104 years after its official release, the 1911 pistol designed by John Moses Browning remains as iconic, and relevant, as ever. Indeed, this reliable workhorse is still used for tactical and civilian applications, including concealed carry and competitive shooting. When it comes to picking a 1911 pistol for competitive shooting, there’s alot to choose from. To help you get started, we’ve narrowed the field down to the eight selections found in the gallery above. From the Kimber Team Match II to the Colt Gold Cup and beyond, all of these 1911 pistols will deliver game-ending accuracy right out of the box when you’re out on the course.

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Kimber Team Match II

Dan Wesson Elite Series Chaos

Sig Sauer 1911 Target

Para Pro Custom 14.45

Colt Gold Cup

Springfield TRP SS

Les Baer 1911 Boss

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