The basic gun is the essential 1911, a full size Colt Government, series 70 .45ACP with a National Match barrel. The slide flats are polished to royal blue and a unique retro style roll mark is applied. Colt factory issued a special serial number sequence beginning USA2020-001.
Pete has been an unheralded force behind many to the top 1911 shooters and gunsmiths in the country for more than 25 years. Pete’s additional features include the precision 25 lines per inch checkering on the contours of the front strap of the pistol. His checkering is felt immediately and is remarkable when viewed up close. The front strap is blended into what Colt calls a “High Enhanced” trigger guard cut. Colt’s Custom shop charges $345 for those front strap features alone. Pete then does a complete mag well bevel.
Another fancy custom feature is the top of the slide bevel at 30 lines per inch to a arrowhead shape towards the front sight. The ejection port is relieved and chambered. Each barrel then features a precision recessed muzzle crown. A final touch is the slide stop bevel.
Taken all together this pistol contains more of Pete’s precision metalwork than any other factory available pistol. Normally this kind of detail is only available on custom guns starting at three times the price of our Colt. It is the work of a genuine master of his art. We are grateful for Pete’s contributions and Colt’s help to make this pistol possible. Consumers for a limited time can access exceptional custom metalsmithing at very reasonable price and support USA Shooting in the process.
It is hard to improve the Colt 1911 Classic .45. The Classic is a full size carbon blue government model featuring the Series 70 firing system, national match barrel, staked on front sights, and spurred hammer. Chambered in .45 ACP this firearm is a pure and simple 1911.
Our changes are subtle and highly custom. The slide flats are polished to royal blue. The custom roll-mark is simple and to the point. The front strap is precision checked to 25 lines per inch. The mag well is fully bevelled. The barrel features a precision recessed muzzle crown.
The top of the slide is custom serrated 30 lines per inch in an arrowhead pattern. The slide stop top edge is bevelled. Custom enhancements like there are very expensive in the aftermarket. Master Metalsmith, Pete Single designed and executed these custom features as his contribution to the project.
The USA 1911 is finished with unique and classic Colt wood grips. The edition will be limited due to current production restrictions. The final number has not been determined.
The USA Classic 1911 features a unique serial number prefix “USA”. The goal of our partnership with Colt and Pete is to raise money for the USA Shooting Team.