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.
Derwood Mfg is one of the sponsors here at 1911 Addicts. Here is a preview of some of their great work!
"Holy cats!!! Grippier than a 13 year old boy in front of his first pair of TaTa's!!!"
Saw a BUNCH of 1911s at the RRA both today. I got some iPotato pics, and some info. I meet with them tomorrow for more details.
Two lines, a production/factory line, and a custom line. Also, the new poly 1911.
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