Firearms icon Savage Arms is expanding its new pistol line with a full dozen new 1911 offerings including rail guns. 

Announced this week on the countdown to SHOT Show 2023, the new Savage 1911 line will be available in both 9mm and .45 calibers, three assorted color options-- black Melonite, stainless, and two-tone-- and either a standard or railed frame.

Across the line, the Savage 1911s all use a forged stainless steel frame and slide, adjustable Novak Lo-Mount sights, Nitride-coated titanium firing pins, ambidextrous slide lock/safety levers, and a host of other features. All are full-sized, single-action Government-style pistols with 5-inch barrels and VZ G10 grip panels. 


The new Savage 1911 line
The Savage 1911 family will be released with a dual recoil spring and machined sear and disconnector, a nitride-coated titanium firing pin, and weighs in at just over 32 ounces with a 5-inch barrel length. (Photo: Savage)
The new Savage 1911 line
Note the flared and lowered ejection port, front and rear slide serrations, and extended beavertail grip safety on a flat mainspring housing. as well as the Novak sights which include an adjustable Tritium rear and Mega Dot Glow Dome front. (Photo: Savage)
The new Savage 1911 line
Between the three color options, two caliber choices, and the option for either a standard or railed frame, Savage will have a full dozen different 1911s to choose from. (Photo: Savage)
The new Savage 1911 line
And each is offered in both standard and railed format. (Photo: Savage)


The company, long known for rifles and shotguns, is now prepared to enter its third year in the handgun market. 

"Savage ended 2021 with the introduction of Stance, a micro-compact 9mm handgun," said Beth Shimanski, Savage's director of marketing. "A year later in 2022, we’re ending strong yet again in the handgun arena with the launch of the Savage 1911 Government Style Models. We’re extremely excited to introduce this iconic firearm bearing the Savage name."

The asking price on the new Savage 1911 line ranges from $1350 to $1,500 depending on the model, with the rail guns taking the high ground on that figure.

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