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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. They're all from reliable manufacturers who know what a gun owner needs. The 1911 semiautomatic pistols are used by the U.S. Army, other military branches, and a ton of local law enforcement groups in America.

Some of these pistol designs are made in the USA, some aren't, but they're all good for American gun owners who are interested in the great features a 1911 can offer.

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1. Kimber's Rimfire Target 19111911 Pistols

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 Elite1911 Pistols

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 with wood grips is a favorite among national match 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 & 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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