If you want a good short .45 look to the Colt Defender. Quite simply, Colt was the first and has offered the most for over 100 years. Read more to discover why the Defender is your best option when concealing a 1911 .45.
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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?
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.
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.
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 has been first with most innovations of the 1911 for over 100 years. The Rail Gun will not disappoint.
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.
The debate over the best caliber is as classic as the guns that shoot them, and the wedge that has split more than one set of shooting buddies. No minds will be changed, but here is a strong case why the 9mm has become the king of self-defense cartridges.
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.