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  1. General Chit Chat
    The 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP) and 44 Magnum are two powerful handgun rounds that are rarely compared. Although the bullet that each cartridge fires is separated by only a few hundredths of an inch, the terminal ballistics of the 45 ACP and 44 Mag are considerably different from one another...
  2. General Chit Chat
    If there were ever two handgun cartridges that could be classified as ubiquitously American, then it would be the 45 Long Colt and the 45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP). With a combined service life of over two centuries, both have served as the sidearm cartridge for the U.S. Army and are still...
  3. General Chit Chat
    The 38 Super and 45 ACP are two powerful centerfire handgun cartridges most commonly chambered in the 1911 pistol. Although a somewhat obscure cartridge, the 38 Super is held in high regard in the competitive shooting community and was originally developed for law enforcement to defeat the...
  4. General Chit Chat
    Handgun cartridge naming is an aspect of firearm ownership that can be confusing to new shooters at first – and if you decide to get yourself a full-size Sig Sauer 1911 or Glock 21, you might note on the barrel that it says, “45 Auto.” Excited to get some ammo for your new sidearm, you peruse...
  5. General Chit Chat
    Deciding on the caliber of your self-defense or concealed carry handgun can be a challenging task if you haven’t done your research. Although there are many options on the market like 10mm Auto and 357 SIG, the three most popular pistol calibers are 9mm Luger, 40 S&W, and 45 ACP. It’s not an...
  6. General Chit Chat
    When it comes to picking a handgun cartridge for your carry gun or for home defense, you can’t go wrong with the 40 Smith & Wesson (S&W) or the 45 ACP. Both cartridges have faithfully served shooters for decades. The 45 ACP cut its teeth in the trenches of WWI and served the U.S. Military...
  7. General Chit Chat
    There are many great debates that grace the display cases of gun stores and internet forums about which personal defense ammo or firearm is superior…1911 vs Glock, AR-15 vs AK-47, 30-06 Springfield vs 308 Winchester, and 9mm vs 40 Smith and Wesson to name a few. And although proponents of...
  8. 1911 Talk (formerly Colt Government Talk)
    I stopped in a Army Navy yesterday and they had 4 new Iver Johnson 1911s ranged in price from 580.00-890.00 has anybody shot one yet? fit and finish looks real nice.
  9. Rifles Misc
    Whoever thought it was a good idea to stop making a pistol caliber carbine in 45 acp that accepts 1911 magazines should be flogged. They're charging outrageous prices for the used ones on gunbroker.
  10. Ruger Mini-14 and Mini-30
    that's what my moniker is - reason is I had my Camp leaning in corner when I registered. so I use it for sign-in. It's my back-up to my M30. got it to shooting good at 100 yds. on 6" round steel plate targets and it's not that much of a challenge anymore. hits with boreing regularity. I use...
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