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Valuable Service: The U.S. Model of 1917 Revolvers

Swept into World War I in April 1917, the U.S. military desperately needed .45 ACP...

Veterans Day, Armistice Day and A Captain’s M1911

In this article, we go into the history of Veterans and Armistice Day along with...

American Guns: 10 Firearms That Shaped Our Nation

Firearms are a crucial part of American culture, so it's no surprise that they've played...

Last Of The Breed: Marine Corps M45A1

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

Shedding New Light on the “Air Service” Springfield M1903

There has been confusion and speculation about the M1903 Springfield “Stripped for Air Service.” Documents...

The CMP M1911s: The Inside Story

It's a happy ending for these 8,000 pistols fought on battlefields from Europe to Southeast...

A Look Back at the Colt Python

From tardy debutant to superstar status, Colt’s most famous snake has had a wild ride.

The U.S. “.45 Automatics”

The .45 ACP M1911 and M1911A1 pistols issued to American troops demonstrated their formidable stopping...

G.I. “Non-Colt” M1911s

Today, the name Colt is synonymous with the U.S. M1911 .45 ACP pistol. Virtually forgotten...

10 Guns That Shaped America

Firearms have been a part of this nation since, well, long before it was a...

Investigation of a Legend: The Graf Spee and the Ballester-Molina

The Argentine-made Ballester-Molina pistol, which borrows from both the M1911 and the Star Model B,...

The Colt Marine Pistol

Although the M1911A1 in .45 ACP was superseded in 1985 by the M9 as the...

The 1911: Not Just a .45

Here’s a look at the other dozen Colt factory chamberings of the M1911 yesterday and...

Joe Foss’ Pistol

Some handguns have more sentimental value than others. This one has a lot.

Kimber TLE II: The Go-To Gun

Since SWAT gets the toughest calls, their handguns have to handle everything.

The G.I. .45 in World War II

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

"Non-Colt" 1911s

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