Arcadia Machine & Tool was the first company to produce a 1911 pattern pistol made entirely of stainless steel. It introduced its standard 1911 type pistol called the Hardballer which was produced with a long slide. The name Hardballer derives from the round-nose hardball .45 ACP ammunition the gun fired. ... Read more
The legendary Colt 1911 semi-automatic pistol, a design that’s more than 100 years old, served the United States Military from 1911 to 1985. The 1911 pistol remains a pillar of the firearms industry and given its enduring popularity among law enforcement and civilian shooters worldwide, it’s likely to hold its ... Read more
Nighthawk Custom, makers of one of the of the world’s finest 1911 pistols, has earned solidified its reputation over the years.
Every part used in Nighthawk Custom 1911 pistols have been fully machined from bar stock billet steel and are oversized to later be hand fit. Starting with oversized, raw parts, ... Read more
The Champions of Liberty Colt Government Model 1911 .45 pistol is a truly elegant handgun that is extremely rare. Handsomely decorated in 24-karat gold and genuine wood grips adds another level of sophistication to this classic Colt 1911 pistol that would make any 1911 fanatic salivate.
Only 500 of these tribute ... Read more
An Appreciation of the AMT Hardballer
The Hardballer was the first entirely stainless steel 1911 pattern pistol to hit the market.
The AMT 1911 style pistols came in many variants but arguably the most popular variant of the Harballer series was the Longslide. This version, introduced in 1980, came with an extended ... Read more
What Makes This Nighthawk Custom GRP Recon So Desirable?
First and foremost, each Nighthawk pistol is built from start to finish by a single gunsmith and comes from a labor of love. Once a pistol is built by their gunsmiths, they test fires each pistol to ensure that it exceeds both ... Read more
What Makes The Colt M1991A1 Tiger Edition So Rare?
In a world were tons of manufacturers are churning out a version of the iconic 1911 pistol, only a mere 200 Colt M1991A1 Tiger editions were produced.
This top of the line, limited edition pistol was produced with gold engravings on the on ... Read more