WESTFIELD, Massachusetts – December 21, 2022 – Savage Arms is proud to announce the latest addition to its handgun line-up, the Savage 1911 Government Style Models. Built for tough use and unmatched accuracy, Savage’s 1911s bring modern technology to a time-tested platform and deliver reliability, accuracy and performance that will stand out amongst competitive offerings. 

“Savage ended 2021 with the introduction of Stance, a micro-compact 9mm handgun,” said Beth Shimanski, Director of Marketing at Savage Arms. “A year later in 2022, we’re ending strong yet again in the handgun arena with the launch of the Savage 1911 Government Style Models. We’re extremely excited to introduce this iconic firearm bearing the Savage name.”

This revolutionary firearm is built to the demanding standards of accuracy and reliability that have come to define Savage Arms across platforms and categories. With features offering optimal performance for all shooting enthusiasts, this classic gun gets the ultimate Savage treatment.

“I’ve worked in the firearms Industry for over 30 years and started my career as a professional shooter,” said Rob Gates, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Savage Arms. “This Savage 1911 is as real as they come and shoots better than any production 1911 I’ve handled during my 30 plus years in this industry.”

With a look that pays homage to the classic design, the Savage 1911 has a dual recoil spring and machined sear and disconnector, a nitride coated titanium firing pin and weighs in at just over 2 LBS with a 5” barrel length. Finishes range from black melonite to stainless steel and the Savage 1911 is sure to be 2023’s leading single-action pistol.

New Model features include:

• 5” Stainless Steel Barrel Machined from Billet with 11º Target Crown

• Ambidextrous Slide lock Safety

• Dual Recoil Spring with Fully Machined Sear and Hammer

• Ejection Port Lowered, Flared and Cut for Live Round Ejection

• Forged Stainless Steel Frame and Slide

• Nirtide Coated Titanium Firing Pin

• Novak® Lo-Mount Adjustable Tritium Bar Rear Sight and Tritium Mega Dot Glow Dome™ Yellow Front Sight (Rail & Two-Tone Versions)

• VZ G10 Grips

Part No. / Description / MSRP

67200 / Gov’t Style, Black Melonite 45 AUTO / $1,350

67204 / Gov’t Style, Black Melonite 9MM / $1,350

67202 / Gov’t Style, Stainless 45 AUTO / $1,350

67205 / Gov’t Style, Stainless 9MM / $1,350

67201 / Gov’t Style 2-Tone 45 AUTO / $1,425

67206 / Gov’t Style 2-Tone 9MM / $1,425

67207 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, 2-Tone 45 AUTO / $1,500

67208 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, 2-Tone 9MM / $1,500

67203 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, Stainless 45 AUTO / $1,500

67209 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, Stainless 9MM / $1,500

67210 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, Black Melonite 45 AUTO / $1,500

67211 / Gov’t Style Rail Gun, Black Melonite 9MM / $1,500

To learn more about the Savage 1911 Government Model, visit savagearms.com and visit your local Savage retailer or dealer.


  1. BAP45 says:

    this seems 20 years too late


  2. Slow Joe Crow says:

    I would buy a savage rifle I think but not a 1911. For me the cheapest 1911 I’d get would be an entry level colt.

    Savage needs to focus on precision rifles in my opinion. There is probably room in the semi auto 308/6.5 area for them to build a name in.

    If you had to choose between a lower end savage and a Ruger American for a 308/6.5cm rifle which would you choose? If I am going bolt action I’d prefer a 300win mag since it is big enough for just about any large game in the Americas but for a beginner deer rifle/precision rifle for most people the Ruger American with the detachable magazines and threaded barrel seems nice.

    I hear they’re accurate out of the box too. If I had $2,000 to spend I’d probably get a NightForce SHV or similar optic for $1,200 or so. A Ruger American for $600 and a harris bipod and sling with the rest probably.

    Savage used to have a hog hunter model that seemed cool too.


    1. Shawn says:

      I would not chose either of those. I am a Model 70 guy. But of the two, if you help a gun to my head, I would pick the Ruger


      1. SlowJowCrow says:

        Others have said the same thing, especially considering the cost of the ruger. Can you get a model 70 for anywhere close to the other two options though?

        From what I remember the Winchester model 70s were more expensive than the Remington 700s even, probably because they were made a little better.

        I can appreciate the nice wood stock stuff but I’d feel bad taking it out and using it very much. I guess if you don’t thrash it then you can call it “patina” or whatever, right?


        1. Shawn says:

          I should add the caveat of Model 70s made In New Haven or pre 64 model 70s. not the current ones


    2. John M. says:

      Savage was making an AR-10 style gun for a few years, in .308/6.5, but they stopped cataloging it recently.


      1. D.E. Watters says:

        After their split from Vista Outdoor, Savage has gotten very squeamish regarding high-capacity semi-autos.


        1. John M. says:

          No kidding. That’s too bad. I was skeptical when Savage first announced a line of AR-15/AR-10 rifles (“Look, Marge, an AR-15” is my sarcastic comment about all new AR-style rifles), but I actually thought their MSR Hunter brought something to the table as an affordable lightweight AR-style rifle in 6.5 CM.

          Maybe being squeamish about “high-capacity” semi autos explains their silly also-ran Honor Defense thing and the 1911. Why bring 10 rounds to the table when you can only bring seven?


  3. John M. says:

    Look, Marge, it’s a 1911!


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