Maximus Arms is now selling a new 1911-style pistol that claims to have more than 80 different dimensional changes from Browning’s original design. The gun is made from 17-4PH stainless steel. According to Maximus, the Gladiator is the only pistol made with 17-4PH steel.
“The Gladiator is the culmination of more than 40 years of using 1911s, both in the service and as gunsmiths,” said Steve White, Maximus Arms partner and chief operating officer. “We have worked hard to refine every aspect of the gun to ensure it meets our exacting standards, which is why each gun is hand-assembled and tested before it is shipped. You don’t know just how comfortable a 1911 can feel in your hand until you’ve held and fired our Gladiator.”
Some of the standard features:
- Sprinco recoil reduction guide rod
- fiber optic front sight, ghost ring rear
- extended slide stop
- extended thumb safety
- flared magazine well
- StormLake match barrel
MSRP is $1776. For details on all of the features of the Gladiator, visit the company site here.