Slow-motion Video: Firing a 1911 Chilled to -65 Degrees Fahrenheit


There are few places on earth that can get down to -65° Fahrenheit. While you are likely to never experience temperatures that cold, it’s nice to know that your gun could still function at those low temperatures.

In this video a Remington 1911 R1 was chilled to 65 degrees below zero for two hours before firing. The gun was fired from a rest and it was all recorded in ultra-slow-motion.

While we only get to see one round firing in this short video, you can see the next round chamber as the slide closes.

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