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1911 Tune Up to Lower Trigger Pull

Learn how to tune up your 1911 for a lower trigger pull. You can expect to lower .5 lbs with just some minor polishing of trigger components. (Read)

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1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 5: Cutting the Slide Rail

Cutting the 1911 80% slide rail with Tactical Machining's jig and a 3/32 key seat cutter. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Sig Sauer P938: Tiny 9mm 1911 Goodness?

There are lots of good CCW guns on the market and this 9mm Sig Sauer is one of our favorites! Learn all about the P938, why we love it, and if it's for you. (Read)

How-To

[Guide] 1911 Frame & Slide Break In

Want a silky smooth 1911 slide? We cover our favorite technique to break in your 1911 slide and frame. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 2: Tools

Setting up with a drill press, vise, jig, and drill bits. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 6: Barrel Seating

How to setup your 80%, jig, and 18mm ball end mill for 1911 barrel seating. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 10: GunKote Application

Preparing surfaces with Sand Blasting, Brake Cleaner and K-Phos, then applying OD Green GunKote. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 7: Sear & Hammer Pin Holes

Using Tactical Machining's 1911 80% jig to cut the hammer and sear pin holes. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 9: Assembly & Fitting

Now that we completed the 80% 1911 frame, I'll show you how to assemble and fit everything to create your own working home built 1911. (Read)

How-To

1911 80% Tactical Machining Build, Part 8: Fitting the Slide

How to hand fit the 1911 slide with files, lapping compound, and tons of hammering. (Read)

Glock

Glock .45 ACP Models to Make You Forget the 1911

If you want .45 ACP power and Glock perfection, we'll help you choose the perfect model in terms of size, feel, capacity, price, and more. (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)

Buyer's Guide

[Study] Best Value-Holding Pistols: It’s an Investment!

We crunched the data of used-gun sales from Gunbroker.com and these are the best value-holding pistols. (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)
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