New 1911 Handguns for 2022

The 1911 continues to soldier on, with new designs and new features that add to the appeal of this iconic handgun.

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posted on April 22, 2022
New 1911 Handguns for 2022

The striker-fired, micro 9mm handgun might still be king of the hill for concealed carry, but more gun owners are re-discovering the benefits of the light, crisp trigger of the 1911. Couple that with “Optic-ready” or “optic-equipped” pistols and enhanced-capacity pistols with double stack magazines that rival the capacity of their wonder nine cousins, and it's no wonder why the 1911 platform is still as hot as ever. With that in mind, here are just some of the new 1911-style handguns for 2022.

FXH-45 Double StackAmerican Tactical | FXH-45 Double Stack
Building on the success of its single-stack FXH-45 series, American Tactical has launched a double-stack version offering greater capacity. Fans of single-action semi-automatics will enjoy this affordable option.

▶ Oversize trigger guard
▶ Accessory rail
▶ Skeletonized hammer
▶ Extended beavertail

Specifications
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 10 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8 inches
Weight: 28.8 ounces
MSRP: $499
(800) 290-0065 americantactical.us


Cabot Guns | SerenityCabot Guns | Serenity
Beautifully crafted from Damascus and 416 stainless steel, the Serenity is an elegant 1911-pattern pistol with smooth steel grip panels. Available in 9 mm or .45 ACP in full size or Commander length, an array of options is offered. The Serenity, one of Cabot’s mildest-recoiling pistols, comes with an accuracy guarantee of 1.5 inches at 25 yards.

▶ Rhombus-cut checkering
▶ One-piece extended mag well
▶ Ledge-style rear sight
▶ Reverse-dovetail front sight

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 9 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Weight: 46.8 ounces
MSRP: $8,495
(724) 524-1002 cabotguns.com


Kimber | 1911 Rapide ScorpiusKimber | 1911 Rapide Scorpius
Combining striking looks with superlative operation, Kimber’s Rapide line of 1911s expands to include the Scorpius, a 9-round, 9 mm, full-size pistol with functional upgrades that also add to the pistol’s curb appeal.

▶ Lightening cuts in slide
▶ Kimber Stiplex front stippling
▶ G10 grips
▶ SST magazine

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 9 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.7 inches
Weight: 40 ounces
MSRP: $1,733
(888) 243-4522 kimberamerica.com


Kimber | Micro9 Black OIKimber | Micro9 Black OI
Kimber’s popular Micro9 line of single-stack, subcompact, 1911-style handguns now has an optics-included variant. Included in the Micro9 Black OI is a Swampfox Sentinel red-dot sight with a 3-MOA dot.

▶ Red-dot sight included in price
▶ Black rubber grips
▶ KimPro II black finish
▶ Extended magazine floorplate

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.15 inches
Overall Length: 6.1 inches
Weight: 18.4 ounces
MSRP: $905
(888) 243-4522 kimberamerica.com


Kimber | Micro9 Stainless MCKimber | Micro9 Stainless MC
Offering a mini-compensator to reduce felt recoil and muzzle flip, Kimber’s Micro9 MC series also includes night sights. An extended magazine floorplate gives extra purchase to even further help with felt recoil.

▶ TruGlo Tritium night sights
▶ Glass bead finish
▶ Match-grade barrel
▶ Hogue wraparound grips

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 7 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.45 inches
Overall Length: 7.09 inches
Weight: 19.2 ounces
MSRP: $890
(888) 243-4522 kimberamerica.com


Nighthawk Custom | TreasurerNighthawk Custom | Treasurer
The all-new Nighthawk Custom Treasurer completes the popular Boardroom Series. The Treasurer is a 9 mm pistol built on an Officer’s frame, and featuring a 3.8-inch bull barrel and one-piece magwell. The heavy angle cuts in the slide reduce weight and aid in faster cycling, while the windows show off the gold titanium-nitrided, crowned barrel.

