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Charter Arms Pitbull in .45 ACP

Charter Arms Pit Bull 45 ACP

Charter Arms will release a .45 ACP version of the Pit Bull revolver early next year. The gun is the third caliber offering in the Pitbull line, with the 9mm and .40 S&W already on the market.

Let’s take a look at what we expect the Pitbull to be…

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Handguns

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.

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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 the slide is made of high carbon steel.  The unloaded weight is 25.8 ounces.  The gun has an overall length of 6.85″ and a height of 5″.

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Ammunition

Winchester Making New 1911 Ammo

Win1911 ammoWinchester 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 flat nose bullet.  Winchester claims the load is built for “high accuracy” and produces “precision groups.”  Winchester does not identify the exact bullet used in the JHP load, so I would expect it is a traditional bullet rather than a highly-engineered bullet like the SXT.

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Handguns

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 uses of MIM parts, a less expensive barrel and the reduction of machining operations on the slide.