John Browning’s iconic 1911 handgun design, the everlasting centenarian, continues to soldier on in today’s market even stronger than ever. With grumblings rampant about replacing the Department of Defense’s issue handgun, many have seriously suggested going back to the future with a modern 1911 revision. The design remains a competition favorite in both precision-orientated bullseye and speed-driven practical shooting. With more manufacturers designing new and improved versions, the 1911style pistol continues to attract new and accomplished shooters.


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Kimber America

Magnum Research

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Republic Forge – Republic 1911

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Rock Island Armory

Rock River Arms – 1911 Poly

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