Tag Archives | 1911

Coonan Compact .357 Magnum, pocket powerhouse.

I have reviewed several pistols in the Coonan line up, the .357 Magnum Classic,  .357 Magnum Classic factory comp, .45 Automatic, and 10mm Automatic so I am somewhat familiar with the platform.  The Compact is a bit of a different animal so I thought it warranted a separate review. Range Time  First Impressions    Standard three dot sights, the […]

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Dan Wesson TCP Loyal Sidekick.

About three months and some 500 rounds ago I received the new Dan Wesson TCP, and I believe I have this pistol figured out. The Tactical Commander Pistol is a new spin on a proven platform. Though not a true four and a quarter, Commander the TCP is a four-inch top end with a full size receiver. […]

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Dan Wesson Wraith, keeping the 10mm alive.

It was just over a month ago the new Dan Wesson Discretion test sample arrived and I was already ready. First Impressions  Wearing a new style finish, “Distressed Duty” the silencer ready 10mm Auto 1911 style pistol is quite the handsome pistol. The slide was well fit to the receiver. The single-sided thumb safety was well serrated […]

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Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures

Evolution of the 1911 in Pictures The evolution of the 1911 started in 1898 with the pistol that became the Colt Model 1900. Chambered in .38 Auto, it was a locked breech, short recoil operated pistol that sported a twin linked barrel…one fore and one aft…and a non-tilting barrel. The Colt Model 1900 The next […]

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Ruger SR 1911 in 10mm Auto

Capacity 8+1 Slide Material Stainless Steel Barrel Length 5″ Grip Frame Low-Glare Stainless Grip Panels Black Rubberized Model Type Target Slide Finish Low-Glare Stainless Width 1.34″ Sights Bomar-Style Adjustable Weight 40.4 oz. Overall Length 8.67″ Height 5.45″ Grooves 6 Twist 1:16″ RH Suggested Retail $1019.00 Precision CNC-controlled machining process results in a superior slide-to-frame and […]

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