EAA Introduces the Girsan MC1911 Noel in .45 ACP and 9mm

Girsan MC1911 Noel

Courtesy EAA

European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.), importers of select quality and affordable handguns, rifles, and shotguns, revealed their latest competition handgun, the Girsan MC1911 Noel, during the 2020 SHOT Show, held Jan. 21 – 24, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The MC1911 Noel incorporates features recommended by EAA’s newest sponsored USPSA competition shooter, Noel Zarza. Built on a fully machined steel frame and slide with a matte nickel finish, the Noel 1911 features an extended beavertail and ambidextrous safety and checking on the frame front and back grip for a confident grip.

The skeletonize target trigger breaks cleanly and crisply at around 2.5 lbs. It also features a fully adjustable target rear sight and textured laminated grips. This single stack competition semi is offered in .45 ACP (8+1 capacity) and 9mm (10+1 capacity).  The Noel 1911 has a 5” barrel, an overall length of 8.75” and a weight of 2.55 lbs.

MSRP is $1,075 for the .45 ACP and $901 for the 9mm.

Noel Zarza.jpg

Courtesy EAA

Zarza will be showcasing EAA’s Girsan MC1911 line at upcoming competitions and events. His favorite guns are the Girsan MC1911 Match, Match Elite, and the Tanfoglio Limited Custom and Custom Xtreme and he’ll be using the new MC1911 S Noel for the USPSA 2020 competition season.

Zarza, is a retired Army officer who served as a company commander, combat trainer, and combat advisor to ally military forces, as well as an operations officer for a Special Forces unit during his last deployment to Afghanistan. Currently, as a family man with four children, he is based out of Central Pennsylvania and only took up shooting competitively in 2013.

His latest accolades include a 2nd Place finish at the 2019 Immortal Arms Virginia State USPSA Championship and a 3rd Place finish at the RBPS Eastern Lakes Sectional Championship held in New York. He attributes his successes from training received from Matt Mink, Jeff Hicks, Steve Anderson, and Alex Gutt. But most importantly he’s grateful for his wife, Cecilia, in supporting his shooting endeavors.

“I enjoy competition shooting because it allows like-minded individuals to express their interest in their 2nd Amendment rights in a productive and practical manner,” Zarza added.

Zarza is scheduled to compete in at least nine major USPSA matches for the upcoming 2020 season. He can be followed on Instagram as MagnumSix.

For more information on EAA Corp., visit www.eaacorp.com or check out them out on FacebookYouTube, or Pinterest.


About European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.):

Based in Florida and founded in the early 1990s, European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.) has brought value to firearms owners with an array of right-priced, affordable handguns, rifles, and pistols from respectable international manufacturers. EAA Corp’s mission has always been “good quality products at reasonable prices.” www.eaacorp.com


  1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Anyone else find it odd that the MSRP is $174 higher for a .45 acp version?

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      Boomers have more money.

      1. avatar enuf says:

        ….. and a 1911 in .45 Automatic Colt Pistol surely does bring the BOOM!!! 😉

      2. avatar jwm says:

        We manage our money better. We aren’t struggling to keep up with the latest trend in the electronic world. We haven’t maxxed out our credit cards and we don’t buy cars that stretch our budget. We accepted that in order to have a good lifestyle we would have to work hard, do without and save.

        And we didn’t sit in mama’s basement hoping for our parents and grandparents to die so we would have a financial windfall.

        But don’t worry. If not already there soon will be a group of younger folks bitching about you guys and the way you fucked the world up.

        1. avatar Rhodesian says:

          ^ lol this lecture is so on-brand for the “tWo WoRlD WaRs” crowd.

        2. avatar jwm says:

          And you are pretty typical of the snowflake crowd.

        3. avatar Rhodesian says:

          Not so much of a snowflake that I rant about criticisms from people more than half my age. Lol

        4. avatar Rhodesian says:

          Sorry, *less than half my age.*

        5. avatar jwm says:

          Setting the record straight is not a ‘rant’. You’ll know in another 20-30 years. You’ll be weary of know nothings telling you the world is fucked because of you.

        6. avatar Mike Baker says:

          Ok boomer

        7. avatar SkyMan77 says:

          Forfeit via ad hominem, jwm takes the match…

        8. avatar GluteusMaximus says:

          So spot on ha ha. They haven’t even proved they are capable of living this long. We already won that.

  2. avatar Sam Hill says:

    What I find strange is the abundant use of the word “affordable ” for $900 and $1,000 dollar pistols. Must expect a different clientele than people I know.
    Since this is a gun blog I might not be out of line asking about one. Does anyone know if there are any Winchester model 1897 clones around I would like to find a 12 gauge with an exposed hammer. Any make or model except single shot or double barrel break overs.

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      Sam, don’t know anything about these pistols except what I just read. However, if as advertised $1000 is reasonable. It ain’t a Hi-Point. Show me a fixed night sight model and I’ll take a look.

