Trenton 1911

Richard Johnson
by Richard Johnson

Carolina Arms Group is offers a series of 1911 pistols called the Trenton. There are three Trenton 1911 pistols: the Stainless, the Two-Tone and the Tactical. According to the company, all three guns are “crafted for the ultimate in fit and finish and uncompromising performance quality.” Carolina Arms Group builds what they describe as heirloom quality 1911 pistols.

All three pistols have 5.5″ Kart Precision barrels and weigh in at 42 ounces (unloaded.) The adjustable aluminum triggers are set at 4 pounds when built. Various sighting options are available from Warren Tactical Sights. Custom grip panels are provided by VZ Grips and have the company logo embedded.

The Tactical uses a carbon steel slide and frame. It has a black finish and retails for $3,300. The Stainless and Two-Tone both use a stainless slide and frame. The Two-Tone maintains a stainless finish on the frame, but uses a black finish on the slide. The Stainless has an MSRP of $3,400 while the Two-Tone goes for $3,499.

Washington Crossing the Delaware

Built in North Carolina, the pistols derive their name from the Battle of Trenton in December of 1776. At that battle, Gen. George Washington led his troops to a key victory in the early days of the Revolutionary War. Many Americans are familiar with Washington and the Continental Army crossing the Delaware River. The Battle of Trenton occurred a very short time later and helped to renew the morale of the Continental Army that had suffered a string of defeats.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

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  • Imachinegunstuff Imachinegunstuff on Dec 04, 2015

    Yes, I was just saying the market needs another uber expensive 1911 from a company without a track record.

  • Gunsandrockets Gunsandrockets on Dec 05, 2015

    Name that movie!

    [Peter handles a very expensive rifle]Peter: Ain't it a crime.

    Stephen: What?

    Peter: The only person who could miss with this gun is the sucker with the bread to buy it.