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The Custom 1911s of Rich Dettlehauser

Rich runs Canyon Creek, his shop that works on 1911s and a couple of other very interesting pistols. Rich is a USPSA Grand Master, and that is something uncommon in shooting and gunsmithing circles. Yes, many gunsmiths can shoot, some quite well indeed. And some top shooters can be good at working on guns,...

The STI Hi-Cap 1911 and IPSC Competition

While also in the business of producing fine single stacks, STI makes a hybrid polymer-steel 1911 that takes hi-cap mags. There is no such thing as a "basic" STI.

Custom 1911s For a New Century: Heirloom Precision

In this excerpt from the new Gun Digest book, 1911: The First 100 Years, Patrick Sweeney takes a look at custom 1911s that are both works of art and precision shooters. In this installment, Sweeney spotlights the work of Ted Yost and Jason Burton at Precision Heirloom.

Custom 1911s For a New Century: Stan Chen

In this excerpt from the new Gun Digest book, 1911: The First 100 Years, Patrick Sweeney takes a look at custom 1911s that are both works of art and precision shooters. "Stan is one of the guys who came to gunsmithing not as a way to get the work he wanted done, done inexpensively,...

Custom 1911s For a New Century: Ned Christiansen

In this excerpt from the new Gun Digest book, 1911: The First 100 Years, Patrick Sweeney takes a look at custom 1911s that are both works of art and precision shooters. In this installment, Sweeney shows off his Ned Christiansen Titanium Commander in 9mm.