Guns [SHOT Show 2017] Christensen Arms Aluminum-Frame 1911 Industry News January 16, 2017 Gunnison, UT based Christensen Arms just announced the release of their new Aluminum-Frame 1911 Handgun. They are showing this up close and personal at SHOT Show if you're planning to attend. SHOT Show 2017: Christensen Arms Aluminum-Frame 1911 Here's what they said. Christensen Arms strives to craft the finest 1911 handguns ever produced, and the new A4 (4 inch barrel) and A5 (5 inch barrel) aluminum-framed 1911s are no exception. Currently available in 9MM, each A4 and A5 frame is machined from lightweight 7075 billet aluminum and assembled using only premium components, including a tunable match-grade trigger. They feature a newly designed flat-top, billet stainless steel slide that is hand fit to guarantee a perfectly smooth and highly accurate handgun – a 5-shot, 2 inch group at 25 yards. Weighing in at roughly 2 lbs, the new A4 is the lightest 1911 produced by Christensen Arms. “We are please to expand our 1911 product offerings with the new A4 and A5. They represent the peak in 1911 technology and performance in a lightweight, aluminum frame.” – Jason Christensen, President Christensen Arms More about Christensen Arms in their own words. Founded in Utah in 1995, with roots in the aerospace industry, Christensen Arms developed the first carbon fiber rifle barrel. This patented technology resulted in one of the most innovative advances in firearms within the last two and a half decades. With over 20 years of firearm experience focusing on using top-tier aerospace materials and processes, Christensen Arms manufacturers some of the most lightweight, precise, and accurate firearms in the industry and around the globe. The new Christensen 1911 A4 and A5 are currently shipping to dealers. If you’re rambling about at SHOT Show, you can see these for yourself at the Christensen Arms booth #10574. You can find them online right here. This has been a special SHOT Show installment of Industry News. It is not a review nor an endorsement. What is the NSSF SHOT Show? The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services. Imagine the Worlds' Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you'd like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year's SHOT, there's a live map right here, though it doesn't reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc View imagery from our coverage of last year's SHOT Show here; 2015's is right here. SHOT 2017 Schedule January 15 — Special invite-only events; Veterans Training Fund/Wishes for Warriors at The Ranch, SIG Sauer Range Day, and others January 16 — Media on the Range, Boulder City Rifle & Pistol Club January 17 — 20, 2016 Sands Expo and Convention Center Las Vegas, Nevada Hours Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Friday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Explore RECOILweb:RECOIL Buildsheet: AK SBRSafariland Group Releases M&P Shield .45 HolstersARES Defense to become FightLite IndustriesGemtech Releases Lighter, Quieter, Updated Dagger NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Click here to get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to a digital PDF of this target pack!