The Standard Manufacturing 1911 is the pinnacle of the gunmaking art. This model with its deep Royal Blue finish is like no other 1911 available anywhere and at any price. To obtain this finish all metal surfaces must be meticulously prepared by our expert craftsman with many labor intensive hours of hand polishing and stoning. No other manufacturer that we know of is capable of producing this level of finish. In fact, this Royal Blue finish is only encountered on the very best guns manufactured many decades ago when time and labor was not a major factor but craftsmanship was. At all stages of manufacturing this gun we employ the same fundamental principles. All of the metal to metal fits are as perfect as can be performed by the most skilled gunsmith.
4140 Carbon Steel Frame and Slide CNC Machined from Forgings
5 inch Stainless Steel Match Grade Barrel with Match Bushing
Lowered and Flared Ejection Port and Rear Slide Serrations
High Profile Low-Mount Tactical Sights
Enhanced Slide to Frame Fit
Up-swept Beavertail Grip Safety and Extended Magazine Release
Checkered Mainspring Housing
Fully Machined Extended Tactical Thumb Safety and Slide Stop
Medium Solid Match Grade Trigger and Enhanced Machined Hammer with 4.5 Trigger Pull
Rosewood Double Diamond Stocks
** PLEASE NOTE: This item MUST be shipped to Licensed Firearms Dealer. We will contact you for a copy of the FFL that you would like to use to transfer this firearm. **
This product is illegal in the states of Massachusetts and California
These are works of art. According to Standard, it takes 20 hours of polishing to attain the deep blue mirror finish (which almost looks black). The fit and finish is top notch and is well worth the price. These guns remind me of old school Colts from the 1920s and 1930s when Colt was making the finest guns to come from its factory. Thank you Standard for producing these pistols. That being said, I had a few cosmetic issues with my pistol when it arrived and had to send it back to the factory. The return process was very easy and I had the gun back in my hands in 10 days.
Buds Gun Shop is great. Ordered gun on Saturday. Delivered to FFL on Tuesday. Picked up on Wednesday. This pistol is very tight and solid. The depth of the color is remarkable. We will see how it shoots at the next range trip.
Wow, what a beauty, if it shoots at all like my other two case hardened engraved models it may turn out to be my favorite, stunning finish, reminds me of the blued Pythons of the 60s.
The online photos of this pistol do not do it justice. The Royal Blue hand polished finish is superb. This is a custom quality hand gun at a bargain price.
This beautiful precision made 1911 compares to some of the finest custom made 1911 firearms at a fraction of the price, I was blown away by the accuracy, fit and finish, and just the extreme quality of this fine 1911, I got the standard model and as you can tell I am very pleased with it, I might have to order a case hardened one next.
Bought this 1911 last month. I have put about 400rds thru it with no malfunctions of any kind . This is the most accurate 1911 I have ever shot, many groups going into a tattered single 1" ish hole @25yds , unbelievable ! Love the gun, great finish and really put together right !