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Ranking Our 10 Favorite 1911 Pistols

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The classic John Browning model 1911 pistols are well over a century old and going strong. 

Here are our picks for the top 10 model 1911 pistol offerings.

1. Kimber’s Rimfire Target 1911

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The .22 LR cartridge is the perfect small-caliber range gun that can do double duty as a small-game getter. MSRP is $871.

2. Colt Combat Elite

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Colt has been making 1911s longer than anyone else, but they also know how to give the 1911 just the right modern touch. This Colt 1911 is a favorite among competition and sport shooters worldwide, it sells for $1,149.

3. Kimber’s Micro Carry Stainless

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The Micro Carry in .380 ACP offers the proven 1911 design in a pocket-carry size for the smaller cartridge. This is a perfect small, concealed carry pistol for self-defense. MSRP is $679.

4. Browning’s 1911-22 Compact Black Label Laminate with Rail

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This is another great .22 LR option. Lots of bells and whistles in a target pistol. MSRP is $669.99.

5. Remington’s 1911 R1 Stainless

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This Remington is a beautiful 1911 offering the classic pistol in stainless steel. MSRP is $789.

6. Smith and Wesson’s Model SW1911TA E-Series Tactical Accessory Rail Pistol

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This pistol is a top-notch offering that has all of the options one could want. MSRP is $1,399.

7. Ithaca’s 1911 Pistol

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This is a great pistol made in my home state, Ohio. Be ready to open the wallet though; prices are reaching above $2,000 for this one!

8. Taurus’s 1911 .45 ACP Pistol

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The Taurus pistol in blue with Picatinny rails is a solid offering. MSRP is $834.97.

9. Sig Sauer’s 1911 Ultra Two-Tone

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This Sig Sauer is a solid, concealable, big-bore .45 ACP pistol at a MSRP of $1,156. It also has a flashy two-tone finish.

10. Dan Wesson’s DW Razorback 10mm 1911

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The razorback 10mm is a powerhouse perfect taking down game from up close. MSRP is $1,350.

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