Maximus Arms Gladiator 2 100 American made Custom 1911 45 Acp Pistol

100% American-made, custom 1911 .45 ACP pistol

Maximus arms releases 100% american-made, custom 1911 .45 ACP Gladiator pistol

Franklin, TN – Maximus Arms announces the release and sale of the patented Gladiator 1911 .45 ACP pistol, the product of over eighty dimensional modifications introduced by a cadre of firearm experts. Serving as the flagship for an upcoming line of 1911 pistols, this 100 percent American-made Gladiator boasts proven and unparalleled accuracy, ergonomics, and reliability. These key modifications include a custom high ride beavertail grip safety; an extended slide stop; extended thumb safety and extended magazine release, all with blended edges; a flared magazine well; an integral ejector; an integral plunger tube; and a tactical accessory rail.

Maximus Arms Gladiator 5 100 American made Custom 1911 45 Acp Pistol

“The Gladiator is the culmination of more than 40 years of using 1911s, both in the service and as gunsmiths,” said Steve White, Maximus Arms partner and chief operating officer. “We have worked hard to refine every aspect of the gun to ensure it meets our exacting standards, which is why each gun is hand-assembled and tested before it is shipped. You don’t know just how comfortable a 1911 can feel in your hand until you’ve held and fired our Gladiator.”

Maximus Arms Gladiator 3 100 American made Custom 1911 45 Acp Pistol

The Maximus Arms 1911 offers numerous standard features only available by other manufacturers as optional components at additional cost. A Sprinco recoil reduction system, ghost ring adjustable rear site and fiber optic front site, and a lanyard loop are just a few of the modifications that come standard. Additionally, the Gladiator is the first handgun comprising 17-4PH steel—the same metal used in the Abrams tank, the Dillion M134 chain gun, and the Hellfire missiles. The precipitation-hardened steel, used in aerospace, medical, industrial, and military applications requiring high-corrosion resistance in extreme-temperature environments, gives this 1911 unrivaled strength and reliability.

About Maximus Arms

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee and established in 2010, Maximus Arms has over twenty years of experience handling and producing high-quality firearms. The team comprises gunsmiths certified as law enforcement armorers, computer numerical control machinists, and metallurgists—all with military and law enforcement backgrounds. To learn more about Maximus Arms and the 1911 Gladiator, visit

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Derek Finegan is a web designer who likes to shoot his stress out in a shooting gallery. Descended from the finest Irish immigrants of the 19th century, he ended up in the god-forsaken, Americana-at-its-finest mid-western town. Deciding to move on and see the world, he packed his bags and went on a roller-coaster ride. He has gotten as far as the Internet, and he intends to stay there for a while. Derek is a fan of firearms, but his favorite is the cold, cold blade. One might disagree with him, but it is tough to contradict a man with that big of a machete collection in the living room.
December 10, 2013
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