The new Taylor’s & Co. 1911-A1 FS Tactical is a replica of the Model 1911-A1, priced at just $570. The Colt Model 1911 is 103 years old, and for an old gun (the oldest military pistol still in use) the M1911 proved it still has the chops by being selected in 2012 as the Marine Corps’ new CQBP (Close Quarter Battle Pistol). The USMC version, or M45A1, is a specialized Rail Gun based on the Colt XSE Series Rail Gun. As manufactured for the Marine Corps (and other elite U.S. forces), the M45A1 costs around $1,875. The civilian version of the CQBP costs even more, selling for $1,995. The XSE Series Colt Rail Gun retails for $1,141. Now, what if you could have a 1911 Rail Gun for about half the price of an XSE Series? The Taylor’s 1911-A1 FS Tactical Handgun is just that!

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Built to Taylor’s stringent specifications in the Philippines by Armscor (one of largest manufacturers of 1911s in the world with over 30 different models covering virtually every variation of the design), the A1 FS Tactical’s features are based on current Rail Gun designs, right down to the front and rear slide serrations, the dovetailed front and adjustable white-dot rear target sights, the skeletonized trigger and hammer, the dust cover accessory rail, the walnut grips, flat mainspring housing, palm swell grip safety and upswept beavertail. All are standard features!

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As for build quality, the Taylor’s 1911-A1 FS Tactical has exceptionally close tolerances between the outer dimension of the slide and the inner dimension of the frame rails, for a solid fit that goes beyond the gun’s price point. The 1911-A1 FS Tactical also comes with a heavy duty recoil spring and a full-length guide rod, two features that are generally extra cost options. Watch as’s Dennis Adler takes you through the finer details of the new Taylor’s & Co. 1911-A1 FS Tactical.

Also check out a full review of the Taylor’s 1911-A1 FS Tactical in the 2014 GUN BUYER’S GUIDE, available now on newsstands.

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