Does someone on your holiday shopping list desperately need a new 1911? Not sure what 1911 model to buy among the vast expanse of 1911 options?
Well, here are some excellent options to consider putting under the tree this year.
Firstly, what you’re in the market for probably depends on what you’re willing to spend. If you’re operating on a smaller budget but still want to give the gift of a classic American firearm this year, take a look at our Baby Rock in 380 (MSRP $460) or our GI Standard CS in 45ACP (MSRP $545).
Perhaps you’re willing to spend a few hundred dollars more for something extra. The Pro Match Ultra in 45ACP (MSRP $862) features a 5” barrel, checkered wood grips and a high-visibility fiber-optic front sight. If you’re looking for a model with an accessory rail, check out the TAC Ultra FS (MSRP $775).
Let’s ignore price for a moment and focus on function. If the person on your list needs a good, conceal-carry pistol, the slim frame and simple ergonomics make the 1911 a perfect fit. The TAC Ultra CS in 45ACP and TAC Ultra CS in 9mm both feature 3.5” barrels and weigh 2.25 lbs unloaded.
Plinking at the Range
If you’re not looking to give a concealable pistol but a fun range gun instead, then consider an XT 22 Standard. The XT 22 Standard fires the smooth shooting 22LR round, but with the aesthetics of a 1911. The Rock Standard FS in 9mm is another good choice, since 9mm is plentiful and relatively budget-friendly to shoot.