The Best 1911 for any Budget

The 1911 is made by several different manufacturers at many different price points. This list ranges from $500 with the Taylor's & Company 1911 A1 all the way up to $4000 with the Nighthawk Custom 1911. Most 1911s are chambered in 45 ACP but we even included a 9mm 1911 and a 38 Super 1911. This list should will give you a 1911 option for every budget, from $500 to $4000. If the 1911 you were looking for wasn't on this list, you can shop all 1911s here .


Taylor's & Company 1911 A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol 45 ACP 5" Barrel 8-Round Black Walnut

The Taylor's & Company 1911 A1 Semi-Automatic Pistol is reproduced using specifications from original government issued models. The standard 1911 model is a close reproduction of the original U.S. Government Model 1911 semi-automatic pistol. This is a single-column, magazine-fed pistol will interchange with series-70 parts. It features a parkerized finish, fixed front blade sight with a dovetail rear sight, thumb safety, grip safety, checkered arched mainspring housing piece, and checkered walnut grips.

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Springfield Armory Mil-Spec Defender 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol 45 ACP 5" Barrel 7-Round Parkerized Wood

The Springfield Armory Mil-Spec, like all Springfield 1911s, features a carbon steel frame and slide that is fully forged, rather than cast, for the utmost durability. The 5-inch Match Grade stainless steel barrel is also forged for lifetimes of use. The slide has slanted serrations and the mainspring housing is the original arched style found on GI issue 1911-A1s. The Mil-Spec 1911 also features fixed 3-dot sights, a lowered and flared ejection port, and a single-sided thumb safety. Each Mil-Spec comes with fully-checkered wood grips, unique to this Defenders Series model. This classic 1911 has a Parkerized finish to combat corrosion, and comes with one 7-round magazine.

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About Springfield Armory

It takes a lifetime to build a legacy. It takes discipline to protect it. Shaped by an unrelenting commitment to craftsmanship and legendary customer service, Springfield Armory has grown to become the premier manufacturer of quality firearms. The leading maker of our country’s iconic 1911, SA-35 and M1A models, the exciting SAINT series of rifles and pistols, the custom-grade Model 2020 bolt-action family of hunting rifles, and a pioneer in today’s most trusted striker-fired solutions, every Springfield Armory firearm is built on a foundation of excellence. Anchored by our rich history and inspired to break new ground, our proudest legacy is giving you the tools to defend yours.

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Colt 1911 Classic Pistol

When you think of a 1911, you think of Colt. A tribute to the revered Commercial Government Model pistols of the past, the 1911 Classic features the Series 70 firing system and rollmarks, national match barrel, staked on front sights, and spurred hammer. This firearm is a pure and simple 1911, designed for you to make it your own.


  • Series 70 firing system and rollmarks
  • National match barrel
  • Staked on front sights
  • Spurred hammer

About Colt

Colt has been providing quality firearms for the US military throughout history and continues to do so today.

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Sig Sauer 1911 Emperor Scorpion Semi-Automatic Pistol 45 ACP 5.0" Barrel 8-Round Flat Dark Earth Black

Beauty and legendary SIG SAUER reliability combine in the 1911 Emperor Scorpion Full-Size. Finished with a custom Flat Dark Earth PVD finish, the Emperor Scorpion stands out from the crowd. Extremely durable and wear resistant, the physical vapor deposition is corrosion resistant, and provides a stunning look to Emperor Scorpion variants. Rounding out the look, each Emperor Scorpion is fitted with dark Piranha textured G10 magwell grips and dark controls. Forward cocking serrations, SIGLITE night sights, and a M1913 accessory rail complete the package.



  • PVD Coated Slide and Frame
  • G10 Piranha Magwell Grips
  • G10 Mainspring Housing
  • Accessory Rail


About Sig Sauer

In our world-class facilities, we build the toughest, most precise rifles, pistols, suppressors, optics, ammunition, and airguns, while offering the finest firearms training — all as a fully integrated system. We do this because we share the same drive to be the best, the same love of freedom, the same unwillingness to compromise — as those who choose our brand. SIG SAUER--NEVER SETTLE

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Nighthawk Custom Border Special Semi-Automatic Pistol 45 ACP 4.25" Barrel 8-Round Nitride Cocobolo

Nighthawk Custom designed the Border Special model in collaboration with Sheriff Jim Wilson, the legendary border patrol officer, and county sheriff in Crockett County. Wilson was responsible for keeping our southern border secure during the cartel era of the ’80s, spending 15 years patrolling the Rio Grande, and the formation of a narcotics unit in Denton County. With over 40 years of carrying a 1911, dating back to the early ‘70s, Wilson formulated many ideas on what a fighting pistol should be. Those ideas have come together in the creation of the Border Special. It was built on a Concealed Carry Cut, Commander-sized frame and slide with the standard chambering in .45 ACP. The frame and mainspring housing have been carry optimized with scallop texturing for minimal slippage. Nighthawk outfitted the slide with a Heinie Slant Pro rear sight, a Gold Bead front sight, and the slide top is serrated for improved sight acquisition. Whether you’re protecting the border or protecting your home, you can bet your hide this pistol will get the job done.



  • Forged commander size frame and 4.25" barrel
  • Match grade .45 ACP barrel
  • Contoured carry cut
  • Fluted barrel hood
  • Scalloped front strap and mainspring housing
  • Serrated top of the slide
  • Only rear cocking serrations
  • Heinie black Slant Pro rear sight with solid gold bead front sight
  • Cocobolo double diamond grips with Nighthawk logo
  • 40 lines per inch serrated rear of slide to match rear sight
  • Crowned barrel flush with bushing
  • Lightweight, short, solid aluminum Nighthawk Custom trigger
  • Smooth recoil spring plug with thick barrel bushing
  • Completely dehorned for comfortable carry
  • Ultra hi-cut front strap
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