The gun world has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. While the advent and continued development of lightweight, polymer-framed, striker-fired pistols has become an industry essential, a steel link to the past remains. The classic 1911 pistol, declared “outdated” and “obsolete” by some, has managed not only to hold its ground, but gain a larger following in today’s firearms marketplace. This is especially true with custom 1911s. Part exceptional firearm and part piece of art, they are on many people’s wish lists. While there are a number of great 1911 gun builders in the U.S., we will take this opportunity to look at 12 of them and their outstanding artwork.

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Cabot Guns
http://www.cabotgun.com

Chambers Custom Pistols
http://www.chamberscustom.com

Ed Brown
http://www.edbrown.com

Fusion Firearms
http://www.fusionfirearms.com

Heirloom Custom
http://www.heirloomprecision.com

Jardine’s Custom
http://www.jardinescustom.com

Nighthawk Custom
http://www.nighthawkcustom.com

Pistol Dynamics
http://www.pistoldynamics.com

Republic Forge
http://www.republicforge.com

Stan Chen Customs
http://store.chencustom.com

Volkmann Precision
http://www.volkmannprecision.com

Wilson Combat
http://www.wilsoncombat.com

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