Rock Island Armory MAPP FS

By - Last updated: Friday, May 27, 2016

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Rock Island Armory MAP FS

By - Last updated: Friday, May 27, 2016

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Handgun Roundup: The Budget 1911s

By - Last updated: Thursday, May 26, 2016

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The 1911-style pistol remains wildly popular more than 100 years after its birth. At last count, roughly 50 manufacturers are producing hundreds of different 1911 models ranging from mil-spec, GI-type versions that recall John Browning’s original design, to uber-refined and customized 1911s that cost thousands of dollars.

This article pulls together info on the 12 least-expensive full-size 1911s in production today into one place. To make this list, a pistol must cost $500 max in actual retail pricing (not MSRP, which is almost always inflated).

Each pistol’s listing is an excerpt from its main-info page, which contains the full description, specs, more photos, pricing info (when available) and links to external articles and reviews. To go to that page, click on the gun’s name or photo.

Note: The listings below include only the cheapest model offered by each company. Many of these companies also offer other 1911 models with enhanced features, different finishes, shortened barrels and shortened grips, and in many cases the prices of these models are also relatively low. To see all the 1911s produced by one of the companies below, visit its category page on our site. Continue reading

Cimarron Firearms M1911

By - Last updated: Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Auto-Ordnance 1911BKOANN

By - Last updated: Monday, May 23, 2016

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Auto-Ordnance 1911BKO

By - Last updated: Sunday, May 22, 2016

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Colt Lightweight Commander

By - Last updated: Friday, May 20, 2016

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Cabot Guns Naked 1911

By - Last updated: Thursday, May 19, 2016

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BB Techs BB6

By - Last updated: Thursday, May 12, 2016

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STI Guardian 2011

By - Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2016

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STI Hex Tactical DS

By - Last updated: Friday, May 6, 2016

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STI Hex Tactical SS

By - Last updated: Thursday, May 5, 2016

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Dan Wesson Valkyrie Commander

By - Last updated: Saturday, April 30, 2016

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Carolina Arms Group Trenton

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Springfield Armory EMP Champion

By - Last updated: Friday, April 22, 2016

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Heckler & Koch P30SK

By - Last updated: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Kimber Micro Carry

By - Last updated: Monday, April 11, 2016

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