The new generation of 1911 pistols has seen rapid development over the past few years, with a new generation in the works with the arrival of the USP and Glock 19.
The USP 1911 is one of the most popular pistols of the current generation, having sold over 1 million units worldwide since its introduction.
The Glock 19 is one the newer pistols in the market, boasting a higher price point than the USPS 1911 and Glock models, but it has a more compact design and is also the best-selling pistol in its class.
The two pistols are currently on sale in both the US and Europe.
For those new to 1911s, the basic layout is fairly similar to that of the original 1911, with the pistol grip held in one hand.
The slide locks up, allowing the shooter to slide the hammer back and forth.
The hammer, striker and magazine release are located on the right side of the pistol, and a small button located on either side of it will lock it into place.
The safety and hammer are located at the rear of the slide, along with the safety lever and hammer release.
As well as being the most compact pistol of its class, the Glock 19 also features a longer barrel and more durable polymer frame than the 1911.
The sights of the Glock and USP are fairly similar, with an iron sight and two dot rear sights located at either side, as well as a vertical sight at the top of the frame.
The rear sight is fixed and a little larger than the front sight, but the front is not.
The frame of the gun has been given a bit of a facelift, with slightly longer finger grooves and an increase in the number of threads, though the overall length remains the same.
A new folding stock with a detachable forend has also been introduced, though there is no option to change the sights.
For the US, Glock and Glock 20 models are available with a slide stop safety, while the Glock model is limited to one.
A third generation pistol, the US P9, is also being introduced in the US.
Glock’s USP has been used by police forces in the United States since 2012, with over 1,100 police agencies in over 20 states and cities including the US city of Chicago, as it is used by many law enforcement agencies around the world.
It is a reliable and affordable handgun, with good accuracy and performance.
For a more detailed look at all the new pistols in their respective models, check out our review of the P9.
Glock has also released the USM, which is an affordable and reliable handgun that is ideal for those looking for a quality firearm that can be carried everywhere.
The gun is a true 1911, boasting an integral frame with a sliding hammer and a steel slide for enhanced accuracy.
This pistol is also one of Glock’s most popular models.
The 1911 M9 comes with a steel frame, a folding forend and a polymer trigger.
A metal slide is included with the gun, which allows for the user to customize the pistol for their specific needs.
There is no rear sight on this model, and it is only available in black.
The grip is standard with a polymer frame and a locking safety.
The trigger is standard on all USP models, and the slide lock is also available in the option.
Both the Glock 9mm and Glock P2000 pistols come with a folding stock and a slide safety.
Both guns are a great choice for those wanting a reliable handgun for everyday carry.
A large range of other pistols are also on the way, from semi-automatic pistols to fully automatic pistols, with many of the new models being released with a number of upgrades to their models over time.
Check out our full list of the best 1911s of all time.