Thompson Auto-Ordnance 5″ 1911A1 in 9mm

Thompson Auto-Ordnance, part of Kahr Arms, has been making 1911A1-style pistols in .45ACP for years. Now they’re expanding the range to include a government-size 9mm model with an affordable MSRP of $673. According to their press release (below) they’ll also be adding a 4.25″ barrel model down the road. Thompson Auto-Ordnance, maker of the famous “Tommy […]

New From Ed Brown: FX1 9mm 1911s

Oooh, now that’s a cool looking gun. Ed Brown is building some modern flair into their new FX1 models with unique slide serrations and ports, an optics cut, light rail, magwell, and custom finish. Plus, of course, a 9mm 1911 is clearly better than a .45. Ed Brown’s new product announcement and more photos follow […]

Gun Review: Hudson H9 9mm Pistol

Hudson Mfg’s H9 pistol was the belle of the SHOT Show 2017 ball. And why not? Hudson was a brand-new company making a brand-new pistol — a truly unique pistol, at that. Today, the first production H9s are hitting distributors. It’s time to see if it lives up to all that hype attention. The H9 is […]

Gun Review: Dan Wesson Valkyrie 9mm 1911

After my review of the Dan Wesson Bruin, an upsized 10mm longslide 1911, I was certainly interested in seeing what else Dan Wesson had in their lineup. What I got was the same level of quality, but the opposite end of the size spectrum. The Valkyrie is a slim 9mm built to carry discreetly wile still […]

Gun Review: Dan Wesson Discretion

Dan Wesson makes some of the finest 1911s on the market. I regard most of their products as highly as those from, say, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk, Les Baer, and others. The crazy thing is that MSRP on a Dan Wesson is often 33% to 50% less. In 2014, I got my hands on and reviewed […]