Virtually every 1911 on the market today has a throated barrel. Why anyone makes a point of mentioning it, I don't know. Sort of like the "lowered ejection port" that is actually the same as almost all ejection ports have been for twenty years. Old G.I. and Colt barrels had a small, v-shaped barrel throat, that ran from 4:30-7:30. With the expanded desire to run wadcutters and hollowpoints through the 1911, an opening of the throat was adopted as all but industry standard, in the 1980s. Look at the entrance to a "modern" .45 1911 chamber, and you will see the beveled area from 3:00-9:00, or even larger.
If you're not shooting you should be moving. If you're not moving you should be reloading. If you're not shooting, moving, or reloading, you should be taping or picking brass. - Z.C.
Last edited by RickB; 06-21-2007 at 04:12 PM.