DoubleStar, the Kentucky-based manufacturer known for its quality AR-15 offerings,…

DoubleStar, the Kentucky-based manufacturer known for its quality AR-15 offerings, is bringing the same attributes down to size by building them into its first-ever handgun.

DoubleStar’s 1911 has been a four-year labor of love for Jack Starnes, president of J&T Distributing, a DoubleStar affiliate company. Starnes is a former 1911 competitive shooter with a longtime fascination with all things Colt. He started J&T Distributing more than 30 years ago with Colt products and reloaded ammo as a means of supporting his own shooting hobby.

DoubleStar started with a forged — not cast — steel frame to ensure maximum strength and accuracy. Forging produces a stronger frame by aligning the grain structure of the steel, whereas the annealing and heat-treating of casting may strengthen steel, but it still leaves hard and soft spots in the metal.

DoubleStar’s 1911 offers a parkerized, mil-spec finish and 1913 rail for laser, light and scope attachments. At 8 inches in length and 38 ounces unloaded, the handgun features a 5” stainless steel barrel and a Novak white dot sight.

The 1911 is standard with National Match stainless barrel, Greider trigger and Ed Brown’s Memory Grip Safety. Grips are available in Ergo, Stryder, standard, fancy walnut and even exotic woods.

The magazine capacity is 8 plus 1, and the magwell is beveled for an easier, quicker load. DoubleStar’s 1911 is also available with a round or square trigger guard.

The handgun uses only American-made components and retails for less than $1,200.

Manufacturer: DoubleStar
Model: 1911
Caliber: .45 ACP
Finish: Parkerized
Weight (unloaded): 38 oz.
Length: 8”
Barrel Length: 5”
Trigger: Greider
Sights: Novak white Dot
Capacity: 8 + 1 rounds
Grips: Buyer’s choice (Ergo, Stryder, walnut, other woods)

Load Comments
  • I took DSC’s Armorer’s course on 3/25/09. I live in Lexington Ky and DSC is about 20 mile from here. I know Gary the pistol smith at DSC. He’s been with J&T from day one. One of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. He brought one of the “New” 1911’s to class one day and all I can say is, It’s make Kimber, Colt, and Wilson CB look like crap. Gary has been building guns for around 33 years now. When I said “New”, what I mean is that DSC produced a Mil-Spec 1911 a few year ago for around $500.00. I bought one and the only thing I changed was a ajustable trigger, the hammer to a round one, and Hogue grips.
    The New 1911 is a work of profection.