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Old 02-11-2013, 07:58 PM   #11
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Maybe it was nickel plating I was pretty tired this morning lol

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:03 PM   #12
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Look for a Girsan 1911, same price range but better quality
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Oh that's a sexy looking gun right there. Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 02-11-2013, 08:45 PM   #14
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KY beat me to it. RIA does not offer a stainless. If it's nickel then that's about the same in my opinion. I don't care for nickel either. Nickel is good for bbq guns, but not for guns that are our will be shooters.

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Oh that's a sexy looking gun right there. Thanks for the heads up.
Girsan mc1911s. Msrp 439.99 made in turkey
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I have the 4 inch model, apparently the spring plug has a habit of cracking, mine did and I've read of a FEW similar cases... but a very limited amount... that said, I love it.

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How do you figure better quality. Just looking at the fit on the grip safety says it ain't. The ejection port isn't lowered or flared as it would be on a RIA. And an arched main spring housing with a BTGS. Not usually seen on production guns but added by people who like them.
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How do you figure better quality. Just looking at the fit on the grip safety says it ain't. The ejection port isn't lowered or flared as it would be on a RIA. And an arched main spring housing with a BTGS. Not usually seen on production guns but added by people who like them.
The ria has more features, but the internals of the girsan are above average for a low priced 1911, and the slide fit imo is slightly better. I'm not bashing ria i like them, i was just giving him another option
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OK- Enlighten us with your experience with both-
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My biggest problem with them is that they all have a parkerized finish and I really don't like that. For about the same price point, you can get a Metro Arms American Classic and they use an actual bluing as their finish.

Or for around $600ish, you can get a stainless Taurus and stainless will be much tougher and durable in terms of cosmetic condition.
Agreed, exactly why I chose my AC Commander and it shoots like a dream. Finish is SLIGHTLY less in quality than say a Springfield but for nearly half the price you cant complain
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