I.O. Venom

IO Venom

I.O. Inc. will be shipping a new 1911 pistol later this year called the Venom.  The Venom is still in production, but is close to production.  A prototype was on the floor of the SHOT Show, and I.O. staff allowed us to photograph it.  Please note that the production gun will have higher quality machining […]

The New EAA Witness Polymer 1911

Witness Polymer 1911

European American Armory Corp (EAA) will start selling a polymer 1911 in 2014.  The new new pistol will resemble a traditional 1911, but will have a black plastic frame.

The New Magnum Research Ultra-Compact Desert Eagle 1911U

Magnum Research DE1911U

Magnum Research announced the introduction of an “ultra-compact, ultra-light” 1911 style pistol called the Desert Eagle 1911 Undercover or the DE1911U. The new pistol will be chambered in .45 ACP and will have a 3″ bull barrel.  The muzzle has an 11° crown.  The magazines hold six rounds.  The frame is made of aluminum and […]

Winchester Making New 1911 Ammo

Win1911 ammo

Winchester Ammunition announced they are now making a new line of .45 ACP ammo for the 1911 platform pistol.  The WIN1911 ammunition will come in two variations: one uses a FMJ bullet, while the other uses a JHP.  Both loads are designed to shoot to the same point of aim. The FMJ load uses a […]

The New Kahr CT40 and CT45 Pistols

Kahr CT45

Kahr will introduce two new, full-sized pistols in 2014:  the CT40 and the CT45 handguns.  The new pistols will be the same size as the TP series guns, but with a much lower suggested retail price. Like the CW-series of handguns, Kahr is reducing the production costs on the CT40 and the CT45 through the […]

Iver Johnson 1911A1 Carbine

Iver Johnson 1911A1 carbine

The Iver Johnson 1911A1 Carbine is a new rifle that appears to mate a 1911 pistol to a AR-style rifle.  It is chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge and looks like it retains all of the normal 1911 controls, grip safety and more. The gun has a M4-style stock.  Additionally, it looks to have a removable carry […]

Kahr CM45: Details from the 2013 SHOT Show

Kahr CM45 review

Another new gun shown at the 2013 SHOT Show is the Kahr CM45 (Model #4543).  The CM series of handguns is the economy version of the PM series that Kahr produces.  Adding the venerable .45 ACP caliber to the CM series of handguns should bode well for Kahr, as the CM series has been a […]

HK45 Tactical

HK45 Tactical Suppressor

HK announced the introduction of the HK45 Tactical to the civilian market.  It looks like you will be able to get them in all sorts of tactical colors and with a threaded barrel. Probably the oddest thing about this product announcement is that the HK45 Tactical is shown in a photograph with a “dummy” sound […]

Ruger SR45

Ruger SR45 review

The Ruger SR45 is now a reality.  Just days ahead of the 2013 SHOT Show, Sturm, Ruger & Co announced the big bore addition to the company’s popular “SR” series of handguns. Chambered in .45 ACP, the new SR45 comes standard with 10-round magazines, giving the shooter a lot of firepower.  Yet, Ruger claims the […]

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 […]

Heizer DoubleTap .45

Heizer DoubleTap .45

The Heizer DoubleTap is a two-shot .45 ACP pistol that was announced last year, and subsequently shown at the 2012 SHOT Show.  The DoubleTap is a very thin, lightweight gun designed for concealed carry.  As it is very flat, it could make an excellent pocket gun. The new Heizer pistol is an all-metal gun that […]

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 […]

Buffalo Bore’s .45 Auto Rim

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Buffalo Bore is now manufacturing the .45 Auto Rim in four loadings: two standard pressure and two “+P”. In standard pressure, you can get a 200 gr JHP at a little over 1000 fps (444+ ft-lb) out of a 4″ S&W revolver.  The 255 gr hard cast FP is clocking almost 870 fps (410+ ft-lb) […]