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. Norinco makes a reliable, dependable 1911A1 clone that's fun to shoot right out of the box or perfect for dressing up to your exact specifications. Like most GI pistols, the trigger pull is heavy and the frame is built to be rugged. This handgun has a fixed blade front sight with a windage adjustable rear and frame-mounted and grip-squeeze safeties and includes the original factory box. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in good condition.