Detonics MTX Double Stack 1911 .45 Pistol

    Detonics Defense have begun production of their new Detonics MTX pistol. The double stack 1911-style pistol design focuses on ergonomics. It has a contoured grip,  generous beavertail, serrated hammer and undercut trigger guard.

    Caliber: .45 ACP
    Barrel Length: 4.25 Inch Match Grade
    Overall Length: 7.95 Inches
    Empty Weight: 36 oz.
    Sights: Fixed Serrated Combat Sights
    Finish: Black over Black or Black over Silver
    Grip Width: 1.23 Inches
    Slide Width: .92 Inches
    Dust Cover Width: .83 Inches
    Magazine Capacity: 12+1 (2011 style magazines)
    MSRP: $1500.00

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    The design, a combination of curves and hard angles, probably won’t appeal to everyone but I really like it. It has a Walther look to it in my opinion.

    From the press release …

    MILLSTADT, Ill. – August 15, 2013 – Detonics is pleased to announce production of the MTX pistol. The Detonics MTX is a double stack 1911 style pistol that incorporates 30 years of research in precision science. This research led to the development of a pistol that includes features previously reserved for elite operators and competition shooters.

    All handgun owners strive to achieve maximum accuracy regardless of the situation or environment. For law enforcement officers, military operators, and CCW owners, accuracy and speed is a matter of survival or saving another life. For competition shooters, controlled precision and speed are the foundation to a winning match.

    The heart of the MTX is instinctive precision and shooting ergonomics. In our quest to design a combat pistol we researched over 30 years of law enforcement training and officer shoot-outs to engineer a product that enhances a shooters abilities. Through consistent grip alignment, comfort, and recoil control we have designed a pistol that can make an officer or concerned citizen more precise under stress.

    With the patented contours of the MTX grip and frame system, along with the one piece beavertail, mainspring housing, we allow the shooter to have a very high grip. This helps to reduce felt recoil, as well as offering a consistent position from the draw.

    The MTX is also designed for modularity; giving consumers the ability to rapidly change to varying slide/barrel combinations to rotate between a duty or competition pistol to a concealable pistol. Detonics modularity virtually eliminates the need to acquire multiple firearms, as the upper system is easily interchangeable.

    Other standard MTX features include extra wide controls, multi-angle serrations on the grip and slide for easier manipulation, and an oversized magazine well. All features of the MTX combine to create a pistol that suits both the combat shooter and the competition shooter perfectly.

    Finally, all MTX pistols are 100% made in America. We take great pride in manufacturing over 30 MTX parts in our facility. All Detonics parts are CNC machined from bar stock to provide the most durable and consistent parts money can buy.

    At Detonics we take great pride in a history of innovation. From the first compact 1911 style pistol to the bull barrel, Detonics has always been focused on next generation firearm design. The MTX is another advancement of the greatest pistol ever designed, and it is available now.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!