December 2011

Targetsman: Only a Collectible?

Reader Stone quotes Ayoob to assert the Woodsman 22 LR pistols have a design flaw. Reader Butters says “excessively slick” modern lubes like Nanolube can make M1 triggers double.

In his book Greatest Handguns of the World, Massad Ayoob says about the Colt Woodsman 22 LR series of pistols, “The big weakness I discovered over the years in the Woodsman was that it was capable of unintentionally firing when subjected to violent forward or backward inertia with a live round in the chamber, even if the thumb safety was engaged.”

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