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Rock Island Armory M1911 A2 FS-Tactical 51679 9mm Luger

Owned and operated by the Tuason family, Rock Island Armory/Armscor has done business out of the Philippines for many decades. During this time, they have become the most prodigious producer of 1911-style firearms in the world.

Springfield Armory 1911 DS Prodigy 4.25-Inch PH9117AOSD 9mm Luger

Springfield Armory has been in the 1911 world for decades, but to this point, the company has primarily concentrated on single-stack designs.

Taylor’s & Company M1911A1 FS Tactical II 10mm Auto

Taylor’s & Company is a well-known importer that specializes in period weapons, especially recreations of those used in the War Between the States and in the American West.

Dan Wesson Razorback 10mm Auto

More than 100 years after his great-grandfather helped found Smith & Wesson, Daniel Wesson picked up the mantle and opened Wesson Firearms Co., Inc. One of the guiding lights behind the modern silhouette competition, Wesson became famous for his super-accurate switch-barrel revolvers.

Henry Lever Action Brass Axe H018BAH-410 .410 Bore 2.5 in.

The Henry Brass Axe is similar to a Mare’s Leg, but the Brass Axe is longer, heavier, and is chambered to only fire .410 shotshells. The Axe uses the same frame as Henry’s centerfire rifles.

Taylor’s & Co. Howdah Pistol PC2/210246 45 Colt/.410

The original Howdah was a large-caliber pistol used to track wounded tigers in India during the days of the Raj. Taylor’s calls this pistol a Howdah, but it is more like an Ithaca Auto & Burglar model made from 1922 to 1933

Bond Arms Texas Defender BATD 45 LC/410

The Bond Arms Texas Defender derringer is a solid hunk of stainless steel, and in hand it sits low so you have easy access to the hammer and can cock it back. Shooting it takes a bit of re-training.

Rock Island Armory M1911A1 FS Tactical II 10mm Auto

The timeless characteristics folks love about the 1911 are here. There’s a slab-sided barrel and thin grip frame to go along with a straight-pull trigger. Then there are added features that have become so popular, with the first readily apparent upgrade being the sights.

SIG Sauer P365 XMacro Comp 365XCA-9-COMP 9mm Luger

The XMacro is in some ways a dream come true for concealed carry. The pistol is reliable and easy to shoot well. The compensator seems effective, the night sights are excellent, and the grip is comfortable. We truly believe the XMacro shoots as well as larger SIG P320 or Glock 19-type handguns. This is a good shooter, and the capacity doesn’t hurt.

Glock 43X Conversion 9mm Luger

Our base gun cost was $488. We added Ameriglo sights for $90, Shield Arms magazines and magwell conversion for a total price of $215, and Talon grips for $10. The Glock 43X is actually slightly less expensive than it was a couple of years ago, with supply finally catching up to demand.

Taurus GX4XL Standard 1-GX4XL941 9mm Luger

In a rush to get the first GX4XL in the state, we probably paid $20 too much. Our version is not optics ready, with the Taurus Optics Ready Option (TORO) version costing $40 more. Taurus International has designed this as a head-to-head competitor with the SIG P365XL and Glock 43X/Glock 48 class, as well as the Springfield Hellcat.

SDS Imports/TISAS USA Announces 1911 Night Stalker Pistols

TISAS/SDS Imports has announced the 1911 Night Stalker series chambered in 9mm, 10mm, and 45 ACP. MSRP: $760. The pistols come with a Lifetime Service...

‘Background Check’ Rule Is Coming For You

On April 11, 2024, the Biden Administration’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives issued a new rule to expand background-check requirements for private...