Designed more than 100 years ago, the 1911-style pistol continues to be extremely popular with the buying public. I’d be willing to wager that there are more companies making these guns for the private market today that there ever have been before. Customized 1911 pistols costing thousands of dollars may be things of beauty, but most shooters are looking for something more affordable that can be enjoyed on the range or even used for home defense. Fortunately, there are a number of manufacturers making modern 1911 pistols at a reasonable price. Some are recreations of the original GI models, while others are modern updates to the venerable design. Here is a look at some of the most affordable 1911-style pistols that are available on the market today for shooters and enthusiasts alike.


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American Tactical


Chiappa Firearms

Citadel/Legacy Sports

Para USA

Regent Arms


Rock Island Armory


Taylor’s & Co, Inc.



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