grandfather, grandfather, father and by me now as my present day carry pistol. I love the 1911!!