Let’s take a look at what we expect the Pitbull to be…
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.
Magnum Research announced the introduction of an “ultra-compact, ultra-light” 1911 style pistol called the Desert Eagle 1911 Undercover or the DE1911U.
The new pistol will be chambered in .45 ACP and will have a 3″ bull barrel. Â The muzzle has an 11Â° crown. Â The magazines hold six rounds. Â The frame is made of aluminum and the slide is made of high carbon steel. Â The unloaded weight is 25.8 ounces. Â The gun has an overall length of 6.85″ and a height of 5″.
Winchester Ammunition announced they are now making a new line of .45 ACP ammo for the 1911 platform pistol. Â The WIN1911 ammunition will come in two variations: one uses a FMJ bullet, while the other uses a JHP. Â Both loads are designed to shoot to the same point of aim.
The FMJ load uses a flat nose bullet. Â Winchester claims the load is built for “high accuracy” and produces “precision groups.” Â Winchester does not identify the exact bullet used in the JHP load, so I would expect it is a traditional bullet rather than a highly-engineered bullet like the SXT.
Kahr will introduce two new, full-sized pistols in 2014: Â the CT40 and the CT45 handguns. Â The new pistols will be the same size as the TP series guns, but with a much lower suggested retail price.
Like the CW-series of handguns, Kahr is reducing the production costs on the CT40 and the CT45 through the uses of MIM parts, a less expensive barrel and the reduction of machining operations on the slide.