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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. 67zoomie

    I LOVE my 1911. I use it for target practice, but it is also my home defense first line of defense. I would love to win the 2 Gun Digest books on the 1911.

  2. ldmpsu

    I own a Springfield TRP and she’s one of my favorites to shoot for sure: Use for target & home security only, just a little too large for concealed carry (Sig 230SL).

  3. jjfitch

    John Browning’s “O-Frame” is the most elegant gun design of all time. I shoot over 500 rounds a month in competition between the 1911 and S&W K frames. That’s as good as it gets!


  4. kthieling

    I use my 1911 mainly for target practice and getting rid of those pesky gophers in our fields. It’s also my first choice for self protection if need be!I just won my 1911 government issue Metroarms .45 ACP and these two books would defenitly answer all my questions I have about this type of pistol!!!And they would also go good with all my Gun Digest books I have from the 70’s to late 90’s.Moved back to Gods country after living in the big cities for work purposes. Now its time to get back to my passion of guns and hunting!! That and a person can NEVER have enough knowledge of and about guns!!

  5. Edwardo

    I enjoy my 1911 Special Combat Government model. It is a pleasure to shoot and is very accurate. I bought it mainly for target shooting but is also my primary home defense weapon, also carry it occasionally.