To me it's a combination of things. Lots of people like 1911's so there are lots of 1911 people to buy magazines, good economic sense for the mag. Also, there are many, many different 1911's out there so there is a lot to write about. Add to that many gun mag writers that are or were brought around 1911's so they write about what they know and love. Personally I sometimes wish there were less 1911 articles as well, to the point where I just skip reading they and look at the pictures on my way to the next article. There are a lot of new and innovative guns out there to be written about that could use the print space. But, hey, just do what I did. Stop buying the magazines.