The Turkish-primarily based enterprise Girsan acquired its start in producing pistols with types based mostly off the Berretta M92 family members of semi-automatics. In 2010, the organization expanded its pistol lineup to consist of what is almost certainly John Moses Browning’s most famous and well-known pistol design, the M1911, which has because grown in offered types. In 2020, American Rifleman workers had the opportunity to test out just one 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 high-stop competitiveness pistol, the MC1911 Match Elite comes with a number of enhancements and additional functions out of the box. It is a total-dimension, all steel, authorities product styled pistol measuring 8.75″ lengthy, 5.90″ substantial and weighing in at 43 ozs. unloaded. The carbon steel slide and frame are topped off with a matte hard-chrome end, which adds pleasant contrast from the all the smaller matte-black elements. It has a 5″ barrel with six-groove rifling at a suitable-hand twist price 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 appear at the grip body and controls on the still left side of the MC1911 Match Elite

The MC1911 Match Elite, like most other federal government design M1911 pistols, feeds from solitary stack box magazines, with the provided journal made up of 8 rounds. As opposed to standard M1911s, the Match Elite makes use of a bushing-much less structure with conical muzzle lockup and a comprehensive-duration tutorial rod. The controls are largely equivalent to other M1911s, with a standard slide catch and magazine launch. The other folks are enhanced, with the result in shoe and hammer getting skeletonized, the addition of an extended beavertail to the grip protection and the inclusion on elongated, bilateral thumb safeties.

Screening out the MC1911 Match Elite on the vary.

For grip purchase on the pistol, its wears grey and black coloured checkered G10 stocks together with machined-in serrations on the entrance strap and flat mainspring housing. At the base of the frame is a flared magazine effectively extension to support with reloading. There are also angular serrations machined into the front and rear sides of the slide for better grip on it when racking. On prime of the slide, a black serrated front sight put up and an adjustable serrated, notched rear sight are dovetailed in. For far more facts on the EAA imported Girsan MC1911 Match Elite, together with the other M1911 styled pistols presented by EAA, go to

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