DoubleStar, maker of AR-15 pattern rifles (a buddy of mine just bought a DoubleStar recently) has announced that they will be releasing a 1911 pattern pistol, loaded out with bells and whistles. What’s a little odd though is that their press material is saying that this is their “first ever” handgun, but as The Firearm Blog has shown, a cursory trip through The Googles reveals 1911s bearing their logo have existed previously.
On to the gun however, it looks like a pretty generic “semi-custom” 1911.
It features 1913 rail, National Match stainless barrel, Greider trigger, Ed Brown’s Memory Grip Safety and choice of a square or round trigger guard. It will retail for under $1200.
I do like that the price point will be under $1200, which makes the gun sort of affordable; although I should point out that for less than $1200 beans, you could buy a Springfield Mil-Spec or a ParaUSA GI Expert and trick it out (with the exception of the rail) to the same level of customization as the the DoubleStar gun and probably pay a little less. Of course, not everyone wants to tinker with their guns – some people just want to buy a gun off the shelf that runs like a top. Hopefully when these DoubleStar 1911s hit the market, they’ll be accurate and reliable, because ultimately, that’s what everyone wants.