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Centennial Celebrations of 1911s

In a tribute to the nation’s most popular handgun, manufacturers are offering commemorative editions of the gun that has served American shooters for a century.

1911s Tighter

Some believe that the original 1911s had tighter tolerances than today’s guns, but since they were intended for field duty that is probably not the case.

Breaking in Precision 1911s

High-quality, precision 1911s come off the factory floor with much tighter tolerances than the models of previous generations. As such, they need a more careful introduction to the range.

Gun of the Week: Para USA Elite Stainless

Associate Editor Joe Kurtenbach discusses the Para USA Elite Stainless, the latest addition to our Gun of the Week series.

The Homogenized Handgun Business

With the announcement that Sturm, Ruger & Co. will be introducing an M1911 pistol at the upcoming NRA Annual Meetings in Pittsburgh, the American handgun industry is fully homogenized.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center 1911s

The renowned Smith & Wesson Performance Center used SHOT Show to unveil two products that should make diehard 1911 fans swoon: the Performance Center Custom SW1911 and the SW1911 Bobtail (pictured).

Top-End Custom 1911s Sell Fast

Wilson Combat can't keep up with orders for their best models.

The Browning 1911-22

The Browning 1911-22 is true to the lines of the original, and a lot of fun to shoot.

Wilson Combat Expands Manufacturing, Adds Jobs

A record-setting manufacturing pace for Wilson Combat led the company to expand its space and workforce.

Para USA Elite Stainless

The creators of the “double-stack” .45 are back and ready to turn up the heat in the M1911 consumer market. Meet the Para USA Elite Stainless, our latest Gun of the Week.

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