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IC Technology M11/X1 Pistol Series ( M11 Standard, M11 Recon, M11 Merc, and X1 Spy): HK P7 Meets M1911 Pistol

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by David Crane
defrev (at) gmail (dot) com

June 10, 2004
Last updated on 6/22/12.

IC Technology M11 Merc Pistol 1 IC Technology M11/X1 Pistol Series ( M11 Standard, M11 Recon, M11 Merc, and X1 Spy): HK P7 Meets M1911 PistolIC Technology, out of Port Orchard Washington, is making some extremely interesting high-end and high-tech-looking semi-custom pistols. All of them are different versions of the same design (by pistol designer Fred Craig). IC Technology purchased the rights to manufacture and market the design, which is essentially HK P7 meets M1911 pistol.

The guns feature a HK P7-like gas system, striker-fired mechanism, and low bore axis. Actually, the M11's bore axis appears to be even lower than the P7's, which is impressive. They also feature the M1911 pistol's grip safety (as an option) and, from what we can tell, an M1911 pistol-like grip angle. The IC Technology pistol's can also be ordered without the grip safety.

DefRev first found out about these guns when "American Handgunner" published an article about the M11 Merc pistol titled "Gas Gun Extraordinaire: Italian Sports Car Design Meets The Terminator" (written by Roy Huntington) in their April 2004 issue.

IC Technology's M11 Merc was the cover gun.

There are four models, the M11 Standard, M11 Recon, M11 Merc, and X1 Spy. The X1 Spy is the baby of the bunch (it's a subcompact).

From Ichiro Nagata's pictures, the ergonomics on these pistols look good, although DefRev hasn't handled them yet. According to IC Technology, felt-recoil on these pistols is very low, due to the combination of the extremely low bore axis and gas system. Hopefully, they'll prove to be reliable under adverse conditions and high round-counts.

If you'd like to get some info on the M11 family of pistols, including pricing info, you can contact IC Technology at 360-710-5115 (ask for Bill Taylor), or via email at [email protected].

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About David Crane

David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

One comment

  1. Huntington’s original artical title; “Italian sports car meets terminator” was dead on, since those two things combined would be pure grade-A, B.S.
    Any real world shooter that takes a look at the drug store cap gun trigger, thick cramped trigger guard design and exotic price tag will tell Mr. Craig to go back to playing with 1911s for a living.
    I saw a gun writer shoot one of these (X-1) years ago at an IDPA meet and I can tell you I was so turned off by the design I thought it was some cheap pot metal toy saturday night special!
    I’ll stick with my out dated, century old Colt 1911s thanks, I doubt these will be around for another decade.

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