European American Armory Corp (EAA) will start selling a polymer 1911 in 2014. Â The new new pistol will resemble a traditional 1911, but will have a black plastic frame.
- flat mainspring housing
- skeletonized hammer and trigger
- ambidextrous manual safety
- extended beavertail
- accessory rail
EAA Witness Polymer 1911 Specifications
|standard magazine capacity||eight rounds|
A prototype of the Witness Polymer 1911 was on display at the 2013 SHOT Show, but there were no definite plans announced regarding production, when the gun would ship, etc. Â It appears that Tanfoglio moved ahead with the project and the polymer 1911 is a reality.
According to EAA, the frame will have steel inserts, which I can only assume form the slide rails. Â Additional steel inserts could be used to reinforce the frame if testing indicated the need. Â Glock and others have been making .45 ACP plastic pistols for years, so I do not see any problems with the durability of the polymer framed 1911.
My current information suggests that the gun will not be California, et al. certified initially. Â I cannot speak to the vagaries of the “safe gun” laws passed by a few states, so I do not know if this gun would ultimately be acceptable to the politicians of those states.
We will see more of this gun at the SHOT Show in January. Â Make sure you check out our update page for news from the show.