Standard Manufacturing’s 1911 Pistol


    Building on the successes of the DP shotguns and STD rifles, Standard Manufacturing Company is expected to release a 1911-style pistol at the 2017 SHOT Show in January.

    Called the STD-1911, the new pistols are CNC machined from carbon steel forgings to “the most precise tolerances possible.”

    Fans of the 1911 will recognize the gun’s appearance immediately as the surface changes from the original are fairly mild compared to some re-interpretations of John Browning’s original design. The STD-1911 has a blued finish with rosewood double diamond grip panels. The gun will weigh 39 ounces (unloaded, of course).

    The company uses an oversized beavertail grip safety and an extended thumb safety (left side of gun only) with a solid trigger. The slide top is rounded and fitted with sights – specific type unknown – that are a marked improvement over the original military sights.

    Standard Manufacturing company went with a stainless steel match grade barrel. Chambered in .45 ACP, the pistol will ship with a pair of eight round magazines. Also included with each pistol is a polymer storage case that can be locked to keep kids out of it.

    A suggested retail price has not yet been announced. The company’s AR rifles don’t seem to be very aggressively priced, so I don’t think this will be a budget gun either.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is