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With its American Classic series, Metro Arms aims for a reliable firearm that is “designed to be accurate right out of the box.” The manufacturer also aims for affordability without a reduction in quality — which is what it’s done with the new American Classic II 1911

The American Classic II is a single-action, 1911 style pistol available in both .45 ACP and 9mm. Constructed of 4140 alloy steel, it is tougher than conventional carbon steels and more resistant to corrosion.

Instead of a standard trigger, Metro Arms smoothly finishes a combat trigger on the American Classic II to eliminate any hard edges. The skeletonized combat hammer provides fast lock time and allows for easy slide/hammer clearance.

Although the American Classic II will make a fine carry pistol, it was designed with competition looks and function with an extended slide stop, flared ejection port, beavertail grip safety, an extended thumb safety and a throated forged steel barrel.

The sights on the American Classic II include a dovetail front sight and a Novak-style rear sight for snag-free holstering. Diamond cut, checkered hard wood grips and front and rear slide serrations provide a positive grip whether in competition or self-defense.

The American Classic II weighs in 37.28 ounces empty and has 5-inch barrel with an overall length of 8.375 inches.

The Metro Arms American Classic II 1911 style pistol is available in three finishes: a deep blue, a hard chrome finish and a duo-tone with deep blue frame and hard chrome slide.

MSRP for the pistol starts at $609.

For more information on the American Classic II and other products from Metro Arms, please visit MetroArms.com.

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