Springfield XD fans rejoice, the Springfield XD-S 4.0 in .45 ACP is now shipping. This single stack pistol can use either a 5 round flush magazine or a 7 round magazines with an extended grip. It is available in black or two-tone versions. The MSRP is $599, and the [Read More…]
By the mid-1920s Auto Ordnance had only sold a few thousand of their .45 ACP Thompson submachine guns to military and law enforcement organizations. To help increase sales they started marketing them to private business owners. This above advertisement, which shows a [Read More…]
The folks at Modern Pawn and Guns have done an thorough video review of the Double Tap Defense .45 Auto. We have been trying to get one of these to review for a very long time for review but are still waiting for the company to send it to us. After watching the Modern [Read More…]
Filipino new show News5E reported on a raid on a crew of guns-for-hire by the National Bureau of Investigation. The cops found a nifty-looking suppressed .45 ACP submachine gun modeled after a M4 Carbine. The gun designer looks like he was also party inspired by [Read More…]
FNH USA has announced their new FNX-45, the commercialised version of the pistol they developed for the Joint Combat Pistol Program. The pistol is single/double action and its controls are fully ambidextrous. The frame will be available in black (as pictured above) with [Read More…]
SigSauerGuns.com reports that SIG will be unveiling a new double stacked .45 ACP pistol called the SIG P227 at SHOT Show. The P227 is going to be a .45 ACP double stack pistol with overall dimensions very close to the P226. The thickness of the grip will be pretty much [Read More…]
A couple of years ago I blogged about Tacome1942 and his amazing paper guns. He has not stopped making 1:1 replica paper guns and his newer creations can fire real cartridges. He loads cartridges with homemade primers and uses powered matchstick heads as gunpowder. His [Read More…]
Three weeks ago we leaked the news that Remington was going to produce a Model 1911 R1 Carry. Remington has just officially announced the new pistol. From the press release … Remington is proud to introduce a new version of America’s favorite pistol design, [Read More…]
Andrew did some underwater photography. This photo is of a 1911 firing a HST 230gr .45 ACP.
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 [Read More…]
I am not sure how new the Taurus Judge Model 4510TKR-3SSR is, but I had noticed it before. The 3″ barreled revolver features a ported barrel and picatinny rail.
Strike Industries emailed me photos of a futuristic .45 ACP submachine gun that Sam, their engineer, printed out on their rapid prototyping machine. Its a very nifty design.
Heizer Defense, a new gun maker from St. Louis, Missouri, has developed a nifty derringer type pistol. The Heizer Defense DoubleTap is chambered in .45 ACP and has two barrels in an over/under configuration. The frame is made of titanium and the trigger is double [Read More…]
Springfield Armory is now selling the .45 ACP version of their XD-M 5.25″ Competition pistol. The gun has a capacity of 13+1. [Hat Tip: Defense Review]
Tex Grebner shot himself while drawing his Kimber .45. His negligent discharge was caught on camera. The bullet traveled down his leg and exited just above his knee. I could not help watching it without wincing. Tex took full responsibility for the negligent discharge [Read More…]
NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com. To get up-to-date information on where to find Springfield Armory 1911s for sale, please visit GunsForSale.com. Springfield Armory has been one of the very top manufacturers of 1911’s for many years. [Read More…]
Each month my benevolent employer, GunsForSale.com, runs a giveaway. This month, KRISS USA has donated a a tricked-out KRISS Vector CRB carbine for the giveaway, a gun that normally retails at $2,779. You can enter the giveaway here. KRISS Vector CRB TacPac includes a [Read More…]
When Rossi / Taurus come up with an idea, they run with it. Their latest concept is a lever action version of the Rossi Circuit Judge revolver carbine. The original Circuit Judges have a double action revolver action. This model uses a lever to rotate the cylinder and [Read More…]
The Rossi Circuit Judge is now available in .22 Long Rifle and .22 Magnum. The gun, which appears to be based on the new Taurus Tracker 992 revolver action, comes with both a .22 LR cylinder and a .22 Magnum cylinder. Unlike the previous Circuit Judge, which have a [Read More…]
The much anticipated Ruger SR1911 has arrived. The pistol features an attractive bead-blasted stainless finish and checkered hardwood grips. The best feature: the price! With a MSRP of $799, it is cheaper than similarly specced imported 1911s. The slide is CNC machined [Read More…]
A member of Arfcom managed to get their hands on the elusive Rossi Ranch Hand chambered in .45 Long Colt… [Hat Tip: SayUncle]
Umarex USA will soon be importing their first centerfire pistol, the Regent .45 ACP 1911. This pistol, manufactured by the Turkish firm Trabzon Gun Industry, was previously imported by IAC. Umarex have told me that they have been working closely with Trabzon to ensure [Read More…]
The Knight’s Armament Knight Hawk Limited Edition set includes a custom KAC SR-15 E3 Rifle, a custom .45 ACP Nighthawk 1911 and a custom Strider Knife. Only 100 sets will be sold. More information and photos at Guns, Holsters and Gear. To be honest, I am not a big fan [Read More…]
Colt Defense and Springfield Armory are both in the running to have one of their 1911 pistols adopted by the Marines as the M45 Close Quarter Battle Pistol. Military.com reports … Colt Defense of Hartford, Conn., and Springfield Armory of Geneseo, Ill., sent [Read More…]
Wilson Combat is now selling match.45 ACP ammunition. The Bill Wilson Signature Jacketed Match Load is guaranteed to shoot ten-shot groups at 25 yard through a “fixed barrel testing device” of under 0.5″. The load pushes a 230 gr. Hornady HAP (Hornady [Read More…]
Robb Allen, who normally blogs at Sharp as a Marble, has reviewed three brands of .45 ACP ammunition for Gun, Holsters & Gear blog.
This time it was a vintage .45 Colt. As usual handloads were used and the owner swears they were loaded correctly Lots more photos at AFRCOM. [ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]
I recently questioned Hi-Point’s wisdom in producing a nifty .45 Carbine but only producing an eight round magazine. Fortunately there is hope on the horizon. Doc, a reader of TFB, emailed Hi-Point about this issue and they informed him that they are developing an [Read More…]