Chiappa has challenged orthodoxy again with its 45DBB, a delayed blow back 1911, unveiled at SHOT Show 2012.
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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.
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.
Bill Laughridge is Cylinder & Slide, and he’s been in the custom 1911 business for a long time - for good reason!
In this excerpt from the new Gun Digest book, 1911: The First 100 Years, Patrick Sweeney takes a look at custom 1911s that are both works of art and precision shooters. "Stan is one of the guys who came to gunsmithing not as a way to get the work he wanted done, done inexpensively,...