Good to know, thanks for clarifying that.NM has nothing to do with National Match. I don't know where the story comes from, but it is kind of like the "Ford owns Cummins" rumor. It just keeps popping up. NM is merely a prefix for 1911s that are fitted here in the states. N prefix 1911s are assembled in Brazil. All are forged in Brazil. It is just the finishing and the fitting that is done here on the NM. A percentage of the different lines still carry the NM prefix and are sold right beside the N prefix, same price. Some argue that the fit is better, but in reality, I have seen so much variation between different 1911s in this area that I cannot buy one sight unseen, regardless of price on Gunbroker or elsewhere. The Custom shop frames are different. They are oversized forgings that are destined to be sent through the custom shop, fitted by hand.
Ok I won't ask. But what's a Davis .380? Not sure I ever heard of them.I have contacted the manufacturers for all my guns, except for the ones that had gone out of business, to get the date of manufacture. The only one I had a problem with was Davis Industries. They wouldn't tell me anything. And don't ask me why I own 2 Davis .380s.
A buddy had one. It was the most finicky POS ever. It would only feed one certain brand of ammo, and even then, it would jam every 3rd or 4th round.A number of years ago some cheap guns hit the streets. Jennings, Lorcin, and Davis to name a few. Those three were all owned by one family, but they had their differences. Anyway, these guns were not known for their reliabilty, but at the time, I liked the Davis. So I bought two of them with consecutive serial numbers, one for me and one for my wife. Not too many gunowners readily admit that they own one of these brands.
http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?clicktype=1911Just out of interest do Springfield still offer the Model 1911A1? and if so what would be the cost of picking one up over there?
Alternatively does anyone else offer the 1911A1 that you could recommend. I have been out of the swim and have no idea what may be currently on offer.