we set out to design the M1, we started with a totally
clean slate. We didn’t set a selling price and
then try to decide on parts and features that would
meet that price, instead, we carefully selected each
and every part and feature to best meet our criteria
for a superior defensive pistol. We could have completely
changed the look of the M1 but we wanted to keep the
classic Colt 1911 lines as well as the original size
and weight. Sure, we could have made the whole pistol
bigger and the round more powerful but let’s
be honest, a 5" 1911 is the biggest handgun that
most of us will carry on a daily basis and the 50GI
cartridge has the extra power needed to get the job
done while being controllable.
50GI round was designed from the ground up to launch
50 caliber bullets from the Model No.1 pistol. Many
experts agree that heavy bullets in conjunction with
a large cross sectional bullet is crucial for increased
stopping power. It is becoming
more and more evident the importance of a heavier bullet
in relation to stopping power. The 50GI is a low pressure
round that doesn’t give you a big concussion
blast like high pressure rounds such as the 10mm does.
This makes it more tactically sound in a firefight.
The 50GI case was designed with a .45ACP case head
size which allows for a barrel and magazine swap so
either round can be used in the same pistol with only
a barrel and mag swap. This further increases its versatility
and value. We also offer a variety of factory loaded
ammunition and a complete line of reloading components
for the hand loading enthusiast.
defensive pistol should have a simple, clean design
to enhance the
operation without complicating it. The M1 was designed
for hard daily use. We have been in the 1911 industry
for many years and have shot and carried 1911's during
that time. We have learned through experience what
works, what doesn’t and “why.” Every
feature on the M1 exists for a reason; to make the
pistol as user friendly and durable as possible. That
is why we completely redesigned the magazine in order
to have the best possible 1911 inside and out. Even
the cosmetics reflect the no-nonsense seriousness of
the M1, and Professional shooters everywhere can appreciate
that. We spend a great deal of time on important aspects
of the pistol such as reliability and precision fitting
of all the components. We don’t need gimmicks
on the M1. Options on the M1 are limited to items that
can enhance the pistol for specialized needs. We will
not make any modifications that would be detrimental
to the operation or reliability of the pistol.
M1 is an extremely versatile pistol that is capable
of many roles, whether
personal self-defense or offensive Police or Military
operations. It also has potential as a hunting round
and as a backup/protection pistol while hunting or
hiking. The M1's versatility is one of its strongest
attributes, and it fills the gap between a medium power
.45ACP and large hand cannons.
M1 is a true custom quality pistol that you can feel
to ask yourself why you carry a handgun. If today was “THE” day,
wouldn’t you want the best tool for the job?
We do, which is after all the true mission of the M1.