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Concealed Carry

Choosing a Handgun — 3 Handguns I Trust

Increasingly, there is a chance that all of us may confront heavily armed adversaries and felons behind vehicle cover. The battle will be finished within a few seconds. Your practice must have no limits—will your handgun be up to the task?

SIG Sauer TACOPS pistol right side

Firearms

Range Report: SIG TACOPS .45

The modern SIG TACOPS are arguably among the finest service grade 1911 handguns ever built. That is quite a claim coming from a 1911 aficionado such as The Shooter’s Log’s Bob Campbell. Read the full report to see why the TACOPS topped Bob’s favorite 1911 on a range showdown.

Cimarron 1911 handgun left side

Range Reports

Cimarron’s Wild Bunch 1911

There are many like it, but the Cimarron 1911 Wild Bunch stands alone. Check out why Bob Campbell recommends this particular model 1911 for Cowboy Action Shooting.

Springfield Range Officer Compact 1911 pistol left

Firearms

Range Report: Springfield Range Officer Compact 1911

A few years ago, Springfield Armory introduced a pistol that became a great success. The Range Officer is a first-class target pistol well worth its modest price, offering a match-grade barrel and accuracy potential that will win any match. Recently, Springfield has offered the concept in a downsized 1911. Does it live up to Springfield Armory 1911’s legacies? Read to find out in this range report.

Colt Commander with three different boxes of ammunition

Firearms

Range Report: The ‘1911 Commander’ Way

The Colt 1911 Government Model served law enforcement well for a long time. However, there was one complaint—it was too large and heavy for carrying comfortably. Even before World War II, Colt experimented with smaller handguns. With the maturity of aluminum technology, the smaller Commander-sized 1911 was possible. Today, the Colt Commander is built from steel and proves itself an excellent carry gun. Read our range report in this post.

Author holding a black and wood gripped 1911 made by Magnum Research against a silhouette target.

Firearms

Good Quality with a Fair Price: The Desert Eagle Commander 1911

There continues to be new introductions into the 1911 market. Without good quality, at an affordable price point, a new 1911 will fail to sell. One priced mid-range without cutting corners on quality is the Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911 Commander. The 1911C is built to strict standards and nothing we can see contradicts that statement. Shooting a variety of cheap .45 ACP ammo to the best in self-defense jacketed hollow points, the Desert Eagle 1911 Commander is worthy of going into anyone’s arsenal.