So I got this weird bag of bones today and I'm not sure what to make of them... It has some weird stamping on the slide, barrel, and frame. :enhance: Oh hey, those are the Star of David. What the hell did I just buy? A commander 1911? In Israel? The IAI MXXX were 1911 pistols that were originally built in Israel. The frame and slide were both forged there, as well as the small parts. They early models (marked with the Star of David) were all built in Israel, while later models were essentially parts kits sourced from the Philippines. From what I've read the early models are pretty desirable (if you're looking for an Israeli 1911) as there weren't that many that made it to America. There isn't a whole lot of information out there about them but this is what I've learned when researching this pistol. I've always liked 1911s but never found one like this. It has pretty low profile sights, but also an anti-glare ridge on the top of the slide. Any more information you might have would be appreciated Wanna kill these ads? We can help!