The 1911 is one of the most respected—if not the most respected—combat handguns in history. The weapon is a product of the fertile mind of firearms designer John Moses Browning, who, like his pistol, is vastly respected. Now before going any further, remember that, even though the 1911 has become the favorite of the target shooting fraternity and of action-pistol competitors, Browning originally designed it for one purpose and one purpose alone—fighting.

Since its introduction in 1911, “Old Slabsides” has been the preferred sidearm of generations of soldiers, lawmen and armed professionals around the world. When they needed a pistol that would do what it’s supposed to do every time, all the time, under any conditions, chances are they chose the 1911.

STI International of Georgetown, Texas, offers one of the most complete lines of 1911 pistols on the market today. A perusal of their website will show the prospective customer pistols suitable for military or police service, concealed carry, home or business defense, and competitive shooting. And in the unlikely event that you don’t find what you desire, STI will be happy to build a pistol to your exact specifications. Right off the shelf, STI pistols feature every bell and whistle demanded by today’s serious defensive and competitive shooters. All the customer has to do is take it out of the box, load the magazines and they’re ready to rock and roll.

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