Top Rated 1911 .45 Caliber Pistols
One of the most iconic firearms of all time, the 1911 .45 caliber, has been made and remade again in the image of the manufacturer. This pistol has been around for over a hundred years, and it’s still going strong. As with many other great firearms, it’s not a matter of whether you should buy it, it’s a matter of which one is best suited for you. Here’s some of the top rated 1911’s, for your liking.
Developed by one of the most iconic firearms designers of the era, John M. Browning, the history of the 1911 goes back a century, being used for everything from personal defense to use by military personnel. In 1911, this pistol became the official sidearm of the United States Army and was used by the Army in that capacity until 1986. The M1911 is the best known of Browning’s designs which uses short recoil in its basic structure.
The pistol has since been copied, as all great things are, and now you have a wide variety of M1911s to choose from. Which one, though? Which is the top rated 1911?
With the timeless style of the classic, the Magnum Research 1911 Desert Eagle 45 is a top of the line model with a price that is lower than the average. These models, when single action, come in two barrel lengths, 4.33” and 5”. The frame is precision cast and machined from high quality carbon steel. This particular pistol also comes with features such as extended magazine release, grip safety, aluminum trigger with an overtravel stop, stainless steel full-length guide rod, and enlarged ejection port, just to name a few.
ATI has a short barrel .45 pistol which is often regarded as a handgun which is best left to those experienced with the 1911. Lightweight, short, and having a kick larger than some of the bigger firearms, this pistol is more difficult to master than the heavier ones. With a 3-inch barrel and slide profile appearance of the 1911, this compact offers high-visibility sights and an abbreviated grip which holds a six shot magazine.
This particular model of 1911 is so popular due to its concealable profile and commander-length slide. With the stopping power of the .45 ACP and 7+1 capacity, you will never have to be worried about being under-gunned. The back of the mainspring housing has been bobbed to make it easier to conceal. The overall weight was reduced by making the frame and mainspring housing from anodized aluminum, and an undercut trigger guard was included to help control recoil. This particular pistol is both beautiful and functional.
The Remington 1911 is the self-proclaimed “sweet shooting advancement of America’s most reliable, accurate and enduring handgun”. This M1911 features a crisp trigger, dovetailed rear and front sights, precision-machined slide and frame, and checkered double –diamond walnut grips. With its flared and lowered ejection point and 5” stainless steel barrel, this pistol is an instant go to for any experience level.
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