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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by eaglefrq, Feb 8, 2011.


  1. eaglefrq

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    I picked up a LNIB American Tactical Imports 1911GI last night and just got back from the range. I saw it at a local pawn shop and to be honest, I couldn't tell if it had ever been fired. They wanted $430 for it and I got it for $400. Big shout out to bac1023 for the info on the gun and price recommendation. :wavey:

    Out of the box it had these hideous brown plastic grips. The action was smooth and felt nicely balanced. I gave it a thorough cleaning and off to the range this morning.

    I changed the grips to some Hogue rubberized and it feels nicer. I'm going to get a set of custom ebony wood grips made shortly.

    I'm not a fan of the military sights, and I will probably change them at a later date. I only ran 50 rounds through it since it was an outdoor range and there was a nice cold wind blowing. I shot from 15yds with a combination of one eye and both eyes open. I'm still learning the both eye method. I also did some "semi" rapid fire (the range doesn't like it), so I had a couple of fliers on the outer edge of the target.

    Here are the pics...

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  2. Quack

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    Congrats!!!

    all the one's i've handled were well built.
     

  3. picturethis

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    What's with the "All ammo used on our range must be purchased here" thing? That's a bit odd...

    Nice looking gun for the price!!
     
  4. eaglefrq

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    That's the first and probably last time I will use that range. They don't charge for the range use, but you have to buy all your ammo and targets there.

    I normally go to an indoor range in Stafford and it's cheaper and you can bring your own ammo. Their prices are actually competitive with bulk purchase.