So similar, both parkerized, both have 5" bbl's, both have lanyard loops, both have two complete reloads. both have matching K bars.. both are in shoulder holsters..
The 1911 is the Vietnam era brown grips.. the Victory has the typical smoth grips.. Both shoulder holsters and Kbar sheaths are matching black or brown. (1911 in black) both were used the most by either air, or tank crews.. but could have been used by any one in any theater ..
Most Victorys are 4" not 5, and as it was a common issue to Navy air crews, both the shoulder holster and Kbar sheath or Navy marked..
These two get a lot of range time.. i'd love to tell you that when im driving out to the range i "never" feel like im getting ready to climb into an old avenger, or skyraider..Love to tell you that but it's not true.. Not much for "roll playing".. but hard pressed to put on either of these parkerized beauties, and not think about the past.. both are great shooters, but obviously the victory is a lot more fun to shoot..