    2. avatar jwm says:

      Cimmaron used to sell a clone. I don’t know if they still do.

    3. avatar hal_greaves says:

      $900-1000 for a pistol that runs really nice and has a super awesome trigger is, indeed, affordable for those that want to run around in the competition sphere.

      Considering the person who “assisted” in designing this, it appears to be aimed straight at the USPSA crowd, which makes a sub $1000 price tag actually pretty desirable, however it would put it square in the sights of the CZ Shadow 2 and even some of the other EAA imports that work just as well.

      It’s entirely subjective.

    4. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:



      These are OK, but they need some work taking off the burrs, sharp edges, etc. This is my complaint about most low-cost firearms: they cut corners by leaving the corners on. Since my job is to disassemble & reassemble firearms, I’ve cut myself many times on these cheap guns, which pisses me off no end.

      The Chinese also export (via Norinco, or TTN, or whoever) an 1897 clone which is more like a pre-assembled kit. They’re crap, and need quite a bit of attention from a gunsmith to make them work reliably. Then, because Winchester parts don’t quite fit, you need to plan on buying a second ChiCom 1897 to use for a source of parts – which would bring it up to about the price of the Cimmaron.

      I’ve had a couple of the ChiCom 97’s, a Cimmaron and a genuine 1897 across my bench. I know which one I’d pay money for…

  3. avatar Adub says:

    I handled some Girsans at the NRA show a couple years ago and liked them. The ladies liked the blinged out ones. But I couldn’t find them anywhere except online and the price was not much lower than a name brand equivalent made in the USA.

  4. avatar MMurcek says:

    Just say no to anything from Turkey until their muzzist freak leader is gone

    1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

      Wait! I didn’t read far enough. They’re made in Turkey? Never mind.

  5. avatar Taurus 4 Life says:

    I bet James Campbell has 4 of these!!!

    1. avatar Be amazed says:

      He actually has 14. Be jealous.

  6. avatar George WashingtonGl says:

    Who fkn cares where it’s made….. as long as it’s reliable, then it’s worth having….

    1. avatar enuf says:


      Do not spend money supporting an islamo-fascist wannabe dictator

      Employ Americans, it’s as simple as that.

      1. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

        enuf, yep.

      2. avatar enuf says:

        And Trump cares about those Americans, enuf said!

        1. avatar enuf says:

          The two things do not connect.

          Please do try again.

    2. avatar possum and the Coons of Doom says:

      I’ve got a Norkt from China that’s an a okay shooter

    3. avatar Prndll says:

      I care.

      Italian and American, nothing else is worth it to me.

  7. avatar possum and the Coons of Doom says:

    I just can’t bring myself to cocked and locked carry. I’ve put the gunm in the holster cocked and locked empty , carried it that way, then when I load it up I put it on half cock. It’s just the way I’ve did it so long , can’t seem to change. My Mom used to have a habit of pointing the gunm at the ground and pulling the trigger after she had fired at what ever. She grew up with single shots, we went out once and I brought a 10-22. She shot the hedge apple the pointed the gunm at the ground and about it my foot scared her too as much as me. She handed the rifle back and said she didn’t like those kinds of gunms.

      1. avatar RidgeRunner says:

        Yep gunms

    1. avatar enuf says:

      Okay …. that’s peculiar ???

    2. avatar BusyBeef says:

      do you sit down to pee too?

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        i do. i piss like a race horse and it splashes all over the corner shower glass. can’t stay golden with the ol’ lady unless i minimize the spray.
        incentives, as it were.

        1. avatar GluteusMaximus says:

          I usually sit down at home too. I’m shameless about it.

  8. avatar Gadsden Flag says:

    possum, only you could come up with condition five.

  9. avatar The Pontificator says:

    A thousand dollars good lawd that’s a lot of money!

  10. avatar PTM says:

    Great looking 1911…such an iconic handgun.

  11. avatar RedFlagRising says:

    It took Islamic sheep herders in dirt floor huts in Turkey to finally perfect the 1911.

    The only real question is, why they arent charging alot more.

  12. avatar Imayeti says:

    It’s nice to dream. But I have a daughter, grand daughter, and 12 year old Saturn to support.

  13. avatar NOT HAPPY says:

    I bought one of these .. nice looking feels good to hold didn’t last long … limited warranty
    6 steps or 6 minutes whichever comes first. Then cost me $100 for a gunsmith to make right.

  14. avatar george burns says:

    Buy a Springer or a Colt, for about the same or less. Turkey makes pot metal guns.

    1. avatar BusyBeef says:

      Springfield Armory are traitors.

  15. avatar P.M. says:

    Here’s a simple, serious question : Why does a two pound plus pistol (most of the 1911s) have a skeletonised trigger and hammer? How much weight does it save? I can only guess 1 oz. Don’t make fun of me this is a serious question.

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