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Another new one hitting the market...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bac1023, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. bac1023

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    Guys, check this out:

    http://www.coarmsusa.com/

    My dealer allerted me to them a couple weeks back.

    He placed an order for the Scorpion. He said when it comes in he's going to hold it for me to look at before it hits the shelves. If I like it, I'm going to take it.

    If you click on the link above and then click on Scorpion 1911 under products, you'll see it. It looks real nice for an MSRP of $1199. I'm thinking I could get it around a grand or so, which is a little less than a CBOB these days.

    It looks like it has some good features, like an enhanced frame and nice checkering. Everything is forged too.

    I posted some info and specs.




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    The C.O. Arms Scorpion is the original high quality 1911 made by C.O. Arms. With a forged stainless steel slide and frame, the craftsmanship of this pistol is unmistakable. The Scorpion model also features a match grade barrel and quality high-end sighting system that truly sets it apart and above others in its class.

    With a close attention to detail and an evidence of raw talent, the men and women at C.O. Arms work to create a timeless, American-made product that will please any gun owner or enthusiast who shares in the legacy of the 1911.

    Technical Specs for C.O.Arms Scorpion
    MSRP: $1199


    Frame: Forged stainless steel with checkered front strap
    Slide: Forged stainless steel with rear cocking serrations
    Sight cuts: Novak low pro
    Barrel: 4 ¼ in forged stainless steel with broach cut rifling
    Sights: Novak style
    Trigger: 3 hole light weight adjustable
    Hammer: Commander Style
    Mainspring Housing: Flat
    Grip Safety: .250 beavertail
    Slide stop: Extended to rear
    Thumb Safety: standard
    Magazine release: Standard
    Guide rod: Full Length
    Barrel Bushing: Match grade stainless steel
    Lowered and flared ejection port, throated barrel, with hand fit internal parts.
    Magazines: 2
    Grip screws: hex head





    Strangly enough, the company is starting out with this Scorpion commander and a 3.5" barrel 1911 with a full sized frame called AWP. They aren't building a full size 1911 yet. The owner told my dealer they should be ready to ship in a few weeks. If I like it, I'll be picking it up for sure. :)

    We may have a nicely fitted, reasonably priced new 1911 on the market. :dunno:

    Thoughts?
     
  2. BubbaShoots

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    I appreciate your willingness to look and report. This looks like a value, on paper. Competition serves us well providing us best values. I look forward to your report when you have seen it.
     


  3. PlasticGuy

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    I've seen a few ads for it in a couple of magazines. I'm interested to hear what you think of the quality. However, a 3.5" 1911 with a full sized grip is just wierd. The barrel is too short for it to be a good range gun. The grip is too long to be an ideal ccw choice. It seems like it wouldn't do anything very well.
     
  4. Tactical black

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    Looks decent in the pics but it's always hard to tell without holding it in person. I can't say I like the roll marks much though.
     
  5. bac1023

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    True, but the Scorpion pictured above is a true commander at 4.25". I wouldn't touch the other one.
     
  6. bac1023

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    I don't either, but they aren't nearly as bad as some. :whistling:
     
  7. rsxr22

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    I think the AWP model looks really attractive. It will be tough with them to compete with all of the other companies out there especially with them being right around the same price point as most. Im all for competition but in order to beat the competition these days you have to offer something better or the same at a cheaper price. I guess well just have to wait and see what goes on
     
  8. Hokie1911

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  9. bac1023

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    Its not as bad as the Desert Eagle 1911. :tongueout:
     
  10. bac1023

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    The AWP seems odd to me with a full size frame and 3.5" barrel. I do believe its the only one like that on the market. It also has an aluminum frame.
     
  11. Hokie1911

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    True. That's a bargain. Half the price....double the rollmark. Woohoo.
     
  12. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    I'll have mine in a couple days. :supergrin:
     
  13. drc767

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    Interesting....They are out of the Memphis, TN area. I sent an email and asked about their dealer program.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Cool Dave.

    Let me know how you make out. :)
     
  15. So, that's the definition of: Glaring

    :supergrin:
     
  16. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I like it. Good looking gun. Roll marks aren't any worse than any STI I've ever seen.
     
  17. Colt made at least two different models like that. "Commanding Officers" was one (I once owned the 9mm version), but I can't remember the other.

    (Found it - Lt. Commander)

    Some pics here:
    http://www.brianenos.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=103885
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010
  18. bac1023

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    Nobody makes anything currently though, as far as I know.
     
  19. Russ424

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. :goodpost:

    However the Scorpian looks great and seems to be priced well. As far as I am concerned the more 1911 manufactures the better :wavey: