Testing a 1911 at -65F

Nathan S
by Nathan S

Turns out one can take a 1911 to “pretty darn cold” and the the handgun will keep on trucking. Brass Fetcher Ballistics Testing took the time and equipment to put the platform through an extreme test, opting to share the video of the frosted handgun all through its firing cycle.

The test gun used the Sig 45 ACP 200 Grain V-Crown JHP and what seems to be a standard Remington R1 1911 handgun. Interestingly, the brass dos not hold any frosting, likely due to the high temperature of the explosion contained therein.

Wish they fired a few more rounds, but that does not take away from the beauty of the single shot. Watch and enjoy:

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • Raymond Miller Raymond Miller on Oct 17, 2015

    I have quite a few guns, but I have to admit, my 1911 is my all time favorite. It will eat anything I feed it as long as it's in .45 ACP. my other .45 autos are finicky about what I feed them, but not that old 1911. I just love it. So these test results are not surprising to me.

  • Diver6106 Diver6106 on Oct 24, 2015

    I'd like to see this done with a Glock or any polymer framed gun.