NRA women looking to broaden their handgun horizon beyond the very deep sea of 9mm striker-fired pistols should, of course, start with the classic 1911. Not only will they be taken by the smooth trigger for which 1911s are known, but recoil and accuracy will keep them coming back for more. Although this historic platform has been in existence for more than 100 years, there are reasons why so many manufacturers keep builiding them, and making them better than ever. Now one more iconic American brand has joined the growing list of gun makers that can't resist having a 1911 in its lineup.
Savage Arms has announced the Savage 1911 Government Style Models. Applying modern technology to a time-tested platform, Savage’s goal is to deliver reliability, accuracy and performance that will stand out amongst competitive offerings.
“Savage ended 2021 with the introduction of Stance, a micro-compact 9mm handgun,” said Beth Shimanski, director of marketing at Savage Arms. “A year later in 2022, we’re ending strong yet again in the handgun arena with the launch of the Savage 1911 Government Style Models. We’re extremely excited to introduce this iconic firearm bearing the Savage name.”
This revolutionary firearm is built to the demanding standards of accuracy and reliability that have come to define Savage Arms across platforms and categories. With features offering optimal performance for all shooting enthusiasts, this classic gun gets the ultimate Savage treatment.
“I’ve worked in the firearms Industry for over 30 years and started my career as a professional shooter,” said Rob Gates, vice president of sales and marketing at Savage Arms. “This Savage 1911 is as real as they come and shoots better than any production 1911 I’ve handled during my 30 plus years in this industry.”
Aesthetically, the Savage 1911 pays homage to the classic design, featuring a dual recoil spring and machined sear and disconnector, and a nitride coated titanium firing pin. The pistol weighs in at just over 2 lbs. with a 5” barrel length. Finishes range from black Melonite to stainless steel.
New Model features include:
- 5” stainless steel barrel machined from billet with 11º target crown
- Ambidextrous slide lock safety
- Dual recoil spring with fully machined sear and hammer
- Ejection port lowered, flared and cut for live-round ejection
- Forged stainless steel frame and slide
- Nirtide coated titanium firing pin
- Novak Lo-Mount adjustable Tritium bar rear sight and Tritium Mega Dot Glow Dome Yellow Front Sight (Rail & Two-Tone Versions)
- VZ G10 Grips
Part No. / Description / MSRP
67200 / Gov’t Style, Black Melonite 45 AUTO / $1,350
67204 / Gov’t Style, Black Melonite 9MM / $1,350
67202 / Gov’t Style, Stainless 45 AUTO / $1,350
67205 / Gov’t Style, Stainless 9MM / $1,350
67201 / Gov’t Style 2-Tone 45 AUTO / $1,425
67206 / Gov’t Style 2-Tone 9MM / $1,425
67207 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, 2-Tone 45 AUTO / $1,500
67208 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, 2-Tone 9MM / $1,500
67203 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, Stainless 45 AUTO / $1,500
67209 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, Stainless 9MM / $1,500
67210 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, Black Melonite 45 AUTO / $1,500
67211 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, Black Melonite 9MM / $1,500
To learn more about the Savage 1911 Government Model, visit savagearms.com and visit your local Savage retailer or dealer.