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POTD: US Or Их (Them)? Why Not Both?

Thanks to Hracyha for sharing this simple yet stunning photo of a 1911 and M16 juxtaposed to an AK and a Makarov. Both sets are very iconic and hold their own. Let’s not make this into which is better since that topic has been done ad nauseum. What do you think of the photo? How […]

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The 2018 Executive Target 1911 from Ed Brown Products

Ed Brown ProductsEd Brown Products will celebrate its 50th anniversary of being in business in 2018. The company is gearing up for a year long party, and part of its celebration will be the release of a new gun called the 2018 Executive Target. The 2018 Executive Target is a 1911 style pistol, as if there would be […]

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UPDATE: Go from a Single-Stack 1911 to a Double-Stack?… Nighthawk Custom will CONVERT your 9mm

Nighthawk Custom[UPDATE: This article originally posted that Nighthawk Custom customers could send in Nighthawk Custom pistols they already own to have a Double-Stack Conversion applied to their Single-Stack 1911 models. This is INCORRECT and an error of the author of this article. I personally, and we at TFB, apologize for the confusion this created. Please read […]

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Wilson Combat’s 40th Anniversary CQB Elite 1911

Wilson Combat 40thWilson Combat announced a 40th Anniversary edition pistol to celebrate the company’s many decades of gun making. The new 40th Anniversary CQB Elite is a 1911 style pistol that appears to be a true presentation grade piece. It has many of the classic features of a top Wilson Combat pistol, but with some nice details to […]

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Loaded Kimber Pro Carry II Found in a River

Remember that StG-44 found in an attic in Poland we posted about last week? Well here’s another post about a gun that was stumbled upon, this time by some guys on YouTube who search for treasure in rivers. Finding firearms in rivers is surprisingly common. Earlier this year I posted about a possible murder weapon that […]

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Ghost Gunner 2 – Pistol Making Update

Defense Distributed is a small company located in Texas that makes a specialized CNC machine called a Ghost Gunner that allows individuals to mill an AR lower. While anyone can complete an 80% AR lower with a few hand held power tools, the Ghost Gunner allows, in theory, a more elegant solution. Simply position your […]

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Schmeisser 1911 – Hugo Schmeisser Birthday Edition

Schmeisser GmbH (Ltd.) out of Krefeld, Germany, announced a Birthday Edition of the Schmeisser 1911. The Schmeisser 1911 Hugo is a classic single-stack 1911 pistol, with all normal features you can expect. The Schmeisser 1911 is available in either .45 ACP or 9×19 mm, and it can be ordered with adjustable or fixed sights. Apparently […]

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Ed Brown Announces New Lightweight Commander 1911

Ed Brown CCO LWEd Brown Products recently announced the addition of a Commander to its already impressive line of 1911 style pistols. The new gun is called the CCO LW. The company describes the CCO LW as “the ultimate carry gun” in part because it is the smallest and lightest 1911 style pistol the company has made in […]

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Guncrafter Industries BC-17 Hellcat Custom 1911

Even though I am not a purveyor of steel and hammer-fired pistols, I can still appreciate fine craftsmanship when it comes along. The firearms artists at Guncrafter Industries have just announced a new 1911 model chambered in .45ACP, 9mm and .38 Super called the Hellcat. Retailing at around $3.5K, the custom pistols are outfitted with […]

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The Hackathorn Special 1911 Commander Released By Wilson Combat

Ken Hackathorn is to 1911’s like Yoda is to the Force. How do you pay homage to the 1911 Yoda? By being the world’s most recognized custom 1911 manufacturer and naming a model after the man himself. The new Hackathorn Special from Wilson Combat was designed around Ken’s input and experience after more than two decades teaching […]

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8 Reasons The 1911 Is Better Than Glock

It’s no secret, the Glock isn’t perfect. Could there really be 8 reasons why the 1911 is better than Glock? Probably not, but Patrick tries like hell to come up with a couple legitimate reasons in this episode of TFBTV. Thanks to our sponsors: Proxibid – Shop For Home Defense Pistols Online Here Ventura Munitions […]

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POTD: 1911 vs. Hi-Point 45

Thanks to Bryan S. for sharing this photo. It shows a 1911 and a Hi-Point 45 and compares features. It is hard to argue against the list. Although some of the features do not seem quite accurate on the 1911 side. Stove piping and rust is not something I have witnessed in 1911s. But I […]

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