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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 »

Sidearmor Tactical OWB Holster for Kimber TLE/RL 1911 Pistol/Surefire X200 Combo

by David Crane [email protected] Flint Hansen has written a short article for the October/November 2004 issue of "S.W.A.T." Magazine on the new Sidearmor modular OWB (outside-the-waistband) holster for the KimberTLE/RL tactical 1911 pistol/Surefire X200 LED WeaponLight tactical white light combo. Sidearmor has been making high quality tactical kydex (including tactical kydex holsters, magazine carriers/mag pouches, and tactical flashlight carriers) for ... Read More »

Taurus PT 24/7 Pistol: Polymer-Framed, Striker-Fired, Ergonomic Carry Pistol

by David Crane [email protected] The brand new, hot-off-the-presses Taurus PT 24/7 pistol is getting, well…a lot of press these days. The author can’t seem to pick up a firearms print publication lately without reading about the "24/7". For example, "Guns" Magazine (Nov. 2004) and "American Handgunner" Magazine (Nov./Dec. 2004), are both featuring articles on the 24/7 pistol, this month. Basically, ... 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 »

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 »

Springfield Armory (New-Version) Operator, TGO 1, and TGO II 1911 Pistols

by David Crane [email protected] Not content to just sit around on their laurels, the folks at Springfield Armory have been busy little bees, churning out some new 1911 pistols (single stack). The first new pistols we’ll mention are the new TGO 1 Service Model 5" Bi-tone and TGO II Service Model 5" Bi-tone 1911 pistols. Both pistols have been designed ... Read More »

S&W 325PD: .45ACP power for armed professionals and CCW’s who prefer revolvers

by David Crane [email protected] If you like the idea of a .45ACP caliber carry gun, but prefer revolvers over 1911 semi-auto pistols, Smith & Wesson has THE carry gun for you. It’s a member of S&W’s AirLite series, and it’s called the Model 325PD. I’m actually a big fan of Smith & Wesson’s AirLite Scandium alloy carry revolvers. They’re the ... 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 »

Springfield Armory X-Treme Duty (XD) Pistols: Tactical and Sub-Compact

by David Crane [email protected] Springfield Armory’s XD Pistols recently won the NRA’s 2003 Golden Bullseye Award for "Handgun of the Year". That’s pretty impressive. Just as impressive is the fact that Springfield Armory has introduced both a 3" Sub-Compact XD and 5" Tactical XD model of the X-Treme Duty (XD) pistol in such a relatively short time. DefenseReview has been ... Read More »

Rohrbaugh R9/R9S Pistol: Pocket Pistol with 9mm Parabellum Power.

by David Crane [email protected] The Rohrbaugh R9/R9S pistol is a 9mm pocket pistol that bears more than a slight resemblance to the Seecamp LWS 32 .32 ACP pocket pistol and Kel-Tec CNC Industries Inc. P32 (.32 ACP) and P3AT (.380 ACP) pistols (except for the color). In fact, the Rohrbaugh R9S appears to be virtually identical in size to the ... Read More »