CADRE DISPATCH - THIS WEEK

Articles curated for this week's Cadre Dispatch. The Safariland Blog dedicated to bringing you relevant content from the brand and the industry.

THE 1911 9MM: CHOOSING YOUR IDEAL MODEL

Historically, the 1911 handgun has been associated with .45 ACP — a cartridge bestowed with the moniker “the Lord’s caliber” owing to its renowned effectiveness, reliability, performance, and historical significance. However, more and more gun owners are choosing the classic firearm with the more modern 9mm chambering. Why? There are several compelling reasons.

THE P365 FAMILY FROM SIG SAUER: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE

The Sig Sauer P365 subcompact exploded onto the concealed carry firearm scene in 2018. It pretty much killed the single stack carry gun trend with its 10+1 capacity and small, yet comfortable design. Sig built the P365 around its revolutionary double stack magazine that nonetheless fit in a 1-inch-thick handgun.

BERETTA 92XI SAO: ERGONOMICS IN ACTION

One of the latest iterations of the Beretta 92 series is the 92XI SAO. It has a frame-mounted safety selector, which many end users have been requesting over the harder-to-reach slide safety. I saw them in person at SHOT Show 2023, and Beretta sent me a sample for review.

CZ 75B RETRO: A NOD TO A GROUNDBREAKING WONDER NINE

Although they lack the cache of many American brands, CZ has been at the cutting edge of firearms design for over 100 years. CZ offers a variety of elevated and modern polymer-framed striker-fired pistols but the company sells far more models based on its most famous design — the CZ 75.

GRAND POWER Q1 9MM HANDGUN: 1,000 ROUND STRESS TEST

I’ve been testing Grand Power’s new 9mm Q1 handgun lately, and it is proving to be an effective and affordable weapon.

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