MKS Supply has introduced a faithful copy of the original .45 ACP-cal. 1911A1 Government Model pistol, which is being produced by Inland Manufacturing.
Externally, the Inland Manufacturing .45 is identical to the original from the eras of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Authentic details include vertical slide serrations, exterior finish, fixed combat sights, lanyard loop, and even plastic grips styled and colored like the originals. Internally, however, the new pistol is reported to incorporate modern advancements in metallurgy and internal design to create stronger components, improved reliability and greatly improved accuracy.
"Originals of these guns can get pretty expensive in good-looking, useable form and, in collector quality, just flat painful to buy and then not use," said Charles Brown of MKS Supply. "But a real-deal, affordable, high-quality clone you can shoot the heck out of without fear of hurting collector value, now that is fun."
Inland Manufacturing is also currently building three clone versions of the M1 Carbine. The original Inland Production Company was a division of General Motors and produced more than 2.5 million M1 Carbines for the war effort. The company, however, did not produce 1911s.
Specifications: Caliber: .45 ACP Barrel: 5" Weight: 39 oz. Grips: Brown checkered plastic Sights: Military style, rear drift adjustable Magazine: One 7-round (will fit other mil.-spec. magazines) Construction: Modern 4100 series steels Warranty: One year MSRP: $749