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Citadel 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by AR-G23, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. AR-G23

    AR-G23 Angry Hedgehog

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    I tried the search function and didn't find anything, so I will just ask. Any one have any experience with these? I want a 1911, not necessarily for a carry gun or any other specific use, I want one mainly just to own a 1911 and all the history that goes with them. It still needs to function reliably, but I probably will never trust my life to it, I have other guns for that. If I could afford a high end semi- or full-custom job, I would, but at least for now I need acceptable to good quality for a cheap price. These appear to have a lot of features at a low cost, the only knock I have seen in any review is that the finish is not that durable. They look nice in pictures, but that doesn't mean anything. This might be the "first hit" that leads to a 1911 addiction, who knows.

    Any one handle one? Shoot one? Own one? Used to own one and hated it and no longer owns one? Any input would be great.

    http://www.legacysports.com/products/citadel/cit_m1911.html

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  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    yep, it's a good entry level 1911.
     

  3. bac1023

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    Its Armscor's new Charles Daly. Its the same line of pistols.

    Good stuff. :)


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  4. AR-G23

    AR-G23 Angry Hedgehog

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    From what I have seen, it appears bac is the authority on 1911s and he says
    "Good Stuff". So between a Taurus or a Citadel, does the Citadel get the nod?
     
  5. armslist

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    Those Charles Daly 1911s appear to have a lot of great features for the price.
     
  6. bac1023

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    Better than Taurus, in my opinion. They're also less expensive.
     
  7. bac1023

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    Yep.

    The Charles Daly name is gone and they're called Citadel now.
     
  8. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    My friends Citadel had a few minor problems. the first was the firing pin channel was gunked up with lube causing the FP to stick and the FP Stop to slide down. this was an easy fix. The other was that the trigger bow was parkerized and made the trigger heavier than it was. The trigger wouldn't slide out of the frame without some force. By just swapping out the factory trigger with one of my triggers from a Springfield Loaded (and nothing else), the trigger weight dropped to ~2.5#'s (from ~5#'s). I adjusted the sear spring to bring the weight back up and while i was in there i stoned the sear and hammer.

    After working on it, we had a pistol class the next day and he put 500rds through it w/o any problems.

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  9. BubbaShoots

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    As I recall from previous posts, Bac would choose a slingshot over a Taurus.
     
  10. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    I wish I did. :embarassed:


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  11. OrangeDonkey

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    I just spotted a Citadel Wounded Warrior 1911 today at a local shop that looked awesome. They were asking $749 for it, does anyone know if that's a good price for it. Any opinions on this particular model?


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  12. fodder1

    fodder1 Just a Member

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    This is actually a great 1911 for the price. I have a full size and I have found it to be more accurate and more reliable than any of the Springfield's I have owned. Plus the fit/finish quality was far better.

    You should be able to find one around the mid 5's. My local smith sells them for around $525.
     
  13. CMG

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    So... was that more than $600 in custom work, to get it over <$1000 reliability floor? :supergrin:
     
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  14. Quack

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