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Springfield Armory 1911 Marine Corps Operator


SHOT 2015—1911 Marine Corps Operator

Springfield Armory is offering the Loaded Series with a diverse lineup allowing you to pick the model with features most desirable to your intended course of fire and personal preference in ascetics. Read this article to learn more about the all-new Marine Corp Operator.

CMMG Mutant AR-15 style platform rifle that accepts AK-47 magazines


Six New Guns Released Before SHOT Show 2015

There are just a few days before the biggest tradeshow in the industry. The firearms community eagerly awaits all that will be revealed during SHOT Show. Will GLOCK finally make a single-stack 9mm? Will Kel-Tec actually make guns this year? These are questions we ask ourselves every year. Even though the answers to these two questions are still a mystery, Cheaper Than Dirt! has six new guns released for 2015 already in stock and shipping—including the CMMG Mutant, Heizer Defense pocket AR and FNH USA’s compact 9mm.

Range Reports

Range Report: Colt’s Combat Elite

Colt’s Best Pistol? It is a 5-inch steel frame Government Model and that says a lot. However, the list of improvements goes on. Check out this article for the details of how it performed and the great features for this reliable, accurate handgun.

Colt M45A1 CQBP in Box

Range Reports

USMC Re-ups with the Colt 1911

The Marines’ new M45 CQBP (Close-Quarters Battle Pistol) is based on Colt’s rail gun and is a “highly enhanced version of an already excellent combat weapon.” We take it on a test drive.

Citadel 9mm 1911 and two magazines


The 1911 Handgun in 9mm

If you want a 9mm, it does not have to be a GLOCK. If you want a 1911, it does not have to be a .45. A 1911 chambered for the 9mm cartridge can be a neat trick. In this article, discover why it is an option for many.

Black dual holster with 2 brown gripped pistols on a white background

Concealed Carry

Heavy Insurance: The 1911 for Concealed Carry

When it comes to efficiency, the 1911 stands alone. When you choose the 1911 as a concealed carry handgun, you must think ahead, purchase the best concealment leather gear and consider the whole picture. Read this article to learn the details of why the 1911 is great insurance.

2 silver magazines and a black RIA Tactical compact, barrel pointed to the left, lying on a weathered board background


Rock Island Tactical Compact

This pugnacious little self-loader suits the author to a T. Accurate, reliable and powerful, as well as affordable, the Rock Island compact gets good guys and girls into an affordable 1911. Discover the details of this powerful compact in this post.