NEW Girsan MC1911-S fit & finish overview

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by StainlessSteel215, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Well I just scooped it up today and I am EXTREMELY pleased with the appearance, fit, finish, and function. I have not shot it yet, so this is just a pre-range report going over the appearance & visible parts. I'm NOT a 1911 expert but I do know what I'm looking for on a 1911 and this model has it all baby!

    For a shipped cost of $450 I just bought myself a lot of gun. A QUALITY gun from the looks of it. Slide to frame finish is very tight, trigger has a little grit but still breaks nicely.....I hope that will get better with time. The barrel seems to be very high quality steel and the high polish really makes it pop against the matte black finish. The gun uses no MIM parts and feels very tight in my hand....its out of the box tight and has no wiggle. CNC machined bar stock slides, steel frames and cold forged barrel.

    And let me dedicate a whole paragraph to the finish of this gun....its VERY, VERY nice. Not a dull matte like the Armscor/RIA models. This is a nicely parkerized black finish with a slight gloss to it. Not dull at all.....in fact it looks deep blue in certain light as you will see.

    anyways, range report to follow but so far Im VERY impressed with this $450 investment! Plus it looks awesome with the Wilson Combat coco grips I installed ;)

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  2. engdude

    engdude New Member

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    I almost bought the MC1911S also. I ended up going with the classic look and got the MC1911. I am impressed with the gun for the amount I paid. The gun shoots great. What a deal for $419.
     

  3. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Thats awesome Eng I'm glad you bought one also. What a steal eh? Have you fired yours yet? If so...Is it as stellar and accurate as all the reviews Ive read?

    They could EASILY charge an extra $150 for this gun and I would have paid.

    I mean....shhhh.....the low cost is what sealed the deal Mr. Girsan rep!
     
  4. CaseyChadwell

    CaseyChadwell New Member

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    I'm going to need a range report pronto sir. :) what we're the original grips? I was considering one, but then heard about the sti Spartan. Do you think it would be worth saving the extra money and getting the girsan?
     
  5. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Saving extra money? No sir it's the other way around....this thing is $419 for the base model and $450 for the sport model which is what I bought! Unless I'm way off, the Spartan is more correct? So this would be a win-win for you!

    Again I've yet to shoot it but the gun has received tons of great shooting reviews. I'd have to have a lemon in order to be disappointed. That being said, I'll hold off on absolutes until I run at least 150rds through it
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Nice review and pics!

    Now git it to the range and get it dirty.
     
  7. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    The STI Spartan will be in the 7 bills range.
     
  8. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Thanks guys, range report in about 3 weeks when I finally get out. I gave up the one thing for Lent that I enjoy more than anything....shooting!
     
  9. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Just got mine today and gonna try and take it out friday. So far very impressed with the gun but it is my first handgun aside from a .22 that i had many years ago.
     

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  10. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That's just... I don't know what to say about that. Your supposed to give up something like red meat, fast food... Leavened bread. White undershirts. Watching baseball or Nascar.

    Giving up shooting... That would be like giving up... Breathing...

    ;) I'm kidding.
     
  11. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Looks like a lot of 1911 for the money but Personaly, I could not give my pistol money to Camel Jockeys.

    A Muslim built 1911 is like a Mexican built Chevy... :(

    Tack
     
  12. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Yeah i didnt like that it was not american made but for the money i had and for what i wanted, i am satisfied. I could have gotten an american made 9mm but i am almost positive i would have been disappointed with a 9mm cuz i wanted something with some real pop. I have shot 9mms and they were great but left me wanting more.
     
  13. Tackleberry1

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    That's cool, I'm glad you could get into a quality 1911 within budget, and I don't mind foreign guns, I just personally could not buy a Muslim gun. That's my hang up and no reflection on your purchase. ;)

    Tack
     
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  14. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    I'm right there with you. When I think 1911, I think 'made in the U S of A'

    Nice looking gun tho, don't know much about them
     
  15. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Gimme a break dude, Ive spent THOUSANDS of dollars over the years on Built-in-USA guns from S&W to Springfield & Remington and many more.

    People like you are usually the biggest hypocrites. You turn your nose up at any foreign made items but you dont mind your trips to Wal-Mart which deals mainly in Chinese imports. You enjoy pointing the finger at foreign cars even though MANY of them are produced right here in the states and employ thousands.

    You're right though, it is YOUR hang-up, not mine. My money went to an American distributor who turned a profit. Are we gonna blame distributors now who distribute Turkish guns? By the way you apparently dont know much about international politics because Turkey is still one of the US's ally in the Middle East region. Our embassy was just recently bombed there by an Al Qaeda terrorist if you dont follow the news. And FYI Islamic extremists are the root of terrorism, not Muslims.

    And dont try to paint it as though I purchased a gun from a terrorist state like Iran.....which is what you are implying.

    END RANT.
     
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  16. Tackleberry1

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    Calm down there Grasshopper...

    Turkey is a great alley... Which is why we had to Air Mobile light infantry into Norther Iraq... Because at the last minute they decline to allow our armor to attack another Muslim nation from their soil... Yep, their our buddies!

    Hypocrite? Well, I drive an F150 "work truck" and own a Mitsubishi "built in Florida" by non UAW workers.

    Wal-Mart... Sure I shop there... But not for guns... Won't buy any firearms from a publically owned "big box" because allowing them to corner the market and put independent FFL's out of business is bad for 2A.

    Those "secret" White House meeting with gun retailers have been pretty scary had we been down to only those giant big boxes still selling guns.

    I think I was pretty clear telling the OP that I was glad he could get into a quality 1911 within budget... and your "over the top" response is uncalled for.

    Hmm... Perhaps I'm not the only one with a hang up?

    Tack

     
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  17. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Admittedly, THAT was a genuine and insightful response, and I can appreciate it Tack.

    Just felt like a snub attack on my choice of firearm because it's made in Turkey. Either implying that I'm cheap and dont care about quality or that I would support an anti-American corp. Neither of which are true. Its all good man lets move on. I have VERY high expectations for this gun despite the price point. Its got a STELLAR appearance and I expect accuracy and reliability. Will do a range report soon enough
     
  18. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    No worries SS...

    I own expensive guns... I own inexpensive guns... I own both foreign and domestic guns... I just could not personally own a Muslim built product which again, is my hang up and no reflection on anyones elses purchase.

    Tack
     
  19. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Well i put about 50 rounds of Federal American Eagle 230 grain FMJ through my Girsan MC1911 a couple weeks ago and was very happy with it. Today i ran 100 rounds of a mix of the same Federal A.E. 230 grain, some Corbon +P 200 grain JHP, and Winchester Ranger T-series RA45T through it and the only hiccups came from 3 FTFeed when it hit the Corbon rounds and believe its from the sharper leading ege of the bullet. Other than that it performed even better than a couple weeks ago and my groupings got tighter. I am loving this gun and am very close to getting my night sight dilema worked out. Got a schematic from Budsgunshop on the dimensions of the dovetails just have to convert from mm to inches. Will keep yall posted once i find out what sights will work on it.
     
  20. StainlessSteel215

    StainlessSteel215 New Member

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    Thanks for the update and yes please keep me posted!

    I broke down and decided on an AR-15 finally, so the little projects have to wait now