First Impressions: Century Arms Centurion 11 Pistol

First introduced at the NRA Show this year, the Centurion 11 is a strikingly budget-friendly 1911.

posted on June 18, 2024
Centurion 11

When Century Arms first announced its new-for-2024 Centurion 11 1911-style pistol at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits, we thought the MSRP might be a misprint. We quickly learned that yes, the Centurion 11 is a real, iconic GI model 1911 that is being offered at $399. (Given that dealers often offer guns for less than MSRP, the "street price" is likely to be even lower!) Imported from Turkey, these firearms are proud to pay homage to history, without breaking the bank.

The Centurion 11 is chambered in .45 ACP with a capacity of 8+1. The Centurion 11 sports an overall length of 8.6", a width of 1.37", height of 5.31", a barrel length of 5.01" and an unloaded weight of 35.5 oz. Like the original GI model 1911, the Centurion 11 features fixed iron sights, a spur hammer, GI style grip safety and crisp single action trigger, with a weight of 5.5 lbs. Every Centurion 11 is shipped in a hard case, and includes one magazine, bore brush, cleaning rod and bore mop. 

“This is a timeless design, getting one of these is like having history in your hands!” said Century Arms Marketing Coordinator Adrian Lopez. The Centurion 11 made its debut at the 2024 NRA Annual Meeting held in Dallas, TX, and is already available at dealers everywhere. For more information, visit


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