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Staccato CS Review: Best Compact 2011 for Carry?

Staccato's newest pistol, the CS, promises amazing performance in a small package. But does this compact carry gun deserve a spot in your CCW setup? (Read)

History

What Happened to the Alchemy Arms Spectre?

We take a look at the Alchemy Arms Spectre -- a unique pistol that blended Glock and 1911 design components. Why did it fail? Come find out. (Read)

1911

Best 1911 Pistols For the Money

There are so many 1911s out there...how do you choose? We cover the best 1911 pistols and features PLUS our personal picks for each price range. (Read)

Fun

Guns of Pop Culture: “Wanted” & the Safari Arms Matchmaster

We're taking a look at the film "Wanted" and the gorgeous Safari Arms Matchmaster 1911. Get ready to curve some bullets, folks. (Read)

1911

6 Best 9mm 1911s: Move Over .45 ACP

When you think 1911, you think 230+ grains of .45 caliber Americana. But what if you want that classic 1911 styling and shootability, but in a softer-shooting (and cheaper) flavor? These 9mm 1911s are for you. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

7 Best Metal Framed Semi-Auto Pistols

Polymer may be all the rage, but metal framed semi-auto handguns are timeless. Which are our faves? Take a look at our list of the best. (Read)

Pistol

10 Best .45 ACP Pistols (That Aren’t 1911s)

Want a .45 pistol...but not the 1911? We've got you covered with our top picks of modern handguns that minimize recoil and maximize capacity of the .45 ACP. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Rock Island 1911 Review: Best Under $500?

Are Rock Island Armory's 1911s cheap but still good? Find out now as we go over fit, feel, accuracy, reliability, and more in this review. (Read)

Ammo

Best .45 ACP Ammo: Home Defense & Target Practice

Want the best .45 ACP ammo for home defense? We look at FBI tests for penetration and expansion. Plus our favorite picks for range and plinking ammo to save you money. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Kimber Warrior: A New 1911 Era

Looking at getting a Kimber Warrior 1911? We have a review years in the making where we cover accuracy, reliability, ergonomics, pricing, and more. (Read)

1911

12 Best Affordable 1911s (For Your Budget)

As American as apple pie, the 1911 is a classic and outstanding firearm. Find out the best affordable 1911 that fits your budget. (Read)

1911

Can I Drop a 1911 Slide on an Empty Chamber?

Should you drop the slide on your 1911 if you're rocking an empty chamber? We tackle this controversial topic and tell you what we think. (Read)

1911

A (Not So Brief) History of the Colt M1911

We go back in time to see how one of John Moses Browning's most iconic pistols -- the Colt M1911 chambered in .45 ACP -- came to be. (Read)

Video

[Video+Review] Staccato XC & XL: Worth the Cost?

Are the Staccato XC 2021 and XL 2021 worth the high price tag? We think so. Come read up on what we loved about these 2011s. (Read)
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