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Colt Competition 1911 pistol with assorted loaded magazines

Firearms

Range Report: Colt’s Competition Pistol 1911

The Competition Pistol is a go-anywhere do-anything 1911, that while geared for competition, will also serve well for personal defense. Priced at less than $1,000 and generally available for $899 or less, the Competition Pistol is more than fair for a pistol with this pedigree and performance.

Traditions revolver with a box or SIG Sauer V-Crown ammunition

Ammunition

Review: SIG Sauer Big Bore Defense Loads — .44 Special and .45 Colt

SIG Sauer is expanding its line of personal defense loads with two accurate and effective loads in .44 Special and .45 Colt. Each of these loads offers good accuracy and a clean powder burn. Muzzle flash is limited. Recoil is modest. For anyone owning a new revolver in these big bore calibers or those owning an older revolver they wish to press into service, these are good choices. Read Bob Campbell’s full review.

Young man in gray t-shirt and sunglasses with light brown hair points a silver Taurus Judge at a target with miscellaneous items in the background against a wooded area.

Concealed Carry

Review: Taurus Judge

The Taurus Judge is a pure defense revolver, lightweight, portable and versatile loads. Read the post for load recommendations and more details.