Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP handguns. Both Colt and Smith & Wesson had existing revolver designs adopted as the Model of 1917, and they would go on to serve again during World War II.
SIG Sauer adds to its Legion series with a single-action-only, carry-size P220 chambered for .45 ACP.
Over the time that I worked as a police officer and then as a gunwriter, I have informally tried to determine where, when and by whom fighting pistolcraft began.
Dedicated this year to Dale Evans, the "Queen of the West," this drawing includes a matched pair of "America Remembers Dale Evans-Happy Trails" Colts, in .45 caliber with 5.5" barrels, stag grips, and gold cylinders and screws.
Explore the history and strategic importance of Greenland during the Second World War.
The "By the Decade" series concludes with the handgun—or handguns—Wiley Clapp considers his favorite.
NRA President Lt. Col. Oliver North has lent his signature for use on a Limited Edition run of 100 Colt Commander pistols in .45 caliber, his name engraved in 24k gold on the slide.