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Marvel Custom Tactical 1911 Pistols for Special Operations and Concealed Carry

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com November 30, 2007 There’s a custom 1911 pistolsmith out there building tactical guns (1911s) for military Special Operations Forces (SOF) assaulters /operators and civilian CCWs (concealed carry) who hasn’t, to this point, received much ink, anywhere. DefenseReview plans to remedy that, right now. We first mentioned him very briefly in our article on the ... Read More »

Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol: Viable Option for Defensive Use?

by David Crane [email protected] And, speaking of pistols, here at DefenseReview, we carry Glock pistols (primarily G19s and G30s), HK P7s (HKP7M13, specifically), custom Browning Hi-Powers, and custom 1911s. Recently though, we’ve considered adding one of the Springfield XD .45 pistols (.45ACP pistols made by Springfield Armory) to the mix, since they’ve been getting rave reviews from a number of ... Read More »

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 »

Fireblade Systems Counter-Strike 1911 Pistol (.45ACP) for Tactical Application

by David Crane [email protected] Randy Adams, of Fireblade Systems, has introduced a custom-built, no-nonsense tactical 1911 pistol package in .45ACP, called the "Counter-Strike 1911". The Counter-Strike 1911 pistol is built primarily for extreme reliability and maximum utility under stress. From the pictures DefenseReview has seen, Adams’ Counter-Strike 1911 pistol reminds us of the kind of custom 1911 pistol work we’ve ... Read More »

Press Release on DEA Contract for RRA DEA/FBI Tactical Carbine

by David Crane [email protected] Rock River Arms (RRA) recently sent DefenseReview a copy of their press release on DEA contract for their DEA/FBI AR-15 Tactical Carbine (CAR-15), dated 12/05/03, along with some pics. We thought our readers would find it both interesting and informative. Back in February, DefRev published an article on the DEA/FBI AR-15 titled "Rock River Arms (RRA) ... Read More »

Springfield Armory GI .45 1911 Pistols: Something New from WWII

by David Crane [email protected] Springfield Armory has just introduced their new GI .45 1911 pistols. The new 5" parkerized version looks to be a virtually identical copy of the World War II era 1911A1 pistol issued to U.S. troops. The 5" GI .45 is very reasonably priced ($498.00 retail for the parkerized GI .45 and O.D. green GI .45, and ... Read More »

Pistol Dynamics Signature Custom 1911 Pistols: Tactical Art in .45 Caliber.

by David Crane [email protected] If you’re currently looking to acquire a top notch custom tactical 1911 pistol for concealed carry or home defense, DefRev urges you to take a serious look at the pistols coming out of Pistol Dynamics. Pistol Dynamics is run by Paul Liebenberg. Liebenberg’s guns are special. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also unique ... Read More »

Hilton Yam’s SHOT Show 2004 Report on TF

While looking around TF (TacticalForums.com), we also spotted this thread on SHOT Show 2004 that was posted by Hilton Yam. Hilton Yam is a part-time pistolsmith that, by all accounts, does superlative custom 1911 work. He specializes in building professional-grade carry guns. Here’s a link to Hilton’s website. Be sure to check out… Hilton’s excellent "1911 Base Guns" page. Very ... Read More »