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i am on my second one, an AC Commander in hard chrome finish. paid about $600 for it. very please with it's fit and finish and the accuracy is awesome. the American Classic and the RIA 1911's are some of the best values in a 1911 on the current market.

i love mine. the first was an AC II Government model. very pleased with it as well.

they bear checking out if a person is in the market for an inexpensive 1911 to start with. they are also a good place to start in building a custom 1911.
 

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Here are some pics have a guy I know wanting to trade for my glock 17 gen 3 this 1911 is new in box unfired let me know what you guys think has a nickel. Finish
looks what mine useto before i modified it. i am pretty sure it's not nickel, could be, but MetroArms calls it hard chrome.
 

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So what do you guys think would it be a good trade or no? My glock 17 for his 1911 unfired brand new
 

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Here are some pics have a guy I know wanting to trade for my glock 17 gen 3 this 1911 is new in box unfired let me know what you guys think has a nickel. Finish
Its a hard chrome finish. And when you buy a metro arms american classic, you've pretty much bought a colt. They bought colts old factory in the phillipines and use colts old machinery. Great quality for less cash. I owned one and never had a problem. Nice tight fit, and very reliable.
 

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So what do you guys think would it be a good trade or no? My glock 17 for his 1911 unfired brand new
IMO, yes it would be a good trade. nothing against the Glock, the Glock is just a Glock, but a 1911, is just something i would rather have than the Glock.
 

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well i just got back i traded my glock for the 1911 and i love it feels better in my hands and feels non plasticy lol cant wait to shoot it
 

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Its a hard chrome finish. And when you buy a metro arms american classic, you've pretty much bought a colt. They bought colts old factory in the phillipines and use colts old machinery. Great quality for less cash. I owned one and never had a problem. Nice tight fit, and very reliable.
last article i read a couple of years ago on the MetroArms factory was that all of their machinery was brand new and state of the art. lots of CNC milling machines.
 

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well i just got back i traded my glock for the 1911 and i love it feels better in my hands and feels non plasticy lol cant wait to shoot it
way to go! welcome to the ranks of the ranks of 1911 enthuiasts!:D

seriously, i doubt that you won't like it once you spend some time shooting it.

BTW, go ahead and start saving for your next 1911, because they are like potato chips. once you eat one, it's just not enough!:D
 

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want to buy some mags for my new 1911 wich are better for this one i got ? guy i trade it from gave me two extra mags he said they are sig sauer mags
 

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want to buy some mags for my new 1911 wich are better for this one i got ? guy i trade it from gave me two extra mags he said they are sig sauer mags
personally i use a lot of Wilson Combat mags or Chip McCormack. have had really good luck with both. also check out the Tripp Research mags. Canebrake swears by them and his advice on 1911's is pretty close to gospel! word is he's a lost grandson of John M. Browning!:eek:
 

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My AC Gov't model takes $6 GI mags (for use at the gun range) as well as some name brands: Kimber, Chip McCormack, MecGar and Wilson Combat. So far (+/- 1K rounds) I have not had any problems with any of them.

I have no plan to use the the GI mags for personal defense...that is a different issue.
 
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