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Just emailed these guys...

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by bac1023, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    I've been looking at this site for quite a while now and finally emailed them to see if and when they would be available in the US.

    For some reason, they really peak my interest. This isn't the first time I've started a thread on them.

    http://www.astra-arms.ch/us-model

    http://www.astra-arms.ch/daytona

    The Daytona is what I'd get if they were available here. Its modeled off the Gold Cup.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2011
    It looks like a pretty darn nice fit and finish, slide to frame fit is nice. Do you know how much, I don't see a price?
     

  3. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck Member

    180
    Sep 19, 2011
    Could do without the oversized logo/stamping on the slide an' grips - but apparently no distribution in the US at this point. It might be fun to see what these would do.
     
  4. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    I remember prices being listed before in pounds, but I don't see it now.

    I remember calculating them at just over $2K in USD. However, that may have changed. They won't be cheap, that's for sure.
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    I think they will be available here before too long. It really makes no sense that they would never be.

    I like the grips, actually.
     
  6. CMG

    CMG Member

    835
    Aug 20, 2011
    IIRC, Astra dropped all exports to the US when Interarms finally went out of business.

    They built some good guns at the time (80s & 90s), but no 1911 copies.
     
  7. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    I believe so. However, I just can't see them ignoring the US market with a 1911, no less.

    These are out of Switzerland, not Spain.
     
  8. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    I really like the looks of the Daytona. Hope they have em available so you can snag one!
     
  9. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011

    I hope so, Trent. We shall see.
     
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