Limited Edition Ted Nugent 1911 from Republic Forge

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We’re all familiar with the 1911 and many of us love them. We’re familiar with their long histories – designed by John Browning, in service since 1911, produced by the millions, traditionally chambered in .45 ACP – and many of us are quite familiar with their use (In fact, I know a certain person here at TFB whose proficiency with a 1911 is nothing less than impressive – name starts with “P” ends with “L”). They’re great guns and there are many good reasons they’ve been a staple in the gun industry for so long. Now Republic Forge is making a special 1911 – a Limited Edition Ted Nugent 1911.

Republic Forge refers to their new pistol as the “NUGE” 1911. Their new gun is based on their existing Raider model which has a 5″ barrel and serrated slide for a positive grip. The NUGE has a few of its own features such as a Cerakote finish in Barrett Bronze with the slide done in Texas Tan. The side of the slide is engraved with Ted Nugent’s signature and the gun is also engraved with Nugent’s stickman spearchucker logo. As for the grips they’re unique, listed as being made with exotic mammoth ivory. The gun is chambered in 10mm and is a very limited run with only 99 being made (guns will be engraved with serial numbers noting their order of production from NUGE01-99).

This is a company known for carefully manufacturing their firearms. The guns are made one at a time in Texas – not on an assembly line – with parts made in America. It’s a new company having just been founded in January 2014 but they’re already building a reputation for the quality of their 1911s.

MSRP for the NUGE 1911 is listed as $4860. Visit the company’s website at www.republicforge.com.

NUGE Specs:

  • Raider Model (Government Recon)
  • Chambered in 10mm
  • Special serial numbers: NUGE01-NUGE99
  • Ted Nugent signature and spearchucker logo engravings
  • Cerakote™ finishing: Frame-Barrett Bronze/Slide-Texas Tan
  • Black controls, pins and screws
  • Exotic Mammoth Ivory grips
  • Ambi safety
  • Magwell
  • Front and rear cocking serrations
  • Republic Forge night sights
  • Texas star hammer


katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • Bill

    Nice, but will it act like a psycho during it’s selective service physical exam to avoid military service?

    • tts

      Yea this seems like a nice gun but I wouldn’t want to own anything associated with that guy. Especially not when its pushing $5K.

    • M.M.D.C.

      I read his account of the event and it was… disgusting.

      • JK

        Typical pop diva. When he made those statements, military service was unpopular. Public sentiment has changed, now he wants to take advantage of patriotism to improve his net worth.

      • JK

        If I had a dollar for every time I took amphetamines and crapped my pants to avoid military service…

        • Nashvone

          I would be flat broke but I would still be able to look at myself in the mirror without getting sick.

  • t_reese

    The price is absolutely ridiculous. But even if it were 10 bucks, I wouldn’t have it because of that draft dodging idiots name on it!

    • JK

      I’d get it and replace the slide. 😉

      • Bill

        It would be the ONLY time I would agree with amateur Dremel tooling, grind away.

  • Kyle

    Why would I want a 1911 with a draft dodging chickenhawk’s name scrawled on it?

    • MR

      Coming soon: the Slick Willy Clinton edition

      • JK

        With ten round magazine capacity. 😛

        • Bill

          That never bothered me. If I made President, I’d nail every female I could, except Janet Reno, on the East Lawn of the White House, at noon, cause, hey, I’m the President, and I’ve got, as John Stewart put it, sky-roaming death robots, so if anybody doesn’t like it…

          • JK

            I forgot about double-stack and subcaliber 1911s when I made my comment, I was thinking about single-stack 45ACP guns which normally have a seven or eight round capacity. Meaning the ten round capacity (in honor of the Clinton era Assault Weapons Ban) would actually be MORE than standard, a turnabout on the intent of the AWB. Reflecting on Bill’s reply, it should also come with a Scotch-guarded holster.

      • What’s wrong with plowing interns?

        • MR

          Who said there was anything wrong with that? I was just going off the idea of naming a gun after someone based on their draft dodging status.

      • Or the Barry edition. After all, he’s the greatest gun salesman ever. Thanks Barry.

  • DIR911911 .

    and when’s the last time he put out a record? and it was a record back then. must be limited to 100 because that’s how many people are still in his fan club.

    • Aaron

      Lol

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Eff this.
    Yeah, hes a big talking tough guy gun nut now but when he had the chance to do it for real he made up a bunch of fake psychological disorders to get out of going to Vietnam.
    Might as well buy the Jane Fonda model.

    • ft

      Nugent should NOT even have a gun permit. It should be taken away for his actions to avoid the draft and his comments in the past few years. He is truly a POS.
      Nugent, I hope you read this.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Idiots like him are the reason why everyone thinks gun owners are wackos. I’d like to give him an elbow to the hinge of the jaw personally,

      • floppyscience

        I understand your point, but there’s no such thing as a “gun permit”, and we should be glad for that.

        • Edeco

          I love it when people ask me “is it registered?” or the like. Get to act like an outlaw breifly by giving a flippant answer, before explaining that it’s not a thing here.

        • JK

          In America that’s true, but you basically have the same thing as a “gun permit” in places like New York and New Jersey.

          • floppyscience

            I lived in (central) New York for a couple years, there is no license needed to own most guns, just handguns. Off the top of my head, the only places that require licenses for general gun ownership are NJ, IL, MA, and DC and NYC.

          • Pretty much the same in Maryland too; at least for handguns. I’m sure glad that I built all my AR’s before hand; at least they were grandfathered. And just think; O’malley wants to be president.

