1911

General Dwight D. Eisenhower, in Normandy with troops and a mighty 155mm cannon, as it appeared in 'LIFE" magazine a while back.

Gun Quotes: Eisenhower on being Mightily Armed

He may have been speaking towards being armed for global conflict, but President Eisenhower’s words from yesteryear ring just as true for today’s private gun owning citizenry. “Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.”—General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S....

1911 Handgun Sights

A Look at 1911 Sights

By Robert Campbell The original 1911 sights were embryonic military style sights.They were more than bumps on the slide, but not much more, and they were not ideal for accurate fire. The 1911A1 featured improved sights but until the days of the National Match pistol there was little to choose from. Custom pistols miths...

Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to the 1911

Editor’s Pick: Gun Digest Shooter’s Guide to the 1911

  My first handgun, technically, was a Thompson/Center Contender in .221 Fireball. As much fun as that one was to play around with for target shooting, it was hardly a suitable gun for self-defense. I moved from there to a stainless, two-inch barreled S&W 686 revolver, and then to a SIG Sauer P230 in...

The Stainless Gold Match II by Kimber, one of the many 1911s featured in "1911: The First 100 Years" by Patrick Sweeney

Did You Win the 1911 Books Giveaway?

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the "100 Years of the 1911 Bundle." One thing's for sure - whether you own a Colt, Kimber, Springfield, Ruger, Metro Arms, Remington or Wilson Pro, you love your 1911s!

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Photo Gallery: Kimber 1911 Tactical Pistols

Kimber Tactical handguns have all the performance-enhancing features demanded by law enforcement professionals and cover every application, from concealed carry to tactical response. Frames wear KimPro II, a premium finish that is self-lubricating and extremely resistant to moisture. All are chamber in .45 ACP. The Tactical Pro II is also available in 9mm. Click...