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Old 12-12-2010, 10:31 AM   #11
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Charles Daly 1911 is also from the PI. Off the shelf parts (read drop in parts) would not fit without serious work to them. Finally got disappointed and sold it.

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I have no experience with the Charles Daly 1911. But I understand they are making a decent AR-15 Rilfe and from experience I know they make some fantastic shotguns and have for several years. I have an over and under Superior Grade 12 Ga and it is very high quality and a beautiful shotgun. I could only assume they would build NO JUNK! In their 1911 Pistol?

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I was looking at a 1911 R1. Beautiful gun, but it doesn't come with alot extra little features. That may be what I end up with though, we'll see what happens.



Thanks for the feedback guys, it helps alot in my decision making. What do you folks think about the Charles Daly 1911?
Remington made 1911's for many years and then ceased production but re-introduced it earlier this year or late last year. It's dependable.
Which "a lot of features" are you referring to?
I have no experience with the Charles Daly 1911 but I do believe it's made in the Philipines.
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If it is made in the Philippines! That in itself is scary!
Like some of the other 45s they have and still make there.
They usually run about $350.00 What does that tell you!

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Confirming that indeed it is (was) made in the PI. Charels daly of late was not the quality of years ago.

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Alright, well I can see that the Charles Daly would be a poor choice.


So now it comes down to either the Para GI Expert or Rem 1911 R1


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Remington is the proper choice.

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That's my vote!

After finding out about the Charles Daly that was inquired about. "The Philippines" There is no question for the money and known quality the Remington hands down! That is also a good price on them also for that nice of pistol. I have never shot one but maybe some day. Would like to test one out. I am going to the Shot Show in January and want to take a close look at one. I shot a Double Star 45cal. 1911 a while back, that shot well but I do not know what the price is on them and the details of manufacture. Seemed like a nice piece?

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I've owned a number of Rock Island 1911s and they are good solid guns. Many folks will complain about MIM parts but I've NEVER had a part fail and I've owned and shot a lot of 1911s. I've never owned any other brand that's made in the PI so I can't comment but the Rock Island is a good value. If the MIM stuff bothers you - swap out the parts.

IMHO. the best low priced, entry level 1911 is the Springer Mil-Spec (not the GI). Decent sights, flared & lowered ejection port, forged frame & slide, no firing pin block, and capable of hosting a .460 Rowland kit with no problems. I paid about $400 for the last one I picked up used...

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NGIB when you ask the anti-mim people they have never had a part fail it was always a friend of a guy that knows a guy that had a wilson combat and then knew another guy who bought a kimber who knew a guy that said another guy at another range had a Daily 1911 blow up on him because it was full of mim parts.

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