In an effort to provide more timely information to all customers, below we will list responses to the most common inquiries.
Q: Why choose Infinity Firearms ®?
A: There are many, many reasons to choose Infinity ®, here are just a few:
1. We manufacture every part of the pistol in-house from billet barstock. (No forged, cast or MIM (metal injection molded) parts).
2. Every pistol is built to a customer's specific functional and cosmetic desires using our online Gunbuilder® program.
3. Hand fit and finish with an extreme attention to detail.
4. Tested and tuned designs. All innovations are tested and validated by over 40 of the top shooters in the world.
(Team Infinity ® shooters)
5. We employee only top level engineers with a passion for the 1911 style gun.
6. Family Owned and Operated in TEXAS!
7. Major components are specially heat treated and optionally PVD coated for maximum strength and longevity.
8. Support after the sale.
Q: Do you have a price list for your guns?
A: Due to the custom nature of each pistol we request that a Gunbuilder® design be completed and submitted to the factory for a quote. If you wish to replicate a design in our photo gallery please email or call us to provide the photo number and a quote can be provided.
Starting cost of our base pistol is $3400.00 with one magazine.
Q: How do I create a Pistol design?
A: As every pistol we manufacture is a unique design each on requires its own Gunbuilder® design sheet. To create a design for the pistol of your dreams, follow the process below.
1. Use our Gunbuilder® system to create an account. Click here to create an account.
2. Log into Gunbuilder® and choose pistol type.
Single Stack - Complete Billet Traditional 1911 style single pistol : Typical capacity 6-10 rounds in the magazine depending on caliber.
Wide Body - Complete Billet High Capacity Double Stack 1911 : Typical capacity 10-29 rounds in the magazine depending on caliber.
Then choose pistol type/length:
* There are several pre-configured templates that address design or rule limitations (i.e., IDPA 5" pistols cannot have a Bull barrel). You can select one of these templates and then select the available options.
Officer : 3.75" barrel length.
Commander : 4.24" barrel length.
Tiki : 3.75" or 4.24" barrel length with a proprietary sighting system. Click here for more info on the Tiki!
IMM Open: 5" barrel length, Proprietary Pistol Design.
Govt. : 5" barrel length.
Sight Tracker : 5" barrel length that utilizes fixed front sight the barrel.
5.4 Inch : 5.4" barrel length, Proprietary Pistol Design.
Six Inch : 6" barrel length, Proprietary Infinity ® +1in frame rail
3. Select desired options where applicable. (Click on underlined option name for more info/picture.)
4. Once you have completed and saved a design a Gunbuilder® number will be assigned to the design.
5. Go to Saved Designs when you are ready to submit your design to the Factory for a quote/delivery time estimate.
Click "Describe" on the design number you wish to submit. Add any additional notes and then click "Submit Design to Factory"
Our goal is to respond within 24 hours. (If an email is not received within 24 hours we suggest checking your SPAM filter/Junk Folder or login back into Gunbuilder® and review messages added to your design.) The Factory will make any necessary recommendations and provide a quote. A minimum deposit of $1000.00 is required to start the build process.
Payment options are: Check, Money Order, and Visa/Mastercard with a 4% Merchant Services Fee. Discover and American Express are not accepted.
If you require any additional help through the Gunbuilder® design process or just need some help with selecting the proper options, please do not hesitate to call, 1-800-928-1911.
Q: Can I get a custom serial number?
A: Yes, all of our pistols are available with a custom serial number at no additional cost. Serial numbers can be up to 13 characters and MUST contain at least one number.
Q: What material should I choose to use for my pistol?
A: Another advantage to manufacturing a complete billet 1911 in house is that we can efficiently manufacture the complete pistol in a variety of materials.
We offer pistols built from carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum*, and titanium. (* Slides are not available in aluminum due to longevity concerns.)
The vast majority of our pistols are made from carbon steel (Blued or DLC Coated) or stainless steel (Silver or Duo-Tone).
Aluminum offers an approximate 67% weight reduction when compared to carbon steel or stainless steel but longevity is a concern.
Titanium offers an approximate 50% weight reduction when compared to carbon steel or stainless steel but the material and manufacturing cost is substantially higher.
For some of the applications titanium material is not always the best option.
