Model 1911

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...

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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.

Gun Review: Kimber Gold Combat 1911

When it comes to the 1911 handgun I have been accused of being as nutty as a dump rodent. But then the mighty oak springs from a nut that held its ground!

Shooting the Widowmaker: the Winchester Model 1911

Probably the least-collected pre-’64 Winchester shotgun is the Model 1911 Self Loader, also known affectionately (?) as the Widowmaker. For those of you who came in late, the M1911 was Winchester’s attempt to knock off the Browning Auto-5. When John Browning and Winchester couldn’t come to terms on Browning’s new autoloading shotgun — Winchester...