From Sturm, Ruger & Company - Ruger Introduces the SR1911 Lightweight Commander-Style Pistol

Ruger's SR1911 Lightweight Commander-Style Pistol Newport, New Hampshire - Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is excited to introduce the Ruger® SR1911® Lightweight Commander-Style pistol; an aluminum frame version of the popular SR1911 Commander-Style pistol. This new model features a black anodized aluminum frame with a satin stainless finish on the slide, resulting in an attractive two-tone appearance in a gun that weighs 7oz. less than the all stainless steel version. It comes factory equipped with an integrated, polished titanium feed ramp and features thin, hardwood grip panels for concealed carry, as well as front strap serrations for improved grip.

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2-inch barreled revolver the gold standard for Railway Mail Service officers

.38 caliber Colt Banker's Special at the NRA Museum in Fairfax

Fairfax, Virginia - When Senior Curator Philip Schreier makes way to the stage you know something big is about to happen. The NRA Museum guru swims with the big boys after all. So why did he bring out a tiny little Banker's Special for last night's episode of Curator's Corner?

"It might be little but it’s got a big bark," he said with a gleam in his eye.

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From Cabot Guns - Cabot Guns enters the custom 1911 market with the introduction of the S-Class

The latest pistols from Cabot Guns Sarver, Pennsylvania - Cabot Guns, makers of unsurpassed collector grade 1911s has introduced a custom grade gun. The Cabot S-Class uses advanced aerospace technology and the finest materials to create the most precise custom 1911 in the world.

Beyond the high precision construction, the S-Class is also distinctive and beautiful. The S-Class features include an elegant “blind” front sight matches to beautiful, glare reducing machining on the top strap. Unique and effective cocking serrations feature the Cabot Trinity Stripes. The patriotism of the men and women of Cabot is displayed in the signature stars on the TriStar trigger and guide rod.

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Midwest Academy on benefits of ISSF Olympic Style Target and NRA International Pistol Shooting.

Midwest Academy Consulting Group Ruslan Dyatlov, an NRA Certified Pistol Instructor and Pistol Coach at the Midwest Academy Consulting Group, lays out the advantages of target shooting ...

Develop and Improve Important Life Skills

 Target Pistol Shooting Sport helps develop some of the most important skills that individuals rely on for success in their personal and business lives. As athletes keep training and try to increase their competitive level in the sport, they are improving their ability to concentrate... read the rest of Dyatlov's thoughts on pistol shooting ...

.38 caliber revolver was the standard for stateside law enforcement

Colt Commando on display at the NRA Museum

Fairfax, Virginia - As most of us are recovering from holiday cheer and a deluge of family, the boys from NRA News are back with another edition of Curator's Corner. Continuing his salute to law enforcement, NRA Museum Senior Curator Philip Schreier breaks out a 1940s Colt Commando.

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A pistol designed for the new female shooter from Shooting Illustrated

Offering more than a change of frame color, the Pavona has a host of features making it attractive to a diverse group of shooters. Tamara Keel shares some insights on the EAA Pavona for Shooting Illustrated magazine ...

La Femme Pavona
Many handguns marketed to women are merely an existing model painted pink. EAA has changed that paradigm with the Pavona, a pistol designed for new female shooters mechanically as well as cosmetically.

I like going to my local range on weekdays, around midday, because that’s when one is most likely to have it to one’s self. There’s hardly anybody there except a few stalwarts: A retiree working up handloads, or an attorney on his lunch hour working on draw times from his USPSA rig in one of the pistol bays, but that’s usually about it. On the day I was wrapping up testing of the EAA Pavona, there were only three people using the range.

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International Pistol shooter and Olympic gold medalist Sandra Uptagrafft opens up her shooting bag

Olympian Sandra Uptagrafft

Fairfax, Virginia - The December issue of Shooting Sports USA, features Barb Baird of Women's Outdoor News sitting down with Sandra Uptagrafft, International Pistol shooter and gold and silver medalist at the 2012 Olympics, to ask one question: What's in your shooting bag?

The first time Sandra Uptagrafft shot a firearm, she had to—for Army Basic Training. “I found it challenging and quickly showed some skill. When I came home and started college in the early 1990s, a group of us wanted to join a rifle team, but our school didn't have one. We found a coach willing to teach us pistol and even provided equipment, so we started a team and began competing in collegiate matches. From those matches, I was recruited by the Army Marksmanship Unit. Within a year, I made the National team, and that was the start of my International Pistol career,” explained Uptagrafft.

Uptagrafft is one of the few Olympians married to another Olympian—Eric, who is a member of the National Rifle Team. (Matt and Katešina Emmons are another Olympic couple and are both rifle shooters.) Now in the Navy Reserves specializing in information technology, Uptagrafft shoots Women’s 10m Air Pistol and Women’s 25m Sport Pistol on the U.S. Olympic team.

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Boxed .44 Special was 500,000th Bulldog made by Charter Arms

.44 Special Charter Arms Bulldog revolver

Fairfax, Virginia - There was such a positive reaction to last week's boxed presentation gun on Curator's Corner that we decided to do it again. Actually it was NRA Museums Senior Curator Philip Schreier who decided ... but why get messy with the details.

What we have here is the 500,000th .44 Special Bulldog made by Charter Arms.

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NRA's American Rifleman loads up on handgun ammo opinions

America's Top 5 Handgun Cartridges America's Top 5 Handgun Cartridges
Handgun aficionados are as loyal to their favorite cartridges as their riflemen counterparts.

The author struck a chord with readers when he published his idea of the "Top Five Sporting Cartridges" of all time, so much so that comments continue to pour in. Thus he’s decided to keep the spirited conversation going by identifying what he calls "America’s Top Five Handgun Cartridges."

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