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STI Total Eclipse

Modularity, additional ammunition and manageable recoil make the STI Total Eclipse a top contender in the burgeoning carry-gun market.

Custom 1911 Builders

Those slick 1911 pistols you see in the gun shop with all the bells and whistles are a result of the talents and demands of several men over many years.

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.

A Centennial Celebration of 1911s

Other than the M1911, no service arm has survived 100 years of U.S. military service.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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