If you like high-dollar 1911s, and want to show some Texas pride, there’s a new handgun for you. From the press release:
Perryton, TX- Many firearms companies claim that their products are 100% American made; with Republic Forge, this claim is authentic. Republic Forge, a true American firearms company, is setting new industry standards with their flagship 1911, the Republic.
The Republic features a match-grade 5″ barrel, 25 LPI checkering on the front strap, a wide array of custom cerakote options and color coordinated VZ or various Ivory grip options. Offered in .45 ACP, 10mm, .40 S&W, .38 Super, and 9mm calibers, the Republic has a retail price starting at $2,795.
Born and bred in Texas, this firearm was made for the American people. The Republic is a 1911 that is resilient, authentic, and patriotic; one that you can build all on your own. Now, for the first time in the custom 1911 market, consumers can navigate to Republic Forge’s website and build their very own Republic Forge Pistol. With easy navigation and an unprecedented number of customizable options, the “Build Your Own” application will transform the way you buy your next firearm.
No matter the application, Republic Forge offers a 1911 that even the most discriminating shooter will be proud to own. If you are in the market for building your very own, American-made, 1911 that blends old world craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology, the Republic model might be the next pistol for you.
• Weight with unloaded magazine: 38 ounces
• Height: 5.5″/Length: 8.5″
• Magazine capacity: 7 or 8
• Recoil springs: 16lbs
• Single stack Government
• Finishes available: multitude of Cerakote options
• 5″ barrel length
• 1-16′ Twist Rate
• Trijicon Night Sights
• Tri-Cavity Trigger
• Grips: Array VZ Grips, Mammoth Ivory and Tooth Ivory, Elephant Ivory.
Most interesting is that last line: A 1911 with mammoth ivory grips would be a conversation piece for sure. Elephant ivory is subject to considerable regulation (which I am not qualified to explain), including certifying what ivory has been legally acquired and what hasn’t. In this case, the ivory grips probably come with more legal baggage than the gun itself!