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High Standard 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Jim S., Feb 19, 2010.

  1. I was in a Cabelas store today and saw a High Standard 1911 that was a basic mil-spec at what I thought was a good price. Not much over $450.00.
    I remember High Standard from way back but haven't heard anything about them in a long time.
    Anyone know anything about this gun?
    Forged frame and slide?
    Lot of Mim parts?
    Anything at all?
  2. zdragon23c

    zdragon23c s&w&me

    Dec 23, 2007
    cast frame/slide is standard for HS.
    get an all forged Springer GI instead...seriously.

  3. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    This gun would be the same as a Rock Island gun, and the others made by Armscor.
    It's made in the Philippines, and sold under the High Standard name.

    High Standard does make some American made 1911's, but those are all over 1000.00.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Identical to the Rock Island GI and made by Armscor in the Philippines.

    Mine works great.
  5. RonS

    RonS Millennium Member

    May 27, 1999
    Oh, USA
    What Bac said. The one I examined at Gander Mountain seemed well put together. FWIW, that is about $50 less than I paid for my GI LW Champion last year.