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The Rise of the 9mm M1911

For most of its existence, the M1911 pistol has been inexorably linked to the .45 ACP cartridge. But thanks to advances in the platforms and ammunition, M1911s in 9mm Luger may just be the perfect pair.

NRA Gun of the Week: Ruger American Pistol Competition

On this week’s “Gun of the Week” American Rifleman staff delve into Ruger’s semi-automatic competition-grade and optic-ready 9 mm pistol.

The 10mm Auto: History & Performance of a Potent Pistol Cartridge

Nearly four decades after it made its debut, the 10mm Auto is offered in more loads and guns than ever before, including four different M1911-based pistols.

Solid Tools: The Les Baer Gunsite & Black Baer 1911s

Two models in the Les Baer lineup—a full-size Gunsite 1911 and a Commander-size Black Baer—prove that well-rendered versions of Old Slabsides still offer first-class options for today’s armed citizen.

Jeff Cooper: The Man Behind the 'Modern Technique'

Col. Jeff Cooper, a man for all seasons, warrior, scholar, hunter, husband and controversialist, is above all “the father of the modern technique of the pistol.”

Tested: Ruger-57 Pistol

With familiar controls and a price tag within reach of the everyman, Ruger’s new handgun aims to revive the 5.7x28 mm FN cartridge.

An Old Friend: My 1911

Still has all the speed necessary, but the bumps and grinds simply are not there.

Ruger Announces PC Carbine Chassis Models

Ruger has introduced three configurations of its new Pistol Caliber Carbine (PC Carbine) Chassis model.

Rolling Thunder: An Interview with Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch

Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach sits down with Thunder Ranch's Clint Smith to talk about his history with guns and his distinguished career in firearms training.

In Memoriam: Janelle Cooper—1920-2019

A memorial service for Janelle Cooper—co-founder of Gunsite Academy who died on July 28 at her home at Paulden, Ariz.—will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Prescott, Ariz.

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