Courtesy of Tactical Life

The Colt Custom Shop has announced that it’s once again accepting 1911 custom work orders.

In a press release, the iconic gun maker explained that it took a hiatus from accepting new orders late last year in order to reduce the current backlog of custom work and decrease the turnaround time going forward.

“We’re excited to start bringing in new projects again,” Team Colt shooter and Custom Shop head Mark Redl said. “During the last few months we listened to our customers and refreshed our order options to focus on the types of services and packages that enthusiasts of truly custom firearms want. The master engraving and custom work we can do on Colt 1911 platform pistols produces one of the most sought after, heirloom quality investments available in the firearms industry today. The Colt Custom Shop has a long and storied legacy and we aim to build on that.”

The Colt Custom Shop will take on new orders for uncustomized Colt 1911 pistols, or Colt 1911s that have already been customized by the Colt Custom Shop only, starting immediately. 1911s that have already been modified by another shop won’t be accepted. In addition, the Colt Custom Shop will also do engraving work on your 1911, as well as Colt brand revolvers.

The pricing for 1911 customization ranges from $35 for a flared back ejection port, to $1,750 for Colt’s tactical package, which includes a checkered front strap, checkered mainspring housing, Novak night sights and much more.

For more on the Colt Custom Shop and the full price list and order form, visit

Article courtesy of Tactical Life

Photo courtesy of Colt

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