Christensen Arms Moves Titanium/Stainless Lines In-house

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Christensen Arms is now going to begin making the stainless steel and titanium 1911 frames and slides in house.  It appears that moving the line in-house is going to allow them lower the prices on their high end 1911’s.  No word yet on the actual numbers for the new pricing though.

As a long range shooter, I have had the opportunity to shoot quite a few Christensen Arms rifles, all of which were top notch, well made rifles.  I have no doubt that their in-house machined 1911’s will be top of the line handguns. Having talked to a 1911 enthusiast, his Christensen Arms 1911 even rivals some of his custom 1911’s in terms of overall quality.  Check out their press release below for more information.

Christensen Arms®, manufacturers of superior hunting, tactical and sport shooting firearms utilizing the latest in aerospace materials and carbon fiber technologies,announce that all frames and slides for their stainless and titanium 1911 pistol line are now in-sourced at the Utah facility. The result for the 1911 collector/shooter is a superior handgun with all the technological advantages of Christensen Arms’ state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities combined with the old world craftsmanship attention to detail, at a new, lower manufactured suggested retail price.

“Our 1911 line exudes the traditional styling of the original design coupled with custom touches and premium parts, which we can now offer at a lower price for our customers,” Jason Christensen explained. “By creating our 1911 frames and slides in-house we have greater control over the entire production and we can pass the savings on to our customers.”

The Christensen Arms 1911 pistol line is offered in stainless steel and light weight titanium. Some of the available features include custom serrations on the stainless steel slide and hand-fit components such as the VZ G10 grips. The front of the grip features 30 LPI checking for a positive grip. Other features include match-grade barrels, premium adjustable triggers, a variety of tritium night sights and several Cerakote® finish options. The Christensen Arms 1911 stainless pistol series in Government, Commander, Officer and Tactical Government and Commander pistol models (with integral tactical rail) are now available with a new MSRP.

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Sam Cadle

Sam Cadle is a prior service member from the US Coast Guard, and has extensive firearms training from the military. He spent many years working counter narcotics in Central America and working maritime law enforcement and anti-terrorism stateside. He has also written articles as guest writer that are published on The Truth About Guns, and other firearms related blogs. He is currently a successful writer for Examiner.com, specializing in gun rights and politics in Washington State, as well as across the United States. His passions are long range precision shooting, coyote hunting and keeping up with the firearms community.

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  • steveday72

    That 1911 is a thing of beauty. Mixed metals design wins again!

    IMHO the only improvement would be a bobtail grip.

    • hkryan

      That and ditch the fwd slide serrations.

      • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

        Geez I hate forward slide serrations!

        • hkryan

          Especially on a carry piece likely to be IWB in a nice holster.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      I did a review on this one about this time last year.

      http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2013/07/31/christensen-arms-damascus-commander/

      • hkryan

        Wow, looks even better in the photos from your review.

  • gunslinger

    pretty, but affordable? no