Gsg 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by krisko09, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. krisko09

    krisko09 New Member

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    Was in the market for a new plinking semi and was looking at .22's.. stumbled across a "fake" 1911 by GSG in .22lr.. so I researched it a bit and it has pretty phenomenal reviews for a firearm in its price range ($325-375). I've also read the nearly all (approx. 85%) of the parts are interchangeable with "real" 1911's. The weight and size look and feel just like a "real"1911 as well. Has anyone had any experiences with this weapon? At this point I am about 80/20 leaning toward getting it over the mark II, simply due to the 1911 style and customization possibilities. Thoughts and feelings my friends?

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  2. Durangokid

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    These are really great .22 handguns. My GSG likes the Federal Bulk. I would however replace the guide rod and recoil spring. There is a custom set that really improves the GSGs action.:)
     

  3. krisko09

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    Where would I find this set/what would you recommend? And im surprised at the federal bulk.. id heard that they didn't like it much. But I guess its different per gun. (My savage axis .223 HATES federal and loves hornady, but my marlin loves the federal)

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  4. Wiseman3

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    I had a bulk box of the red box federal, used it with GSG and they worked fine. from what I have read its the blue box federal that people were having issues with. I also read all the stories of broken guide rods, so I picked one up and installed it before even firing the gun. I picked it up at cwaccessories.com. ( I know sounds crazy replacing something that's not broke but that's just the way I am plus got a spare in case.)
     
  5. krisko09

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    Yeah, ATI offers a replacement parts kit for $20 that has the works. I considered ordering it, but since most of the parts are interchangeable with a real 1911, i'll probably just shop around for the parts I really want.

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  6. Durangokid

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    The CWA is the best one I have tested. P.S. I am used in their ads.:) By my own name.
     
  7. bartwatkins

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    Just please be advised that the specific parts being discussed here (noteably the guide rod & recoil spring) are not parts that are interchangable with a standard .45 1911.
    You would have to buy a guide rod that is specific to this particular gun and also the recoil spring is specific too (and much less resistance than on a standard .45 - since this is a .22).

    You may already know this - but thought I would add.
     
  8. krisko09

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    I do. But I always appreciate a concerned friend offering advice! :)

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  9. krisko09

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    Ya the CWA looks reasonably priced as well. What others have you tried?

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  10. limbkiller

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    The GSG is a hoot to modify and shoot. Mine eats anything I put in it as long as the MV is 1150 or greater.
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  12. progolfer_iii

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    I had to send mine back to ATI, the slide cracked.:( I'll keep everyone posted on the findings. I had to work on the lips of my magazines and now it eats anything.
     
  13. krisko09

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    Yeah, I was told at mt LGS that they offer a warranty, as well as the distributor warranty (ATI) and the manufacturer warranty (GSG). SOMEONE should be able to take care of it. Keep us updated on it, please!

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  14. krisko09

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    That's lookin pretty nice! I can't wait to get mine to the range (probably not til next weekend, wanna wait until I replace the guiderod and such). Any suggestions on what ur shootin best with?

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  15. progolfer_iii

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    I shot ATI an email on Sat. They sent my a shipping label on Mon. I hope I get it back just as fast.
     
  16. Wiseman3

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    everything I saw said about 1000 rounds before the rod breaks so I say shoot away. I live in the communist state of Kalifornia so I had 10 days to plot and scheme
     
  17. krisko09

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    that would be awesome to know that they have exceptional customer service.
     
  18. limbkiller

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    CCI mini-mags are great as is Blazer. Federal from Wally World also works good.
     
  19. krisko09

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    should've known the cci mini mags would be at the top of the list lol
     
  20. chucksolo69

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    Hmmmmm, but why would someone buy a firearm that is known to have parts failures after 1000 rounds? I know the GSG/SIG .22 "1911" guns are not that expensive, but $400.00 is still a bit of cash. I had been contemplating gettting one of these but posts like these really turn me off. Cracked slides, failing guide rods, all zinc alloy construction..............................there are better guns out there. I think I'll pass.