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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 »

Hilton Yam Tactical 1911 ”Blaster” for Ken Hackathorn

by David Crane [email protected] Hilton Yam has been doing what looks like some superlative 1911 pistol work. And, from the pictures, it looks like the pistol Mr. Yam built for noted firearm instructor/tactical shooting instructor Ken Hackathorn is no exception. "Ricky T" at TacticalForums.com has posted a thread on this particular Hilton Yam 1911 "blaster". Click on the link below ... Read More »

Kimber Introduces New ‘Warrior’ 1911 Pistol (Based on ICQB/MCSOCOM Det 1 Pistol)

by David Crane [email protected] DefenseReview has known about the development of this pistol for some time now, but we were politely asked by a Kimber Mil/LE representative not to report anything about it until August 1st. Well, Hilton Yam and some other gentlemen at TacticalForums.com have just posted information about the new Kimber Custom "Warrior" 1911 pistol, which is the ... Read More »

Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight for Tactical Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] DefRev’s been hearing some good things about this item. The Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight is Surefire’s latest handgun-mounted tactical light, and it’s designed to go head-to-head against Insight Technology’s M3 group of tactical weapons lights. These include the M3 Tactical Illuminator, M3-LED Tactical Illuminator, and M3X Tactical Illuminator. DefRev has yet to T&E the Surefire X200 ... Read More »

1911 Owners: Assembling/Disassembling the 1911 Pistol, by Hilton Yam

Hilton Yam has detailed his assembly/disassembly procedures for the 1911 pistol on TacticalForums.com in this thread. The following is what Hilton wrote. If you own and/or carry a 1911 pistol, DefRev highly suggests you read it. Here: "The following is a users guide that I’ve written, detailing how I typically strip the 1911 for routine maintenance. If there’s anything I ... 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 »

Kimber Introduces Intregral Light/Laser

by David Crane Kimber appears to have copied the Caspian Integral Light/Laser Rail Mount with their new integrated "Tactical Rail". This, of course, is good news, as an integral rail is always preferable to a screwed-on rail. However an integral rail doesn’t solve the reported reliability problems caused by Kimber’s Series II Safety system, which the author believes can potentially ... Read More »