Originally designed by John M. Browning in Ogden, Utah, the 1911 is one of the world’s most widely adopted pistols for both military and civilian use.
Also called the Colt 1911. The M1911 is a single-action, magazine-fed, recoil-operated handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge, that served as the standard-issue handgun for the U.S. military soldiers from 1911 to 1985 (and still serves some Special Operations units to this day). Although many companies now offer their own custom variants of the 1911, even chambering the 1911 in 22LR, 9mm and 10mm, the basic design of the 1911 45 remains the same. Some of our favorites include the Colt, Kimber, Sig Sauer, and Springfield Armory. Modern day shooters not only enjoy a more reliable, more accurate handgun, they also are able to customize their own 1911 with custom grips, triggers, safeties and more. More holsters are being offered for different sized 1911’s including designs specifically for concealed carry, making the 1911 one of the most widely adopted firearms in the history of modern weapons.