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Photos of a New Colt Lightweight Commander

Photos of a New Colt Lightweight Commander

What is it about the 1911? Take, for instance, this Colt Lightweight Commander. Loaded with eight rounds of .45 ACP, it weighs 34.6 ounces. And it retails for $949. I don’t know how to put value on a fighting pistol with a virtually unmatched legacy like the 1911. And I love the single action and thumb safety. Subjective matters of opinion, perhaps. More objectively, other...

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Mouse Gun Magic

Mouse Gun Magic

Even If It’s Less Than Mighty, A Gun In Hand Beats One At Home The defensive handgun might be best described as a tool of convenience used to protect your life. Most of us recognize a shoulder weapon, such as a rifle or shotgun as a much more decisive instrument, but they are neither practical nor socially acceptable when going about your daily routine. So, we’re left...

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Exclusive: Taking Stock of the Walth...

Exclusive: Taking Stock of the Walther PPS M2

You’ve seen this Walther PPS M2, ya? Yep, another single stack nine. But...

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1911+ .357 = SIG TACOPS

1911+ .357 = SIG TACOPS

By Massad Ayoob More cops are carrying the 1911 pistol today than at any...

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Then And Now: Glock 34 Meets Colt Of...

Then And Now: Glock 34 Meets Colt Officer’s Model .38 Special

And The Winner Is…? By Ethan Johns I recently came across a handgun I...

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J-Frame Gear You Should Get Right No...

J-Frame Gear You Should Get Right Now

I’ve argued for carrying a J-frame inside the waistband and I’ll do it...