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Blond woman in blue shirt shoots aluminum framed handgun

Concealed Carry

The Pros and Cons of Aluminum-Framed Handguns

Oh my aching back! The aluminum frame handgun may be one answer to handgun weight. However, there are important considerations for you to review. Check out this article for the specific things to evaluate before you get your lightweight aluminum frame handgun.

Colt Stainless 1911 with target shot at 25 yards

Firearms

Range Report: Custom Colt Government Model Stainless

Why is the 1911 not only popular but at the top of the heap? Simple. The human engineering behind the pistol has never been bested. The straight to the rear trigger compression, a low bore axis that limits muzzle flip, and excellent hand fit make for a fast and sure handling handgun. The controls, including the slide lock, magazine release, and safety, are within reach without shifting the firing grip. What else could you ask for?

Maggie Reese shooting a Colt 1911 competition pistol

Concealed Carry

Match Grade Pistols for Carry and Home Defense

Many of us use a match grade pistol—the IDPA gun or the IPSC gun—for home defense. The reasons are simple. The pistol is accurate, easy to use well, and one that we are likely most familiar with. The pistol may have fired many thousands of rounds without a failure. When it has needed new guns springs, or a magazine has failed, it has been at a high round count. But then you say the authorities on personal defense say you should never carry a modified gun for personal defense. What’s the answer?