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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 »

DefenseReview Goes Shooting with 3-Gun Tactical Champion Shooter Taran Butler

By David Crane [email protected] April 8, 2007 Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of doing some advanced pistol training with (i.e. receiving some professional pistol instruction from) my friend Taran Butler. Taran is one of the best professional shooters (competitive shooters) in the world, and currently the number 1 (i.e. the best) 3-Gun Tactical shooter in the world. In the ... Read More »

HK45 and HK45 Compact (HK45C) Pistols: Future USSOCOM Combat Pistol (CP) System?

by David Crane [email protected] Gunwriters David Fortier (David M. Fortier) and Ken Hackathorn have both recently written articles about the HK45 and HK45C .45 ACP combat pistols, and both articles can be viewed at the Vickers Tactical Inc. website (VickersTactical.com). The articles are in PDF format and are downloadable. Vickers Tactical, Inc. is owned by gunsmith/pistolsmith and retired U.S. Army ... 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 david@defensereview.com 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 »

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 »

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 »