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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
…the new Boberg XR45-S pistol. But then, I discovered Bruce at the Pocket Guns & Gear site already has talked about this new pistol. Besides, he does a much better job than I could do anyway. So, go read his take on the new Boberg .45 ACP.
Against many people’s expectations, the Arsenal Firearms AF-2011 double barrel 1911 pistols were at the SHOT Show. I was able to put my hands on them on the show floor and believe they are nothing more than a very limited, very expensive run of handguns that are (at best) merely an attention-getting campaign for the […]
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 […]
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 […]