A couple years ago I picked up an AO 1911 because I wanted a WWII repro. Well it didn't take long to realize that I didn't much like the repro after all. Don't get me wrong, it was a great gun and was flawless. Except for the sights, I wanted to shoot it and the sights were worthless.
So I moved on from there.
Replace the trigger and tuned it to 3 lbs (this was to be a range gun). The internals were high quality so I was able to tune it without replacing anything, pretty good considering that when tuning a 1911 from RIA I usually need to replace everything.
What's your favorite gun lube?
I'm thinking about building my own 1911 from scratch (I know how large an undertaking that it as and all that's involved, no need to lecture me on that). I want to make a custom gun with everything I like and nothing I don't. Hard to find a complaint that does it all and I really really enjoy projects like this no matter the time and $$ involved.
I went back and forth between a Springfield and various Philippines' 1911s but, when I got an "in stock" notification from Bud's about the Girsan MC1911, I pulled the trigger (pun intended)... Not only this is my first 1911, first firearm chambered in 45ACP but also my first that is not polymer based. I am not very up to date with 1911 terminology, nor know how one should/shouldn't feel like, so I can say I'm very neutral & unbiased and possibly a tad ignorant...
Para Ordnance was acquired right after SHOT in 2012 by Freedom Arms, owner of several popular gun manufactures such as Remington, Marlin and Bushmaster to name a few. Currently the rumor is that Para 1911's will be rebranded as Remington's being the larger brand. They will have the full range of 1911's that Para offered on the line.
Look for an announcement about this coming later on this year.
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