May 15, 2020
It’s hard to beat the reassurance of steel in your hand when your life is on the line, which is why Tom Beckstrand and Kim Heath-Chudwin like compact Model 1911s. Beckstrand explains why 1911s such as Taurus’ Officer and Commander in .45 ACP are ideal for concealed carry, and Heath-Chudwin adds why she prefers them for teaching women.
The Model 1911 is a classic design to which Taurus added modern features such as a beavertail grip safety, frontstrap checkering and an undercut triggerguard to improve recoil management and handling.
The Taurus Officer or Commander models are an excellent choice for self-defense and are great examples why so many shooters still turn to the 1911 in the Age of Polymer.
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