Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > 1911 Forum > Auto Ordnance?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Charlotte,NC
Posts: 52
Default Auto Ordnance?

can anyone tell me about the quality of Auto Ordnance 1911s? i'm looking for a 1911 that looks exactly like what the military used to use and i haven't seen one that looks more authenic the ones by Auto Ordnance.

__________________
SafariSam is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 04-30-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
crazycharlie2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: S. Williamsport,Pennsylvania
Posts: 192
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

Their are mixed reviews/thoughts on many forums. Some say the older versions were crap and the newer versions better and vice versa. I had one of the older versions and can't remember much about it other than it always went 'bang'.
I got a Remington 1911R1, plain jane on impulse. It looked the part, however no lanyard. It has the plain wooden/checkered stocks/grips. Shoots very well and never looked back.
Did you take a look at the Springfields or the Rock Islands?

__________________
crazycharlie2 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 01:21 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
alxltd1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Tampa,Florida
Posts: 136
Liked 17 Times on 9 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I bought two when they first came out years ago. Gave one to my brother and the other remains in my rack. They both have functioned well and serve their purpose. I cant speak to the "newer" ones or that I am aware of any differences between them.

__________________

Bill
NRA Life Member

"Democracy is two wolves and one lamb voting what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote" Ben Franklin

"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." --Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. ME 16:45

"It is God’s job to judge and forgive my enemy, I only arrange the meeting." Unidentified Marine

alxltd1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 01:56 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
masterPsmith's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Barstow area, Kalifornia
Posts: 1,342
Liked 83 Times on 62 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default

The Auto Ordnance is a good Mil Spec 1911. I have owned some of them in the past and have never had any problems with them. I have also used them as a base gun in some custom builds. The AO should serve you well if you get one..

Jim...........

__________________
Dosn't matter what day of the week it is, the best day is the day with your finger on the trigger--jra

Visit me on FaceBook at Alvord Limited Custom Gunsmithing.
masterPsmith is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2012, 02:28 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2175 Times on 1468 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

I too had a older one-
Don't recall any problems with it--
Guess it didn't impress me enuff to keep it tho

__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET

HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 03:23 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1414 Times on 808 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

Have you looked at Colt?

My Colt Model 01911ANVIII;

__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 12:37 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Charlotte,NC
Posts: 52
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by canebrake View Post
Have you looked at Colt?

My Colt Model 01911ANVIII;

yes and i don't think they are making anymore models like the one you have and if they were i'd get one as fast as i could. i do own a Colt Series 70 1911 though and plan on getting more colts in the future. but for the 1911 i want at the moment i want one that is as much of an authentic copy of the 1911s the military used during the WWII, Korea, Vietnam era. and i can't find any other that look more authentic than the Auto Ordnance models. another 1911 that i like very much is the Springfield Mil-Specs even though they don't look as much like the real deal as the Auto Ordnance.

thanks very much to everyone else here for helping with info as well.
__________________
SafariSam is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 02:33 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Duck4Glocks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 175
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Springfield has a GI model that very authentic. Hard to find but very close to the old military models

__________________
Duck4Glocks is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 03:22 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston,Texas
Posts: 226
Default

When a handgun Mfg. wants to get their products sold in the USA, they get a lot of Advertisement out to the firearm buying public. They get their products reviewed in the major firearm Mags. How they get good reviews is to cotton up to the reviewers, meaning giving them things to make them happy reviewers. They surly understand they need to grease the gears and wheels to get things rolling in their favor. A good example is Kimber they leave no stone unturned in getting good reviews, even as their quality is failing. So we don't see a lot of real coverage for the Auto Ordnance 1911s, even as A.O. is a top firearm Mfg. on a smaler scale then Kimber Colt and S&W also Springfield Armory. So it's up to the people who have bought their products to stand up for their 1911s.

__________________

Last edited by rifleshooter474; 05-02-2012 at 03:25 PM.
rifleshooter474 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 08:47 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 78
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

As others have noted, reviews have been mixed. Reportedly, the newer AOs (Kahr owned) are better than the older West Hurley AOs. FWIW, I've had a West Hurley AO for over 25 years and after replacing the junk mag that came with it and polishing the feed ramp, it's been 100% with every ammo type I've tried. In my experience the majority, likely not all, of the bad mouthing of the AOs comes from couch commandos who never saw, much less owned or fired one.

__________________

Last edited by NickySantoro; 05-03-2012 at 09:08 PM.
NickySantoro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Where are Auto Ordnance G.I. 1911s made? sputnik1988 1911 Forum 5 03-12-2012 01:44 PM
New Kahr Arms/Auto Ordnance Thompsons sputnik1988 General Rifle Discussion 1 12-08-2010 07:22 PM
para ordnance 14-45 manta 1911 Forum 6 03-03-2010 08:40 PM
Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbines Shipping sculker The Club House 3 04-12-2008 01:12 AM
Springfield VS Auto Ordnance PRM 1911 Forum 4 10-19-2007 03:39 PM