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The 1911 is one of the most iconic firearms and was born of a long process of refinement and innovation. Photo Adams Guns

The Birth of the 1911 Pistol

The 1911 is among the most recognizable pistol designs in the world, but the semiautomatic was not born overnight. In fact, the iconic firearm was a long, though worthwhile, effort to come up with a top-notch military sidearm.

The slick-looking American Pistol is presently available in two calibers, 9mm and .45 ACP.

Ruger’s Striking New American Pistol

Ruger’s American Pistol was designed with the input of both the military and law enforcement. It appears to have plenty to offer shooters in and out of uniform.

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Video: Inside Look at the AK-74

If you love the iconic family of Kalashnikov rifles, you’re certain to dig this great slow-motion footage of the AK-74 in action.