1911 .45 APC

Designed by one of the most revered firearms designers of all time, John Browning. The original 1911 was adopted by the U.S. Army in May of 1911. In 1924 after several changes were adopted the pistol’s designation was changed to the Model 1911 A1. The .45 ACP pistol served the U.S. Military through WWI, WWII, Korean and Vietnam until the M9 (Beretta 9mm) was adopted in 1985.
The proverbial “Government Model .45 Automatic Pistol” has gone on to be one of the most enduring designs and most widely manufactured auto-loading pistol of all time. The testimonial to the success of this design is the number of manufacturers today that produce a reproduction of the 1911 pistol. There are currently hundreds of large to small companies offering a version of the 1911. Recently there has even been a resurgence of mil-spec models available to satisfy the kid in all of us.
Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1
Length 8 5/8 in
Weight 2.437 lbs
Barrel Length 5.03 in
Action Semi-Automatic
Magazine Capacity 7
Developed by John Browning in 1905 and adopted by the U.S.
Military for the 1911 Pistol. Replaced in 1985 as the U.S. Military
handgun cartridge by the 9mm.
New Production Ammo can be found manufactured by practically
Surplus Ammo – Found all over the place.
Reloading Dies are made by Dillon Precision , RCBS, Redding,
and Lee Precision , to name a few.
Reloading components can be found at Huntington’s, Midway
USA , and the Wholesale Hunter , to name a few.
Brass – Almost all US manufactured ammo produces good once
shot brass and components abound.
Specification .45 ACP
Bullet Diameter .451
Neck Diameter .4672
Case Length .892
Cartridge Length 1.256
Velocity 830
Energy 350