SHOT Show 2012 Special Report: Iver Johnson Arms Thrasher Officer’s 1911

By CTD Ben published on in News

Established in 2004, the new Iver Johnson Arms, Inc. company currently manufacturers a few different models of firearms, including shotguns, M1 carbines, and the Frontier Four Derringer. Shooters Arms, in the Philippines, manufactures their new Officer’s 1911 pistol, the Thrasher.

The Thrasher is offered in SS Polished (stainless steel), Polished, SS Satin (stainless steel), and Blued models. Though each model includes different features, all come with the following standard features:

  • CNC machined frame and slide
  • 7 round magazine
  • 3-1/8″ bull barrel
  • 2 stage recoil spring system
  • Beavertail grip safety with memory bump
  • Round, combat-style hammer
  • Lowered and flared ejection port
  • Beveled magazine well
Iver Johnson 1911 Officer

Iver Johnson 1911 Officer

The SS Polished and the Polished models both include a polished bull barrel, skeletonized trigger, low profile, Novak style cut rear sight with dovetail front sight, angled slide serrations in front and rear, rosewood big diamond grips, and an extended thumb safety.

The SS Satin and the Blued models both include a solid military-style trigger, military-style fixed front and rear sights, angled slide serrations in the rear, walnut big diamond grips, and a standard thumb safety.

The Thrasher series, designed to be a value priced pistol, has an MSRP ranging from $586.00 to $784.00. At that price point, especially when you consider the fact that they have gotten very decent reviews, how can you go wrong by picking one up and shooting the heck out of it? Besides, can you really have too many 1911s?

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