The Team Locker

The Team Locker

Welcome to the Team Locker. WATCHTOWER's archive of firearm history, research, safety, and news. The purpose of the Team Locker is to be a resource built by field experts to provide a wealth of firearm knowledge and best practices. Our mission is to provide Americans with an accessible place for general firearm topics. Who are field experts? WATCHTOWER partners with former combat veterans and special operators to offer our tribe valuable skills to learn and use.

M1911 Auto Pistol Patriotic Trivia

M1911 Auto Pistol Patriotic Trivia

Jeff Gonzales on Jul 15th 2024

Over my years as a nationally recognized firearms & tactics instructor I’ve seen the M1911 used in countless variants.I’ve talked to old timers, gunsmiths and those who gone into harm’s way with…



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History of the M1911 Auto Pistol

History of the M1911 Auto Pistol

Jeff Gonzales on Jun 28th 2024

The M1911 pistol, designed by John Moses Browning and adopted by the U.S. Army in 1911, has an illustrious and storied history that has made it an iconic firearm over the past century. I’ve been fa…



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