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Rifleman Q&A: Why Didn't The U.S. Army Issue .45 Auto Rim?

Q: If the .45 Auto Rim cartridge doesn’t require the use of a cumbersome half-moon clip in order to be ejected from the Model 1917 Colt and Smith & Wesson revolvers, why wasn’t it issued to our troops armed with M1917 revolvers during World War II?

Tested: Two Self-Defense Handgun Rounds from Federal Premium Ammunition

Federal's Hydra-Shok Deep and Personal Defense HST rounds are put to the test.

S&W M&P M2.0 Compact Pistol Series Now In .45 Auto

Smith & Wesson has announced that its line of M&P semi-automatic polymer pistols is expanding to include an M&P M2.0 Compact pistol chambered in .45 Auto.

Testing Remington's Golden Saber Black Belt Pistol Ammo

Following some of the FBI testing protocol for gel penetration, the author took Remington's Golden Saber Black Belt pistol rounds out to the range.

Smith & Wesson Expands M&P M2.0 Pistol Line

Smith & Wesson Corp. has announced the newest addition to its growing line of M&P M2.0 pistols with the new M&P45 M2.0 in a Flat Dark Earth (FDE) finish.

Remington Now Shipping RP45 Pistol

The introduction follows the 2017 release of the RP9, Big Green’s first polymer-frame full-size handgun.

Remington Doubles Down on Double Stacks for 2018

Remington has added new models to its 1911 R1 pistol lineup, including several double-stacks.

Clapp on Handguns: New .45 Auto Rim Loads

The .45 Auto Rim still has a cult following, but none of the major makers produce the cartridge.

Ruger American Pistol Compact Now in .45 Auto

This newest compact model is offered in the "PRO" configuration with no external manual safety.

Smith & Wesson Announces M&P45 Shield Pistol

Just announced at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, Smith & Wesson Corp. is now offering its popular M&P Shield pistol in .45 Auto.

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