Solid Concepts 3D printed 1911 metal gun is nearing 2,000 rounds of firing without failure and to celebrate the company is going to sell 100 limited edition models for an eye watering $11,900.
The 3D printed 1911 gun is based off the .45-caliber, M1911 semi-automatic pistol that was developed by John Browning over a century ago. The M1911 served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States military from 1911 to 1985. Solid Concepts announced they had created the gun on November 7, 2013.
All 100 guns will be serialized with the option of unique customization using Solid Concepts 3D printing process. The guns will be manufactured from Inconel 625 (Nickel-Chromium-Molybdenum alloy) and Stainless Steel. Each gun will undergo post machining and a one hundred round firing test.
Buyers will have the opportunity to visit Solid Concepts Texas manufacturing facility to see their gun being printed, and to join Solid Concepts’ engineers on the firing range to test their 1911 gun. “This is a chance to own a piece of history,” says Vice President of Marketing Scott McGowan.
Solid Concepts will be packaging the 3D printed 1911 guns in a wooden showcase box with a 3D Printed metal plaque describing the unique qualities of the pistol and a certificate of authenticity. Sales began on December the 19. Head over to Solid Concepts to find out more.
Specs are as follows:
- Weight: 2.25 lb empty, no magazine
- Width: 1.3″
- Trigger Pull: 5 lb
- Sight Radius: 6.4″
- Sights: Standard GI with square notch rear
- Barrel – Number of grooves 6=Lands 6=Grooves
- Barrel – Twist: 1: 15.8