POTD: Cabot Guns "The Grail Guardian" Pistol

For today’s Photo Of The Day, we have pictures of the latest  Cabot Guns project – The Grail Guardian pistol. This 1911-style pistol is engraved with King Arthur and the Holy Grail motifs. The engravings are executed by Jonathon Quill. The ebony grips are made by Henri St. Jean. The case of this pistol is a 70-lb chest created by J. Van de Walker. Only one Grail Guardian pistol is made and it’s already sold.

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Alchemy Custom Weaponry Reveals MEUSOC 1911

Alchemy Custom Weaponry announced the first gun of their “Restomod” series, a throwback to the 1911 used by MEUSOC in the 1990s. This limited edition pistol marries the features of those classic pistols with state-of-the-art manufacturing and materials. Let’s a look at the features.

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Two New 10X Monoculars from German Precision Optics USA

German Precision Optics and their USA division, a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality, affordable sporting optics, is proud to introduce two new 10X monoculars to its line of premium optics – the GPO PASSION 10x32ED monocular and the GPOTAC 10x42ED tactical monocular. Both monoculars are a great way to spot targets from afar while reducing the overall weight you’re carrying when compared to a set of comparable binoculars.

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Ed Brown Releases 1911 Flat Wire Recoil System

You can now enhance your 1911 pistols with Ed Brown‘s Flat Wire Recoil System. This new set features a durable stainless steel guide rod paired with a long-lasting chrome silicon flat wire spring and plug. According to Ed Brown, this upgrade will increase the performance with smoother trigger pulls and enhanced cycling. Furthermore, the company claims that transitioning from traditional round wire to flat wire provides improved functionality and increased tolerance to various loads.

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The Rimfire Report: The Vudoo Target .22LR 1911 Pistol

Hello and welcome back to another edition of The Rimfire Report! In this ongoing series, we discuss anything and everything rimfire! Last week we heard from fellow TFB Writer Doug E as he discussed the futuristic-looking Beretta U22 NEOS pistol. Like a lot of other pistols of its era and style, the U22 NEOS was eventually discontinued which I think is a huge shame, especially considering that the Neos was also capable of being converted to a carbine with the purchase of a separate kit. Interestingly enough, this is something that a lot of people do with the Ruger MK III and MK IV series since the “upper” is actually the firearm and the grip/frame is an unserialized part. Thank you once again to Doug for sharing his knowledge and experience with us in last week’s edition! This week we’re checking out something completely different – a really expensive and allegedly very accurate 1911-style 22LR pistol – the Vudoo Target .22LR 1911 Pistol. Today we’ll be going over its specifications, features, use cases and of course my thoughts on the handgun so far.

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Boomers, Saddle Up! NEW Galco Triton 3.0 Kydex IWB 1911 Holsters

If you have some of that love for “Two World Wars” and one of John Moses Browning’s most popular firearms in history, then there is some good news coming from Galco that you will enjoy. The Galco Triton 3.0 Kydex IWB (Inside-the-Waistband) 5″ 1911 holster is now available in compatible fits for 1911 handguns whether you are rocking a micro red dot or not.

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XS Sights Expands R3D 2.0 Night Sights To 1911-Pattern Pistols

Looking for high-visibility iron sights for your 1911-pattern pistol? XS Sights has just expanded their lineup to meet your wishes. They’ve recently announced they have R3D 2.0 tritium-powered night sights compatible with three different 1911-style handguns.

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Better in Black! NEW Springfield Armory Emissary 1911 All-Black Variants

Springfield Armory has announced that they will now be offering their Emissary 1911 in an All-Black variant for those who want to invigorate those Dark Knight or Punisher vibes. These All-Black Emissary 1911s still carry a forged steel frame and slide with now a black Cerakote finish as well. Moreover, you can still expect the Emissary’s distinctive squared trigger guard for additional room when shooting with gloves on.

