is this worth the money???

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Jusselin, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Jusselin

    Jusselin New Member

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    i have a friend who is selling his Firestorm Govt 45acp 1911, and he is asking $300 for it, i am not familiar with Firestorm and i was wondering if before i buy this, i could get you guys opinion on wether or not its a good deal

    thanks guys
     

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  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    My concern is that the modifications are done correctly. Does your friend own a Dremel?
     

  3. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    LMAO......:D

    Jack
     
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I was being serious Jack. I've seen more than one 1911 destroyed by home "gunsmithing"...
     
  5. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Ok......Still LMAO :D

    Where did home "gunsmithing" play into the picture? :confused:

    Jack
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Based on what I see in the pic, this gun has been tinkered with (spare parts a dead giveaway). Might be fine - I'd really check this one before buying myself...
     
  7. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Alright, I see your concern, I wondered about that a little too.....but that Dremel comment, made me laugh Dave........:D Thanks!

    Jack
     
  8. Mark F

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    Yeah, me too.... I couldn't quit laughing when I saw that "Dremel". Good point though.

    I'd give 300 for it even if it ended up being parts.
     
  9. Jusselin

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    he is actually a gun smith, he works at an ammo and gun store and he does most of the modding on any custom job brought it, i have seen some work he does and its pretty nice, the guys work is reputable around here, i just dont really know what i would be getting for the investment, you guys know i am pretty new to all this stuff, that is why i am asking.... i would hate to make another stupid purchase that just wasnt worth it
     
  10. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Go here: Firestorm and American Classic II Government Deluxe Model 1911 .45 ACP Auto Pistol

    Read this revue, it seems to agree it functions well and may be worth the small investment. As Mark said, I would give $300 just for the parts and based on that revue. I suppose if you have seen this gunsmith's work and trust him and his reputation, it may be worth the risk.

    I do not own one, so this is the best opinion I can offer, and thanks to Dave for making me laugh. :)

    Jack
     
  11. NGIB

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    If he's a good gunsmith, then $300 is a great price IF you want a basic 1911.

    As for the Dremel comment. My logic is: $300 is cheap for any functional 1911. I see near $100 in parts in that pic (slide release, beavertail, hammer, etc.). Alarms go off when I see something to cheap...
     
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  12. Jusselin

    Jusselin New Member

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    yeah i mean this 1911 would pretty much be kept as my vehicle gun, i would hate for one of the more expensive guns to get stolen, not that i want this one stolen either lol but it would make me throw up less, and thanks for the review jack
     
  13. rifleman1

    rifleman1 New Member

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    list price for a new 1911 firestorm is was $324.95 in 2005 so i would look into the price first.
     
  14. Jusselin

    Jusselin New Member

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    wow, yeah thanks man
     
  15. john_bud

    john_bud New Member

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    No! It's not worth anything. Don't buy it.


    Uh.... could you send me his name and number...?




    Just yank'n your chain. $300 with the mods done correctly is a good to very good price.

    jb
     
  16. unknownhero82

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    if you decide not to get it let me know...i'm always lookin to pick up more 1911's esp after i had to sell one of mine to make money for the ar-15 parts i had to get:(:):confused: lol thankfully i still had 2 more 1911's:D lol