Is there anything sexier than a hand-fitted, American-made 1911? Well, yes. Jessica Rabbit, for example. I know it’s a cartoon, but seriously. And don’t judge me too harshly; that movie came at an impressionable time in my youth. But as far as pistols are concerned, I am going to have to say no. The folks at Roberts Defense up in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, are absolutely doing it right. Yes, sir: 1911s and cheese curds. I love that state.
The classic look of the 4.25-inch-barreled SuperGrade 2-Tone in .45 ACP just does it for me. Not to mention that it’s stuffed with match-grade components, Heinie SlantPro tritium sights and black Cerakoted hardware. The checkering on the grip panels, frontstrap and backstrap is sharp and offers great control, but it isn’t so pronounced that these surfaces will turn into flesh graters after a full day at the range.
The true Videki-designed trigger has a snappy 3.5- to 4-pound pull weight with a tight reset. Combined with the hand-polished feed ramp and aforementioned Heinie sights, you get a super-reliable platform that is as pleasurable to shoot as it is accurate. I have never felt that I am great at testing a weapon’s accuracy from a benchrest, yet I was able to keep my groups in the 1.25-inch range with this pistol.
Another aspect of what Roberts Defense does that I like: Aside from the logo at the rear, the company keeps its slides unmarked. The lack of a name or model designation milled into the sides maintains the clean, sharp-looking Cerakote finish.
Do you want this gun? Of course you do. And the best part about it being a giveaway is that you don’t have to justify it to anyone with whom you share a checking account. All you need is a little room in your safe and a little room in your heart.
This article is from the September/October 2018 issue of Combat Handguns Magazine. To subscribe, please visit OutdoorGroupStore.com.
Roberts Defense SuperGrade 2-Tone Specs
|Caliber: .45 ACP|
|Barrel: 4.25 inches|
|OA Length: 8 inches|
|Weight: 36 ounces (empty)|
|Grips: VZ G10|
|Sights: Heinie SlantPro tritium|
One lucky person will win a Roberts Defense SuperGrade 2-Tone 1911!
by Personal Defense World / Jul 3, 2018