Tag Archives: 1911 Officer

How short can you get on a 1911?

I give you the Micro Compact GI, an M1911-style pistol produced by Springfield Armory between 2004 and 2011.

Isn’t it cute?

The Micro Compact GI ran a 3-inch barrel, which seems to be the lower limit on John Browning’s famed Government Model.

More on the trend to whittle such pistols down to a more stumpy format in my column at Guns.com.

The 411 on 1911s

I had a few people ask me recently as to the differences between the M1911 and M1911A1, as well as what makes a 1911 a GI Longslide or a Commander, or Officer; 70 series or 80, so I put this together.

For more detail on how to speak 1911, check out the article below in my column over at Guns.com

https://www.guns.com/news/2019/11/14/how-to-speak-1911-holding-class-on-the-evolutionary-differences