Between 1942 and 1945, Ithaca Gun Company made 382,000 of the .45-caliber Model 1911-A1 pistols for the US military. During that time Ithaca received a Certificate of Appreciation from the federal government for the improved manufacturing procedure for the triggers. You can take advantage of those same improvements today with the modern Ithaca 1911. Made in Sandusky, Ohio, every Ithaca 1911 starts with a carbon steel frame and slide that are hand-lapped to an exacting fit for the owner who demands a precision firearm. The front strap has 22 lines-per-inch checkering and the aluminum trigger is lightened and has overtravel adjustment. A full-length 2-piece stainless steel guide rod with a plug and a hand-fit match grade stainless steel barrel bushing ensure accuracy and durability. The checkered cocobolo grip is both attractive and comfortable. Skeletonized tool steel hammer. Extended beavertail grip safety. This model features Novak-style 3-dot combat sights.