Bill Laughridge, President of Cylinder and Slide Inc. came up with a unique twist on the venerable old 1911 pistol. Bill says he, “Always wanted to produce a 45 ACP Pocket Model style pistol.”
Bill worked with Gary Smith of Caspian Arms, utilizing a commander length slide and an Officers model frame as the basis for this specialized handgun, the work started. Once the prototype was complete Gary Smith went to work at Caspian to help make the specialized frame and slides that Bill would need to put this dream gun into limited production. Only 50 of these guns will be available each year.
Quality parts are used for the rest of the gun, Jarvis barrels are used, while the internal parts are mostly Cylinder and Slide Inc. parts. Wolff springs finish out the package. Cylinder and Slide offer a standard version of this gun or you can call them and add custom features you suit your tastes. Not many guns turn my head after so many years of smithing, but this 45 Pocket Model sure did!