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[First Look] MAC 1911-9 DS: True Budget Double-Stack 1911

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NEW from Military Armament Corp (MAC) comes the MAC 1911-9 DS!

Designed by MAC in Knoxville, TN, and built by Tisas in Turkey, the MAC 1911-9 DS is a budget-priced 2011-style pistol with an impressive spec sheet and high compatibility with existing parts from Staccato/STI and for series 70 1911s.

RMR optic cut, M1913 rail, polymer grip module, 9mm double stack using STI pattern magazines (two mags made by Check-Mate are included with the MAC 1911-9 DS, 4.25” bull barrel, and an 11-degree target crown.

All at an incredibly low MSRP of $1,100. 

The budget double-stack 1911 world hasn’t been as good to shooters as we would like, so it’s honestly exciting to see new offerings from reputable manufacturers entering the market. Tisas pistols have impressed us in the past with their 1911 Night Stalker and the PX-9, both proved to be incredible values. We have high hopes for the MAC 1911-9 DS!

We’ll update this article once we have a chance to test the 1911-9 DS ourselves.

MAC 1911-9 DS features:

  • 4140 Hammer forged Steel Tenifer QPQ Coated slide
  • 4140 Hammer Forged Steel Black Cerakote Frame and Barrel
  • Skeleton Hammer
  • Skeleton Trigger with Overtravel adjustment and 4.75 lbs +/- .25 lbs Trigger Weight
  • Competition Removable Aluminum Magwell – Black Cerekote
  • Fiber Optic Front Site and Black Serrated Rear Sight
  • Two Checkmate 17 round Magazines
  • RMR and 407c Optic Plate


  • Caliber: 9mm
  • Barrel: 4.25” Bull Barrel with 11 Degree Target Crown
  • Barrel Twist Rate: 1:10 RH – Button Rifled
  • OA length 7.9 inches
  • Weight 30 oz (empty)
  • Action Type: Single Action
  • Firing System: Hammer Fired
  • Capacity 17 Rounds
  • Safety: Manual Thumb safety and Magazine safety
  • MSRP: $1,099.99

The MAC DS Series pistols come standard with two magazines, cleaning kit, cable lock, and premium lockable hard case.

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