10 New 1911s for 2019

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posted on April 23, 2019
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Though the design is more than a century old, John Browning's classic 1911 design continues to inspire modern manufacturers. For 2019, there are a range of 1911-style handgun offerings on the market, ranging from tactical-style defensive and competition pistols to finely finished, high-quality designs that qualify as works of art. Whether you're looking for a workhorse or a barbecue gun, there's something to fit every taste in our roundup of 10 new 1911s out this year. Check them out here:

Alchemy Custom Weaponry Prime Elite
With a hand-fit frame and slide, the Alchemy Custom Prime Elite is a classic government 1911 pistol with multiple grip options to fit your needs.

Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.75 inches
Weight: 38.4 ounces
MSRP: $2,995
(724) 676-1911 alchemy1911.com


Brownells BRN-1911
The first handgun in Brownells’s Retro line of vintage-inspired firearms, the BRN-1911 Retro Custom Government Pistol is a development in partnership with Ed Brown featuring a classic 1980s aesthetic.

Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Weight: 38.4 ounces
MSRP: $2,499
(800) 741-0015 brownells.com


Cabot Guns Drako Garra 2.0
Inspired by legends of dragons, the Drako 2.0 evokes the mythical beast with “claw mark” cocking serrations. Design details add a measure of stylishness to this high-performance, handcrafted 1911.

Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.75 inches
Weight: 38.4 ounces
MSRP: $5,295
(754) 524-1002 cabotgun.com


Citadel 1911 Tac Ultra
Designed for range and competition use, Citadel’s team of pistolsmiths ensure the frame, slide and barrel are mated perfectly through a hand-fitting process applied to each Tac Ultra.

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.75 inches
Weight: 48 ounces
MSRP: $859
(775) 828-0555 legacysports.com


Dan Wesson DW TCP
Dan Wesson has put mass in the right places to create a high-performance pistol that won’t weigh you down. The company incorporated a rail on the aluminum-alloy frame and a ramped, bull barrel make it easy to accessorize and to resist muzzle rise, respectively.

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 9 rounds
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7.64 inches
Weight:32 ounces
MSRP: $1,700
(800) 955-4486 danwessonfirearms.com


Nighthawk Firehawk
Combining a bull barrel, full-length guide rod and single-port compensator, the Firehawk diminishes felt recoil and muzzle rise. The integral compensator and one-piece mag well offer performance while keeping the profile sleek.

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.47 inches
Weight: 41.4 ounces
MSRP: $4,199
(877) 268-4867 nighthawkcustom.com


Republic Forge Raider
Meticulously hand-built, like all Republic Forge pistols, the Raider harnesses the powerful 10 mm cartridge in a Govt. Model-size, case-colored, rail-equipped frame mated to a hard-chrome slide and controls.

Caliber: 10 mm
Magazine Capacity: 9 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.75 inches
Weight: 40 ounces
MSRP: $4,065
(505) 659-6289 republicforge.com


Roberts Defense Operator SRO
Part of its Operator lineup, Roberts Defense offers a suppressor-ready, optic model available in both 9 mm and .45 ACP. Made of forged stainless steel with custom slide cuts, this 1911 means business.

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.7 inches
Weight: 42 ounces
MSRP: $3,489
(855) 762-1911 robertsdefense.com


Ruger Custom Shop SR1911 Competition
This 1911 is chock-full of match-winning features such as a Koenig Shooting Sports low-mass hammer and competition sear, flat-faced trigger shoe, precision-machined cylinder and slide disconnector and hand-tuned sear spring.

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.67 inches
Weight: 41 ounces
MSRP: $2,499
(336) 949-5200 ruger.com


Springfield Armory EMP Contour Carry
While the EMP Contour Carry isn’t new, different color combinations are for 2019. Available in OD Green and FDE, Tactical Gray and the FDE shown, the same elements of the original that make it such a great concealed-carry pistol are all still present.

Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 9 rounds
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7.5 inches
Weight: 30.5 ounces
MSRP: $1,220
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com

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