More than a century after its introduction, the classic 1911 developed by John Moses Browning remains one of the most recognizable handguns in firearms history. There are many versions available today, from the compact Desert Eagle 1911U .45 ACP by Magnum Research to the 1911 Range Officer by Springfield Armory and the Auto-Ordnance 1911TC. To help give you an idea of what’s out there right now, the editors of COMBAT HANDGUNS put together a list of some of this year’s most exciting and reliable 1911 offerings.

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