Springfield Armory Releases NEW 9mm Emissary 4.25″

For those who carry 1911s, the size and weight can become tiresome. Thankfully, we have variants with smaller frames and shorter barrels, but what if you want more capacity, too? One way to increase capacity is to change calibers. There has been a trend toward 9mm 1911 pistols in recent years. The smaller round increasesContinue reading “Springfield Armory Releases NEW 9mm Emissary 4.25″”

OutdoorHub Review: Springfield Armory 9mm Emissary 4.25″

I know a few people who like to carry 1911s. In fact, there have been so many of them throughout the last 111 years that the platform continues to thrive. Some things are changing, however. One major trend is 1911 pistols trading in the hard thump of the .45 ACP for the explosive crack ofContinue reading “OutdoorHub Review: Springfield Armory 9mm Emissary 4.25″”

History of the Colt 1911

“Two world wars!” This is a statement you’ll often hear from 1911 fans who think the platform is still the best. This is in reference to the service that the 1911 saw in both the first and second world wars. The statement has become somewhat of a joke, as we all know the pistol didn’tContinue reading “History of the Colt 1911”

Shiny: The Custom Serenity 1911 From Cabot Guns

My inbox was hit with an email that was sure to make Malcolm Reynolds, Jayne Cobb, and River Tam all feel very shiny. This is the newest custom 1911 from Cabot Guns, the Serenity 1911. Click below to get more details from The Firearm Blog. Shiny: The Custom Serenity 1911 From Cabot Guns

Cabot Guns Releases Lineup For 2022 Gun of the Month Club

If you’re familiar with Cabot Guns, a high-end firearms manufacturer that mainly focuses on 1911 pistols, you might be aware of their Gun of the Month Club. Every month for a year, members are delivered a new firearm. All of the guns are limited runs, and only enough are made to supply the members. TheContinue reading “Cabot Guns Releases Lineup For 2022 Gun of the Month Club”

NEW Springfield Armory 1911 Operator: No-Nonsense, All Business

Like steak and potatoes, the 1911 platform screams both “American” and “classic.” The beautiful lines and history of the firearm give it a special place in the hearts of American shooters. Over the years, the platform has undergone modern upgrades to bring it into the 21st century such as improved sights and accessory rails. TheContinue reading “NEW Springfield Armory 1911 Operator: No-Nonsense, All Business”

AO Review: Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded Marine Corps Operator

I’m not going to get into any of the 1911 or .45 ACP controversies in this review. If you think the platform holds no value, move along. If you think it’s the best handgun out there, maybe go shoot some newer pistols. If you fall in the middle, and you understand that every piece ofContinue reading “AO Review: Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded Marine Corps Operator”

MasterPiece Arms Adds The NEW 9mm DS9 Commander

The 1911/2011market continues to expand as shooters come to appreciate the blending of high capacity and the 1911’s legendary shootability. Previously unleashing the MPA DS40 Travis Tomasie Competition Pistol, MasterPiece Arms is expanding upon its DS line of high-end, machined in the U.S.A. pistols. The newest release is the MasterPiece Arms MPA DS9 Commander, aContinue reading “MasterPiece Arms Adds The NEW 9mm DS9 Commander”

Wilson Combat’s NEW SFX9 3.25″

For a while, plastic fantastics had made 1911-patterned firearms obsolete. Not completely so, but as a concealed carry option, they no longer made sense. A polymer pistol could hold 15 rounds of 9mm instead of seven rounds of .45 ACP. They also weighed almost half as much as a 1911. However, chambering the 1911 inContinue reading “Wilson Combat’s NEW SFX9 3.25″”

An Updated Classic: The Nighthawk Custom Classic 1911

Many of us love and appreciate classic designs like the 1911. However, we understand that these classic designs are due for some modern upgrades. Without disturbing the precise and pleasing lines of the 1911 pistol, Nighthawk Custom has done just that. Including small but meaningful upgrades to the 1911 we all know and love, theContinue reading “An Updated Classic: The Nighthawk Custom Classic 1911”