Gun Review: Colt 1911 Government Series 80 .45 ACP

On March 29, 1911, Lt. Col. John T. Thompson of the U.S. Ordnance Department sent a letter to Colt’s in Hartford, Connecticut. The purpose was to inform them that the military testing held at Springfield Armory just two weeks prior had concluded and John Moses Browning’s 1911 design produced by Colt had come out on […]

Colt Announces They’re Doing Custom Work Again

You may remember our report back in March noting that Colt had laid off a number of employees in its custom shop and had stopped taking orders for custom work. It was another bad sign for the rampant pony, given the company’s downturn over the last decade. The good news, though, is that the Connecticut-based […]

Marines Dump .45s for GLOCK 9mm for Special Ops

There’s been some talk of bringing back the .45 in US military circles for years – basically since the Beretta M9 was adopted.  Well, for the US Marine special operators, that talk has been pretty much put to bed – at least for the time being.  The Marine Times reports that Marine Corps Forces Special […]