Way back when I was a wee new 1911 addict I saw an add for Christensen Arms 1911s and thought they were the ish. Now, as a matured addict, I never see them on here. What is the consensus on them?
That's their more recent line. When they first hit the scene they had a standard $1,700 1911 that was more in line with a typical Sig or Ruger in terms of fit and finish.I always thought Christensen 1911s were one of the earliest titanium 1911s which made them sort of boutiquish and expensive. I have handled a couple and IMO fit and finish is on par with many semi/customs. Never shot one. The ones I’ve seen were in the $3-$4k price range. They are known more for their accurate rifles.
Price wise, sure, but notice I said fit and finish? The $1,700 Christensen's were overpriced in my opinion. The fit was sloppy like a Colt, rattled the same when you shake it. The finish was delicate like a Kimber Eclipse. The slide needed to be dehorned in the worst way.Feel like that’s a big gap between Sig or Ruger 1911s.