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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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 March 6th, '17 Winter 2017 issue 

We just published our Winter 2017 issue of our E-zine. Go check it out, lots of interesting things in there.

 April 6th, '15 Spring 2015 issue 

We just published our Spring 2015 issue of our E-zine. Go check it out, lots of interesting things in there.

 February 3rd, '14 Thompson TC Review/B> 

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.

 November 1st, '13 Cabot Guns Southpaw review 

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.

 March 12th, '13 Iver Johnson Thrasher review 

We try out Iver Johnson's Thrasher 1911, a nice Officers-size pistol, in our E-zine. Go see how we like it.

 October 22nd, '12 RIA .22TCM 1911A2 review 

We finaly got a Rock Island Armory .22TCM pistol in our hands and we tell you how we liked it, in our E-zine.

 October 22nd, '12 Volkmann Precision 9mm Pistol review 

We try out Luke Volkmann's 9mm masterpiece, in our E-zine. Check it out.

 May 1st, '12 Kimber Rimfire Target conversion kit 

We try out Kimber's .22LR target conversion kit, in our E-zine.

 April 11th, '12 Ariete Laser sight review 

We try out a magnetic laser sight from Ariete, in our E-zine.

 April 11th, '12 ATI Fatboy review 

Armscor Series M200 revolvers are reviewed, in our E-zine.

 April 11th, '12 Chamber checkers? 

We try out these useful chamber checkers, in our E-zine and tell you what we found about them.

 March 3rd, '12 ATI Fatboy review 

We just published our review of the ATI Fatboy, in our E-zine.

 February 23rd, '12 Brite-Strike Blue Dot lights review 

We just published our review of the Brite-Strike Blue Dot flashlights, in our E-zine.

 February 7th, '12 MagLite LED upgrades 

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.

 February 1st, '12 Colt Mustang PocketLite review 

The Colt Mustang PocketLite review just got published in our E-zine. Read all about this new little Colt there.

 January 29th, '12 ATI GSG 1911 AD OPS .22LR review 

ATI GSG 1911 AD OPS .22LR review just got published in our E-zine. Read how we liked it.

 January 16th, '12 SHOT Show 

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.

 December 1st, '11 Our End-of-Year Raffle 

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.

 November 11th, '11 Hogue rubber grips review 

We try out Hogue wrap-around rubber grips for Para double stack pistols, in our E-zine. Read all about it.

 November 1st, '11 Cabot Guns CGI/Classic review 

M1911.ORG tries out the first Cabot Guns pistol, the CGI/Classic, in our E-zine. Read all about it.

 October 31st, '11 M1911.ORG visits Cabot Guns Factory 

M1911.ORG visits the Cabot Guns factory and reports back to you on what we saw and learned, in our E-zine.

 October 24th, '11 Umarex USA Regent 1911A1 review 

We just published our review of Umarex USA Regent 1911A1 pistol, in our E-zine.

 October 11th, '11 Advantage Arns Conversion Kit review 

We just published our review of Advantage Arms .22LR conversion kit, in our E-zine.

 October 5th, '11 EGW Ignition Parts Kit review 

We just published our review of EGW Ignition Parts Kit, in our E-zine.

 August 18th, '11 Berryhill Custom AFP review 

We just published our review of Dave Berryhill's AFP pistol, in our E-zine.

 June 10th, '11 Ruger SR1911 review 

We just published our review of the new Ruger SR1911 pistol, in our E-zine.

 May 27th, '11 Colt/Umarex Government .22LR review 

We just published our review of the Colt / Umarex .22 LR Government pistol, in our E-zine.

 March 16th, '11 Colt 1991 Combat Commander review 

New review publised in our E-zine. We try out the Colt 1991 Combat Commander.

 February 18th, '11 Desert Eagle 1911G review 

We just uploaded the review of the Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911G in our E-zine.

 January 11th, '11 Colt Rail Gun review 

We just received a Colt Rail Gun and try it out in our E-zine.

 November 21st, '10 Wilson Combat X-Tac review 

We tried out the new Wilson Combat X-Tac and tell you how we liked it in our E-zine.

 November 1st, '10 Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm Bobtail review 

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.

 October 3rd, '10 Colt/Umarex M4 Carbine review 

We go outside our usual path and try out the Colt/Umarex M4 carbine, in .22LR. You can read it here.

 September 30th, '10 Chiappa .22LR 1911 review 

We just published our review of the Chiappa .22LR 1911 pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.

 September 15th, '10 Nighthawk Talon FLX review 

We just review the new Nighthawk Custom Talon FLX High Capacity pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.

 August 3rd, '10 Ithaca 1911 review 

We just published our review of the new Ithaca 1911 pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.