In 90% of our production, a titanium frame or slide would not be the best option for competition performance due to increased felt recoil. This is because of the overall weight of the pistol is cut in half.
Titanium does offer corrosion resistance that can not be matched by using carbon steel, stainless steel, or aluminum.
Due to these properties we find the titanium material to be well suited for light weight carry applications.
Q: Should I get an AET barrel with my new pistol?
A: Our AET (Accuracy Enhancing Technology) is a revolutionary concept in barrel accuracy and featured as an option on Infinity ® firearms.
Accuracy Enhancing Technology features include:
If you plan on using true jacketed bullets and desire the ultimate in accuracy the AET barrel is for you. The Titanium Nitride finish has an added benefit of greatly extending barrel life. If you plan on shooting lead, or copper plated bullets you are probably best served getting our conventional rifled barrel.
Q: Do you offer Chrome Plating as a finish option?
A: Our stated goal in manufacturing is to go further in innovation and quality. A large part of quality is longevity and reliability. Due to the hydrogen embrittlement implications of hard chroming we find this process is detrimental to the quality of the product.
We use several proprietary coating technology alternatives that increase performance and longevity throughout the life of the pistol.
Q: Can I call or email for a status check on my gun order?
A: Due to current demand, our call volume is extremely high. For these reasons, we must ask you to refrain from placing calls or emails requesting status checks or delivery dates on pending orders. You will be contacted just prior to shipping your order for final details. Your cooperation will insure a faster delivery for all customers.
Q: Do you have a Print Catalog?
A: No, as all pistols we build are custom made to a specific Gunbuilder® design and because of the often updated options a printed catalog would become outdated too fast to properly represent the current offerings. Please visit the Online Store and Photo Gallery for pictures of the currently available products.
Q: Do you have a showroom and can I come by and see some display models?
A: Our manufacturing facility is not open to the public. We would however be glad for customers interested in designing and purchasing a pistol to stop by and see some pistols we have in various states of build and can discuss all build options in detail. We do require an appointment. Appointments are available Monday-Saturday 8 AM until 4 PM. Please email or call us to setup a time.
Q: I see some of your pistols are engraved, can I get some details on what is offered?
A: We offer two types of custom engraving. See the details below:
Hand Engraving: Any pistol design created in the Gunbuilder® can be hand engraved to your request. A hand sketch of the engraving can be provided or we can let the creative artist loose. (lead times vary based on engraving back log)
Machine Engraving: Any pistol design created in the Gunbuilder® can be machine engraved. Most commonly we perform machine engraving for text, family crest, logos, or patterns. Machine engraving does not offer the shadowing or detail level that can be achieved in hand engraving.
Basic engraving including sides of the slide with a name or simple logo is $200.00. Final cost is dependent on your exact desire. Please call to discuss details.
Please send an example drawing, photo, wording and/or font via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and then call to discuss final costing at 1-800-928-1911.
Q: What is the lead-time to have a pistol built?
A: The current lead-time is approximately 15-18 months. If you have a specific need for something different, please call us to discuss options.
Q: Who can I buy one of your pistols from?
A: If you are in the US we offer customer direct purchasing. If you are not in the US you will need to work with one of our International Distributors to obtain pricing and receive your pistol. In either case a completed Gunbuilder® is required for pricing.
Here is a link to our Distributor list. International Distributors
Q: I live in Massachusetts / California, what are my options?
A: These states have strict requirements for what pistols are available for sale. Please call the factory at 1-800-928-1911 to discuss your options.
Q: Do you perform Gunsmith work?
A: Our components are designed for series 70 1911 type pistols. Most Infinity ® components will work with other manufacturer's 1911 style pistols. We recommend installations be performed by competent Gunsmiths. However, we only work on Factory built Infinity ® pistols.
Q: I am not in the US, can I order any gun parts from the Online Store?
A: Due to US State Department Export regulations we are prohibited in shipping firearms related components valued over $150.00 USD outside of the United States. Textiles and Infinity Logo products are not considered firearms related products. Freight charges will be adjusted accordingly once your order is placed. For International shipments we will ship your order with the US postal service.
Q: Do you sell frames as a separate part?
A: To maintain brand quality we reserve our frame production for complete Infinity ® pistols.
If you still have any questions after reading these responses please contact us by email at email@example.com or call us at 1-800-928-1911. Our goal is to respond to all email within one business day.