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Model M-1911A1C
Norinco Pistol M-1911A1C .45 Auto Variant-1
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:7.8-in Height:No Data
Barrel:4.33-in Weight:37-oz
1 Variant
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (230 grain bullet)189290
  • Recoil Factor (230 grain bullet)6.82 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity8 rounds
  • ConcealabilityFair
  • Defense Factor78%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1991 - 1995
Caliber:.45 Auto
Action:recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, thumb safety
Frame:blued finish steel
Grip:black plastic
Notes:1911A1 Commander style
China North Industries Group
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Gun Value
MSRP:$320.00Used Est:$550.00
Last Update:12/17/2022
About the Gun

Norinco's version of the popular 'Combat Commander' style pistol offers all the benefits of the government model with a shorter barrel and slide.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .45 Automatic
Alias: .45 Automatic Colt Pistol (ACP)
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:230 grains
MV:823 ft/sec ME:346 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

This cartridge was developed by John Browning and was adopted by the United States Ordnance Department along with the Colt-Browning automatic pistol in 1911. It has also been made the official military handgun chambering by several other governments, notably Argentina, Mexico and Norway. The 45 Automatic is the most powerful military handgun cartridge in use today. This is a heavy and powerful sub-sonic round. Although its muzzle energy can exceed 400 ft-lbs, its velocity and bullet weight creates a steep trajectory curve that limits its effective range to self-defense distances.

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