Leaked: Remington 1911 R1 Carry

Remington will soon be announcing the Remington 1911 R1 Carry. This is what we know so far: Caliber will be .45 ACP. 5″ stainless match barrel. Will ship with two 7 round and a 8 round magazine. Black Oxide finish. Checkered/Smooth Cocobolo grip. Front Tritium night sight, rear black Novak sight. De-Horned frame and Slide. Ambidextrous thumb safety and...

Underwater 1911

Andrew did some underwater photography. This photo is of a 1911 firing a HST 230gr .45 ACP. The Firearm Blog...

Sig Sauer 1911 and P238 Zombie Edition

Bill Hicks & Co., Ltd., a full-line distributor for the hunting and shooting-sports industry, is proud to exclusively offer the Zombie Edition of Sig Sauer’s popular 1911 and P238 pistol. Both Zombie Edition pistols have attention-grabbing enhancements, including green Hogue Extreme Series aluminum grips, complete with...

Remington 1911 R1 with Enhanced Threaded Barrel

Two years after buying AAC, Remington are slowly coming to terms with the fact that they are a suppressor manufacturer. They are now selling a version of the R1 1911 Enhanced with a threaded barrel. The press release says … “The popularity of silencers is soaring,” said John Trull, Vice President of Firearms Product...

Why the Marines adopted the M45 Colt 1911

The news that the USMC had adopted the Colt 1911 Rail Gun as the new M45 pistol generated a lot of controversy. People could not understand why the Marines would adopt a very generic 1911 pistol when more modern, lighter and higher capacity pistols were readily available. Fuel was added to the fire when Solider Systems broke the news that in military tests the...

How many man hours did it take to manufacture your Filipino 1911?

Reuters has published a fascinating look into Filipino gun industry that is transforming from illegal backyard workshops to legal factories. The factory highlighted in the article, Shooters Arms Manufacturing, manufactures guns for American Tactical Imports. ATI FX Titan being cleaned in the Shooters Arms Manufacturing factory. The...

Colt 1911 Rail Gun selected as the M45

Solider Systems & Gear Scout report that the Colt 1911 Rail Gun has been selected as the next M45 MEU(SOC) pistol. Photo © Lionel [ Many thanks to Lance for emailing me the link. ] The Firearm Blog...

Bul M-5 Ultra Custom 1911

The Bul M-5 Ultra Custom 1911 is very nice looking 9mm chambered compact 1911 from Israel. It has a 3″ barrel and uses an 8 round 9mm magazine. [ Many thanks to Yair for...