Karl Lippard - Military Weapons Division
Technical & Instructional Documents

"United States Marine Corps Close Quarter Battle Pistol"
Marine Corps Times has announced on their website information concerning the USMC Close Quarter Battle Pistol or CQBP. According to the report Colt Manufacturing and Springfield Arms are in the competition with Karl Lippard Designs...
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"What about a Reverse Plug?"
How the T-1 Reverse Plug modification creates a superior, +P capable, .45 ACP 1911 A2
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"1911 A2 NCO material and barrel steel"
Information regarding the use and differences in S7, 416 stainless, and 416R ordinance rifle barrel steel.
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".45 ACP Barrels; are they Safe?"
Important safety information regarding old 1911 A1 barrels and the variations in ammunition chamber presures that have changed over the years.
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"1911 A2 Fact Sheet"
Get the facts on the development, specifications, components, and capabilities of the Karl Lippard 1911 A2 Brand Pistol & A2/A3 Upgrade...
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"Comments on the 600 yard 1911 A2 Combat NCO Pistol record"
Shooting 600 yards with the Combat NCO® pistol has been established...
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"The Business of Long Distance Pistol Shooting"
The Combat NCO® has established a maximum effective range of 400 yards. But what does that mean and how was it established?
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"Trigger Pull and the Truth About Sears"
Trigger pull, as you may know, is a troublesome issue on the 1911, and coupled with the military need to have the pull weight at five pounds makes it even more so. Well, I think I have cured the problem...
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"Calculations of Stopping Power"
John Taylor did a study and developed what I have followed most of my life on shooting dangerous game. He called them "Knock Out" values...
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"NCO Extractors are Not Pretty"
No extractor is pretty; in fact in the 1911 design, the extractor itself is flawed, but it is what it is and we have to deal with it.
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"Reference Material for Colt 1911 Recoil Springs"
Information on Recoil Springs for Colt 1911, 1911A1, 1991, Government, MKIV and Gold Cup models
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"The Subject of the NosePiece"
Isnít a NosePiece just a Compensator? Well yes and no. A Compensator just performs that function and that is it. A NosePiece is another kind of cat.
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"Manual, Combat NCO Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic - Operator and Maintenance"
Includes Diagram and Pictures, Use of Tactical Sights, Disassembly and Assembly Instructions, Cleaning, and Parts list
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"Manual, Close Quarter Battle Pistol (CQBP), Caliber .45, Automatic - Operator and Maintenance"
Includes Diagram and Pictures, Use of Tactical Sights, Disassembly and Assembly Instructions, Cleaning, and Parts list
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"What Makes a 1911 Accurate?"
I think now having read about the Model 1911 Combat NCO a few things become clear and that is that accuracy with extended pistol life is made by design, not by accident.
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"An Issue of Weight on the 1911 Pistol"
This copy covers a number of areas that concern a lot of people. And that is an issue of gun weight...
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"Dots and Glow in the Dark Sights"
There are two categories of shooting. One is target and the other is combat. Sometimes they cross paths but not much.
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"The Close Quarters Battle Pistol"
Marine Corps Times has released on their website information concerning the United States Marine Corps Close Quarter Battle Pistol or CQBP...
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"Projectiles: Disciplines of Flight"
If one looks at a bullet we see something that NASA did not discover themselves until we approached the sound barrier in an aircraft; Drag.
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".45 ACP Military Specifications"
This cartridge is a current standard item of issue and is used in the automatic pistol, M1911 and M1911A1, the Colt revolver M 1917, the Smith and Wesson revolver M1917, and the Thompson submachine gun M1928 and M 1928A1
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"Combat NCO Ambi-Safety Installation Instructions"
Includes detailed installation instructions. The Combat NCO patent pending Safeties are the finest of their type and will last a lifetime. American made of the finest material and hardened to RC48 from solid billet S7 tool steel.
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"Ambi-Mag Release Installation Instructions"
Tools required: Dremel tool and Dremel cutter #9912 carbide. The install requires some skill with a cutter to remove material in a small space. If you do not have this equipment or have skill with a small grinding operation please contact a gunsmith to perform this modification.
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"Powder Pressure & Regulation"
A gun is an instrument whereby the controlled detonation of certain gases or powder results in the safe expulsion of a projectile from its muzzle. These powders are termed propellants.
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