Carolina Arms Group 1911 Lineup

    Trenton Two Tone 1911

    Carolina Arms Group is a fairly new company based just north of Charlotte, North Carolina. The founder of the company is a retired Navy man with a love of high quality, accurate, hand fitted 1911s.

    The companies lineup is growing and will be presenting new models at SHOT. One will have an Officer frame with a 4 1/4 inch slide. The standard line is the Trenton series. Where did the Trenton name come from? They actually named these pistols after the battle of Trenton in the revolutionary war.


    The Trenton series comes in an all black ION Guard finish as well as an all stainless and a two-tone model with stainless frame and black slide with ION Bond. These are full size 1911s. Each is equipped with a Kart National Match barrel with hand fitted match barrel bushing. All internal parts are wire EDM which are completely hand fitted. In fact all of the CAG 1911 pistols are hand fitted throughout including slide to frame fit.


    The MSRP begins at $3300.00 and tops at $3499.00. As far as accuracy they have a guarantee of 1.5 inches at 25 yards in a ransom rest.

    Warren sights available plain,adjustable as well as tritium, The front sight can be ordered with a fiber optic.

    Warren sights available plain,adjustable as well as tritium, The front sight can be ordered with a fiber optic.

    I’ve always liked the looks of a two tone 1911 and the Trenton model looks gorgeous in my my personal view. Depending on cost these appear to be 1911s well worth checking out.

    Every handcrafted 1911 pistol built by Carolina Arms Group is machined to exacting tolerances and is meticulously inspected for precision and accuracy in our Mooresville, N.C. factory.

    All Trenton 1911 pistols are hand-filed, stone-lapped, hand-fitted and test-fired for accuracy in a ransom rest as well as hand-fired for feel and function.

    We only build heirloom quality 1911s that we would be proud to own. Handguns that elevate our shooting performance, protect our families and proudly pass along to the next generation.

    CAG Website

    Video with the owner of CAG.

    Phil White

    Retired police officer with 30 years of service. Firearms instructor and SRU team member. I still instruct with local agencies. My daily carry pistol is the tried and true 1911. I’m retired as associate editor since December 14th 2017. My replacement is my friend Pete M email: [email protected] you can reach Pete for product reviews etc.