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BrickGun 1911
BrickGun 1911
The 1911 is the quintessential "classic" semi-auto pistol. It is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and recoil-operated handgun which uses a .45 ACP cartridge. The weapon was designed by John M. Browning during the 1890s, the result of a search for a suitable self-loading (or semi-automatic) handgun to replace the variety of revolvers then in service. It was the standard-issue side arm for the United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985 and is still carried by some U.S. forces. It was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. In total, the United States procured around 2.7 million 1911 pistols in military contracts during its service life. The 1911 was replaced by the M9 pistol as the standard U.S. sidearm in the early 1990s.
The 1911 is the best-known of John Browning's constructions to use the short recoil principle in its basic design. Besides the entire pistol being widely copied, this operating system rose to become the preeminent type of the 20th century and of nearly all modern centerfire pistols.
The BrickGun 1911 is easily our most complex model to date in terms of combining a complicated form factor with the incorporation of our standard mechanical elements. Our 1911 includes a working (and uniquely-designed) trigger system, functioning hammer, moving slide and slide lock, continuing our tradition of creating the ultimate full-scale handgun model made from plastic building bricks.
The design of the 1911 has taken years to refine, going through numerous iterations before we felt we had finally done proper service to an American classic. We struggled over every possible detail, while refusing to compromise on the integration of working mechanics. We go through this process with all of our models, but due to the unique and iconic shape of the 1911 we were left with very little internal space to place the working trigger, hammer, and slide.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the complexity of this model it is recommended for very experienced builders only.
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BrickGun kits include everything you need to build your own model. We supply all the pieces necessary, along with a link to download easy-to-follow instructions which walk you through every step of the build process. The models are simple, yet intricately detailed and can typically be put together in under an hour. All mechanics are actuated by rubber bands supplied with the kit.
BrickGun also offers .pdf versions of our instruction pages. If you already have the pieces necessary to build the model you can purchase a download of the instructions and view them digitally or print them using Adobe's free Acrobat Reader.
BrickGun 1911 Instructions Sample
Thousands of BrickGun models have been sold around the world for over a decade with 100% satisfaction. All transactions are handled securely via paypal and units typically arrive within 2 weeks of purchase.
We deliver a quality product that we love to make and sell. That's what makes them the coolest plastic building brick weapons in the world!
If you have any questions, please email The BrickGun Team.
ATTENTION: BrickGun models DO NOT FIRE PROJECTILES and are not actual working weapons, they are plastic building brick models meant only to display the form and mechanical functions of real guns.
BrickGun Rubber Band kits DO FIRE RUBBER BANDS and caution must be exercised at all times while building, viewing and playing with the model. Never point BrickGun Rubber Band models at yourself, other people or pets. Extra care should be exercised when loading rubber bands into the models.
By building (either partially or completely) any BrickGun model (regular or Rubber Band) you release BrickGun and all of its employees from liability for any injury or damages done to persons or property due to its use or misuse.
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