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MODEL 1911 NCO by Karl Lippard
"NCO History...

In about 1969, while working with various agencies on classified matters, I first developed and modified a Browning Hi Power 9mm pistol to shoot in combat situations close and distant to 350 yards.

Photobucket In 1986 the Marine Corps and other agencies came to me at Pachmayr and required modifications to their existing 1911 A1 pistol to be used in an "Offensive" mode against terrorists. As a former Marine, with the right combat experience, I was given a list of criteria that was required for combat use and the following was developed for the Combat NCO.

1) Removable nose cone/flash suppressor - This nose cone has a threaded bushing in it that can be removed by unthreading.Threads are not standard measure so that if the weapon is captured, it fits nothing else. Able to accept silencer.
2) Wide link - (Today the Lippard military link) A Wide Link for guns out of service or badly worn.
3) Hammer - new modifications
4) Trigger - new for friction reduction
5) Sear - new modifications
6) Slide stop - new
7) Match Special barrel (Patent) #
8) Front and rear sights. 400 yard instruction and operational effective range.
9) Ambidextrous magazine release.
10) Modify frame to accept military link.
11) Teflon coated beaver tail grip safety and trigger features for cold weather.
12) Wrap around rubber grips to prevent the pistol from freezing to a bare hand.
13) Lanyard loop.
14) "Cam Ne" magazine bumper/release.
15 ) 8 round magazine for "double tap" system of shooting.
16) Sear spring modification for smoothness.
17) Barrel bushing for longer wear and alternate configuration if required when nose piece is removed.
18) Frame and slide modified to accept "PermaLube." 19) Ambidextrous safety.
20) Barrel modifications.

Most of the NCO's were built by Lester Pittman, my shop foreman. An outstanding gunmaker at Pachmayr. All shooting was carried out by me personally.
First, the word "Combat" in the NCO name is a statement of origin. "NCO" because he is the one who uses it. Born in Combat and tested there by Marines, Delta and CIA since 1987 the Combat NCO remains the only "Offensive Use" military pistol designed for that duty.

The Combat NCO 1911 A2 was made available for the first time in 2008 for civilian purchase and remains the only 350 yard hand held accurate pistol made. Pistols are made in groups of ten and all guns are made and tested by Karl Lippard personally.
There remain other models yet to be produced of a 1911-A3, A4 and a new generation model called the A5 which is entirely military. The A5 is a multi-barrel machine gun. I provide no information on these other models."

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