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The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. It served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1986. It was first used in later stages of the Philippine-American War, and was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The pistol's formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original model of 1911 or Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1 for the M1911A1, adopted in 1924. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam era.

In total, the U.S. procured around 2.7 million M1911 and M1911A1 pistols in military contracts during its service life. The M1911 was replaced by the 9mm Beretta M9 pistol as the standard U.S. sidearm in October 1986, but due to its popularity among users, it has not been completely phased out. Modernized derivative variants of the M1911 are still in use by some units of the U.S. Army Special Forces, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

Designed by John Browning, the M1911 is the best-known of his designs to use the short recoil principle in its basic design. The pistol was widely copied, and this operating system rose to become the preeminent type of the 20th century and of nearly all modern centerfire pistols. It is popular with civilian shooters in competitive events such as USPSA, IDPA, International Practical Shooting Confederation, and Bullseye shooting. Compact variants are popular civilian concealed carry weapons, because of the design's relatively slim width and the power of the .45 ACP cartridge.

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  1. P

    Sig Sauer Tac-Ops 1911

    Full size Sig Sauer Tac Ops .45 acp Comes with 3 mags, case
  2. BlackdogGS

    Colt 1911. Keep it original or build a race gun?

    I have a nice Series 70 that never gets use. It’s all stock except for some millet sights I had installed 33 years ago. I either need to sell it or make a few minor changes and start using it. For starts I’d like some lower profile sights, something like the Wilson Combat sights. Build it or...
  3. Mixo5446

    Springfield 1911 Loaded

    As it comes from the factory w/ box, docs, 2 mags, cocobolo grips. Loaded model includes trijicon night sights, extended controls, match grade barrel, full length guide rod, and adjustable trigger. Will also come with an extra mag, new unused 1791 leather holster and matching mag holster, and...
  4. T

    Colt 1911

    Excellent shape Colt 1911 will come with everything you see in the pictures.Will consider all trades!
  5. S

    Citadel USA Cerakote 1911 .45, full size

    Posting my 1911 up for sale. Don't use it much. Put around 50 rounds through it with no jams or issues. Comes with 2 mags, box, set of wooden grips. Cerakote is in great condition and looks way better in person. Asking $720 you pay transfer fees.
  6. bbowl

    RIA Double stack 1911 45acp

    Like new in box Rock Island Armory double stack .45 1911 high capacity 14 round. These also accept the Para Ordinance high cap mags. Includes original case, 2 magazines and ammo. $520 meet at cut above pawn in beaverton. Feel free to offer trades but the only things I'm really after is a...
  7. D

    VZ Grip Panels Operator Model 1911

    Like new in the package. Fit full size and Commander. Free shipping.
  8. Z

    Rock Island Armory 1911 .45ACP

    This is an Armscor-Rock Island Armory, Pro Match TAC Ultra 6" chambered in .45ACP. It comes fully featured with skeletonized trigger and hammer, 2" accessory rail, aftermarket beveled magwell, chainlink mainspring housing, adjustable fiber optic sights and G10 Coyote grips. Capacity is 8+1 and...
  9. RedneckRampage

    1911 Holsters

    Both fit 5” 1911s. Milt Sparks VM2, Black, I’ve used this holster for a couple years, it’s broken in and very comfortable. It is meant for non railed guns, but it fit my SA Operator with a rail. I also have a matching mag pouch. $95 for holster, $20 for pouch, $110 both. Safariland ALS, like...
  10. SO541

    Springfield TRP Operator 10mm

    Selling my springfield TRP 10mm.. it's in very good condition with low round count.. Comes with two mags and Springfield range bag...
  11. riden2low

    Sig Sauer 1911 Ultra Compact 9mm w/ night sites

    Excellent shape. Was my carry for awhile then I got another Sig and this one has been a safe queen. Comes with case, two 8 rd mags, rosewood grips. Nice trigger pull. Can meet in the Portland area or Tigard Pawn Shop. Will need to apply for FFL transfer. Will include a Hybrid Holster that can be...
  12. Snipej1

    Springfield 1911 Combat Operator/TRP 45ACP

    Putting my Springfield 1911 Combat Operator in 45 ACP up for sale! Only doing this because I've got some spare cash laying around and want to dip my toes into a higher end 1911, and selling this helps bump my budget up! So a bit about this gun. The Springfield Combat Operator is basically a...
  13. T

    Remington 1911R1

    Unfired Remington 1911R1 $500. This gun has been a safe queen and is as shipped from the factory. Will transfer at any FFL dealer of your choice in the Puyallup/Tacoma area. See pictures for additional information.
  14. hammerstriker

    Garrett Industries 1911 Holster

    Very nice, high quality, right handed IWB holster for a commander size 1911. It's leather lined kydex with the soft side of the leather facing your body so the whole interior of the holster is leather which is nice if you are worried about finish wear. I bought it off another member on here who...
  15. V

    Refinishing nickle 1911

    I have an older nickle plated 1911 that has seen some serious weather and holster wear. Would love some recommendations on who I could find to strip and do a quality blue or maybe even just cerekote the gun. Also curious what I should expect this to cost, its just a shooter not a display piece...
  16. G

    1911 part's

    Hello I'm looking for 1911 parts everything except for a barrel and frame/receiver. Be sure to put a price on it. Thanks
  17. G

    1911 jig

    Hello I'm looking for a 1911 jig matrix, phantom or something similar to finish a build anyway let me know thank's