Even though tactical 1911 pistols with fixed sights are by far the most popular in today’s market, there are still a number of companies that offer 1911 pistols with adjustable sights that are suitable for competitions. The prices are highly variable depending upon the amount of hand-fitting that goes into a specific pistol’s manufacture and whether the manufacturer will custom build the pistol to meet the buyer’s specific requirements. Here are a few quality pistols from some of the nation’s leading manufacturers.

For more information about the 1911 pistols featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.

Colt Gold Cup National Match

Les Baer Premier II

Rock River Arms Bullseye Wadcutter

Ruger SR1911 Target

Sig Sauer 1911 Nitron Super Target

Springfield Armory Range Officer

Wilson Combat Classic

This article was originally published in “Combat Handguns” July/August 2017. To order a copy, visit

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