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American Rifleman 125th Anniversary Special

The Rifle, the magazine that would become American Rifleman, was started 125 years ago. Excerpted...

Tuning the M1911 for Reliability

With just a few fixes, the 1911 can be made to function flawlessly with self-defense...

A Centennial Celebration of 1911s

Other than the M1911, no service arm has survived 100 years of U.S. military service.

Past Juxtaposes With Future In Colt's Factory

Colt’s landmark factory in Hartford, referred to as the Colt Armory, was called “the greatest...

TALO/Colt 21st Century Commander

The Wiley Clapp TALO/Colt Century Commander is nothing short of a modern-day classic.

The Homogenized Handgun Business

With the announcement that Sturm, Ruger & Co. will be introducing an M1911 pistol at...

The G.I. .45 in World War II

The .45 pistol saw widespread service in all theaters of the war and further cemented...

Colt History: A Look Back at the 1911

Officially called the Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911, John Browning’s masterpiece is as popular and...

The Evolution of the Custom Combat .45

How customizing the M1911 for a combative role led to a whole new breed of...

Colt Series 70 Model 1911

Colt’s currently produced Series 70 .45 pistol is very close to duplicating the guns that...

Thompson Submachine Gun: The Tommy Gun Goes to War

After World War I, Thompson became very interested in, if not obsessed with, the concept...

A Browning Born To Greatness

Some guns are born to greatness—and the new Browning 1911-22 is one of them. Two...

STI Total Eclipse

Modularity, additional ammunition and manageable recoil make the STI Total Eclipse a top contender in...

M 1911 Series 70

We are now in the centennial year of the magnificent Government Model Colt 1911, arguably...

"Non-Colt" 1911s

It is sometimes overlooked that there were also a relatively limited number of M1911 .45...

The Remington R1 M1911

The R1 is Remington’s first semi-automatic pistol since the 1920s.

The Super .38

The .38 Super has M1911 design and ergonomics, high-velocity and low recoil.

Accuracy Matters with Les Baer’s Tactical Recon

Les Baer has returned to bolt-actions with two highly accurate rifles.

Para's Long and Short of It

PARA USA makes 1911s that cover the entire size spectrum.

Smith & Wesson U.S. Model 1917 Revolver

This 85 percent gun would easily fetch $850 to $1,100 as both a shooter and...
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