When it comes to pistol ammo, there is perhaps no more renowned cartridge than the .45 ACP. The heavy round earned its stripes and grew in popularity after nearly three-quarters of a century of service as the U.S. Military's sidearm.
What does the future of firearms manufacturing look like? If this video clip is any indication, 3D printing has the potential to play a large role. A company recently produced what it claims is the first printed metal gun, a .45 ACP 1911 that shoots pretty dang well.
Back in the days when robbing banks got you fame and glory–and ultimately a body full of FBI bullets–John Dillinger was rigging his 1911 the full-auto way. “During the bank robber era, some guns-savvy outlaws had gunsmiths make select-fire handguns for them. In fact, an Arizona gunsmith created a full-auto 1911 .38 Super for...
Chiappa has challenged orthodoxy again with its 45DBB, a delayed blow back 1911, unveiled at SHOT Show 2012.
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.
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...
Muramatsu converts a Mauser to .45 ACP in this two-part series.
With a little imagination and a lot of skill, you can create a .45 ACP Mauser rifle. It doesn't matter why. This project is just plain fun.