NEW 1911A1 Government Model .45ACP Clone

Inland Manufacturing 1911A1 Government Model .45ACP Clone
Inland Manufacturing 1911A1 Government Model .45ACP Clone
MKS Supply
MKS Supply

Dayton, OH, –-(  MKS Supply, LLC announces the return of a faithful copy of the .45ACP caliber 1911A1 Government Model pistol of WWII fame. This new “old” 1911A1 is being produced by Inland Manufacturing, LLC.

“Originals of these guns can get pretty expensive in good-looking, usable form and, in collector quality, just flat painful to buy and then not use,” says Charles Brown of MKS Supply, LLC, “but a real-deal, affordable, high-quality clone you can shoot the heck out of without fear of hurting collector value, now that is fun.”

The new Inland .45 looks identical to the original .45 of WWII fame on the outside. Inside, however, the new pistol incorporates modern advancements in metallurgy and internal design to create stronger components, improved reliability and greatly improved accuracy.

Accurately detailed right down to the vertical slide serrations, exterior finish, fixed combat sights, and lanyard loop, the new 1911A1 even features plastic grips styled and colored like the originals.*


Did the grips shrink or did the gun grow? In the years since WWII, owners of the original .45s replaced the plastic grips (also referred to as stocks, grip panels or stock panels) with wood, rubber and other materials. The original plastic grips, however, often shrank if removed from the pistol and left unused for a long time – sometimes to the point that they no longer fit on the screw escutcheons.

This makes the rare original plastic grip panels that still fit a rather scarce item. The shrunken grips are available at gun shows and on the Internet (buyer beware).

The identical looking grips (minus various internal original markings) on the new Inland .45 clone are made of modern, high-quality plastic (plastic is not a dirty word) and will not shrink over the years if removed. Then again, why would anyone remove them if they want the gun to look original?



  • Caliber: .45 ACP (of course)
  • Barrel: 5 inches
  • Weight: 39 oz.
  • Grips: Brown checkered plastic
  • Sights: Military style, rear drift adjustable
  • Magazine: One 7-round (will fit other Mil. Spec. magazines)
  • Construction: Modern 4100 series steels
  • Warranty: One year

MSRP: $749.00

Rumor Control: The original Inland production company was a division of General Motors and did produce more than 2.5 million M1 Carbines for the war effort. Inland did not produce 1911s. However, the current Inland Manufacturing Company is now producing both: in addition to building faithfully-executed copies of the Model 1911A1, it is building three clone versions of the fabled M1 Carbine. The original production of the newer A1model of 1911 began in 1924. For today's market, hungry to possess a faithful-to-the-original clone of the famed Government Model .45 of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, this new .45ACP will fit the bill.

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MKS Supply, LLC
8611-A North Dixie Drive
Dayton, OH, 45414

  • 10 thoughts on “NEW 1911A1 Government Model .45ACP Clone

    1. Why can i not find a grey, WWII finish, inland 1911-A1. I got stuck with one that is mat black and cannot return it. I am a WWII re-enactor and an incorrect mat black 1911-A1 is useless to me. Why do they make mat black 1911-A1’s and advertise them as “faithful copies” ??? And why is there only one product code that does not discriminate between black or grey pistols ???

    2. You paid less…but the question is, did you get more? I spent a lot less on my 1911 Colt and Springfield Armory. But then, I’ve had them awhile. For some reason $300 then wasn’t nearly as painful as $6-800 now. 😉

      1. Ranchman–isn’t that quite long post–the 2nd from the top–yours. No, I don’t think you’re being censored.
        On a brighter note, I had an original Jun, 1915 manufacture 1911A1, and it already had the “diamonds” around the screws. Did the first year or two not have that design feature?

    3. I paid around $420 for my Rock Island 1911 A1 FS. It came with skeletonized trigger, adj. rear site, and 5lb trigger pull. I put Pachmeyer wrap around grips, a 10-8 Performance flat trigger, Cylinder-Slide (C-S) 5 pc. stainless hammer set (hammer, sear, disconnecter, sear spring. and mainspring), C-S stainless pin set, and recoil buffer I dehorned the entire pistol, stoned the trigger bow and slide rails and ended up with a clean, crisp, 4lb trigger that can’t be beat! I regularly shoot 1 inch groups at 35 ft., which is good for me (the gun can shoot better, I can’t ;). The point is, I have around $600 in a gun that not only shoots like a much more expensive gun, but taught me how to safely work on an American classic.

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