Colt 1911 5 inch
Also known as the Government Model, the Colt 1911 5-inch automatic pistol is a direct 3rd and 4th generation descendant of the classic M1911. There are many different sizes and options, but the 5-inch is the most traditional pistol with all the bells and whistles of a modern firearms, without sacrificing the qualities of a 1911. We have a variety of Colt 1911 5-inch concealed carry holsters.
The 5-inch features what Colt refers to as a Series 80 firing system. The action is what you’d expect from at 1911, as well—single action, hammer fired semi-auto. It also comes with three safeties: a grip (or palm) safety, a firing pin safety (classic Colt), and a thumb safety. This means that a shooter has the option to carry how he or she choose: either “cocked and locked” with one in the chamber, hammer down with an empty chamber, or one in the chamber with the hammer down (which means the hammer has to be cocked without working the slide for the first shot).
The Colt 1911 5-inch comes with three-dot sights and two single stack magazines. The 5-inch has a capacity of 7+1, but in .45, so there’s no loss of fire power in this pistol. Cosmetically, Colt has recently become notorious for offering an array of different finishes, grip styles and materials, with different combinations. Currently on their website, they are offering the Government Model of the 5-inch in blued steel with double diamond rosewood grips.
For concealment, this is definitely a full-size pistol, but it’s not a Peacemaker. With the right IWB holster, this 5-inch pistol will disappear on your frame. Our 1911 Kydex holsters are a great choice. Weighing in at 35 ounces, it’s on the heavy size, but all that weigh helps with absorbing felt recoil with .45 cartridges. Regardless, you can’t go wrong with a 1911. Browse our Colt 1911 holsters for concealment today!
Caliber: .45 Auto
Weight: 35 oz. empty
Cost: $799.00 MSRP