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Old 03-26-2013, 04:58 AM   #71
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Good choice that you'll be very happy with. Who would have ever thought, good 1911s made in the Philippines. I have one and wouldn't hesitate recommending them. There are a lot of good things in the Philippines, here's a sample.
Besides the obvious, they make good pistols, have great beer (San Miguel) and a lot of American expats live there.
I have been to the Philippines, I concur!
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I love my rock. I have felt better triggers on kimbers in stores but... For half the price it's definitely not half the gun > diminishing returns

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Sits on my night stand real close to me leaning on the wall another foot over is my remmy 870... And under my bed is my saiga AK... I'm expecting the ruskies to parachute into my bedroom and do battle with the zombies at any given time. Haha

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Found combat trigger and beaver tail grip safety from a ria tactical fs. Going to duracoat the slide of green along with the trigger, safety and beaver tail, maybe even the main spring housing

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Found combat trigger and beaver tail grip safety from a ria tactical fs. Going to duracoat the slide of green along with the trigger, safety and beaver tail, maybe even the main spring housing
What all do you have to do to duracoat it?
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What all do you have to do to duracoat it?
I ordered a shake and spray kit so all that is needed is to mix the duracoat with the hardener. For the gun I will brake it down degrease it, Scotch brite lightly on the parkerized parts and a little heavier on the blued parts. No baking or air brush needed
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Legacy firearms imports weapons from the philipines. They are roll marked as Rock Islan, Citadel and another that I can't remember. STI also uses their parts for many of there .45s.

At the end of WWII, right around the time Korea was getting started, the US decided it needed more production of the 1911 .45 pistol. As they had done with many other countries, Colt sent their tooling specs and schematics, at the governments urging, to Armscor and they produce a fine pistol.

These pistols come with many parts standard that just a few years ago would have been very costly. I have a 3.5" Citadel and after a partial failure to feed on the second magazine, it has eaten evrything I have fed it from 165gr hollowpoints to 230gr ball. the only drawback I can see is the finish is not what I wanted as far as toughness and able to absorb abuse. I have sent it off and am having it coated and hope it will be back shortly.

You can't beat these guns for the quality or price. If you want a Kimber and have the extra $1200.00 to blow, they are very nice. But for $400.00, my Citadel will shoot as good or better than a comparable model Kimber. My pistol will print very nice groups at 25 and 35 yards, almost as good as my Combat Elite (yes, it has a handmade 2 stage compensator that my best friend build for competition) and my 1911 Government model.

I bought the pistol expecting to use it as a project and was amazed at the tolerances and quality. When I opend the box and worked the slide for the first time, I about had a fit! It felt like it had filings in the works and sand just to make it a little bit grittier! I tore it down and cleaned it and it showed a great improvement, fired of the first 200 rounds and it has been smooth as silk since about round 12!

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What all do you have to do to duracoat it?
Check out MAC at Shooting irons in Arizona. He is doing mine and I believe it is Tuff Gun. Much better process but involves to much to do your self unless you on a shop and know how to work with acids. Mine has been gone for 2 months and should be back next week! IHOPEIHOPEIHOPE!

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Good choice that you'll be very happy with. Who would have ever thought, good 1911s made in the Philippines. I have one and wouldn't hesitate recommending them. There are a lot of good things in the Philippines, here's a sample.
Besides the obvious, they make good pistols, have great beer (San Miguel) and a lot of American expats live there.
I'll take all of them... please!
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I love my rock. I have felt better triggers on kimbers in stores but... For half the price it's definitely not half the gun > diminishing returns

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There she is! Sorry for the weird pic... I'm in bed lol
I know exactly what you mean. My pistol is the same spec as the Kimber Super Carry II and there is a add for one on guns international starting at $1557.00 . I gave $403.00 plus tax for mine. Nough said!
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