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Old 05-06-2012, 04:52 AM   #1
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Just saw an ad for this in my G & A mag.

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It's different..... I think I will always love the all metal. I love that heft, not sure if I would like that. As far as performance from them, I bet it would be fine.

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i wish they offered it in a steel frame. course the beaver tail grip safety would have to go...

im not sure the purpose of the polyframe in a 1911 full size. its not the weight thats the real issue with a gun that big its the slide length.

1911 already have some strong felt recoil due to the slim backstrap area. reducing weight makes it worse. the more felt recoil the slower the gun is to get back on target for the next shot. my opinion reducing the weight of a full size combat 1911 is a bad thing not a good thing.

my xdm have a wider frame which distributes the recoil better across the palm making follow shots extremely fast even though its a poly gun. my steel 1911's weigh more but are slower for me since the recoil impulse is harder to deal with

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I think they were just trying to come up with a less expensive way to produce a 1911 and pad their margins. This was the only idea they came up with. These better not cost more than $550. As far as recoil, look at the FN 57 pistol... All polymer and it shoots miniature rifle rounds. (Note: i've never shot it)

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I think they were just trying to come up with a less expensive way to produce a 1911 and pad their margins. This was the only idea they came up with. These better not cost more than $550. As far as recoil, look at the FN 57 pistol... All polymer and it shoots miniature rifle rounds. (Note: i've never shot it)

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even at $550 i would spend that on a RIA 1911. it's all steel, and seems to have a good reputation and just the other day was looking at one in the store, not bad looking pistol and my LGS had it priced at $529, NIB. i would buy a RRA rifles, but personally, i wouldn't buy that 1911 from them.
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Agreed, for that price I would spring $50 more. Get an SA mil spec.

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It may have RRA on the slide, but that makes it look like a RIA.

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If these guns are even close to what the older models are in quality I'll get one for sure. Would make a great truck or woods gun. I'm a fan of all steel guns but this one I want to try.

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Agreed, for that price I would spring $50 more. Get an SA mil spec.
I already have the SA Milspec, so I'd the price is right on this one, I'll be getting it one day....
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I don't do polls but i just say no to poly 1911's-
I have poly guns but my 1911's are steel as JMB intended

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