 May 5th, '10 M1911.ORG visits Nighthawk Custom 

M1911.ORG visited Nighthawk Custom shop, read what our editor saw in our E-zine.

 April 24th, '10 M1911.ORG visits Wilson Combat 

M1911.ORG has visited Wilson Combat and our author is reporting his findings in our E-zine.

 March 18th, '10 Volkmann Combat Custom review 

We just published our review of the Volkmann Combat Custom pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.

 March 12th, '10 Iver Johnson Trojan review 

We just published our review of the Iver Johnson Trojan pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.

 February 15th, '10 Colt Delta Elite review 

We just published our review of the Colt Delta Elite 10mm pistol, in our E-zine. You can read it here.

 December 5th, '09 The M1911.ORG Folding Knife 

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.

 December 4th, '09 Wilson Bill Wilson Carry review 

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.

 August 22nd, '09 M1911.ORG El Comandante proto review 

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.

 April 25th, '09 ParaUSA GI Expert review 

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.

 February 24th, '09 Volkmann Combatant Carry review 

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.

 February 16th, '09 Firestorm DLX review 

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.

 December 20th, '08 Colt Model O1918 review 

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.

 December 20th, '08 Colt Combat Elite review 

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.

 October 29th, '08 Wilson Combat Hunter review 

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.

 October 29th, '08 M1911.ORG visits Colt's factory again 

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.

 September 24th, '08 Two new companies added 

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.

 August 26th, '08 STI SteelMaster review 

STI send us a very special pistol, made for steel plates competition. See how our reviewer liked it in our E-zine.

 August 15th, '08 Wilson 30th Anniversary 1911 review 

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.

 July 20th, '08 Nighthawk Custom Lady Hawk review 

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.

 June 12th, '08 Cylinder & Slide 1903 Recreation review 

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.

 May 29th, '08 Matt Davis Custom 1911 review 

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.

 April 4th, '08 STI Rogue review 

We just finished testing the new STI Rogue 9mm Para pistol. You can read all about this new tiny 1911 in our E-zine.

 February 29th, '08 Dave Sample passed away 

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.

 February 15th, '08 Charles Daly EFS review 

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.

 February 12th, '08 Rock River Arms Tactical review 

Our reviewers just finished testing the Rock River Arms Tactical 1911. You may read all about it, in our E-zine.

 January 11th, '08 STI Guardian 9mm review 

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.

 December 17th, '07 Kimber Pro Covert II review 

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.

 November 8th, '07 Auto Ordnance 1911A1 review 

We just received and review for our readers the Auto Ordnance 1911PKZ SE pistol. You may read all about it, in our E-zine.

 October 29th, '07 STI Escort review 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.

 October 22nd, '07 We added some more airsoft reviews 

We added some more airsoft pistol reviews in our Project Airsoft forums in our Forums Site. Those interested in these training tools are welcome to read them.

 October 18th, '07 Nighthawk Custom Heinie Tactical Carry 

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.

 October 16th, '07 RIA GI Super .38 

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.

 October 19th, '07  Combat Focus Shooting 

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.

 September 25th, '07  Colt New Agent 

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.

 August 29th, '07 Wilson Combat Elite Tactical Magazine 

Wison Combat just revealed their new Elite Tactical Magazine (ETM). Read their Press Release in the M1911.ORG E-zine.

 July 13th, '07  Jim Cirillo was killed in a car crash 

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.

 July 3rd, '07  Colt Special Combat Government Super .38 

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.

 June 11th, '07  Sigarms Revolution Compact C³ 

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.

 June 3rd, '07  Nighthawk Custom T3-UCP review 

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.

 June 3rd, '07  We introduce our Pocketsmith II Milti-Tool 

We have just introduced our M1911.ORG Pocketsmith II, a special multi-tool for the M1911 shooter. Read all about it here.

 May 25th, '07  Wilson Combat Sentinel Compact review 

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.

 May 22th, '07  Several new reviews 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
- Para-Ordnance CWX645G Carry GAP
- Kimber Gold Match

We also have published a preview of the new Nighthawk Custom T3 pistol.

Check all these our in our E-zine.

 March 30h, '07  Ted Szabo passed away 

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.

Read Para-Ordnance's Press Release in our E-zine.

 March 11th, '07  Nighthawk Custom Dominator review 

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.

 March 11th, '07  Ron Stilwell passed away 

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.

 March 1st, '07  We test the Para-Ordnance Gun Rights pistol 

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.

 February 20th, '07  We review the new RIA FS Match pistol 

Our staff puts the new Rock Island Armory FS Match 1911 through its paces. Read our review in our E-zine.

 February 13th, '07  M1911.ORG visits Colt's factory 

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.

 January 6th, '07  Reviews 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.

 October 29th, '06  Para Ordnance PX745S review 

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.