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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Ruggles, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Ruggles

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    I like the looks of the AWP.
     
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    Yeah it looks nice :)

    I really like the Scorpion's look as well.
     
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    I like the Scorpion better. The AWP seems odd with such a short slide on a full size frame.
     
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    "I started looking for a high quality, less expensive, 100% USA made (except for the mags), 1911 that is still handbuilt by skilled smiths for a reasonable price. That is when I ran across C.O. Arms in Millington, Tennessee. The latest issue of Gun Digest reviewed their .45ACP Scorpion pistol and gave it high marks.

    I called one of the owners of C.O. Arms and spoke with him. He was very cordial and explained to me that their guns use no MIM parts and all the parts are made in the USA using USA steel. In fact most of the internal parts come straight from Ed Brown! I am really looking forward to getting in my first order of these pistols."

    From an email to me sent by one of the dealers that is going to carry this line of 1911s.

    :)
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I do think the Scorpion is a good looking gun.
     
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    I certainly hope so as I just committed to buying a 9mm version of the Scorpion! :rofl:

    I t will be a while before I have it as it is not even built yet but I will let everyone know how it turns out.

    Price was $1295 for those interested. The one I committed too has a naked slide and a tritium front sight, non night sight white dot rear sight.

    I have high hopes, something about Tennessee and guns just goes together. :supergrin:
     
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    My dealer has the four gun package from CO Arms on the way.

    I'll check them out closely before buying one. The Scorpion would be the only one I'd consider.
     
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    Having shot all of the above....I will pass for now.
     
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    Yeah I know you are not he biggest fans of 1911 under 5", I did read that C.O. will make a Scorpion with a 5" slide upon request. :)

    I am torn between the new Wilson X Tac and the C.O. 9mm Scorpion....leaning towards the C.O. at this time.
     
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    Ruggles, I buy 1911s with full size frames only. I prefer 5", but also buy 1911s with 4" and 4.25" barrels. :)

    The EGW in my avatar has a 4" barrel, as does my carry Kimber.
     
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    Yeah I don't know what I was thinking, you carry a Kimber Pro right? I was a wee bit mixed up for some reason. Now I know you don't care for the 3" guns :)
     
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    I don't buy them. They have improved a great deal in the last few years, but I'm happy with the full framed models.

    The CO Arms AWP has a full size frame, but the barrel is shorter than what I buy.
     
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    Yeah I noticed that, I do not think I have ever seen a 3.5" slide on a full size frame. Wonder what the balance would be like on that?
     
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    Not sure.

    I'd like to handle one, actually. I believe my dealer ordered an AWP as well.
     
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    Let us know if you do handle one. My dealer is thousands of miles away!
     
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    looks like you can get a naked slide on them :)
     
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    I will say this, the grip safety fit is no where close to what Chuck does:shocked::faint: