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Old 04-05-2012, 06:35 PM   #21
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Hmmmmm, but why would someone buy a firearm that is known to have parts failures after 1000 rounds? I know the GSG/SIG .22 "1911" guns are not that expensive, but $400.00 is still a bit of cash. I had been contemplating gettting one of these but posts like these really turn me off. Cracked slides, failing guide rods, all zinc alloy construction..............................there are better guns out there. I think I'll pass.
I've spent ample hours researching the weapon and this is the first cracked slide I've ever heard of. And I'd rather spend the $320 for this .22 1911 than pay the same price (if not more) for a conversion kit. That's just me though.

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Now see, this is NOT the first cracked slide I have heard of, let alone the guide rod issue. IMO, these are pretty much "throw away" guns, but that's just me.
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Now see, this is NOT the first cracked slide I have heard of, let alone the guide rod issue. IMO, these are pretty much "throw away" guns, but that's just me.
"Heard of"??
I have one with well over 1000 rounds down the pipe and no cracked slide or failed/broken guide rod. Listen to net stories all you want but they are not "throw away guns".
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A new shooter can be confused by old hands. Handgunners improve everything gun they buy. Yes and not always for the best. But adding grips, springs, rods and sights is common. That is the beauty of a 1911 pistol. After 100 years there is no end to add ons. If you have ever owned and shot handguns you know this? They will all fail or break down. The GSG 1911 is a fine handgun. It takes time for a novice shooter to learn these facts.
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A new shooter can be confused by old hands. Handgunners improve everything gun they buy. Yes and not always for the best. But adding grips, springs, rods and sights is common. That is the beauty of a 1911 pistol. After 100 years there is no end to add ons. If you have ever owned and shot handguns you know this? They will all fail or break down. The GSG 1911 is a fine handgun. It takes time for a novice shooter to learn these facts.
Speaking of which, thank you very much for your earlier post concerning the CWA guide rod & spring kit. I was not aware of this company. The very next thing I purchase will be this kit (but not because anything is wrong with mine now - just because it is priced very- very reasonably & seems like a quality improvement - you know, the same reason that I buy parts for my other 1911's).....
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Bart, I can see you are a dedicated 1911 addict.You will really enjoy the CWA Spring Combo. It seems my GSG 1911 gets to go shooting more than anything else. I take it with me regradless of what I am doing and put a few rounds thru it. By the way the CWA Combo added accuracy to my GSG.
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Speaking of which, thank you very much for your earlier post concerning the CWA guide rod & spring kit. I was not aware of this company. The very next thing I purchase will be this kit (but not because anything is wrong with mine now - just because it is priced very- very reasonably & seems like a quality improvement - you know, the same reason that I buy parts for my other 1911's).....
I also just ordered the CWA combo last night haha. I'll be taking the pistol out to the range for the first time this weekend hopefully. Pretty excited. However, I had planned on getting a bulk case of federal auto match but everywhere in town has stopped carrying it! Looks like its gunna be CCI mini mags and a few experiments with rounds I've never tried (I.e. remington thunderbolt)

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Have fun with the new toy. I hope to get mine back out there sometime this next week when the ammo for the others come in. that way I can have good old fashioned muti-caliber shin dig.
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Have fun with the new toy. I hope to get mine back out there sometime this next week when the ammo for the others come in. that way I can have good old fashioned muti-caliber shin dig.
Of course, I wouldn't go to the range without at least a LITTLE variety. This trip will likely involve the axis 223 and the old 20ga, just for the sake of getting some shells through it.

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I'd recommend a Ruger target pistol over a GSG 1911 every time.

The GSG has some really (and I mean REALLY) suspect parts. I've seen two guide rods and one barrel bushing all literally break in two...and that's between the three GSGs that myself and two other friends have. Between the three of us, we don't have 2000rds through our guns. We all know our way around gun care and maintenance. I don't know how common the bushing issue is, but I can tell you the guide rod fiasco has been a freakin pandemic. When I called them (they wouldn't return my emails), their tech pretty much answers..."Let me guess, broken guide rod?".

I'm keeping mine for now and I did recently add an upgraded guide rod. I think it's an interesting gun with a lot going for it, but too many inferior parts for my liking. I do wish I'd have bought a 22/45, MK3, or Buckmark instead.

I've probably purchased 15-20 guns over the last 3 years. The GSG is my only regret.
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