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Model 1911 Classic
Colt Pistol 1911 Classic .38 Super Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:8.6-in Height:No Data
Barrel:5-in Weight:37-oz
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Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (130 grain bullet)157950
  • Recoil Factor (130 grain bullet)4.92 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor68%
Gun Specifications
Produced:2018 -
Caliber:.38 Super
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Frame:blued carbon steel
Grip:double diamond rosewood
Sights:fixed combat
Notes:blued finish
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:$799.00Used Est:$900.00
Last Update:10/4/2023
About the Gun

A re-issue of the classic Colt 1911 Government, the 1911 Classic features the Series 70 firing system and rollmarks, national match barrel, staked on front sights, and spurred hammer.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .38 Super Automatic
Alias: .38 Super Auto Colt
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:130 grains
MV:1215 ft/sec ME:426 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Introduced by Colt as an improved version of the older .38 Auto, the Super Auto is identical to the original cartridge except that it uses a more powerful loading. For many years this cartridge was considered the most powerful automatic pistol cartridge made in the US from the standpoint of both velocity and energy. It can give greater penetration than the .45 Auto cartridge, bit is inferior to the .45 Auto in actual stopping power for defense use.

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