The secondary pistols in Call of Duty: Vanguard are somewhat of an enigma in multiplayer. They have decent stats but they’re also difficult to use if players equip the wrong attachments. The 1911 pistol is a prime example of this, as it needs some specific loadout attachments in order to become a solid weapon. However, these attachments can make the 1911 one of the most overpowered weapons in the game.
This specific 1911 loadout was actually banned by popular online tournament website Checkmate Gaming (CMG). While players can’t use the 1911 loadout on CMG, they can make full use of it in Vanguard public matches.
Best 1911 loadout in Vanguard
The loadout that was banned by CMG makes the 1911 a two-shot kill machine in Vanguard. Here are the best attachments to use to make this semi-automatic pistol a deadly weapon.
- Muzzle: F8 Stabilizer
- Barrel: Gracey Short No. 2
- Optic: Slate Reflector
- Trigger Action: Hair Trigger
- Magazine: .30 Russian Short 8 Round Mags
- Ammo Type: Hollow Point
- Rear Grip: Fabric Grip
- Proficiency: Fleet
- Kit: Quick
The attachments that make the loadout tick are the Gracey Short No. 2 barrel, Hollow Point Ammo Type and the .30 Russian Short 8 Round Mags. These three attachments increase damage range to a whole new level. However, to take advantage of them, players need to hit players in the body and not the head. The barrel and Ammo Type specifically increase limb damage and reduce headshot damage.
The rest of the loadout focuses on controlling recoil and adding mobility. The Hair Trigger specifically increases the fire rate and sprint-to-fire speed of the 1911 to make it shoot and move even quicker. This 1911 loadout is easily one of the best players can use in Vanguard.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.