Lightweight 1911 9MMs: We Test Ruger, Colt, Taurus, SA

The players: A Taurus 1911 Commander, a Colt Lightweight Commander, the Ruger SR1911 LW Commander Stainless, and the Springfield Armory 1911 Range Officer LW Compact P19125L.

The U.S. Army adopted the Colt Model 1892 New Revolver chambered in 38 Long Colt in – drum roll please – 1892. This chambering, which is roughly equivalent to a mild 148-grain wadcutter loading in 38 Special worked well until it had to be used in combat. The Spanish-American War brought American troops to the […]
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