There have been more than a few attempts made to modernize the venerable 1911 over the years. While the inimitable John Moses Browning’s 111-year-old original design has a veritable host of fanatical adherents who display no compunction in declaring that the 1911 needs no updating as it is the perfect creation of God himself, not all shooters concur. Some want different calibers or other features offered by the swath of 2011 variants that have cropped up in recent years. Some manufacturers have taken things a step further and fully hybridized the 1911, like Dan Wesson with CZ in their DWX. Now a new player is emerging in the 1911-of-the-future game. Meet Oracle Arms and their new 2311 handgun, launching soon at SHOT Show 2023.
Modernized 1911s @ TFB:
- The New Carry-Sized Staccato CS 2011 Pistol
- NEW Springfield Armory 1911 DS Prodigy AOS: Double-Stack 2011
- [IWA 2022] The Mercedes of 2011 Handguns: German STP 1911s and 2011s
- [Shot 2020] Dan Wesson’s New DWX Compact Hybrid 2011
Oracle is endeavoring to bring an innovative twist to the concept of modernizing the venerable 1911 design.
ORACLE ARMS 2311™ PRESS RELEASE
Dayton Nevada – For Immediate Release
Oracle Arms is proud to release an industry-first pistol design loaded with innovative features. The Oracle Arms 2311™ is the ultimate combination of race gun DNA and duty weapon reliability. It combines the time-tested 1911 operating system with modern engineering and manufacturing processes to create a pistol that is on the leading edge of industry design.
“Our primary objective when designing the 2311 was to combine the fit, finish, speed, and trigger pull of a purpose- built single action match pistol with the versatility and reliability of a striker-fired polymer duty pistol. Not only did we accomplish that, but we did so while wrapping the platform around a magazine that is roughly 1/3 rd of the cost
of the competition that doesn’t suffer from any of the common issues that current “double-stack 1911” magazines are notorious for. To make the barrier to entry even lower, we priced the 2311 in a range that makes it approachable for the average enthusiast and recreational competition shooters.”
- Available in five 9mm configurations: Compact, Compact Elite, Combat, Combat Elite, and Competition
- Modular grip and magwell provide unmatched versatility and mission adaptability
- SIG® P320 magazine compatibility allows for the use of readily available, reliable, and cost-effective magazines
- Patented debris clearance channels in critical areas ensure peak-performance in austere environments
- Right-side slide lock; the first completely ambidextrous double-stack 1911-style platform
- Includes four interchangeable slide plates, allowing the use of most popular optics right out of the box
- Innovative linkless barrel and bushing-free design provide for simple takedown and assembly
To get a hands-on experience with the 2311, please visit Oracle Arms at the upcoming 2023 SHOT Show in booth 70143 in Caesars Forum and at Industry Day At The Range.
ABOUT ORACLE ARMS
Oracle Arms engineers and manufactures innovative forward-thinking firearm platforms designed to enhance the performance capabilities of high-level shooting sports athletes and military special operations personnel.
Our end users directly drive our design philosophy, mandating the features and the functionality that we incorporate into the final product. This function-first mindset allows Oracle Arms to push the envelope of what is possible, seamlessly blending proven platforms and operating systems with new technology and manufacturing processes.
To learn more, please contact us at [email protected] or visit us online at oraclearms.com.
SIG P320 magazine compatibility should be a welcome feature for many shooters, and these days the optics cut is pretty much a must.It’s virtually always interesting to see what new firearms startups can bring to the table. Will they grow or fade away, put forth innovation or gimmicks? It looks like Oracle’s entry offers some promise, and the social media chatter around this announcement seems to be largely positive so far. Time will tell if it actually delivers! What do you think, readers? Is this an appealing evolution, or not, and why? What do you like or dislike about the concept? Are there any features here that you’ve been looking for beyond what prior companies have produced? Will you be giving the 2311 a try? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! See you at the range.