Question of the Day: What’s the Best Reason to Carry a 1911?

Question of the Day: What’s the Best Reason to Carry a 1911?

Over at shootingillustrated.com, Tamara Keel examines The Pros and Cons of Carrying a 1911. Ms. Keel, a former 1911 schlepper herself, dings John Moses Browning’s sublime design for its low ammo capacity, unreliable mags and not insignificant weight. On the...
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Springfield releases new .40-caliber 1911 EMP pistol

Springfield releases new .40-caliber 1911 EMP pistol

Springfield Armory released Monday the next logical caliber for the 1911 EMP concealed carry contour model, a new variant chambered in .40 S&W. While it’s the same design, the Illinois-based gun maker modified the gun’s construction for the larger cart...
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Breaking: House Passes New Bill Mandating Transfer of ALL US Army M1911 Handguns to Civilian Marksmanship Program

The United States House of Representatives has passed along a new bill that will mandate the release of all M1911 handguns currently in the US Army’s inventory to the Civilian Marksmanship Program, to be redistributed to eligible US civilians. The...
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House passes spending bill that includes selling milsurp 1911s through CMP

The House version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act was approved and included a plan to transfer the U.S. Army’s remaining stock of .45 ACP M1911A1 pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Added as an amendment by U.S. Rep....
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BREAKING: NRA Disallows 1911s As “Primary Handguns” From Its “Carry Guard” Classes

BREAKING: NRA Disallows 1911s As “Primary Handguns” From Its “Carry Guard” Classes

Released to quite a bit of controversy at the NRA show, the NRA’s Carry Guard program is again the focus of controversy. As listed on the NRA’s Carry Guard website, instructions for prospective students of their “Level 1” program are...
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Review, field strip, and testing the fantastic Ruger SR1911

Review, field strip, and testing the fantastic Ruger SR1911

The pistol Ruged SR1911 is a self-loading semi-automatic pistol. It was commissioned by the company Colt by John Moses Browning (1855-1926) on the basis of the developed browning system to the production maturity. Since 1911, it has been the ordnance...
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World Fastest Shooter Jerry Miculek – Shooting 27 rounds in 3.7 seconds with a 1911 pistol

World Fastest Shooter Jerry Miculek – Shooting 27 rounds in 3.7 seconds with a 1911 pistol

Jerry Miculek, known as the World’s Record Shooter, gives us our daily dose of coolness in firearms. If 10 rounds are good, 27 have to be better he says, and that’s one thing about the 1911 platform, there is a...
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Top 10 Curious Facts You Don’t Know About The 1911 Pistol

Top 10 Curious Facts You Don’t Know About The 1911 Pistol

From military service to civilian use, from WW1 to modern day, one of the most famous and iconic pistols of American history, the 1911. On this video, we learn 10 facts we didn’t know about the 1911 Pistol. This firearm...
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New 1911 Pistols For 2017

New 1911 Pistols For 2017

By Shooting Illustrated For the firearm buyer in 2017, it’s the best of all possible worlds. Firearms are protected; ridiculous, Obama-era restrictions are being rolled back; and with a surplus of guns built with the expectation of an aggressively pro-gun...
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Marines Officially Choose Glock 9mm Over Colt 1911 For Spec Ops

Marines Officially Choose Glock 9mm Over Colt 1911 For Spec Ops

The 9mm Glock 19 has officially become the only pistol that Marine special operators can take into battle, a Marine Corps Special Operations Command spokesman told the Marine Corps Times. “We put our money behind the 9mm round fired by an...
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