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Old 10-10-2013, 11:37 AM   #41
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Has anyone here shot an American classic 1911? My buddies girl friend picked one out at the lgs she liked cause of how it looks but I've personally never heard of them till now.
I rented an AC once. Dirty as all of them were in the shop, this rental functioned flawlessly and was dead on. That is one plus for durability.
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Has anyone here shot an American classic 1911? My buddies girl friend picked one out at the lgs she liked cause of how it looks but I've personally never heard of them till now.
I have two of them. My Government Model has over 2500 rounds in the past 18 months and has shown 100% reliability. This pistol shoots any kind of ammo and has taken cheap $6 magazines up to MecGar, CMC and Wilson Combat mags. Also, this 1911 is a cinsistent shooter making it easy to get accurate shots.

The other one I have is the 9MM Commander with around 400 rounds since I bought it in May this year. Although the original slide stop was slightly out of spec, Eagle Imports quickly replaced it. That done, this 1911 has been every bit as reliable, consistent and accurate.

The fit and finish on both of my American Classics are excellent, the slide on both guns is even tighter than my Colt.

I don't know if you could buy a better pistol than the MetroArms American Classics, just a more expensive one.

Get a great price on AMerican Classic models here:
http://grabagun.com/firearms/handguns/semi-automatic-handguns.html
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It is normal for a Colt, even a target model, to be loosely fit slide to frame. For a 1911 being tighter than a Colt is not by itself a sign of quality.

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It is normal for a Colt, even a target model, to be loosely fit slide to frame. For a 1911 being tighter than a Colt is not by itself a sign of quality.
You are 100% correct and I certainly didn't want so give the impression my Colt is not a quality pistol, it's a great gun! A good bull's eye pistol will likely have a tight fit for consistency and a good service pistol will have more tolerance to operate in a wide range of shooting conditions.

My intent was to emphasize the MetroArms 1911 models are not some kind of rattle trap that feels like it's going to fall apart when you shoot it. Thanks for making be more specific.
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the American Classic 1911's are great pistols for the money. i am on my second one and am very pleased with it. my first was a Government Model AC II that i personally put a couple of thousand rounds through before i traded it to a close friend.

my second is a AC Commander that i did a lot of custom work to, but all the internal are stock and it performs great and it is very accurate to boot.

lots of Colts have a loose slide to frame fit. not a thing wrong with that. most of the Colts are made to looser tolerances and they function just fine. most of the accuracy in a 1911 comes from the way the barrel locks up in battery. the barrel is important too. the tighter frame to slide fit does aid in accuracy to some degree, but pretty much beyond what the average shooter can appreciate. it benefits more of the competition shooter who will put more rounds through his pistol in a day, than most will in a year.

lots of the AC 1911's are running tighter tolerances is probably because all their milling machines are still very new, or have less tolerances dialed into them during machining.

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the American Classic 1911's are great pistols for the money.

lots of the AC 1911's are running tighter tolerances is probably because all their milling machines are still very new, or have less tolerances dialed into them during machining.
I have 2 MA guns and they are great. One is 00056 and the other is 00075 serial #'s. Just about the earliest sold in America. In fact I had a guy on another forum tell me I was a liar on the 00075 gun. He knew the owner of MA and was told the gun he got was the smallest serial # ever brought into the US. I sent him a pic and proved him wrong.

They eat anything you can put in them including steel ammo. Notice the sights and the hammer on the AC II. Way different than offered today.

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I just got this Springer RO Saturday,
was a gift from a bunch of friends.
Took it out of the box, loaded a mag,
Walked over to my bench, fired first round , dead center bullseye at 22 yrds.
The guys (and me too) were LOL and happy.
followed up 6 more rounds, with all of em touching.

Cant ask for anymore than that.
Buds has it for $800, my LGS has it for $740.




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Where are you guys getting Kimbers for less than $900?
Mine was store in GA.
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[QUOTE="sigman84"] Mine was store in GA.[/QUOT

Bought a para ordnance P14-45 SS Expert for less than $900. 14 + 1 and it is very accurate. Great customer service with life time warranty. Hard to beat IMHO.

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My uncle just bought a stainless pro tle2 yesterday for $900

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