Red jacket 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by ellwood45c, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. ellwood45c

    ellwood45c New Member

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    Friend of mine called me to his house to see his new 1911. As from the title it was from red jacket. After i put about 8 mag through it, it was solid function was good no issues with it at all. But in the back of my mind i kept thinking my rock, citadel, and sig shoots about the same. I was really not impressed. He spent $1,800.00, and its not a colt or any kind of good custome. Has anybody else shot or handeled one. Maybe its just me but i was not impressed. I was told that basically they r just assembling them no real custom work to speak of, is this true.

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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I checked one out and have the same opinion as you.

    Some people have too much money, and do too little research.

    Just say "Nice firearm. When ya wanna go shooting?"
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I've seen & shot a lot of other guys hi $ 1911's & felt the same -
    I guess if i really wanted to i cud save, cut back & woo the wife to buy a $2,000+ 1911 but never felt the need when all mine (never over $700) seems to preform in the same manner :cool:
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Was that Red Jacket or Red Herring? :eek::rolleyes:;)
     
  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I thought it was a Red Fox custom, it would be better quality.
     
  6. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    It's built on a STI frame. Not a bad thing, but I'd rather have an STI for less money and a shorter wait. That waiting period (12 to 18 weeks, depending on choice) seems a bit much for that class of 1911.
    For similar money, I'd prefer the Dan Wesson Specialist or maybe start looking at Les Baers. In that price class they are against some pretty tight competition. Like it or hate it, it had better be a good pistol.
    FWIW, I suppose it does have some novelty value. Should last longer than a cap or a t-shirt.
     
  7. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    What did the man say there's one born every minute