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TheSadPanda 03-31-2011 08:46 AM

New GSG 1911-22
 
I decided for my 21st birthday I was going to buy myself a handgun. After many searches, and a lot of influence from the forum, I decided I wanted the GSG 1911-22. So the next step was finding one in my area. I drove all over St. Louis looking for one, but nobody had it, and they never even had them in stock before. Then after many hours I decided I would stop at the place in the next town over as my last stop. They had one!! :eek: A new guy just took over the shop and I was telling him about my situation, and you know what he said? "You give me some money, and I'll set it aside" Now to most people that sounds like nothing special, but this guy is willing to hold the gun for me for 3.5 months!! I would say that's a rather nice thing he is doing for me considering he could easily sell that gun within the week. Just thought I would share my story for two reasons:

1. I'm too d@mn excited not to :p
2. There's still good shop owners out there who are willing to work with you.

Now I do have some questions for the people who do own the GSG already. What kind of ammo do they like? How much did you pay out the door for it?

danf_fl 03-31-2011 09:42 AM

Buyer Beware.
While I can see a down payment of 10%, I would not give the asking price as a down payment.

A firearms auction site will provide some guidelines for price and availability. Is the new guy willing to do a transfer if you found one on the internet?

JonM 03-31-2011 02:50 PM

ive got one. every bulk pack i tried no ftf or fte on ammo that had enough powder charge. with some bulk pack you get about a 1 in 50 that is under charged and you can really tell when that happens. its prolly the least ammo picky 22lr along with my bersa thunder22 i have. i rank it higher than the buckmark and ruger for not caring what its eating.

i cant remember off hand but i think it was 369$ for the wood grip version.

IGETEVEN 03-31-2011 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by TheSadPanda (Post 476310)
Now I do have some questions for the people who do own the GSG already. What kind of ammo do they like? How much did you pay out the door for it?

Lay-a-way, ya gotta love it, especially for them more expensive tools.

Mine enjoys a diet of CCI .22lr. I have used other brands of ammo with no problems, but I just like the clean firing of the CCI, and I use the same ammo in the Sig 522 as well.

As for price, ranges anywhere between $320-$360 would be a going price for the pistol, not including tax and a transfer fee.

TheSadPanda 03-31-2011 11:16 PM

I've heard will eat just about anything. Does anybody know what parts are interchangeable, and which ones aren't?

JonM 04-01-2011 12:00 AM

interchangeable (colt parts are drop in):
sights are novak cut, sear, disconnector, sear spring, hammer, safety, safety plunger with spring, slidestop (would not recomend using steel or MIM harder than the slidestop it came with), mainspring housing and all it's internals, trigger, grips.

everything else is proprietary.

TheSadPanda 04-01-2011 12:12 AM

So just making sure I got it right, it would not be a problem to change the trigger, ambi thumb safety, and the slide stop? Why not use a slidestop harder than the original? Will it scratch away at the slide?

JonM 04-01-2011 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by TheSadPanda (Post 476815)
So just making sure I got it right, it would not be a problem to change the trigger, ambi thumb safety, and the slide stop? Why not use a slidestop harder than the original? Will it scratch away at the slide?

yup, wear down the notch on the aluminum slide with a harder stop and thats a real bad thing. better to let it wear the stop down and replace it. i would recomend just using the stock one its not bad. if it breaks just order another.

the trigger is actually pretty decent. what your gonna want to change to improve the pull is the sear disconnector and sear spring. you will possibly need to fit those parts depending on the safety you swap out. my colt parts drop right in.

the gsg 1911-22 is patterned off the colt government 1911 this is the pattern used for the series 70,80,90 1911s. they are cnc made so the tolerances are very good.

oh and the gripsafety is interchangeable. forgot that one.

TheSadPanda 04-01-2011 01:16 AM

I am considering putting on a new trigger and thumb safety for cosmetic reasons, and I wanted an extended slide stop. This will be my one and only 1911 for quite some time, so I really want to make it to my liking. I am not worried about the quality of the parts already put in there, but I want to make sure upgrading won't hurt, and if it's possible.


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