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LAPD SWAT Adopts Kimber Custom II 1911 Pistol as New Tactical/Carry Sidearm.

It’s official. The Kimber Custom II single-stack .45 1911(5" Government Model) has apparently defeated all comers, and is thus slated to rest on the thighs of all LAPD SWAT operators in the very near future. For an LE SWAT/SRT contract, it’s a big one–160 guns(2 per operator). The significance of the Kimber Custom II’s adoption is magnified by the fact ... Read More »

Pistol Dynamics Custom Retro .45 by Paul Liebenberg

by David Crane [email protected] A little while back, we reported on Paul Liebenberg opening up his own custom shop, Pistol Dynamics, now located in Indialantic, FL. Well, the July/August 2002 issue of "American Handgunner" contains a rather lengthy article by Cameron Hopkins about both Paul and his new "Limited Signature" Model 1911 he created in retro Armand Swenson/Richard Heinie style ... Read More »

Springfield Armory TRP Operator Pistol

Springfield Armory has a new 1911 with an extended dust cover and integral mounting rails for a flashlight or laser. It’s about time someone did this with a 1911. There is also a Mil-Spec Operator, but the TRP is the higher-end model. Click here to go to link Read More »