Palmetto State Armory 1911 Pistols

    Palmetto State Armory, the online retailer, had two prototype 1911 pistols on display which they are producing in-house. Instead of trying to compete in the low-end market, these prototypes were match grade pistols with a high level of hand finishing. I asked the company representative what the retail price would be. He replied that they had not determined pricing but because they were match grade we should expect them to be priced accordingly.

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    Two models were on display. One had a stainless finish, the other had a finish that looked parkerized. I am ashamed to admit I forgot to ask the rep that the finish was. In any case, the final production guns may be different to these prototypes. The checkering on the front and back strap, combined with grippy grips, mean you are not likely to lose control even if your hands are sweaty.

    The pistols will be made in the USA and, at least initially, in limited quantities.

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    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!