Anybody know anything about the MiniMax-II?
I've always liked Llamas and a guy here in town was selling a MiniMax-II 45ACP in stainless steel. Did some Googling and read a lot of bad things about the MiniMax but went to look at it anyway.
Gotta say I was impressed, it's a good size with the 3.5" barrel, the fat grip fits like a glove and it's built like a tank so I bought it for $250 including three 10rd double stack mags, the original box, manual/paperwork and a Milt Sparks inside belt holster. Field stripped pretty much like my Colt Government Model and all the parts looked fine. I feel pretty good that this thing will work at least with FMJ. And after all IT IS A 45ACP!
I know these things don't sell for much but I'll probably never see another this nice. The guy said he got it for his wife years ago and it was too much for her. He said it shot fine and I believe him since he was an upfront type of guy. He thought about keeping it but already had a Para Ordinance and right now needed the money more.
Of course since it's not a true 1911 and Llama closed their doors, the main concern is parts but I've heard some Para Ordinance parts are close and from what I can see you could modify some standard 1911 parts as well. The slide, frame and barrel look tough. This is not like my pantywaist Star PD with the aluminum frame, this thing weighs about the same as my Colt!
I've heard the MiniMax has trouble with HPs but if it feeds ball reliably I'll be happy at this price. I can't wait to try her out!
Here's a couple pictures:
(the funny strip hides the serial number)