POTD: An M1911 In 7.62×25 Tokarev

    Are you someone who appreciates the classic lines of the 1911 platform, but wants a cartridge with a little more punch than a .45 ACP, or even a .38 Super? A recent photo by Oleg Volk has the answer:


    Adding to the slick, classic John Browning design, the beautiful color case hardened frame, the enhanced beavertail, hammer, and night sights, this handgun by Sam Hoster of Custom Defense, LLC is chambered for the Russian 7.62x25mm Tokarev caliber, a suped-up variant of the 7.63 Mauser cartridge introduced with the equally classic Mauser C96 pistol. To make the conversion work, Sam adapted magazines from the Colt Mark III National Match 1911, which were originally designed for wadcutter-loaded .38 Special match ammunition.