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The Rise of the 9mm M1911

For most of its existence, the M1911 pistol has been inexorably linked to the .45 ACP cartridge. But thanks to advances in the platforms and ammunition, M1911s in 9mm Luger may just be the perfect pair.

Solid Tools: The Les Baer Gunsite & Black Baer 1911s

Two models in the Les Baer lineup—a full-size Gunsite 1911 and a Commander-size Black Baer—prove that well-rendered versions of Old Slabsides still offer first-class options for today’s armed citizen.

Editors’ Picks 2019: Les Baer Gunsite Pistol

Les Baer’s Gunsite Pistol is a modern rendition of Col. Jeff Cooper’s preferred defensive handgun—a Government Model M1911 chambered in .45 ACP, the classic “heavy pistol.”

Video—ARTV: Les Baer Custom

Curious about what goes into building a custom 1911? Take a stroll through Les Baer's production process with the man himself.

NRA Gun of the Week: Les Baer Custom Premier II Pistol

American Rifleman’s Brian Sheetz examines a M1911 powerhouse from from Les Baer Custom.

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.”

Video—ARTV: Les Baer Monolith Stinger Heavyweight Pistol Review

We are shooting the Les Baer Monolith Stinger Heavyweight Pistol in this "Rifleman Review" segment from a recent episode of American Rifleman Television.

A Look Back At The M1911 Double-Stack

The story of the “high-capacity” M1911 pistol began more than a quarter-century ago. Once the province of small makers for action-pistol sports, the wide-body M1911, though not as popular the original single-stack, is still going strong.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: Les Baer Custom; S&W M&P45 Shield

Tune in to ARTV tonight to find out how Les Baer Custom makes its 1911s.

Tonight on American Rifleman TV: SIG Sauer Legion; Les Baer Stinger; S&W M76 SMG

Tonight American Rifleman TV gets a chance to fire these new guns at SIG's Newington, N.H., factory, and to learn other benefits of becoming a Legion member.

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