First Look: Vudoo Priest Double Stack 1911 Pistol

The accuracy and trigger of a 1911, combined with the capacity of a double stack magazine.

posted on April 27, 2023
Vudoo Priest 1911

Vudoo Gun Works is now shipping the first batch of their new 9mm Priest pistol, an interpretation of a double stack 1911 style pistol. 

Double-stack 1911 pistols are extremely popular with many shooters these days as they take the best aspects of the original single-stack 1911 pistol, like its shootability and awesome sliding trigger while also addressing its “Achilles' heel,” which is the single-stack gun’s lower round capacity. After successfully launching the Vudoo Gun Works Möbius single-stack 1911, the company’s ambition was to take those successes a step further and take a single stack gun’s strongpoints and integrate them with the benefits of a double stack frame.

The Vudoo Priest double stack 1911 pistol is designed to be compatible with the popular STI/SVI-pattern double-stack magazines. This also allows shooters to take advantage of magazines with different capacities, such as 17, 19 or 23 rounds. The Vudoo Priest ships with two 17-round magazines from the factory. Vudoo Priest frames are built from nitrided 4140 steel and Cerakoted with customer requested colors. Slides are machined from 17-4 stainless steel and, much like the frames, customers can also request that their slides be left polished with the raw stainless look or finished with their chosen Cerakote color coatings. Given that mounted red dot optics have also hit the mainstream, Vudoo Gun Works will customize Priest slides to be cut for the popular Trijicon RMR footprint from the factory. The company is working on getting ready to offer other in-demand optic footprint patterns in the near future. 

Vudoo Priest Features:

  • 5-inch barrel
  • Accessory rail dustcover
  • DDP and RMR factory footprint optic cut options (more coming soon)
  • Vudoo textured aluminum grip module 
  • Ambidextrous safety
  • Flared magazine well
  • Cerakote color options
  • User-selectable trigger length and contour
  • Choice of bull barrel or barrel with bushing 

Pricing for the new Vudoo Priest double stack 1911 pistol starts at $3,095. For more comprehensive information on build options, specifications and lead times, please visit


Cold Steel Republic
Cold Steel Republic

First Look: Cold Steel Republic Knife

A ruggedly built fixed blade knife designed for the great outdoors.

The Newhall Incident Revisited

Learning from a tragic moment in American law enforcement history.

First Look: Misson First Tactical ACHRO 22L Backpack

Carry your gear without sticking out like a sore thumb.

Weird Shotgun Loads

Oddball or awesome? There’s a little of each when it comes to specialty shotgun rounds.

I Carry: Cosaint Arms COS21 9 mm Pistol in a PHLster Floodlight2 Holster

In this week's episode of "I Carry," we have a Cosaint Arms COS21 double-stack 1911 pistol in 9 mm carried in a PHLster Floodlight 2 holster along with a Columbia River Knife & Tool Taco Viper pocketknife.

First Look: Templar Paladin Knife

A folding knife with two different blade profiles and three different handle choices.


Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.