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.
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Browning has introduced a very nice, scaled-down 1911 A1 in .22LR. Ideal for target practice and affordable training, this one will be a classy addition to anyone's gun collection.
Courtesy of Glenn Beck’s “The Blaze” (www.theblaze.com): SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — State lawmakers are debating whether to designate a semiautomatic pistol as the official gun of Utah, despite protests from people who believe it’s inappropriate because of recent mass shootings. The bill to make the Browning M1911 the official gun breezed through a...