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Brand New High-End Slovenian 2011: The M-Arms AION

James Reeves is at IWA 2024 to visit M-Arms. Known for their KRATOS 1911, at IWA, they release the AION. The AION is a significant innovation in the 1911 pistol category, offering numerous groundbreaking features taken from the KRATOS such as high-quality tool steel construction, precise manufacturing methods, and a fully cylindrical barrel for consistent accuracy. It also includes a unique tritop slide design, advanced extractor for reliable cartridge extraction, and minimal friction components for smooth operation. This pistol represents a blend of Swiss and Slovenian engineering, aiming for top-notch performance and durability.

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A Premium Match Carry 2011 Pistol: The STP SWAT

In this exclusive TFBTV interview, James Reeves takes us through the remarkable features of the STP SWAT pistols, showcased at IWA 2024. These premium firearms, available in 4.0 and 5.0 versions, boast 9×19 caliber precision, bull barrels, and an innovative aluminum grip for enhanced control. With a focus on competitive shooting, they feature a Novak Tactical sight and an adjustable match-grade trigger. Each pistol comes equipped with a 17-round magazine, ensuring reliability and performance. For an in-depth look at these exceptional sport pistols, watch this video.

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Bul Armory's New 2011s for 2024

James Reeves visits his friend Ben at Bul Armory to talk about the new Bul Armory double stack 1911-style pistols coming for 2024 including revamps of old models, some new models, and a new mounting system. See the new and improved Bul Armory Ultralight pistol for concealed carry, the new EDC pistol which is a carry/competition hybrid, and Bul’s new competition guns, as well as their new system for mounting pistol optics/RDS. Make sure to subscribe to TFBTV for more from IWA 2024.

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The Italian 1911: Tanfoglio's NEW High-End 1911 Pistols

Join James Reeves as he takes you through a journey at IWA 2024, straight from the heart of the action. In this episode, James sits down with the prestigious Italian firearms manufacturer, Tanfoglio, to discuss their latest innovation in the world of high-end 1911 pistols. Get up close and personal with Tanfoglio’s newest 1911 marvels, designed for the discerning shooter who demands both elegance and performance. James and the Tanfoglio team dive into the features, technology, and artistry that set these pistols apart from the rest.

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New Apache 1911 from Watchtower Firearms Is In Production

Watchtower Firearms is a new gun company that emerged out of Texas in 2023. The brand name is an homage to the US military forces who fought in the Pacific Theater during World War II’s Guadalcanal Campaign, which was codenamed Operation Watchtower. Among other products, the company is launching a menu of AR-style offerings as well as one initial handgun model, which they have named the Apache. The Apache is a double-stack 1911 that is designed and marketed chiefly with the competitive shooter in mind. Watchtower has announced that these handguns are now in full production, with shipment expected to begin later this year. Read more about the Apache 1911 in the company’s press release copied below.

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Affordable Accuracy: CMP and Tisas Team Up For New 1911s

The glory days of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, when you could get a surplus M1 Carbine or Garand for beer money, may be long gone, but a new team-up between the CMP and  Tisas may carry just a little bit of the feeling of those halcyon days. The deal between the CMP and Tisas sees the manufacturer building 1911-pattern semiauto pistols for the firearms safety/training organization. It is the first-ever 1911 production deal that the CMP has made with a commercial manufacturer.

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Ed Brown Announces Limited Edition EVO CCO9 1911

For more than half a century, Ed Brown has been in the business of improving guns. While the man himself retired in 2010, after many years of work on a variety of guns with a particular specialization in high-end 1911s, the company is still going strong under the care of Ed’s sons Travis and Wade. The brand’s focus on elite 1911s continues, although they still do a variety of other work as well. Their 1911 magazines in particular are considered by many aficionados to be among the best you can buy. Now they’ve announced a new limited edition version of one of their popular 9mm 1911 models, the EVO CCO9. Get the details on this special release in the press release copied below.

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