Generally speaking, a company introducing a new 1911 wouldn’t make much of a stir. That’s not the case with the EAA 1911. This is the first polymer frame single stack 1911 made by any company, and that’s got a lot of people talking. If you’re thinking, Whoa! Wait a minute. A plastic 1911? Isn’t that an oxymoron? From what we saw, no. Polymer actually works quite well with this platform. First of all, only the frame is polymer. The slide rides on a pair of steel rail systems. Second, all the accessories for the 1911 fit this gun as well. Plus, it has an under barrel rail and is lighter than a comparable all metal 1911. You might think, well, I can print one of those bad boys up on my 3D printer, but I guarantee it won’t have the quality and dependability of EAA’s newest gun.