Legacy post from the old site
IF you have been reading us for the past 6 months you have seen the ongoing testing and review of the Inland MFG M1911A1 and M1 carbine. You can find the reviews using the search feature. As an aside to those on going tests, today weather conditions gave us the chance to do little else other than abuse fire arms since it was so cold and raining our targets would melt away after being soaked in a matter of a few minutes.
We used the huge standing mud/water hole that was frozen over night to toss the guns in and see what happens.
First the much maligned M1 carbine. Known the world over for being as feeble against the elements as tissue paper.
Next us was the Inland M1911A1 clone. Everyone knows only a glock would work under such conditions.
As you can see. both did fine. I admit I thought the M1 carbine in the sludge and me kicking mud over it was giving it more than it could reasonably be expected to handle. But it did just great. Shooting down myths of certain guns being unreliable and the myth of certain guns being super indestructible does get tiresome and redundant. But it is still necessary these days as much as it ever was. Especially with the 1911. So many companies make the 1911 now, and very few of them actually make good ones the way they are supposed to be made . The result is poorly made 1911s that those looking for a reason to claim its not reliable find that reason in those many lesser companies who cut corners or just do not care. Inland has proven to my satisfaction that they indeed make a good GI spec 1911.