Gemtech Suppressed Kimber 1911s on GUNS October Cover

Dream Team: Gemtech-Suppressed Kimber 1911s On GUNS October Cover

( – Matching Kimber’s legendary reliability with GEMTECH’s innovation and state-of-the-art suppressor design, the GM-45-suppressed Kimber 1911 TLE and Warrior SOC make a “ballistic dream team” on the October cover of GUNS. Always in search of the perfect suppressed handgun, Contributing Editor Will Dabbs, MD tested both pistols’ performance on the range.

Gemtech Suppressed Kimber 1911s on GUNS October Cover
Gemtech Suppressed Kimber 1911s on GUNS October Cover

“These two Kimber 1911 handguns and GM-45 suppressors were each designed from the outset to specifically complement each other and the practical results at the range reflect this,” Dabbs writes. “I think the suppressed 1911 TLE and Warrior SOC handguns are the nicest pistols I have ever fired and be assured, I don’t toss about such superlatives lightly.”

Editor Jeff John revisits the iconic Winchester Model 1873 levergun and highlights the details of its Miroku-built reincarnation.

“We’ve covered the history of this storied rifle, so let’s cut to the chase,” Jeff writes. “The new Miroku-made Winchester 1873 is a very nice copy of the most iconic rifle of the Old West. Fit and finish is first cabin. The stock, cut from a very nice piece of walnut, is given a matte finish, the action is silky smooth and the bluing is deep and rich.”

Other features include timesaving tips on handloading by John Barsness, an article by John Sheehan on maintaining your rifle’s zero during travel, a piece by Mike “Duke” Venturino on must-have gun accessories, as well as a column by Mark Kakkuri on the pros of carrying concealed with the Taurus .380 Curve.

Leading the pack in the October Gun Giveaway is Ruger’s LC9s striker-fired semi-auto pistol. The prize package — valued at $768.85— also includes the Extreme Series Spear Point Flipper from Hogue, Fenix’s TK09 Tactical Flashlight, and Blue Book Publications’ Pocket Guide For Sturm Ruger Firearm Values. Readers can enter for free by visiting

Each issue of GUNS includes links to online-only extras. In this month’s online-only feature, Sammy Reese talks turkey and the Mossberg 935. All-digital editions of GUNS are also available online. Readers can sign up for a free digital subscription at