Monthly Archives: August 2013

Grand Power P40

By - Last updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013

Grand Power P40 left side

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Rating: 5.7. From 33 votes.
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Handgun Roundup: 1911s Chambered in .22 LR

By - Last updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

At last count, roughly 25 manufacturers are producing nearly 400 different 1911 models. They are available in a wide variety of calibers, including .45 ACP, 9mm, .38 Super, .40 SW and even .357 Magnum.

Oh, and one really small cartridge: .22 LR.

Why build the combat-oriented 1911 in diminutive .22 LR? Cost, for one thing. .22 LR ammo costs much less than .45 ACP ammo, so shooters can send a lot of them downrange without breaking the bank. Thus a .22 LR 1911 can provide plinking fun, and you can also use one as a wallet-friendly training gun. Finally, .22 LR produces very little recoil, so young shooters can enjoy and learn on a .22-caliber 1911 more easily than they can a big-bore 1911.

This article pulls together info on the nine .22 LR 1911s in production today into one place. (Update 8/28/13: These listings now include Chiappa’s new compact model.) Each pistol’s listing is an excerpt from its main-info page, which contains the full description, specs, more photos, pricing info, user ratings, editor ratings (when available) and links to online stores selling the pistol. To go to that pistol’s page, click on the link included in the excerpt (i.e., the word “here” in blue text). (Note: These listings feature complete guns and don’t touch on .22 LR conversion kits, of which a number exist.) Continue reading

Les Baer 1911 Hemi 572

By - Last updated: Monday, August 26, 2013

Les Baer 1911 HEMI 572

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Rating: 7.3. From 20 votes.
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Handgun Roundup: the .380 Pocketguns

By - Last updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

pocketgunlineart2In recent years, pocketguns have surged in popularity. Numerous manufacturers now offer tiny handguns you can literally fit into a pocket, in a wide variety of calibers, actions, finishes, etc.

This article pulls info for all semiauto .380 ACP pocketguns into one place. To make the cut, each pistol had to measure no more than 5.6″ long and 4″ tall.

I came up with 32 guns by 19 manufacturers. Each pistol’s listing (below) is an excerpt from its main info page, which contains the gun’s full description, specs, pricing info and, when available, more photos, user ratings and user comments. To go to that page, simply click on the gun’s name, which is in blue-colored text. Continue reading

Grand Power P45

By - Last updated: Monday, August 19, 2013

Grand Power P45 right side

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Rating: 6.0. From 37 votes.
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Les Baer .38 Super Comanche

By - Last updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Les Baer 1911 38 Super Comanche right side

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Rating: 4.4. From 10 votes.
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Grand Power P11 Mk7

By - Last updated: Monday, August 12, 2013

Grand Power P11 right side

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Rating: 6.0. From 41 votes.
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Para Expert 14·45

By - Last updated: Monday, August 5, 2013

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Rating: 5.0. From 51 votes.
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