Volume 25, Number 6 October/November 2017


The 1911 design has withstood the test of time, but Browning’s new wrinkle is the Black Label 1911-380 Medallion Pro. Designed to accommodate recent advances in .380 ammo, this single-action semi-auto comes in two versions—full size and compact. The full-size version weighs 17 ½ ounces and has a barrel length of 4 ¼ inches; the compact version weighs 16 ounces and comes with a barrel length of 3 5/8 inches. Both are suitable for sport shooting and concealed carry. Other features include an 8-round magazine capacity, a checkered rosewood grip with gold Buckmark insert, a skeletonized hammer, an extended slide release, and an extended… [Read More]



The Hundred Pacer folder was inspired by a deadly Taiwanese viper with a distinctive horned nose. Its venom is reputedly so toxic that a person bitten by it could only walk a hundred paces before expiring. Designed by knife enthusiast Johnny Liao, the Spyderco Hundred Pacer translates the sweeping lines of the snake’s head into a broad, dramatically curved, full-flat-ground blade. Crafted from premium CTS XHP stainless steel, it features Spyderco’s trademark Round Hole for swift, positive, one-handed opening with either hand. The knife’s stunning handle scales are machined from layered G-10 to create a non-slip, snakeskin-like texture and contrasting… [Read More]

The Cooloir cooler series features a waterproof, 400-denier TPU/PU coated–nylon exterior, water-resistant zippers, and a removable EVA foam inner-cooler box. Available in three versions: Cooloir 12 (12 cans and ice), Cooloir 24 (24 cans and ice), and Cooloir 36 (36 cans and ice). SRP: $119.95 to $179.95. (mountainsmith.com)