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In this site, you will find information related to the old workhorse pistol. Designed by John Moses Browning and initially produced by Colt, this pistol has served as the official military sidearm, in the armies of several nations. It has gone through several conflicts (WW1, WW2, Korea, Vietnam and others), but it also has served as the pistol of choice for thousands of civilians and Law Enforcement agents.
The Colt Model 1911 (and its derivative, the 1911 A1) is probably one of the most copied firearm designs of all times. Almost all contemporary pistols are based (more or less) to the principles of the John Moses Browning pistol. Today, this same pistol is produced by several manufacturers, actually there are several companies in the industry, whose sole product is the 1911 or parts for the 1911.
This site is an on-line resource, with everything you want to learn about this magnificent firearm. You can use the menu at left, to navigate through the various sections of this site.
M1911.ORG also offers you our E-zine, a site where you can learn the latest news from the M1911 world. We test and review the latest M1911 models there, as well as a whole lot of other things, all M1911-related.
M1911.ORG has also its own discussion area, our Forums Site, where members can exchange information on the M-1911. We encourage you to register (registration is of course, free) and participate in our discussions, since our Forums Site is the largest pool of knowledge on the 1911 pistol.
We want to thank you for visiting our site and welcome you to the world of the M-1911 pistol.
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Reviews of the latest M1911 models and much more.
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We just published our Winter 2017 issue of our E-zine. Go check it out, lots of interesting things in there.
We just published our Spring 2015 issue of our E-zine. Go check it out, lots of interesting things in there.
We just published our review of a modern pistol from a venerable manufacturer, the Thompson TC. Go check it out, in our E-zine. See how we liked it.
A very unique pistol came to us and we put it through its paces. It's the Cabot Guns Southpaw, a pistol made especially for lefties. We review it in our E-zine. Go see how we liked it.
We try out Iver Johnson's Thrasher 1911, a nice Officers-size pistol, in our E-zine. Go see how we like it.
We finaly got a Rock Island Armory .22TCM pistol in our hands and we tell you how we liked it, in our E-zine.
We try out Luke Volkmann's 9mm masterpiece, in our E-zine. Check it out.
We try out Kimber's .22LR target conversion kit, in our E-zine.
We try out a magnetic laser sight from Ariete, in our E-zine.
Armscor Series M200 revolvers are reviewed, in our E-zine.
We try out these useful chamber checkers, in our E-zine and tell you what we found about them.
We just published our review of the ATI Fatboy, in our E-zine.
We just published our review of the Brite-Strike Blue Dot flashlights, in our E-zine.
Do you have an old Maglite somewhere? Do you feel embarassed by its output when you compare it with more modern flashlights? Then read our article on how to upgrade it to a LED powered light in our E-zine.
The Colt Mustang PocketLite review just got published in our E-zine. Read all about this new little Colt there.
ATI GSG 1911 AD OPS .22LR review just got published in our E-zine. Read how we liked it.
M1911.ORG is present at the 2012 SHOT Show and is reporting back to you all the news from the 1911 worlds. Read our report in our E-zine.
Participate in our End-of-Year Raffle and win some great prizes. Read all about it, in our Forums Site. You need to be a member, to participate.
We try out Hogue wrap-around rubber grips for Para double stack pistols, in our E-zine. Read all about it.
M1911.ORG tries out the first Cabot Guns pistol, the CGI/Classic, in our E-zine. Read all about it.
M1911.ORG visits the Cabot Guns factory and reports back to you on what we saw and learned, in our E-zine.
We just published our review of Umarex USA Regent 1911A1 pistol, in our E-zine.
We just published our review of Advantage Arms .22LR conversion kit, in our E-zine.
We just published our review of EGW Ignition Parts Kit, in our E-zine.
We just published our review of Dave Berryhill's AFP pistol, in our E-zine.
We just published our review of the new Ruger SR1911 pistol, in our E-zine.
We just published our review of the Colt / Umarex .22 LR Government pistol, in our E-zine.
New review publised in our E-zine. We try out the Colt 1991 Combat Commander.
We just uploaded the review of the Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911G in our E-zine.
We just received a Colt Rail Gun and try it out in our E-zine.
We tried out the new Wilson Combat X-Tac and tell you how we liked it in our E-zine.
Our editor gets his hands on a Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm Bobtail, and tells you how he liked it, in our E-zine. You can read it here.
We go outside our usual path and try out the Colt/Umarex M4 carbine, in .22LR. You can read it here.
We just published our review of the Chiappa .22LR 1911 pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.
We just review the new Nighthawk Custom Talon FLX High Capacity pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.