  • Kovacs Jeno

    5000 dollars? For a PISTOL? They give me a free car with this? Nice.

  • Edeco

    I wouldn’t resent the avoiding military service in and of itself. But that with kind of chest-pounding public-figure he tries to be, it’s too much baggage. It’s like, hey, maybe your opinions are just good for you and you’re not leadership/public-figure material.

    • Paul White

      Yep. I’ve never been in the military, so the fact he wasn’t military doesn’t bother me. It’s the fact he lied to avoid it, and the fact that beats his chest about how great America is and supports absolutely pointless wars….

      • iksnilol

        That last part is what I also think. He’s disgusting not for being a draft dodger, but for being a draft dodger then proclaims his support for wars and stuff. Don’t support and endorse things if you don’t want to be a part of them.

      • I enlisted in the Navy in 1956 and got out in 1966. The day after I got home, I got a nasty letter from the draft board. I never registered for the draft.

  • Paul White

    1911: Chickenhawk Edition!

  • SP mclaughlin

    Perfect match for the Trump-12 gauge.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      More like the Trump bb gun that works on compressed hot air.

  • MR

    The CMP have any Eisenhower Edition 1911s coming out? That might be worth four and a half grand.

    • Kurt Akemann

      If its got grips made with Woolly Mammoth ivory, I’d rather have a George S. Patton Limited Edition M1911. He actually had such an Ivory gripped .45 ACP and he actually should be commemorated.

      • Bill

        Because pearl grips are for pimps.

      • iksnilol

        I thought Patton liked revolvers better?

        • Kurt Akemann

          He did but he also owned a M1911 with ivory grips and thus would be a far more worthy person to commemorate with such a pistol than Ted Nugent.

          • iksnilol

            I did not know that.

            I only knew about the revolvers with the ivory grips.

          • MR

            I think they made a movie about it.

          • George C. Scott; and a follow-up TV show on his death.

  • William Nelson

    Plop down nearly 5 grand for something that has that d-bag’s name on it (and a 1911 at that)? Are these people high?

  • Tassiebush

    Wow I was sort of aware of this guy but going on the comments I didn’t realize he was such a disliked and shifty figure.

    • Bill

      A lot of people love him. People with functioning brain cells do not. He should have stuck to music, which killed many brain cells, and not just his.

      • Tassiebush

        Yeah I must admit he doesn’t come across as a guy who appreciates nuanced points on things but he clearly likes to express a view. I first saw him on Penn and Teller’s Bulls#;t show then noticed that he seems to often embarrassingly get to be the opposing view guy on things.

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    I’m not interested in a gun named after a racist, backward-thinking idiot. People like Ted Nugent are the reason it’s so easy for the media to make firearms enthusiasts look like KKK members. People like Ted Nugent are the reason blacks and other minorities are shy about taking part in target shooting, hunting, or gun ownership in general.

    • Norm Glitz

      Let us not forget, the KKK was founded by and mostly populated by, democrats.

  • Spearchucker. Well, that happened.

  • Dan

    Aside from the fact it has to do with the “Nuge” the color combination is not my favorite . They really made it difficult for people with $5000 just laying around to justify spending it on this gun. Almost like their plan was to not sell any.

  • adverse

    No.

  • BrianZ

    No disrespect to Mr. Nugent, but seriously what’s so special about him or his contribution to anything firearm related? I already have a great distaste for “special or limited” run firearms that are outrageously priced. The majority will probaby never see the light of day as they will be locked away except for show n tell. It ought to be just a functioning but non firing collectible.

    I’d much rather see a well made gun that is reasonably priced and can be fired, enjoyed, and used as it was intended. (by many) I would buy (and have bought) using this philosophy. I’ll pass.

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      Mr Nugent is a draft dodging pice of s-it who probably got somebody else killed in his place.

  • ft

    I wouldn’t want a thing with that POS’s name on it.

  • ft

    I bet Republic Forge is sorry they tied their horse to this disgusting, spineless cowards wagon, meaning Ted Nugent in case there is any doubt whom I meant.

  • Sean

    Does it have sex with underage girls?

  • Nashvone

    That tells me just about everything I need to know about Republic Forge. Ugly firearms endorsed by a caustic celebrity for an outrageous price. I hope anyone stupid enough to buy this thing keeps it locked in their safe. I damned sure don’t want to be on the same range with them!

  • Mike

    Republic Forge is already building a reputation for the most expensive piles of junk anyone can possibly waste their money on. They say built one at a time, not on an assembly line, and what they mean is the fit their barrels to the bushing with a dremel tool. Yes, they actually fit the barrels to the bushing, not the other way around. Every single Republic forge gun ive seen looked like the barrel lugs had been fit with a hack saw. Seriously, if you ever plan to buy anything from Republic Forge save your money and buy something of quality instead. Honestly I’ve seen Taurus 1911s that had better craftsmanship than Republic Forge. The worst part is that when I spoke to the head gunsmith at Republic Forge it was very obvious that he had very little knowledge and experience working with 1911s.

    • Edeco

      Yep. I’m not a primo-1911 user, but the case Cabot, for instance, makes for theirs being ultra premium is easily more convincing to me. And now I can’t help but question Republic’s sense of style and judgement.

  • Rick DeWitt

    Does it crap its pants when you pull the trigger? It’s first in a series called the Summer’s Eve Collection.

  • Rick DeWitt

    Does it crap its pants when you pull the trigger? It’s first in a series called the Summer’s Eve Collection.