The Colt M1911 pistol has been a favorite for 100 years as a service pistol, a law enforcement pistol and a personal defense firearm. Although the pistol is virtually unchanged since its adoption by the U.S. military, Colt has continued to make the best even better. Carrying on its legacy of flawless craftsmanship, the industry leading Colt Custom Shop proudly offers the Special Combat Government Series. These models offer enthusiasts an opportunity to own a handcrafted 1911 type pistol which incorporates some of the most desired features normally associated with the best 1911 custom gunsmiths. The Special Combat Government offers superior feel and performance for any type of user. Whether carrying it on duty, as a personal defense firearm or straight into competition, these Colts will offer reliability, accuracy and the quality for which Colt has been known for over 175 years.