Top 5 .45 1911 Pistols You Should Have In Your Gun Vault

John Browning knew what he was doing when he developed this automatic over 100 years ago, and the engineering still stands the test of time.

This is the time to own a part of American military history. These five 1911 models are some of the best .45 Automatic Colt pistols that you can buy.

1. The Kimber Custom II

This is one of the best entry level 1911s, and has many of the custom features you would expect from an after-market pistol.

Its match-grade steel five-inch barrel and bushing work like silk to produce the accuracy that these .45s are famous for, and it is modestly priced for those just breaking into the 1911 market.

2. Para Expert Semi-Auto

This is the first .45 1911 I bought, priced right but made by craftsman, one at a time.

It encompasses the great features of Para USA’s more premium 1911s. Renowned for their innovative double stack .45s, this is a throwback to the classic single-stack models.

3. Kimber Super Carry Pro

With a four-inch length barrel and lightweight aluminum frame, this premium pistol is built for carry duties.

Its lightweight design and shorter length make is exceptionally portable, and the quality craftsmanship ensures you have one of the best made 1911s in America.

4. Para Black OPS 14.45

This is the next step up for Para USA. For those who desire a more tactically designed 1911, this pistol has night-enhanced sight alignment, a match-grade trigger, and specialized handgrips that are not affected by moisture.

The exterior surfaces are specially coated to resist corrosion. This is one robust .45

Carry light. Crimson Carry .45 ACP pistols have lightweight aluminum frames for easy all-day-every-day carry. Crimson Trace Lasergrips project a red dot that is visible in virtually any light, a tremendous psychological and tactical advantage that also promotes speed and accuracy under stress.

Having confidence in a carry pistol is critical. Dependability and accuracy proven through repeated practice increases confidence. Crimson Trace Lasergrips project a bright red dot downrange, an important aid in training. Reading the dot immediately shows the advantage of proper grip and trigger control, which can dramatically improve accuracy and reduce time between shots for any level of shooter. Crimson Carry pistols come with Crimson Trace Lasergrips; the finest laser sight available today. Combining that advantage with Kimber quality makes Crimson Carry pistols an unbeatable value. Offered in three sizes, they are ideal for law enforcement, home defense or concealed carry.