Global Defense Thunderbolt 1911 45 ACP Pistol

148140 S.A.M. Inc. GDTBTT455G10

Global Defense Thunderbolt 1911 45 ACP Pistol
Global Defense Thunderbolt 1911 45 ACP Pistol
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148140 S.A.M. Inc. GDTBTT455G10
Model GDTBTT455G10 
Action Single 
Caliber 45 Auto 
Barrel Length 5" 
Frame Finish Black 
Slide Finish Stainless 
UPC 850030381293 
SKU 148140 
Ships Ships Within 5 to 7 Business Days After Valid FFL is Received 
  • All firearm sales are final. NO RETURNS.
  • Return to manufacturer for warranty service.
  • Actual buyer must pickup from FFL dealer who will conduct the background check. Learn more
  • Firearm transfer must be the actual transferee/buyer. Click here to see BATFE form "Transaction Record Part 1".
  • Firearms are only available for purchase online.
Ships Within 5 to 7 Business Days After Valid FFL is Received

A $16.95 handling fee will be charged per order. No additional charge for multiple firearms on an order.


Get A Upgraded Tactical 1911 from SAM

Bring Back a Classic with a target and tactical emphasis with the Thunderbolt from SAM and Global Defense. This Updated 1911 has all the features you've come to love with a little bit of a Tactical touch up. The pistol is made with the traditional steel frame and slide, giving it a solid familiar feel. The steel frame is also mated with Checkered G10 grips that fill the hand and provide a slip resistant texture. This particular model is equipped with a 5" barrel keeping the iconic outline and balance. One of the nice upgrades to the pistol is the inclusion of more modern target Style sights with a fiber optic front sight, this gives a clear percise sight picture. Some more nice modern amenities is the addition of forward slide serrations and an improved hammer. All off this brings a classic pistol with a purpose driven concealed Carry Handgun.

Global Defense/ Shooter Arms Manufacturing Thunderbolt 1911 Pistol Specifications and Features:

  • Global Defesne Item Number: GDTBTT455G10
  • Semi-Auto Pistol
  • Single Action
  • .45 ACP
  • 8 Rounds
  • 5" 4140 Steel Chromed Barrel
  • Combat Hammer
  • Manual Safety
  • Target Sights With Fiber Optic Front
  • Front and Rear Cocking Serrations
  • 4140 Steel Slide
  • 4140 Steel Frame
  • Accessories Rail dust cover
  • Checkered G10 Grips
  • Overall Length: 6.93"
  • Height: 4.96"
  • Weight: 1.8 LBS
  • Silver/Blued Finish

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  • Select a local Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) Dealer that will accept the firearm and complete the transfer. Find a FFL Dealer HERE.
  • If you choose an FFL Dealer that is not on our preferred list, you or your FFL Dealer will be required to fax or email us a signed copy of the Federal Firearms License referencing your Cheaper Than Dirt! order number. Download the Firearm Sales Form
  • Pick up your firearm from the FFL Dealer, who will need to do a criminal and mental health background check. Transfer fees may apply.
Buying Firearms on the Internet

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Locating a Federal-Firearm License Dealer (FFL) in Your Area

There are thousands of FFL Dealers in the United States. You may choose an FFL Dealer from our preferred listing or you may find a dealer in your area. To find a list of FFL Dealers in your area area CLICK HERE. If you choose a dealer that is not on our preferred list, either you or the FFL Dealer will be required to submit a copy of the Federal Firearms License referencing your Cheaper Than Dirt! order number. The FFL Dealer will usually charge a fee to conduct the transfer. There are duties that the FFL Dealer is required to do during the process which include a criminal and mental health background check through NICS. Remember, the FFL Dealer is doing you a favor and the process takes time to complete. Fees can vary so check with the FFL Dealer ahead of time to request a quote on the fees associated with your firearm transfer. The FFL Dealer is in business to make a profit and your internet purchase may be viewed as competition to their retail business. If you feel the fees are too high, you can search for another FFL Dealer.

Completing the Transaction

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Please note! All Firearm Sales are Final

It is important to thoroughly inspect your firearm before completion of the transfer. Once the firearm is transferred into your name, Cheaper Than Dirt! will not accept a return or exchange under any circumstance. If a defect is discovered after completing the transfer, you must contact the manufacturer directly for repair or replacement.