This is going to be a very unique blog because we’re not trying to save you money or get you the best deal for this one. This blog is dedicated to the most expensive and high-end 1911’s on the market in 2020. We have the Springfield Masterclass, the Springfield 1991 A-1, the Ruger SR1911, S&W 1911 E-Series, and the Sig Sauer Spartan II. Each of these pistols is well over $1,000 as a starting point is built with exceptional detail, features, and style. Since these pistols are designed to break the bank, I recommend these pistols for the most enthusiastic of gun owners.

Springfield Armory Masterclass Silent Operator

The Springfield Masterclass Silent Operator 1911 is one of the newest and exclusive pistols you could ever own. It’s built with the 2nd Generation Speed Trigger, which eliminates the overtravel in the traditional skeletonized triggers. The trigger breaks at about 6 lbs and is as clean of a trigger pull as you’ll ever experience. The silent operator comes with an extended barrel that is threaded for easy suppressor installation. It features a cold-hammer-forged barrel with dual springs to reduce the felt recoil of the gun. at 9.3″ long and over 2lbs, this isn’t a CCW that is easy to carry as your primary self-defense gun. This gun is meant for the most serious and avid gun owners who either open carry or want a tricked out 1911 for a home defense gun.

Specs:

  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Capacity: 7 Rounds
  • Weight: 2lb 6oz with Empty Magazine
  • Length: 9.3″
  • Height: 5.5″
  • Barrel: 5.28″ Hammer Forged Steel, Melonite
  • Thread Pitch: .578″x28
  • Twist Rate: 1:16″
  • Sights: Springfield Armory Silencer Night Sights
  • Slide: Forged Steel, Black Nitride
  • Recoil System: Dual Spring w/Full-Length Guide Rod
  • Trigger: 2nd Generation
  • Magazines: Two (2) Stainless Steel Mags
  • MSRP: $1,450

Where Can I Buy The Springfield Masterclass Silent Operator?

  1. Palmetto State
  2. Armslist
  3. Find a Retailer

 

Springfield Armory Master Class Silent Operator 1911 Right Side View

 

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Springfield Armory 1911-A1 Range Officer Operator

The 1911-A1 Ranger Officer Operator pistol is built with hammer-forged steel for both the frame and the slide of the gun. This process ensures that your gun will be as accurate as possible and will last a lifetime. The parkerized finish to the barrel and slide is incredibly expensive to do, but it prevents the metal from ever corroding, even in wet and humid conditions. The barrel is match-grade for optimal accuracy in the competitive shooting environments, such as the 3-Gun Competition. The extended thumb safety is easy to use, but it’s not ambidextrous. The beavertail grip safety ensures shooters with larger hands are able to avoid getting chewed up by the hammer during cycling.

Specs:

  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Capacity: 7 Rounds
  • Weight: 2.5 lbs with Empty Magazine
  • Length: 8.6″
  • Height: 5.5″
  • Barrel: 5″ Hammer Forged Steel, Parkerized
  • Twist Rate: 1:16″
  • Sights: Fiber Optic Front, Low-Profile Combat White Dot Rear
  • Slide: Forged Steel, Black Nitride
  • Recoil System: GI Style
  • Trigger: 2nd Generation
  • Magazines: 2 7-round mags
  • MSRP: $1,050.00

 

Where Can I Buy The Springfield 1911-A1?

  1. Palmetto State
  2. Gun Broker
  3. Armslist
  4. Find a Retailer
  5. Bass Pro Shops

Springfield Armory Pistol 1911-A1 9mm Range Officer Operator Parkerized PI9130LP

 

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Ruger SR1911 Target SS

The Ruger SR1911 Target SS is CNC-machined for the most precise fit between the slide and frame for the smoothest possible cycle of operations. The Ruger SR1911 is built with a lightweight skeletonized trigger. This trigger reduces the weight of the traditional trigger, increases the fire rate by a fraction of a second, reduces the creep, and provides a positive reset of the trigger. It’s built with an ambidextrous thumb safety lever, so your hand never has to leave the grip as decide when to fire. The oversized ejection port and the extended mag release improves the ergonomics and functionality of the pistol.

