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NRA Gun of the Week: Colt Combat Unit CCO 9 mm Pistol

Watch as American Rifleman's Joe Kurtenbach shoots and talks about a 9 mm 1911 from Colt.

Building the Ultimate Everyday Carry Pistol

Suppose you found yourself in the position of building your ultimate everyday carry pistol.

The M1911: The Greatest Pistol in the World

When the Colt 1911 was adopted by the U.S. military for combat use, the precursor to American Rifleman dubbed it The Greatest Pistol in the World.

The Colt Marine Pistol

Although the M1911A1 in .45 ACP was superseded in 1985 by the M9 as the official sidearm of the U.S. military, the U.S. Marine Corps has adopted an updated version of the gun-the M45 CQB, or, in its civilian version, the Marine-for some special operations troops.

Colt Marine Pistol

Colt has once again placed one of its 1911s at the side of America's armed forces, this time with the Colt Marine Pistol. The Colt Rail Gun was selected to be the latest sidearm of the United States Marine Corps—marking the first time a Colt 1911 has been shipped to the United States Government since the end of World War II.

Gun of the Week: Colt Marine Pistol

Gun of the Week: Colt Marine Pistol

Colt Marine Pistol

Colt has once again placed one of its 1911s at the side of America's armed forces, this time with the Colt Marine Pistol. After a rigorous selection process, the Colt Rail Gun was selected to be the latest sidearm of the United States Marine Corps—marking the first time a Colt 1911 has been shipped to the United States Government since the end of World War II.

Joe Foss’ Pistol

Some handguns have more sentimental value than others. This one has a lot.

Training Combat Pistolmen

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the July, 1944 issue: Training Combat Pistolmen.

The Trials of the M1911

The adoption of the M1911 came to be through a lengthy trials process and a partnership between Colt’s Mfg. and John Moses Browning.

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