▶ Heinie ledge-style rear sight
▶ Titanium-nitrided barrel
▶ DLC finish
▶ Railscales custom grips

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 3.8 inches
Overall Length: 7.1 inches
Weight: 34.71 ounces
MSRP: $4,599
(877) 268-4867 nighthawkcustom.com


Republic Forge | Ultimate Blued Patriot CommanderRepublic Forge | Ultimate Blued Patriot Commander
This Ultimate Patriot Commander features a deep salt-blue slide and frame, with polished flats and satin rounds. It is meticulously hand fit by a single gunsmith, including a properly headspaced chamber. These pistols are relentlessly reliable and accurate, and beautiful, too.

▶ Texas star hammer
▶ Novak tritium night sights
▶ Match-grade trigger
▶ Sheep horn grips

Specifications
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 4.25 inches
Overall Length: 7.52 inches
Weight: 36 ounces
MSRP: $5,330
(505) 659-6289 republicforge.com


Springfield Armory | 1911 OperatorSpringfield Armory | 1911 Operator
With a host of upgraded components in a pistol priced closer to entry level for a 1911, the new Operator 1911 brings a modern look to a classic sidearm option.

▶ GI-style recoil spring
▶ VZ Grips
▶ Black Cerakote finish
▶ Tritium front sight

Specifications
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.6 inches
Weight: 42 ounces
MSRP: $1,159
(800) 680-6866 springfield-armory.com


Staccato | P Limited ConfigurationStaccato | P Limited Configuration
Staccato has taken the duty-ready Staccato P and added a combination of special options designed for extra speed. This limited-edition features Staccato’s newest Tac grip texture and the patent-pending Dawson Precision ICE compensator.

▶ DLC-coated barrel
▶ 3-pound trigger
▶ Dawson Precision ICE compensator
▶ Anodized frame

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 20 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8 inches
Weight: 29.65 ounces
MSRP: $3,299
(512) 819-0656 staccato2011.com


TriStar | American Classic IITriStar | American Classic II
This 1911 boasts a host of higher-end features at a price well below what one might expect to pay for a similar pistol of the John M. Browning pedigree. It is also available in 9 mm and 10 mm for those who eschew the traditional .45 ACP chambering.

▶ Skeletonized, adjustable, serrated trigger
▶ Hardwood grips
▶ Skeletonized combat hammer
▶ Novak rear sight

Specifications
Caliber: .45 ACP
Magazine Capacity: 8 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.5 inches
Weight: 39.5 ounces
MSRP: $810
(816) 421-1400 tristararms.com


Wilson Combat | SFX9 5 InchWilson Combat | SFX9 5 Inch
For those who prefer a full-size traditional 1911 sight radius and the velocity of a longer barrel, Wilson Combat now offers the SFX9 5 inch. It features a match-grade barrel with bushing, a concealment Battlesight with a red fiber-optic insert and two 15-round magazines.

▶ X-TAC Front and rear cocking Serrations
▶ Bullet Proof thumb safety
▶ New lightweight, full-size solid frame
▶ Accessory rail

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 5 inches
Overall Length: 8.7 inches
Weight: 32.1 ounces
MSRP: $2,995
(800) 955-4856 wilsoncombat.com


Wilson Combat | SFX9 HC 4 inchWilson Combat | SFX9 HC 4 inch
Available with a compact, bushingless, match-grade barrel, the Wilson Combat SFX9 4 inch is for those who desire a purpose-built, more capacious 1911 to meet their concealed-carry needs. It features the company’s new lightweight, full-size Solid Frame.

▶ Reverse-crowned muzzle
▶ Fluted barrel hood
▶ Skeletonized hammer
▶ Accessory rail

Specifications
Caliber: 9 mm
Magazine Capacity: 15 rounds
Barrel Length: 4 inches
Overall Length: 7.4 inches
Weight: 29.3 ounces
MSRP: $2,895
(800) 955-4856 wilsoncombat.com

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