Jim CLark customized M1911

Jim CLark customized M1911

From SuperVel Ammunition

Wadcutter weapons have been widely wide-spread when NRA bullseye became the dominant handgun capturing game, within the 1950s and ‘60s. one of the crucial hobbies become “any centerfire” for which a lot of guys shot a .38 Spl. with 148 gr. hole Base Wad Cutters (HBWC) seated flush with the case mouth to feed in a 1911 (or S&W M-fifty two).

one of the vital precise pistolsmiths that specialize in these accurized wadcutter guns turned into Jim Clark of Louisiana. Jim become a Marine Corps veteran of World warfare II, combating within the Pacific Theater where he distinctive himself with not only his braveness under fireplace, however additionally his marksmanship with an M1 Garand. in a single long-latitude engagement across a canyon, different Marines simply kept handing Jim their en bloc clips of ammo as a result of he had the range dialed in and turned into shedding Japs one after an extra. supply the ammo to the man who can shoot!

Jim developed my first “critical” IPSC pistol, a Bowling Pin model on an Essex body with a Colt slide. in a single of my worst choices ever, I bought it as it changed into “most effective an Essex” and i wanted one of the crucial new Plaxco comps, so away went the Clark. I’ve regretted it ever given that. That pistol had Jim’s trademark “tiger tooth” stippling on the entrance strap, like this wadcutter gun. It turned into amazing for a non-slip grip, nonetheless it became best good for strong-hand, the “enamel” going the incorrect direction for susceptible-hand. This pistol is a 6-inch lengthy slide with a BoMar rib. The rib brought recoil-dampening weight.