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First 1911: Pics and Range Report "Metro Arms American Classic Deluxe"

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by doc540, Sep 5, 2009.


  1. doc540

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    MetroArms budget .45 - "American Classic II Deluxe"

    This is what I found when I opened the box.

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    (note date of test fire: 7/25/09..this must be a fresh one)

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    My local FFL knows more about 1911's than I do, and he was impressed with the action, trigger, fit and finish.

    Grips will be changed.

    There's just something about owning my first 1911. Feels like a real semiauto pistol. It's not a Wilson, Baer, or Gold Cup, but if it fits my needs I'll work my way up to a premium 1911.

    more to follow...
     

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  2. doc540

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    Back from the range.

    First report
    Trigger is around 6lbs, gunsmith will tune that down just a bit
    Sights are shooting about 2" right at 10-15yds, gunsmith will tune that too.
    Gun shot perfectly, ate cheap Monarch hardball
    Grip swap will help a little, but nothing critical.
    Best gun for the money I've ever bought.

    First eight rounds out of the gun, standing, 30 feet, about 2" right
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    Second two mag's, 16 rounds, 30 feet, learning to compensate for the sight
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    After 50 rounds down the pipe, here's 8 rounds at 30 feet, standing
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    Dropped it off with my gunsmith who'll correct the sights, tune the trigger a bit, and give it a general once-over internally.

    I see a Colt in my future.:cool:
     

  3. bac1023

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    Congrats!

    I've got the Firestorm DLX, which is the same 1911.

    Its been great.


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  4. Jason D

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    Looks pretty good.

    Check out Altamont for a new set of grips.
    I am fairly impress with their work.
     
  5. Morgo

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    looks good :)
     
  6. tous

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    GET A ROPE!

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    Thank GOD they gave you a trigger lock.

    Now, I feel so much safer. :supergrin:

    Nice pistol, mi amigo.
     
  7. bac1023

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    Yeah, they are funny.
     
  8. krunchnik

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    THE CROW

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    I have never heard of Metro Arms but they look pretty decent,Congrats on your first 1911,your hooked.:wow:
     
  9. bac1023

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    Metro are made in the Phillipines.
     
  10. 87'vette

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    I wouldn't change the grips. They look great.
    Nice pistola.
    Enjoy.
     
  11. jrs93accord

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    Good looking pistol.
     
  12. bac1023

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    I'm sure you'll have one before long. :supergrin:
     
  13. custom2

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    Before you send the gun out to have the sights adjusted, you might want to have someone else shoot it just to make sure it's not operator error. Just sayin. Looks good though. Maybe I will pick up one of these or the Firestorm for another project gun. My Fusion build fell through :sadangel:
     
  14. doc540

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    Yep, good advice.

    I invited the range owner and pistol instructor to shoot it. He confirmed: 2" right
     
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    It is funny you should say that. I called Southern Ohio Gun a few months ago inquiring about them. Unfortunately, they were out of stock at the time. I am going to look into the Firestorm 1911 like yours. I found a vendor that has a decent price on them.
     
  16. bac1023

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    They're great for the money.
     
  17. HAIL CAESAR

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    Can't they afford a plastic box or a gun rug???? If I'm spending that much money...........dang it wrong thread.......forget I said anything LOL.
     
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    Nice shootin my friend:cool::wavey:
     
  20. peaman

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    liberal look

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    I've got one just like this in middle Georgia. It's in like new conditon. Just like the pics above. 375 FTF takes it. steven_jack_smith@yahoo.com

    Let me know if it's not right to post like this and i will not do it. I'm just to lazy to take the pics and post them.