Specs:

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel Length: 5″
  • Twist: 1:10 RH
  • Grooves: 6
  • Overall Length: 8.67″
  • Height: 5.45″
  • Capacity: 9+1 Rds
  • Sights: Adjustable Target
  • Slide Material: Stainless Steel
  • Grip Frame: Low-Glare Stainless
  • Grips: Deluxe Checkered G-10
  • MSRP: $1,099.99
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs

Where Can I Buy The Ruger SR1911?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. RK Guns
  4. Bass Pro Shops

 

Ruger SR1911 Target 9mm 5

 

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Smith & Wesson 1911 E-Series

Smith & Wesson is one of the most influential gunmakers in the world with its legendary revolvers. As they delve into the 1911 style pistols, they decided to go all out with features and aesthetics to make this gun as beautiful as their Magnum revolvers. Chambered in .45 Auto, this pistol has the power, accuracy, and reliability to take into any competition shooting event or to give you peace of mind in a home defense situation. The single-action firing on this 1911 is clean and crisp with a very short reset to allow quick and accurate follow-up shots. The checkered wood grip is as beautiful as can be with a clear laminate to prevent any deterioration or rot of the wood. For $1,000, this is the best value for a high-end 1911 on the market today.

Specs:

  • Weight: 39.6 oz / 2.48 lbs
  • Caliber: 45 AUTO
  • Capacity: 8+1
  • Barrel Length:
  • Grooves: 6
  • Overall Length: 8.7″
  • Sights: white dot front and rear
  • Slide Material: Stainless Steel
  • Grip Frame: Low-Glare Stainless
  • Grips: Wooden Laminate E-Series™
  • MSRP: $1,000

Where Can I Buy The S&W 1911 E-Series?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. Armslist
  4. Gallery of Guns
  5. The Shooting Store

S&W Pistol SW1911TA 45 ACP Tac Rail Wd Grp- - -108409

 

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Sig Sauer 1911 Spartan-II

The Sig Sauer 1911 Spartan II is a phenomenal pistol with the most beautiful bronze finish I’ve ever seen on a pistol. Personally, I think it’s a marketing ploy to put the famed Spartan o the grip. However, the Siglite sights are elevated and provide a clear sight picture for rapid target identification, which really enhances the effectiveness of the pistol. The ambidextrous thumb safety is exceptional and enhances the overall ergonomics of the pistol. The carbon steel barrel and steel frame provide a solid and sturdy platform to shoot from to provide exceptional accuracy. The Spartan II is built around a 4.5″ barrel, which provides more versatility in carrying the pistol and assists in preventing the barrel from getting hung up on your holster.

 

Specs:

  • Brand: Sig Sauer
  • Model: Spartan II 1911
  • Caliber: .45 ACP
  • Action: Single
  • Capacity: 8
  • Safety: Extended Thumb
  • Sights: Night
  • Barrel Length: 4.2″
  • Length: 7.7″
  • Weight: 38.8 oz.
  • Finish: Distressed Coyote
  • MSRP: $1,450.00

Where Can I Buy The Sig Sauer 1911 Spartan-II?

  1. Palmetto State Armory
  2. Gun Broker
  3. Armslist
  4. Locate a Dealer

Sig Sauer Spartan II 1911 .45 ACP Pistol, Distressed Coyote - 1911CAR-45-SPARTANII

 

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Federal 45 ACP 230 GR JHP

I wanted to give you an idea of what type of ammo you should use with the 1911 style pistol. It’s no secret that the .45 ACP is a heavier bullet with a lower velocity than the 9mm, but it packs more of a punch and does significantly more damage. I recommend the 230 Grain bullet because its heavy enough to ensure accuracy at ranges up to 50 yards with ease. This Federal ammo is a Jacketed Hollow Point, which gives great and symmetrical expansion upon impact. The Jacketed casing allows for a deeper penetration before the robust expansion of the hollow point. In short, this bullet is going to destroy any soft tissue that it hits and will ensure you’re you only need to hit your target once to make a life-changing impact.

 

Federal 45 Auto/ACP 230gr JHP Personal Defense Ammunition 20rds - C45D

 

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Armscor 45 Auto 230 Gr JHP

I chose this Armscor 45 ACP bullet because it’s great ammo for training purposes with the best overall price for .45 ACP. Armscor is a valuable ammo company that produces bullets with very reliable and clean primers, encased in brass for durability. There better ammo companies than Armscor, but you can buy the same amount of bullets for half the price of most Federal, Winchester, and Remington ammo. I can’t stress enough the importance of practicing with your pistol to increase your effectiveness and comfort with the pistol. .45 ACP ammo is never cheap, so if you can get the same size and weight ammo for half the price and save hundreds a year on training, then you should take advantage of that by all costs.

 

 

Armscor 45 ACP 230 gr JHP 20 Rounds Ammunition - AC45A-10N

 

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