Designed by John Browning, the Model 1911 was the standard-issue side arm for the United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985 and is still carried by some U.S. forces today. The Model 1911's longevity is due to Browning's often-imitated design, which incorporates the short recoil principle. The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. Auto Ordnance makes a back-to-basics 1911 clone with a parkerized finish and part and magazine compatibility with the standard Colt 1911's. This 10mm Auto pistol features rubber grips, grip-squeeze and 2-position safeties, a fixed blade front sight with a rear notch, and a 7-round magazine. Its grips and bore are in very good condition and its metal is in good condition.