The Turkish-based company Girsan obtained its commence in production pistols with versions based mostly off the Berretta M92 relatives of semi-automatics. In 2010, the business expanded its pistol lineup to consist of what is probably John Moses Browning’s most popular and popular pistol structure, the M1911, which has due to the fact grown in available designs. In 2020, American Rifleman personnel had the prospect to test out 1 of these renditions imported by European American Armory Corp., exclusively the MC1911 Match Elite chambered in .45 ACP.

The EAA imported Girsan MC1911 Match Elite chambered in .45 ACP.

Geared as a substantial-conclude competition pistol, the MC1911 Match Elite arrives with quite a few enhancements and included capabilities out of the box. It is a comprehensive-measurement, all metal, federal government product styled pistol measuring 8.75″ long, 5.90″ substantial and weighing in at 43 ozs. unloaded. The carbon steel slide and frame are topped off with a matte tricky-chrome end, which provides great distinction towards the all the smaller matte-black parts. It has a 5″ barrel with six-groove rifling at a appropriate-hand twist charge of 1:16″ for the typical .45 ACP chambering, however the MC1911 Match Elite is also offered in a 9 mm Luger version.

A closer glimpse at the grip body and controls on the remaining side of the MC1911 Match Elite

The MC1911 Match Elite, like most other government design M1911 pistols, feeds from one stack box publications, with the provided journal that contains eight rounds. Not like traditional M1911s, the Match Elite utilizes a bushing-less style and design with conical muzzle lockup and a entire-size guideline rod. The controls are mostly comparable to other M1911s, with a common slide catch and magazine release. The other people are improved, with the bring about shoe and hammer getting skeletonized, the addition of an prolonged beavertail to the grip protection and the inclusion on elongated, bilateral thumb safeties.

Screening out the MC1911 Match Elite on the assortment.

For grip purchase on the pistol, its wears grey and black coloured checkered G10 stocks along with machined-in serrations on the front strap and flat mainspring housing. At the base of the body is a flared magazine properly extension to support with reloading. There are also angular serrations machined into the front and rear sides of the slide for much better grip on it when racking. On top of the slide, a black serrated entrance sight post and an adjustable serrated, notched rear sight are dovetailed in. For a lot more info on the EAA imported Girsan MC1911 Match Elite, alongside with the other M1911 styled pistols available by EAA, visit

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