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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...

Review: Colt King Cobra

Don’t fret if you can’t afford a vintage Snake Gun—a new generation has arrived. The...

New for 2020: Springfield Armory Ronin Operator 1911

Springfield Armory expanded its extensive 1911 lineup with a quality, durable, two-tone 1911 in the...

New for 2020: Nighthawk Custom Colt Series 70 1911

For 2020, Nighthawk Custom went back to basics by taking the classic Colt Series 70...

An Old Friend: My 1911

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

A Look Back at the Ruger Security-Six Revolver

From about the mid-1960s through the 1970s, the mid-frame .357 Magnum, double-action revolver was the...

Video—Rifleman Review: Springfield EMP4 Concealed Carry Contour Pistol

Watch this "Rifleman Review" from a recent episode of American TV as Joe Kurtenbach reviews...

Dan Wesson Adds Wraith Threaded-Barrel Pistol

The full-sized 1911 is available in .45 ACP, 10 mm and 9 mm Luger.

Lost Treasure: Magic, Mystery and a Colt 1911

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

Nighthawk Custom Thunder Ranch 1911 Pistol

Nighthawk Custom’s “One Gun, One Gunsmith” old-world firearm manufacturing techniques meet the famed marksmanship and...

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.

Marine Companion: Remington-Rand M1911A1

A veteran Remington-Rand M1911A1 was always by this young Marine officer’s side in Vietnam.

Archives: The M1911A1 and The M9

From the 1985 American Rifleman, shortly after the adoption of the M9 as the new...

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...

Configured For Carry: Springfield RO Elite Operator

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

Tested: IFC BUL 1911 Ultra Pistol

There’s been a trend of late among M1911 manufacturers to build 9 mm Luger-chambered guns...

Tested: Kimber K6s Revolver

Introduced in 2016, production of Kimber's revolvers is now humming, and new models of the...

Tested: Springfield Armory 1911 TRP 6" 10 mm RMR

Since its debut in 1983, the 10 mm Auto has maintained a small but dedicated...
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