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,...
From Patrick Sweeney's 1911: The First 100 Years, a look at the custom 1911s of Scott Mulkerin.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Written by renowned 1911 authority Robert K. Campbell, "Gun Digest Shooter's Guide to the 1911" is the definitive shooter’s guide to John M. Browning’s most famous creation.
Thanks to everyone for taking the time to weigh in, a nice variety of guns were represented in the poll. Find out who won - the most votes for greatest gun and the book giveaway!
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