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.

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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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