Arsenal AF2011-A1: Double Barrel 1911

Arsenal AR2011-A1

In the greatest case of “Because we can” manufacturing, Arsenal Firearms introduced the AF2011-A1 pistol.  The AF2011-A1 is a double-barrel 1911 pistol complete with dual triggers and dual magazines. Giving wide body new meaning, this gun spits two .45 bullets down range with each press of the dual triggers.  Dual ejection ports sling brass in […]

Cabot Guns South Paw

Cabot Guns South Paw

In case you missed it previously, Cabot Guns is building a left-hand oriented 1911 pistol called the South Paw.  The South Paw was introduced at the 2012 SHOT Show. Cabot claims the South Paw is the only left-handed 1911 pistol on the market, and I believe they are right.  Left-handed firearms are often produced in […]

Dan Wesson Specialist 1911 Pitsol

Dan Wesson Specialist

The Dan Wesson Specialist is another addition to the company’s 1911 line of pistols that I expect to be on display at the 2012 SHOT Show.  According to the Dan Wesson company, the Specialist is a full sized, single-action pistol that was designed for police departments and “special units” that carry a 1911-style pistol. The […]

Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm: To Be Reintroduced In 2012

Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm

It’s back.  For 2012, Dan Wesson is bringing back the Razorback 10mm pistol. The Dan Wesson Razorback RZ-10 is a 1911-style pistol with a forged stainless steel frame.  The slide and frame are both polished to a “soft” finish on the flat areas, while the rounded areas are sand blasted. The RZ-10 has a 5″ […]

Dan Wesson Guardian 1911 Pistol

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CZ revamped the Dan Wesson 1911 line, and were showing off the new pistols at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The Dan Wesson Guardian was one example. The Guardian is a commander-sized 1911 pistol chambered in 9mm.  The forged alloy frame has a black “duty” finish, which is the same finish as what is on the […]

Les Baer Boss .45 1911

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Inspired by the 1970 Boss 429 Mustang, Les Baer introduced the Boss .45 1911 pistol at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The new Boss 1911 is a good looking pistol, with some solid features from one of the best known 1911 builders in the USA. The Boss is based on Baer’s Premier II pistol, with added […]

DoubleStar 1911 Introduced

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DoubleStar, known for their AR-15 products, has announced a new handgun: the DoubleStar 1911. The DoubleStar 1911 uses a forged steel frame, and has a beveled magazine well, Novak sights and a National Match stainless steel 5″ barrel.  The finish is parkerized.  Customizations are available, including a variety of grips, and a choice in trigger […]

The Colt Combat Elite Returns

Colt has brought back the Combat Elite.  Announced at the 2009 SHOT Show and now listed in the ’09 Colt catalog, the Combat Elite is a very nice looking and feeling 1911-platform gun chambered in the venerable .45 ACP. The floor sample at the SHOT Show had excellent craftsmanship, and unlike the Delta Elite at […]

Colt Delta Elite: More Information and Photos

Frustratingly, there were few Colt sales people at their SHOT Show exhibit.  So, I didn’t get one for long, and what information I got was not terribly helpful. The re-introduction of the Colt Delta Elite is a special run only.  It is in the 2009 catalog, but only as a special run item.  Colt is […]

Smith & Wesson Model SW1911 Sub Compact – Pro Series Pistol

Smith and Wesson has brought a new subcompact 1911 in .45 ACP to the market in their SW1911 line.  The SW1911 Sub Compact Pro Series is a tiny 1911 with an obvious eye on the concealed carry market. The SW1911 features a Scandium frame, carbon steel slide, and stainless steel barrel, which all weighs in […]

Crimson Trace LG-401 Lasergrip for Government and Commander 1911 Pistols

Crimson Trace manufactures high-quality red laser aiming devices for a wide range of self-defense pistols and revolvers.  The Crimson Trace LG-401 is the lasergrip aiming device for the Government and Commander sized 1911 pistols. The LG-401 replaces the grip panels with the Crimson Trace lasergrips.  The red laser emitting diode, sits above the right grip […]