Shooter's Guide to the 1911

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Shooter's Guide to the 1911

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Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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The model 1911 is considered the World’s Greatest Pistol by many-shooters, collectors, and historians!  If you have a passion for the 1911, our course will cover everything from the history, both of evolution and the materials used in the pistol, to its many uses.  Our easy to follow class offers as a great guide to the 1911 and will be great for seasoned and beginner owners alike!

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the 1911 handgun from past to present
  • Identify the alternative action types and the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Differentiate between the different manufactures and grades of this firearm
  • List accessories, including holsters, cleaning kits, tools, and much more

Shooter’s Guide to the 1911 Module 1
The Early 1911

Module one will look at the early 1911 handguns.  From the past to the present, there has been tremendous growth in the engineering of the pistol. Module one will look at the differences in the models and focus on each of the improvements made over time.  Also included in module one is the use of the 1911 pistol in some of history’s most prominent wars.

  • Early Actions
  • A Cartridge of Interest
  • Human Engineering
  • Improved Colt Pistols
  • The Great 1911 Wars

Shooter’s Guide to the 1911 Module 2
1911 Pistol Types

Moving in to module two, we will look at current 1911 pistol types and manufacturers.  Included in module two is a look at alternate action types-and the advantages and disadvantages of each type.  Looking at more specifics, we will examine the features of the consensus gun.  Because of the weight of the 1911, engineers continuously looked for improvements for the 1911, which included the use of aluminum.  This module will look at how aluminum has been integrated into some 1911 models.

  • Cocked and Locked
  • Alternate Action Types
  • A Consensus Gun
  • GI .45
  • Aluminum Frame 1911 Pistols

Shooter’s Guide to the 1911 Module 3
Manufacturers, Accuracy and Sights

The 1911 Pistol has been widely copied and it is possibly the most popular handgun in the United States.  In module three we will examine the different manufactures and grades of this highly used firearm.  In addition, we will look at its sighting systems and how sights can be custom created for different uses.  Module three will culminate with a study of the calibers of this handgun and what purpose each serves.

  • Top End 1911s
  • Target Grade 1911s
  • 1911 Accuracy
  • Sighting Systems
  • The Many Calibers of the 1911

Shooter’s Guide to the 1911 Module 4
Ammunition, Accessories, and Firing

In module four students will study the different types of ammunition used for the 1911 pistol.  Additionally, we will examine the concealed carry and how that translates to using the 1911.  Also included in module four is a look at accessories, including holsters, cleaning kits, tools, and much more!  Finally, we will take a look at function and accuracy checks as well as firing tests. 

  • Ammunition and Ammunition Types
  • Holsters and Concealed Carry
  • Aftermarket Parts
  • Custom Pistols
  • Firing Tests

Ed4Career is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player

 


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