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CMP 1911s and the Changing Nature of Surplus/C&R Guns

CMP 1911s and the Changing Nature of Surplus/C&R Guns

As anyone who watches the news knows, the times they are a-changin’. Our current political situation and the ongoing disaster in Houston aside, there are some big changes unfolding in the world of gun ownership and CCW, particularly when it comes to surplus and C&R eligible guns. A great deal of this centers on the…

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Reasons To Consider A 1911 9mm Instead Of .45 ACP

Reasons To Consider A 1911 9mm Instead Of .45 ACP

  Believe it or not, there are some very good reasons to consider a 1911 9mm instead of the classic .45 ACP chambering. Not that there's anything wrong with .45 ACP; it's a great round and a decent 1911 makes shooting a big-bore cartridge an absolute breeze. However, the same gun chambered in 9mm is…

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Sig Sauer 1911 C3 [FIREARM REVIEW]

Sig Sauer 1911 C3 [FIREARM REVIEW]

How about the Sig Sauer 1911 C3 shown here in .45ACP? Would it make a good concealed carry gun? For starters, what does the "C3" stand for? Well, that is a good clue as to what this gun is designed for. The "C3" stands for... Concealed Carry Compact. So then as the name states is…

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Is Cocked and Locked Carry Unsafe?

Is Cocked and Locked Carry Unsafe?

Conventional wisdom is that a cocked and locked 1911 - in other words a 1911 pistol that has been loaded, cocked and the manual safety engaged - is the best way to carry that particular gun. In fact, it's one of the safest ways to carry one or indeed, any gun that has one. Cocked…

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Dan Wesson Valor 1911 Review

Dan Wesson Valor 1911 Review

I’ve made no secret that I’m not a ‘1911 guy’. I know that many of you out there are die hard 1911 fans. So, since I am fair and equitable (balanced) I thought I’d do a review on a 1911 since I am a CZ guy. It just so happens that CZ also owns Dan…

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The Smith & Wesson 1911 Pro Series 9mm Review

The Smith & Wesson 1911 Pro Series 9mm Review

Are Beauty and the Beast different creatures? Smith & Wesson has one of the most attractive 9mm 1911s on the market today and it is the SW1911 9mm Pro. The Pro is a full-size 1911 built with a stainless steel slide, frame and barrel, with a matte silver finish. As you can see from the…

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Springfield 1911 - Range Officer

Springfield 1911 – Range Officer Review

So you looking to rid yourself of unwanted pest, are you? There is a product on the market that allows you to rid yourself of unwanted pests without the mixing of chemicals (pre-mixing is provided), no shaking of a can, is capable of pinpoint accuracy, and comes in its own container. That product is the…

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