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SafariSam 05-04-2012 12:16 AM

Iver Johnson 1911s
yesterday at the gunshop i saw a Iver Johnson 1911 for $479.95 and thought it was a pretty nice looking gun and looked pretty close to what the military 1911s used to look like. i'm thinking seriously about buying it. Are the Iver Johnson 1911s a good quality handgun?

danf_fl 05-04-2012 12:21 AM

If I were looking for a quality firearm, I would not be looking at the bottom of the price barrel.

That said, most of these firearms in that price range come from a couple of sources (normally overseas) that allows someone's name to be stamped on it and sold as theirs.

HOSSFLY 05-04-2012 12:50 AM

Never heard of one :confused:
Who besides hi point are NOT "making" a 1911 :rolleyes:

danf_fl 05-04-2012 12:55 AM

I've seen the advertisements for them.
I don't remember who is making them.

canebrake 05-04-2012 01:00 AM

Like many entry level 1911s the IJ is made in the Philippines (and built by SAM).

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