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And the “1911” Goes to . . .

Thanks to everyone who entered to win the book giveaway for "1911, The First 100 Years." It was interesting to read the personal stories of this gun's role, historically and currently, in people's families and lives.

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Book Giveaway: A Nod to 1911 Fans

Here's your chance to enjoy a celebration of the first century of the 1911, a pistol that is currently more popular than ever, in "1911, The First 100 Years," written by Patrick Sweeney.

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Gun Review: Remington R1 1911

Back in the game, Remington returns to the 1911 with the R1. Save for the sights and a few bright metal areas at the muzzle and trigger, the R1 is a dead ringer for that first 1911 the Doughboys carried to WWI.

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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,...

Top to bottom, the popular concealed carry barrel lengths – 4.25-inch, 4-inch and 3-inch.

Commanders, Defenders and Officers Model 1911s

If there is a legitimate criticism of the 1911 as a carry gun, it is size and weight. But the 1911 is also available in smaller size configurations known as the Commanders, Defenders and Officers Models. Choosing from among these models you'll be sure to find a pistol to match your needs.

1911: Before the Great War

The Pistol, 1911, .45 ACP, adopted by the armed forces of the United States, was quite a beast. In a time of transition to medium-bore pistols, a .45 was a cannon.

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.

What’s Hot in Handguns?

Here's a look at some new handguns, and some sizzling favorites for 2011. Hint: It's the 100 Year Anniversary of the Government Model 1911!