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Training Combat Pistolmen

Training Combat Pistolmen

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from...
American Rifleman 125th Anniversary Special

American Rifleman 125th Anniversary Special

The Rifle, the magazine that would become American Rifleman, was started 125 years ago. Excerpted...
A Centennial Celebration of 1911s

A Centennial Celebration of 1911s

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

The Trials of the M1911

The adoption of the M1911 came to be through a lengthy trials process and a...
TALO/Colt 21st Century Commander

TALO/Colt 21st Century Commander

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

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 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

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

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 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

Thompson Submachine Gun: The Tommy Gun Goes to War

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

STI Total Eclipse

Modularity, additional ammunition and manageable recoil make the STI Total Eclipse a top contender in...
M 1911 Series 70

M 1911 Series 70

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

"Non-Colt" 1911s

It is sometimes overlooked that there were also a relatively limited number of M1911 .45...
The Remington R1 M1911

The Remington R1 M1911

The R1 is Remington’s first semi-automatic pistol since the 1920s.
The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor...
100 Years And The 1911

100 Years And The 1911

I have been involved in several marathon shoots that gunzine editors take such delight in...
The U.S. M1911 & The Medal of Honor

The U.S. M1911 & The Medal of Honor

Browning’s classic has helped American servicemen earn the Medal of Honor.
Marine & Rifleman–Sidney C. Phillips, Jr.

Marine & Rifleman–Sidney C. Phillips, Jr.

NRA Life member Sidney C. Phillips, Jr., joined the U.S. Marine Corps on December 8,...
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