Watch American Rifleman staff on the NRA Tech Range with a Davidson's exclusive Girsan pistol imported by European American Armory.
Springfield’s 13-plus-one .45 ACP XD may prove to be the most popular offering in the company’s evolutionary polymer pistol line.
Les Baer began tuning, fixing and modifying guns in 1973. His first shop, so to speak, was the basement of his home in Allentown, Penn. Enthusiasts quickly discovered the quality of his work and word spread. By 1976 demand was outgrowing his workspace, forcing him to expand. In 1980 he launched his full-time gunsmithing career by establishing Bear Custom Guns.
Follow Brad Miller as he takes a closer look at the 9 mm "Super Cooper" magnum handgun cartridge, which can have cases made for it from cut down .223 Rem. casings.
The M1911 is a classic design that is continually being re-imagined, and the Springfield Emissary is proof that this can be done very well. This pistol is well-equipped for personal protection, but it also exudes such a sophisticated and modern look that we wouldn’t be surprised if users wanted to show it off.