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Privately held
Founded ~1976
Headquarters Millstadt, Illinois (since 2007), United States
Products Compact 1911-style pistols

Detonics is an American firearm manufacturing company founded around 1976, which has existed under several owners and variants of this name. Detonics is best known for its innovative design of compact 1911-style pistols, such as the Combat Master.[1]


  • ~1976-1987: Detonics Manufacturing Company
  • 1987-1992: New Detonics (Arizona)
  • 2004-2007: Detonics USA (Georgia)
  • 2007–Present: Detonics Defense (Illinois)[2][self-published source]


  1. ^ Leroy Thompson (2011). The Colt 1911 Pistol. Osprey Publishing. pp. 76–. ISBN 978-1-84908-433-8. 
  2. ^ Allen Chinn (1 January 2012). Combat Master - Sid Woodcock and Detonics. pp. 131–. ISBN 978-1-105-48076-8. 

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