We just published our review of the new Ithaca 1911 pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.
M1911.ORG visited Nighthawk Custom shop, read what our editor saw in our E-zine.
M1911.ORG has visited Wilson Combat and our author is reporting his findings in our E-zine.
We just published our review of the Volkmann Combat Custom pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.
We just published our review of the Iver Johnson Trojan pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.
We just published our review of the Colt Delta Elite 10mm pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.
We are proud to present you the M1911.ORG folding knife, an excellent fighting folder created especially for us. Read all about it and order yours at here.
We just finished reviewing the Wilson Combat Bill Wilson Carry pistol, a new model from this Arkansas company, supposedly the model that Bill Wilson himself carries. See how our editor liked it in our E-zine.
We proudly present you, the prototype of M1911.ORG El Comandante pistol, a Commander-size 9mm pistol, with features that will appeal to those more traditionalist among 1911 shooters. Read all about it in our E-zine.
We just finished reviewing the new Para Ordnance (now ParaUSA) GI Expert pistol, a new model from this Canadian company, targeted at the low-cost 1911 market. See how our editor liked it in our E-zine.
Luke Volkmann's motto is "one masterpiece at a time". So we decided to see if his pistols really live up to his motto. Here is what our reviewer found, after putting one of Luke's pistols through its paces. See how our editor liked it in our E-zine.
We received one of the new Firestorm pistols for a review. It took us some time to put it through its paces, but here is how our author liked it. See how our editor liked it in our E-zine.
We received a new Model O1918 pistol from one of our members, for T&E. See how our editor liked it in our E-zine.
Colt has send us a brand new Colt Combat Elite pistol for reviewing. We put it through its paces and you can read how we liked it in our E-zine.
It doesn't happen every day, that one of our editors receives a brand new 1911 pistol with his name on it. That's what happened when our Mr. Hunter Lee Elliott received not one, but two Wilson Combat Hunter pistols, for reviewing. See how our editor liked them in our E-zine.
The first time we visited Colt's factory in January 2007, we were astonished to see how Colt 1911s were build. This time, our editor Hunter Lee Elliott visits the Colt's factory again, invited by Gen. Keys himself, to witness how things have changed in one and a half year. Read Hunter's column, in our E-zine.
One new grip manufacturer and one new holster maker were added to the site. Namely, Gulgalta Arms grips and SafeCarCarry. Check them out in the corresponding folders.
STI send us a very special pistol, made for steel plates competition. See how our reviewer liked it in our E-zine.
Wilson Combat has just send us their 30th Anniversary Commemorative pistol and we are putting it through its paces. See how our reviewer liked it in our E-zine.
We just received the new Nighthawk Custom Lady Hawk in 9mm for a review and our reviewer felt that some ladies would have a better saying than his, so he used some assistance when trying out this one. See how they all liked it in our E-zine.
Bill Laughridge of Cylinder & Slide was kind enough to allow us to try out his unique Model 1903 Pocket Pistol recreation. A one-of-a-kind pistol, that Bill build a couple of years ago, to show his company's ability to create unique, extremely gorgeous pistols. M1911.ORG was the first organization which was allowed to fire this pistol, and you can read all about it in our E-zine.
Matt Davis of MD Custom Machine has send us a custom 1911 he build, as a sample of his work. We put the pistol through its paces and you can read how we liked it, in our E-zine.
We just finished testing the new STI Rogue 9mm Para pistol. You can read all about this new tiny 1911 in our E-zine.
It just came to my attention that Dave Sample (aka Captain Eagle) has passed away. Dave has long been a supporter of the Roy Rogers foundation, and was active in his support...working with fund-raisers both in front of and behind the scenes...and remained personally involved until his health failed. Dave also served honorably with the United States Navy during the Korean War, and is thus remembered for his service. He also was a self-trained pistolsmith and taught gunsmithing via the Internet to those interested in building their own 1911. Rest in peace Sir.
We just published our review of the Charles Daly EFS pistol, a budget-priced but quite interesting 1911. You may read all about it, in our E-zine.
Our reviewers just finished testing the Rock River Arms Tactical 1911. You may read all about it, in our E-zine.
We received an STI Guardian in 9mm for reviewing and as usually our testers put it through its paces. You may read all about it, in our E-zine.
We received a Kimber Pro Covert II for reviewing and as usually we put it through its paces. You may read all about it, in our E-zine.
We just received and review for our readers the Auto Ordnance 1911PKZ SE pistol. You may read all about it, in our E-zine.
M1911.ORG is once more the first publication to review for you the STI Escort .45 ACP pistol. You may read all about this new 1911 from the Texas company, in our E-zine.
