NRA / Colt 1911 Centennial Edition

Colt and Baron’s Engraving have put together the Friends of NRA 2011 Gun of the Year. It is a beautifully engraved Colt Model 01991Z Government.

From the press release …

The 2011 Gun of the Year is custom made with a 24 karat gold plated barrel bushing and screws on the grip panels and ornate embellished slides. The serpentine Colt logo and “2011 Gun of the Year” text is featured in a 24 karat selective gold fill on the right side of the firearm’s slide with sculpted roll engraving boasting a scrolling banner with the phrase “Military U.S. Standard” alongside the names of every major war it participated in. The left side slide features the rampant Colt horse and “Colt 1911 100 Years” embellished in 24kt gold fill and sculpted roll engraving showcasing four military vehicles used by the U.S. throughout wartime.

The pistol will only be able to be purchased at Friends of NRA fundraising events.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Well did not see a price tag, how much 1500-2500 anybody know.

  • mark anderson

    Does anybody know: How will these 1150 Colt 1911 Commemoritives be disbursed? By auction at each event? By lottery? By Raffle? Arm wrestling? It would be nice to know, before buying an event ticket.


    this gun was auctioned off at the Friends of NRA event in Big Spring Tex tonite the winning price was $2650 they started the bidding at $2000 that was the reserve. 1-29-2011

  • JD Lambert

    this gun was actione doff in Broken Bow oklahoma friends of thr nra $3100.00

  • JD Lambert

    there are 1000 made this one was 609 number,

  • JD Lambert

    1150 sorry

  • J LaPrise

    The gun was acutioned off at the Naples FL. friends of NRA banquet for $1500.00

  • Doug S.

    went for $3,400.00 at FNRA Oahu Hawaii on 13/11/2011.