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'Unquestionably A 1911:' The Nighthawk Custom/Thunder Ranch Combat Special

American Rifleman Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach spent time at Thunder Ranch shooting a Combat Special...

Liven Up Dry-Fire Practice

For competitive shooters and armed citizens interested in improving their firearm handling and skills, a...

Tested: Accuracy X Multi-Sight Module System

The M1911 pistol has a long and well-deserved reputation for power, speed and accuracy, which...

NRA Gun of the Week: Nighthawk Custom Agent 2 Pistol

Watch as American Rifleman's David Herman examines a highly customized .45 ACP.

Lost Treasure: Magic, Mystery and a Colt 1911

This is not just a 1911 story. It is a treasure story, just as much...

Last Of The Breed: Marine Corps M45A1

The final example of U.S. military M1911s, the Marine Corps M45A1 was carried on special...

Range Report Part II: Rock Island Armory Rock Ultra MS

American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach continues his extensive range testing of this well-priced .45-cal. M1911 pistol.

Aerial Gunfight: Shot Down by a .45

The M1911 and M1911A1 pistols are legends among firearms. Their remarkable exploits in the hands...

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi...

Editors’ Picks 2019: Les Baer Gunsite Pistol

Les Baer’s Gunsite Pistol is a modern rendition of Col. Jeff Cooper’s preferred defensive handgun—a...

Range Report Part 1: Rock Island Armory Rock Ultra MS

For this installment of Range Reports, an extended 2,000-round evaluation, I’ve opted to test an...

I Have This Old Gun: Detonics Combat Master Mark VII Pistol

As a compact semi-automatic chambered in .45 ACP, the Detonics Combat Master is understandably obscure—except...

Configured For Carry: Springfield RO Elite Operator

There really is no debate as to whether the M1911 is still a relevant, reliable...

NRA Gun of the Week: Taurus 1911 Commander Pistol

American Rifleman's Mark Keefe talks about an affordable option for M1911 connoisseurs.

NRA Gun of the Week: Standard Mfg. 1911 Case Colored #1 Engraved Pistol

American Rifleman's Mark Keefe has a modern and beautiful take on the M1911 pistol in...

Tested: Remington R1 1911 Double-Stack Pistols

America’s oldest gunmaker has expanded its line of R1 M1911 pistols to include something it...

Tested: Rock Island Armory XT 22 Magnum

More than 100 years after its inception, the pistol of choice for many defensive-minded individuals...

Tested: Rock River Poly 1911 Pistols

Accurate and reliable, Rock River’s Poly 1911s take Old Slabsides into a new century with...

Tested: Standard Mfg. 1911 Case Colored #1 Engraved Pistol

It is probably no exaggeration to refer to the M1911 pistol as “America’s Sidearm.”

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Dan Wesson Vigil Commander

American Rifleman’s Joe Kurtenbach thinks the New York-based company, which has been part of the...
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