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Introducing The M1911 To Service

Despite its enduring popularity today, the M1911 was an adjustment for U.S. servicemen when it was first introduced.  

New For 2022: Tisas 1911 D10

Known for its line of affordable, traditionally styled M1911 handguns, Tisas USA launched its new D10 pistol chambered in the 10 mm Auto cartridge.

Handguns Of A Forgotten Ally

During World War II, Brazilian troops fought as part of the U.S. Fifth Army in Italy. Although they mostly used American military arms, the men of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force also brought along Colt pistols and Smith & Wesson revolvers from home.

Rifleman Q&A: G.I. M1911 Production

From the archives of American Rifleman, learn about the history and production of the most widely used U.S. military handgun of the Second World War.

Review: SDS Imports 1911 A1 US Army

The word “classic,” when applied to pistols, often brings to mind the iconic M1911A1, a gun that nearly all enthusiasts would love to have in their collection.

American Arms of the Battle of the Bulge

American G.I.s thwarted Hitler’s last-ditch offensive, even though Hitler threw the best men and weapons that he had available against America's troops in the Ardennes. Here the author looks at the small arms used by our troops to stop the Nazi war machine dead in its tracks.

ARTV: Civilian Marksmanship Program M1911 Pistol Sales

The Civilian Marksmanship Program, a privatized entity that was formerly the Office of the Director of Civilian Marksmanship, is selling surplus M1911 and M1911A1 handguns from the U.S. Army in order to support its mission of teaching and promoting marksmanship.

This Old Gun: Argentine FM FAP

In this American Rifleman TV segment of "I Have This Old Gun," we take a look at the history and development of the Argentinian FM FAP handgun chambered in 9 mm, a licensed copy of the FN Hi-Power.

Exploded View: U.S. M1911A1

John Browning's iconic service pistol remained in U.S. military use for three-quarters of a century. Here's how to keep this old warhorse running.

Iwo Jima: The Men Who Fought & The Guns They Carried

The Battle of Iwo Jima is one of the bloodiest events of World War II, and from it came stories of uncommon valor and virtue. Here are the stories of the men who fought and their guns.

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