Wilson Combat Super Sentinel

Wilson Combat Super Sentinel

The Wilson Combat Super Sentinel is a new concealed carry pistol chambered in .38 Super.  The pistol is a traditional 1911-style platform with a 3.6″ barrel and weight of a touch over 25 ounces. Like all Wilson Combat pistols, the Super Sentinel is a beautiful gun with clean lines and features that make it an […]

Arsenal AF2011-A1 Fever

Arsenal AF2011

It seems that the new Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 pistol is generating a bit of a stir on the intertubes.  Since I posted information on the gun several days ago, that article has been (by far) the most popular page on the site with tens of thousand of views. But, AF2011-A1 fever extends beyond our little […]

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


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


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


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 […]