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Posted in thread: Need help choosing a 1911 on 02-04-2013 at 11:30 PM
I own the MetroArms American Classic in .45. Excellent in accuracy and shot great out of the
box. Very reliable. A great shooter and range gun.I have a STI Spartan IV and RIA GI - both in
9mm and both...
Posted in thread: I need help finding the 1911 I want. on 12-16-2012 at 02:53 PM
I have some of the guns mentioned in this thread so have a basis for comparison. RIAs and
American Classics are excellent guns and very well made for their price point - but for ME they
are awfully he...
Posted in thread: Cheapest 1911 on 09-06-2012 at 11:43 PM
[QUOTE="drvsafe"I have been trying to decide whether to buy an affordable 1911 or grab the
Tomcat and wait til I can buy a better brand of 1911 (read Springfield or such).I decided to
grab the Tomcat ...
Posted in thread: Best 1911 to buy? on 08-18-2012 at 02:02 AM
Well, since you asked for opinions....Good entry level 1911s are made by MetroArms (American
Classic) and Rock Island Armory - both made in the Phillipines, and both very well made. I own
both and lik...
Posted in thread: New 1911 Purchase on 08-17-2012 at 02:46 AM
Springfield is the bomb!! They are the only ones with a transferrable lifetime warranty.Nope,
they aren't the only ones. STI also has a transferable warranty.
Posted in thread: Anyone shot a american classic 2 1911? on 07-19-2012 at 11:14 AM
My AC II has been a great pistol. Excellent fit and finish and not a single problem with more
than a thousand rounds down the pipe.
Posted in thread: First 1911 on 07-08-2012 at 01:07 AM
I have a rock island and STI Spartan and both are great guns for the price. My STI Spartan is a
step up. I think you may find both guns a little heavy for everyday carry, but both would be a
Posted in thread: Why aren't 1911s fitted with a decocker instead of a manual safety? on 06-10-2012 at 12:31 AM
I carry cocked and locked with my 1911. I used to carry a gun with a decocker and I was not
accurate with that long first pull as on subsequent shots. I probably could have improved that
with more tra...
Posted in thread: 1911 mags on 06-04-2012 at 11:28 AM
I have a variety of mags from different manufacturers, but from now on it is Tripp Cobra mags
all the way.
Posted in thread: what makes a 1911 a 1911? on 06-04-2012 at 11:21 AM
A 1911 pistol is one based on the design of John Moses Browning over 100 years ago. Its design
has proved durable and adaptable. The design of the frame is very natural for many shooters.
Parts are ge...