New 1911 manufacturer in tennessee

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Sniper03, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Has anyone had any experience with Maximus Arms of Gallatin TN. The are producing what looks to be some nice 1911s?
    I was reading my June copy of American Rifleman today and the add caught my eye. Went to their website. Not an inexpensive piece but very interesting.

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  2. IGETEVEN

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    Were waiting on you 03, to purchase one and give us a range report on its performance. What the hell are ya waiting on?? ;) :p
     

  3. Sniper03

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    A big $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Christmas gift from my fellow Forum Friend IGETEVEN! :D

    If I can get to Gallatin TN. in the near future I do want to stop by and take a close look at them. Just was interesting after looking at all the headings on their website. If you get a chance pull the website up and see what you think. I guess I was impressed about them manufacturing all of the parts and frames here in the USA.
    They look pretty good in the pictures on their site!

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  4. orangello

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    Interesting! Those are out of my price range, but very nice looking. I don't guess i've ever seen an aperature site on a pistol, cool.
     
  5. IGETEVEN

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    Well if they are as good as they say, they will definitely be a heavy consideration for the medium priced market. The 17-4PH steel cast sounds interesting as well as they incorporating the plunger tube to be part of the frame itself, as an integral plunger tube that can’t come loose. Comes with a lot of bells and whistles, even in the cheapest model, the Centurion @ $1672 and they have everything I would need. I wonder if there will be any price reductions in time?

    http://www.maximusarms.com/
     
  6. Sniper03

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    I agree a little pricey! I would want to know a whole lot more about them and need another 1911 45 Pistol before I would ever seriously think about buying one. I am always sceptical of new untried products. And $1600 is a lot of money to find out about them. But they are impressive on the website. The best 1911 style 45 I have is a Rock River Arms Inc. Elite Commando. (Later called the Pro Carry in the later catalogs.) Colt did not like them using the word Commando! And the Maximus pistols would have to be something to out do the Rock River Arms I own. It holds around a one to one and a half inch group at 50 yards out of the ransom rest!

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  7. JonM

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    just about every feature i hate in a 1911 :( from beaver tails to adjustable fibre sights to stainless steel.

    by the time i got done removing front serrations front strap checkering and rails etc i would spend another 3k$.
     
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  9. DrumJunkie

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    MSRP like that it best be one hell of a pistol.:eek:
     
  10. Olympus

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    The problem is, that's Dan Wesson, Baer, and Brown territory. They'll find it hard to sway buyers away from those brands who have a proven track record and long standing reputation. Congrats to them for sure, but they've got an uphill battle to forge a spot for themselves.
     
  11. glocknloaded

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    What's the MSRP? I couldn't find it from my phone..

    Never mind I see it. Yeah it would be hard for me to pick one up over another Dan Wesson
     
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  12. DrumJunkie

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    $1776
    Very patriotic ;)
     
  13. JonM

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    nothing wrong with discussing it, its still a valid topic if the company is in business.

    i know my opinion of stainless and fiber optics has changed and im a little less anti adjustable sights. although i dont really like the roman/trojan thing much. also dont care for their integrated ejector or plunger tube.
     
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  14. charlituna

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    I really like the 1911's...the REAL 1911's built on military specs (not the look-a-like/wannabe 1911's) ... there's one 1911 (actually 2 of them)--one made by Taylor in Winchester VA and a Turkish import called "Regency"..the Regency really looks like 1911 down to last little screw, priced a little over $400. I own a Springfield 1911 and a Llama 1911 and both shoot real well. getting another one shortly. Love Glocks too ...Don't care for Remington, Rock Island wannabe 1911's...if they don't take military spec magazine they're not 'real 1911's' ........
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    Don't like it. Somethings just a little off about it somehow.
     
  16. hardluk1

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    Not sure using some bull about the using the same material used in older H-D's is got advise. To many of use know the short comings of the early h-d's.
     
  17. KG7IL

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    I like it and am glad to see another entry into the USA gun manufacturer market.

    Would I spend that much? I do like the integral plunger tube (as with the R1).
    I like the integral ejector, I like the stainless. I guess If I had the cash set aside for another .45 I would find out :)
     
  18. Olympus

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    Deleted some posts but left the one from the member who's only participation on the whole forum was to bump a 2 year old thread reminding us to look at their website again?

    Think you might have missed the most important one. I have a feeling that member has some sort of connection to the company. A member whose only post appears to be solely for advertisement.
     
  19. KG7IL

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    It worked for me. I am very easy this way. This reminds me of what happened to me yesterday. . .. no it was 20 years ago.
     
  20. glocknloaded

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    Yeah I feel the same way... I'd just stock with a Dan Wesson or similar in that price range.