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Nighthawk Custom Global Response Pistol (GRP) for Direct Action/CQB

by David Crane [email protected] January 6, 2006 Anyone who knows anything about the custom/semi-custom tactical 1911 pistol field knows how hugely competitive it is out there. That’s one of the reasons why the Phoenix-like rise of Nighthawk Custom over approx. the last year and half is so intriguing. Considering the speed and surprise Nighthawk Custom has exhibited in establishing its ... Read More »

Addendum: New Ruger P345 .45ACP Polymer-Framed Pistol (w/Picatinny Rail) for CCW

by David Crane [email protected] If you’ve already read our article on the Ruger P345 .45ACP pistol, titled "New Ruger P345 .45ACP Polymer-Framed Pistol (w/Picatinny Rail) for CCW", we’ve just found another article for you to read on the new pistol. Jeff Quinn has written an excellent review of the Ruger P345 .45ACP pistol at Gunblast.com. You can read it by ... Read More »

New Ruger P345 .45ACP Polymer-Framed Pistol (w/Picatinny Rail) for CCW

by David Crane [email protected] Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. just introduced their new P345 .45ACP polymer-framed pistol. The Ruger P345 pistol is designed for comfortable concealed carry by police detectives. The polymer Ruger uses for the P345′s frame/grip is called Isoplast. The Ruger P345 pistol is double-action/single-action (DA/SA), features a brushed stainless steel slide, ambidextrous slide-mounted sweep-up safety, fixed sights ... Read More »

Valtro 1998A1 1911 Pistol. ‘Near Custom’ Combat Gun.

by David Crane Last week, I had the very real pleasure of speaking with John Jardine of Jardine’s Custom Gunsmithing over the phone. That conversation was a real eye opener, as Jardine seems to really know his stuff regarding 1911 pistols and 1911 pistol components. The Valtro 1998A1 1911 .45 pistol is Jardine’s brainchild. According to Valtro USA’s website, the ... Read More »

Is There a Problem with Taurus’ PT Millenium Series Autos?

Taurus was recently honored at the 2002 SHOT Show with the title of Manufacturer of the Year. Normally I would agree with honor as Taurus has seemingly come a long way, and is well know for the best customer service in the industry. However there is a little issue that is growing that threatens Taurus if Taurus doesn’t do something ... Read More »