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'Unquestionably A 1911:' The Nighthawk Custom/Thunder Ranch Combat Special

American Rifleman Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach spent time at Thunder Ranch shooting a Combat Special 1911 that's the result of a collaboration between Clint Smith and Nighthawk Custom.

Thunder Ranch Offers Digital Training Options

For those who want Clint Smith's unique brand of instruction but can't get out to his Thunder Ranch facility in Oregon, there's now a digital training option available.

Rolling Thunder: An Interview with Clint Smith of Thunder Ranch

Executive Editor Joe Kurtenbach sits down with Thunder Ranch's Clint Smith to talk about his history with guns and his distinguished career in firearms training.

Nighthawk Custom Thunder Ranch 1911 Pistol

Nighthawk Custom’s “One Gun, One Gunsmith” old-world firearm manufacturing techniques meet the famed marksmanship and mindset training principles of Thunder Ranch in the .45 ACP, Government-size Thunder Ranch Model 1911.

A Fighter and a Hunter: Standout Pistols from Les Baer

A veteran lawman, the author has always found Les Baer M1911s to be accurate and reliable—“the kind of pistols a man could bet his life on.”

Car Guns

So what is an ideal list of characteristics for a gun that stays in the car (or, in my case, truck)?

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