1911 pistols

First Look: Springfield Armory Garrison 1911 Pistol

Springfield Armory recently introduced the Garrison 1911, a new addition to its impressive lineup of 1911 pistols. Chambered in .45 ACP, the Garrison 1911 features forged materials and heirloom-quality construction, as well as a 5-inch barrel. 

Review: Tisas 1911 Bantam Carry 45 Pistol

About the time of the 1911’s 100th birthday, we were solidly in the age of the polymer pistol. A decade later, subcompact polymer-pistols chambered in 9 mm have become the most popular handguns for self-defense.

Is the .357 Magnum the Best Option for Personal Defense?

Time and data have also unquestionably revealed that when compared to these semi-auto-pistol cartridges, the .357 Magnum does a better job at stopping bad guys.

I Carry: Springfield Armory Emissary 1911 Pistol in a Milt Sparks Axiom Holster

In today's episode of "I Carry," we have the new Springfield Armory Emissary 1911 pistol carried in a Milt Sparks Axiom holster along with a Columbia River Knife and Tool Daktyl pocketknife.

Review: Iver Johnson Eagle LR Special Pistol

Iver Johnson’s new pistol embodies the 21st century 1911.

First Look: Springfield Armory Emissary 1911

Springfield Armory recently released its newest handgun, the Emissary 1911, which combines elements from defensive and custom-grade pistols to deliver a bold, capable new offering to the company's stable of 1911s.

Fightin' Iron: The History of the Combat Commander

Even great military service pistols go though a form of evolution.

Massachusetts State Police Upgrades to Smith & Wesson M&P M2.0

Smith & Wesson announced on June 24 that the Massachusetts State Police has transitioned to the Smith & Wesson M&P45 M2.0 as its official duty pistol.

First Look: Apex Tactical Action Enhancement Trigger for S&W Shield Plus

Smith & Wesson recently updated the Shield to the higher-capacity Shield Plus, and Apex Tactical is ready with the Action Enhancement Trigger & Duty/Carry Kit.

The Ultimate Handload for the .45 ACP

You think your sainted grandmother’s recipe for chocolate chip cookies was well-guarded? Try getting information on prized handloads.

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