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In a world where manufacturers are constantly developing new firearms and products, it is refreshing to see just what is still being done to the venerable 1911. A variety of 1911 builders are showing that this old workhorse is still capable of evolution and improvement. In an almost cryptic way, 1911 pistols are the same but different. The body and soul of Mr. Browning’s work remains, but the fine tuning and improvements continue. While the market seems to be favoring polymer-framed, striker-fired guns, the 1911 has proven that it will always be around. Here is a brief look at some of the new products and developments in the 1911 world for 2017.

For more information about the 1911 pistols featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.

Browning 1911-22 Black Label Medallion
browning.com

Chambers Custom Black Knight
chamberscustom.com

Christensen Arms A-Series 1911s
christensenarms.com

Colt Competition Stainless
colt.com

Colt Combat Commander
colt.com

Colt Delta Elite Rail Gun
colt.com

Iverson Custom Carry
iversonmanufacturing.com

Rock Island Armory G1 10mm
armscor.com

Ruger SR1911 Target
ruger.com

Springfield Armory EMP 4  CCC
springfield-armory.com

Standard Manufacturing 1911s
stdgun.com

STI HEX Tactical 3.0
stiguns.com

Wilson Combat EDC X9
wilsoncombat.com

Wilson Combat X-TAC Elite
wilsoncombat.com

This article was originally published in “America’s Handgun Model 1911” 2017. To order a copy, visit outdoorgroupstore.com.

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