When Colt's Paul Spitale arrived at the company, his mission was to develop a refined version of the Colt Gold Cup National Match M1911. The pistol here is exactly what he came up with, and it harkens back to the glory days of Colt's classic guns.
Despite its success in the single-action revolver market, Colt fell behind when double-action revolvers became popular in the late 1870s. The Colt 1878 was a robust, large-frame revolver that would carry the company into the 20th century.
At the tail end of 2021, Springfield Armory rolled out its Garrison collection of M1911 pistols. These guns feature classic M1911 styling and are built on forged frames with forged slides and barrels, providing an ultra-durable, yet still affordable, M1911 for enthusiasts.
In the 1890s, Imperial Russia embarked on an effort to modernize its military, adopting the M1891 Mosin-Nagant rifle and, later, the M1895 Nagant revolver. Unlike many other service revolvers of the time, the Nagant had a unique mechanism designed to get the most out of its cartridge.