M1911.ORG is again the first publication to review for you the Nighthawk Custom Heinie Tactical Carry pistol. You may read all about this new Nighthawk in our E-zine.
The good folks at Rock Island Armory were kind enough to send us one of their GI pistols, but this time it is a Super .38 one. See how our reviewer liked it in our E-zine.
Rob Pincus is the Training Director at the Valhalla Shooting Club, in Colorado USA, one of the top shooting schools in the world. Rob has derived a shooting system, which is described in his book and DVD called "Combat Focus Shooting". We review Rob's book and DVD in our E-zine and we decided to add it to the list of products that we sell. If you are interested in buying this book/DVD combo, please follow this link.
We put the Colt New Agent through its paces and we report to you our findings, in our E-zine. See how our reviewer like this Colt model.
Wison Combat just revealed their new Elite Tactical Magazine (ETM). Read their Press Release in the M1911.ORG E-zine.
I just got informed that Jim Cirillo, one of the most proficient gun fighters in the world, was killed last night in a car-truck crash in NY. A member of the New York City Stake-Out Squad (1968-1973) Jim Cirillo's only job was to confront the most hardened and dangerous armed criminals in the city. During this time he was involved in seventeen shootouts and more armed confrontations than can be counted. During the years following his retirement from the NYPD Cirillo worked as a firearms instructor for several schools. Mr. Cirillo was half Greek, from his mother side and was 76 years old. My most sincere condolences to his family.
We put the Colt Special Combat Government Super .38 through its paces and we report to you our findings, in our E-zine. See how our reviewer like this Colt model.
We test the new Sigarms Revolution Compact C³, a compact Officers frame pistol with a true (4.25") Commander slide and we report to you our findings, in our E-zine.
M1911.ORG has just received the brand new Nighthawk Custom T3-UCP pistol, for reviewing. Read how our testers liked this new pistol in our E-zine.
We have just introduced our M1911.ORG Pocketsmith II, a special multi-tool for the M1911 shooter. Read all about it here.
M1911.ORG has received a brand new model from Wilson Combat to review. The pistol was so new that the good folks at WC had still not decided what to name it, actually the name was finalized just before this review was published. So go read how our authors liked this new baby in our E-zine.
We have published the following reviews of brand new M1911 models in our E-zine.
- Cylinder and Slide R&D pistol
We also have published a preview of the new Nighthawk Custom T3 pistol.
Check all these our in our E-zine.
It was one of the worst moments in my life, when I was informed that the President and Founder of Para-Ordnance and my good friend Ted Szabo passed away, on Wednesday, March 28th, '07 around 3:30 pm. I just couldn't believe my eyes when I read the dreadful message. Ted was a marvellous man, a great firearm designer and above all a great friend. Our most sincere condolences to his wife Froso, his son Nicholas, his mother Helen, his father Bill, his partner Thanos Polyzos, as well as to all the people in the Para-Ordnance family. My dear friend, Lena and I will sorely miss you.
Our testers put the brand new Nighthawk Custom Dominator through its paces and report back to you with their findings and their impressions, in our E-zine. Check out our review.
I am sorry to announce that Ron Stilwell, one of the owners of High Standard, ex-president of Colt, has passed away on Thursday March 1st 2007, after a bypass operation and short hospitalization. I've corresponded with Ron in the past and I had the chance to meet him in Orlando this year. I could hardly believe my ears when his partner and friend, Alan Aronstein told me about his death. Our most sincere condolences to Ron's family and friends, for the loss of their beloved man.
Our testers check out the new Para-Ordnance PX1445S Gun Rights pistol, basically a P1445 with some interesting improvments. For each one of these pistols sold Para-Ordnance is giving 25$ to the NRA, so all those interested in supporting NRA, check out our review of this PX1445S, in our E-zine.
Our staff puts the new Rock Island Armory FS Match 1911 through its paces. Read our review in our E-zine.
M1911.ORG has been invited to visit Colt's factory in Hartford CT, and we report back to you on what we saw and learned there. Read our article in our E-zine.
The following reviews have been added the last few months in our E-zine: Springfield LW MC Operator, Springfield EMP, Para Ordnance PX745S, Para Ordnance CWX79R LDA, Rock Island Armory Tactical. In our first issue for 2007, we also added reviews of the Wilson Combat Carry Comp and the Nighthawk Custom Talon. Read our reviews in our E-zine.
Para Ordnance has send us their brand new PX745S, a 5", stainless pistol in .45ACP for test and reviewing. Read what our testers have to say about it in our E-zine.