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Last Of The Breed: Marine Corps M45A1

Last Of The Breed: Marine Corps M45A1

The final example of U.S. military M1911s, the Marine Corps M45A1 was carried on special...
Aerial Gunfight: Shot Down by a .45

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

D-Day + 75: Arms of the Airborne

Seventy-five years ago, Allied troops invaded Hitler’s “Fortress Europe” to bring an end to Nazi...
Marine Companion: Remington-Rand M1911A1

Marine Companion: Remington-Rand M1911A1

A veteran Remington-Rand M1911A1 was always by this young Marine officer’s side in Vietnam.
The Keefe Report: Welcome to the Snark Tank—I Don’t Actually Hate Colt’s

The Keefe Report: Welcome to the Snark Tank—I Don’t Actually Hate Colt’s

A reader questions Editor-in-Chief Mark Keefe about his seemingly sarcastic commentary on outdoor television regarding...
Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new...
I Have This Old Gun: Detonics Combat Master Mark VII Pistol

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...
By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

By the Decade: Wiley Clapp’s Favorite Handgun—The 1960s

Wiley Clapp's Marine Corps service influenced his choice for his favorite pistol of the 1960s.
Video—I Have This Old Gun: Baby Browning Pistol

Video—I Have This Old Gun: Baby Browning Pistol

Though not released until after the great man's death, the Baby Browning is arguably one...
The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

The Arab Revolt and the Guns of Lawrence of Arabia

T.E. Lawrence fought an unconventional campaign in the Arabian Desert during the Great War. But...
World War I Pistols: Trench Sweepers

World War I Pistols: Trench Sweepers

Elite Belgian and French “trench sweepers” used Browning-designed FN and Colt pistols in the perilous...
Nine Lives of the 10 mm Auto

Nine Lives of the 10 mm Auto

Counted out more than once, the 10 mm Auto cartridge simply refuses to give up—and...
The CMP M1911s: The Inside Story

The CMP M1911s: The Inside Story

It's a happy ending for these 8,000 pistols fought on battlefields from Europe to Southeast...
The Doughboy’s M1911 Pistol in World War I

The Doughboy’s M1911 Pistol in World War I

By 1918, in the hands of the Doughboys of the American Expeditionary Force, the Kaiser’s...
Blood on the Border: The Battle of Columbus

Blood on the Border: The Battle of Columbus

In the early hours of March 19, 1916, American cavalrymen and armed citizens fought a...
Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

Trapdoors and Levers: Rethinking the Custer Era

It is hard not to appreciate the ballistic science that went into making the Springfield...
A Look Back At The M1911 Double-Stack

A Look Back At The M1911 Double-Stack

The story of the “high-capacity” M1911 pistol began more than a quarter-century ago. Once the...
A Look Back at the Browning High Power Pistol

A Look Back at the Browning High Power Pistol

When France made it known that it was seeking a military pistol like the world...
Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I

Guns of the “Devil Dogs”: U.S. Marine Corps Small Arms Of World War I

The U.S. Marines in France would earn the name “Teufelshunde” or “Devil Dogs” from the...
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