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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)

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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)

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[Video+Review] Staccato XC & XL 2021: 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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6 Best Double Stack 1911s [All Budgets]

Ever wished 1911s came with more rounds? Well, we have some recommendations for you with a list of double stack 1911s that will pump up your round count. (Read)

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Best 1911 Upgrades & Mods [Ultimate Guide]

Find out the best 1911 upgrades to make your gun perfect. We're breaking it down into easy DIY mods, gunsmith required upgrades, and recommended products. (Read)

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9 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 1911's are for you. (Read)

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Best 1911 Pistols For the Money [2021]

There's so many 1911's out there...how do you choose? We cover the 10 best 1911 pistols and features PLUS our personal picks for each price range. (Read)

Observations

What Are Sweetheart Grips? History & Humanity in War

We explore the history and sentiment behind "sweetheart grips" as well as how these 1911 accessories were made in the midst of WWII. (Read)

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[Tested] Best 1911 Magazines: .45 ACP and 9mm

From high-end to budget-friendly, get ready to stock up on 1911 accessories with our list of the best 1911 magazines on the market. (Read)

Ammo

Best .45 ACP Ammo [2021]: Home Defense & Target Practice

Want the best .45 ACP ammo for home defense? We cover FBI tests that cover penetration and expansion. Plus our favorite picks for range and plinking ammo to save you money. (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 7 best. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Hands-On Review] Springfield 1911 TRP Operator 10mm

Want something even bigger than a .45? Look no further, we're reviewing the Springfied Armory 10mm Operator Longslide 1911. (Read)

Observations

7 Most Important Guns of The Vietnam War

A lot of battlefield innovation took place during the Vietnam War. Today we focus on the most important firearms of the era. (Read)

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

Want a .45 pistol...but not the 1911? We've got you covered with our top 7 picks of modern handguns that minimize recoil and maximize capacity of the .45 ACP. (Read)