Trenton 1911

Carolina Arms Group is offers a series of 1911 pistols called the Trenton. There are three Trenton 1911 pistols: the Stainless, the Two-Tone and the Tactical. According to the company, all three guns are “crafted for the ultimate in fit and finish and uncompromising performance quality.” Carolina Arms Group builds what they describe as heirloom quality 1911 pistols.

All three pistols have 5.5″ Kart Precision barrels and weigh in at 42 ounces (unloaded.) The adjustable aluminum triggers are set at 4 pounds when built. Various sighting options are available from Warren Tactical Sights. Custom grip panels are provided by VZ Grips and have the company logo embedded.

The Tactical uses a carbon steel slide and frame. It has a black finish and retails for $3,300. The Stainless and Two-Tone both use a stainless slide and frame. The Two-Tone maintains a stainless finish on the frame, but uses a black finish on the slide. The Stainless has an MSRP of $3,400 while the Two-Tone goes for $3,499.

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Built in North Carolina, the pistols derive their name from the Battle of Trenton in December of 1776. At that battle, Gen. George Washington led his troops to a key victory in the early days of the Revolutionary War. Many Americans are familiar with Washington and the Continental Army crossing the Delaware River. The Battle of Trenton occurred a very short time later and helped to renew the morale of the Continental Army that had suffered a string of defeats.

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  • Jolly

    Another $3000+ 1911. Wah wah wah

    • Anon

      You don’t understand, it was hand lapped on the thighs of virgins for maximum precision

      • Mystick

        Do the virgins come with it, for that price?

        • MeaCulpa

          Naturally. The one they include is also way into guns. See example of included virgin below

          • MeaCulpa

            Mmmmm virgin

  • Kovacs Jeno

    all the market needs is another high-end M1911. Baaahhhhhh

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Guess ill have to keep shooting my Glock .45 like a hobo.

  • t_reese

    And these butt head companies will keep charging ridiculous prices for 1911’s as long as people are dumb enough to pay them!

    • DIR911911 .

      that’s why I spent $245 on my ati 1911. fit is tight and will make a small fist size hole at 15 yards(albeit a little low). I figure I can slowly customize it and get it np3 plated eventually and still be saving a nice chunk considering what these guys want.

  • I’ve shot several different pistols from Carolina Arms Group. They are exceptional. Easily on par with other high end 1911’s from custom makers, and better than some that have well known names and inflated egos. I’m considering buying one of their new commander sized pistols.

    • t_reese

      Like Barnum said, “There’s one born every minute”

  • Mystick

    At least they didn’t make a billboard advertisement out of the slide. However, I would laugh loudly in the face of the retailer at that stupid-ridiculous price. It’s not worth $1000 much less over $3000… come on, people!

    • I suspect the raw parts from Caspian, Kart, Cylinder & Slide, Warren, VZ, etc. would run close to $1,000 if bought at retail.

  • imachinegunstuff

    Yes, I was just saying the market needs another uber expensive 1911 from a company without a track record.

  • gunsandrockets

    Name that movie!
    [Peter handles a very expensive rifle]Peter: Ain’t it a crime.Stephen: What?Peter: The only person who could miss with this gun is the sucker with the bread to buy it.

  • Lew Siffer

    A successful businessman once told me that if you make a very expensive product to sell to a small wealthy clientele, you have a much better chance of making a fat profit than if you try to sell higher volume to the middle or the bottom. I’m glad I live in a country where people want to make things like this and where others have enough money to buy them. There is supposed to be yet another version of Miami Vice being made so maybe we will see this instead of the Infinity Tiki. But then again it’s too cheap…