LWRC International For 2012, the LWRC 8.5-inch PSD in 5.56mm…


LWRC International
For 2012, the LWRC 8.5-inch PSD in 5.56mm has undergone a significant makeover with several new features. The upper receiver has been redesigned to improve the integration of the free float rail. The rail itself has been significantly improved. The traditional quad rail has been replaced with a rounded, low profile, hand guard that has provisions for short sections of rail to be installed to meet the end user’s needs. The shortened buffer tube and stock that were originally developed for the UCIW has now been incorporated into the new PSD. Visit for more information.


The buzz of the show has been the SIG ACP or Adaptive Carbine Platform. The ACP consists of chassis assembly most standard pistols that are equipped with an accessory rail to be converted into a PDW weapon in a matter of seconds. The chassis is machined from aircraft grade aluminum and features accessory rails on all four quadrants. The design allows the user to retain access to the pistols frame mounted controls. The ACP-LE version features a top folding stock that is regulated under NFA. As shown in the photograph, the muzzle aperture of the ACP allows for the mounting of a suppressor further enhancing the mission capabilities of the system. Visit for more information.


A conversation with SIG representative also brought good news concerning the SBR market. The company has decided to offer their complete line of short-barrel carbines to the commercial market. Any SIG dealer that is authorized to handle NFA weapons can stock and sell these great little rifles to any qualified buyer. Check with your local dealer about the specifics. Visit for more information.


Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation
One of the pleasant surprises of the show was the presence of Jannelle Cooper and daughter Lindy Cooper-Wisdom. Both were set up at the Harris booth to promote the Jeff Cooper Legacy Foundation. The purpose of the foundation is to “preserve, protect, and defend the principle of self-reliance and the individual right of self-defense.” These were the principles that Jeff espoused and lived by. Many years ago, Jeff, and many of his cadre, helped launch a new magazine called “Combat Handguns!” There contributions gave CH the credibility and helped make it what it has become in 2012. It was great to visit with Jannelle and Lindy and to know that “The Colonel’s” philosophy will continue to live on in future generations. Visit for more information.


American Classic (Eagle Imports) 1911 Commander .45 ACP
Imported from the Philippines, the American Classic Commander is one fine looking 1911, with all the quality of fit and finish you would expect on a domestic handgun. The Duo-Tone model has a hard chrome finished forged 4140 steel slide and deep blue 4140 steel frame. The mahogany grip panels have a diamond-checkered pattern and the grip frame has a serrated, flat mainspring housing. Standard features include an extended manual safety and slide release catch, extended beavertail grip safety, beveled magazine well, commander-style hammer and the combat trigger is adjustable for over-travel. The 4.25-inch barrel is hammer forged and throated with overall length at 7.5 inches and an empty weight of 35.2 ounces. The rear sight is a fixed Novak-style and the front sight rides in a dovetail, plus the ejection port is flared and lowered. An 8-round magazine with a bumper pad is included—lots of “custom” touches for an MSRP of $661.00. Call 732-493-0302 or visit


Colt 01911WC Series 70 Wiley Clapp Model in .45 ACP
Following on the heels of last year’s Wiley Clapp Series 70 Lightweight Commander 1911, the well-known gun scribe has designed a new full-size Series 70 for 2012. It has many of the same features found on the previous gun, but now sports a 5-inch National Match barrel. It has a polished blue slide and matte blue frame; the grip frame has 25 LPI checkering on the frontstrap and mainspring housing, plus the heel of the mainspring housing is radiused. There’s also a beveled magazine well, standard GI safety and slide release catches, Commander Hammer, extended grip safety, plus a Novak Wide Notch rear sight and brass bead front sight. Where the triggerguard and frontstrap intersect, there’s a relief cut for shooter comfort and the walnut grips have an ergonomic tactical oval shape with a special checkering pattern and laser-cut Colt logo. Two 8-round magazines accompany each gun and MSRP is about $1,500.00. For additional information call 800-962-COLT or visit


DoubleStar Corp. DSC Combat 1911 Pistol in .45 ACP
DoubleStar Corporation (DSC) has been making guns in their Winchester, Kentucky plant since 1999. Besides AR-type rifles, they have a line of 1911 Combat pistols that are equipped with many of the “bells and whistles” frequently requested by LEO’s and shooting competitors. The satin nickel-plated model boasts impressive accuracy and handling characteristics. It is full-size with a 5-inch stainless steel barrel that is machined from bar stock by Storm Lake and OA length is 8.75 inches and empty weight is 39 ounces. The slide and frame are forged from 4140 steel, the grip panels are black G10 with a “pocked” pattern, and the frontstrap and flat magazine housing have 25 LPI checkering for a secure hold. The frame dustcover has an integral 1913 rail to mount a light or laser sight. Extended thumb safety and slide stop catch comes standard, as does a funneled magazine well and memory groove beavertail grip safety. The fixed sights are Novak Lo-Mount rear and post front sight with the familiar 3-dot arrangement; the magazine is also from Novak and holds 8 cartridges. A blue model sells for $1,449.00 add for $150 for nickel. Call 859-745-1757 for questions or go to


Para-USA Black Ops Hi-Capacity 14-45 1911 in .45 ACP
You can never have too much ammo in a gunfight and with this new Para Black Ops Hi-Cap, you get 14+1 rounds of .45 ACP firepower. Para-USA is more committed than ever to offer the best handgun money can buy. They have added improvements to their 1911 pistols such as an ultra-hard Ionbond finish, an EGW-made Heavy Duty (HD) extractor, match trigger with over-travel adjustment, skeletonized commander hammer and VZ-made, aggressively textured G-10 grips. This full-size auto has a 5-inch barrel and is 8.5 inches in OA length and weighs 41 oz. empty. It comes with night sights, the slide is serrated front and rear, the stainless steel receiver has an integral accessory rail, and the front strap and flat mainspring housing have 25 LPI checkering. Other Black Ops 1911 models have a classic single-stack 8+1 round capacity and night sights or a fully adjustable rear sight combined with a fiber-optic front sight. MSRP on the 14-45 is $1,299.00 and you can get more information by phoning 704-930-7600 or visiting


Rock River Arms 1911 Poly in .45 ACP
After a hiatus of some three years, Rock River Arms is back in the handgun business with a revolutionary new 1911 auto-loader that features a polymer frame and main spring housing with optional interchangeable colors such as tan and OD green. The sub-assembly will comprise of a 4140 steel billet frame insert, which will be paired with a 4140 steel billet slide with rear serrations. The 5-inch stainless steel barrel has a 1:16 left-hand twist. The pistol is equipped with rubber overmolded grips for a positive feel under all conditions. It also features a beavertail grip safety, extended thumb safety, commander hammer, and a polymer-shoed 4.5-pound trigger. Front and rear sights are of a RRA design and all steel components have a Parkerized finish; empty weight is 2.04 pounds. The new gun will come with one 7-round magazine and it appears a package will be available with a plastic case and a polymer holster, magazine carrier and magazine loader. The approximate retail price will be in the $800.00 range. Call 309-792-5780 or visit for more information.

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  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Well I see one good reason to go to the show, wow!