The gun world has changed dramatically over the last 100 years. While the advent 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 The classic 1911 pistol, declared “outdated” and “obsolete” by some, has managed not only to hold its ground, but gain a larger following in today’s firearms marketplace.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. Fully functional firearms and pieces of arts, these custom guns are on many people’s wish lists. While there are a number of great 1911 builders in the U.S., let’s take this opportunity to look at 11 of them and their outstanding artwork.

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Cabot Guns
http://www.cabotgun.com

Fusion Firearms
http://www.fusionfirearms.com

Heirloom Precision
http://www.heirloomprecision.com

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

Nighthawk Custom
http://www.nighthawkcustom.com

Pistol Dynamics
http://www.pistoldynamics.com

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

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

Volkmann Precision
http://www.volkmannprecision.com

Wilson Combat
http://www.wilsoncombat.com

Republic Forge
http://www.republicforge.com

 

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This article was published in the 2016 edition of the Complete Book of 1911s. For information on how to subscribe, please email subscriptions@outdoorgroupmags.com or call 1-800-284-5668.

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