Summary: The description, specs, photo, pricing and user ratings for the High Standard M1911 pistol.
The High Standard M1911 is a 1911-style pistol built on a carbon steel frame with a steel slide, and chambered in .45 ACP or .38 Super. Other features include:
- A precision-fitted frame and slide;
- a lowered and flared ejection port;
- a beveled magazine well;
- checkered walnut grips;
- fixed, GI-style sights;
- a flat, serrated mainspring housing; and
- a parkerized finish.
High Standard builds these guns at its Texas plant, but it also offered a very similar 1911 called the GI 1911. Armscor built that gun in the Philippines, and High Standard and Lipsey’s sold it through Lipsey’s as a Lipsey’s Exclusive. Note: The GI 1911 costs less than the M1911.
MSRP: $675 (the .45 ACP model)
MSRP: $725 (the .38 Super model)