No one will argue with you if you say that the 1911 pistol is an American living legend, and it’s not for no reason. This gun is renowned for its customizability and exceptional ergonomics - the grip angle, single-stack design, comfortable location of the manual safety, and crisp single-action-only trigger. Besides, it was chambered for the .45 ACP that gained fame for superior knockdown power compared to the 9mm Luger.
Though John Browning developed the M1911 under the contract with Colt, the design was copied by numerous 1911 manufacturers. Today, we have 1911 pistols by Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, Auto Ordnance, Kimber, and many-many others, including Iver Johnson Arms.
The name of Iver Johnson has been around since the 1870s. That company is known for manufacturing top-break safety revolvers, single-barrel shotguns, and sniper rifles. However, in 1993, the original Iver Johnson ceased to exist, and the current company isn’t related to it in any way except the brand name, which it purchased in 2003.
Iver Johnson shotguns and 1911 pistols are manufactured by companies from Turkey and the Philippines, while Iver Johnson operates as an importer. It also plans to manufacture a 4-barrel derringer.
Iver Johnson 1911 Pistols
Though all Iver Johnson 1911 pistols are produced by Shooters Arms Manufacturing located in the Philippines, the company is directly involved in the manufacturing process, approving parts and providing specifications and designs. The companies make only 1911 Series 70 pistols. After the pistol parts are machined, they are hand-fitted to achieve a higher build quality.
The Philippines manufacturing allows the high-quality Iver Johnson 1911 pistols to be competitively priced.
Which Iver Johnson 1911
Gritr Sports offers Iver Johnson pistols in a variety of designs and calibers. You can buy a massive big boy with a 6-inch barrel chambered for .45 ACP for home defense. Or, if you’re looking for a 1911-style handgun for concealed carry, consider the 1911 Thrasher pistol in 9mm with a 3.123-inch barrel.