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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Samsondog04, Jun 30, 2010.
What are you're thoughts and comments.
ive never shot one but i fondled one at knob creek's full auto shoot last year. They seemed to be built very solid and frame to slide fit was exceptional, but i do not know anyone that has one to comment anymore on them
I purchased one in december 09...i had it for less than a month..the first day i i attempted to put 50 rounds through it..on round 42 the sear broke...got the gun back a week later..started to have hammer follow shortly after..sent it back again and got it back..the bushing was also loose and the gun shot low. I would never buy one again..after talking to their smith several times i came to the conclusion the guy was incompetent and a poor gunsmith at best...
Sounds like they are not that great a deal
I wanted one if and when they ever build one without a rail, but I keep hearing bad reports.
I was turned away from them by the article I read in September 2009 issue of "On Target Magazine." Mass Ayoob reviewed the DS 1911 and I was just not that impressed. Secondly, the test example shown on pictures had a clear and nasty, may I add, linear scratch spanning the entire length of the recoil spring housing(?) [hey I love my 1911, just might not be up on all the correct nomenclature ] on the right side, and just a small scratch on the left side. I am sorry, but for 1.2K that is unacceptable! Look for yourself:
My 700$ Colt O1991 looks better than that.
After reading the following, it all made sense:
Instruction From The Editor To The Journalist:
Frangible Arms just bought a four page color ad in our next issue. They sent us their latest offering, the CQB MK-V Tactical Destroyer. I told Fred to take it out to the range to test. He’ll have the data for you tomorrow.
Feedback From Technician Fred:
The pistol is a crude copy of the World War II Japanese Nambu type 14 pistol, except it’s made from unfinished zinc castings. The grips are pressed cardboard. The barrel is unrifled pipe. There are file marks all over the gun, inside and out.
Only 10 rounds of 8mm ammunition were supplied. Based on previous experience with a genuine Nambu, I set up a target two feet down range. I managed to cram four rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. I taped the magazine in place, bolted the pistol into a machine rest, got behind a barricade, and pulled the trigger with 20 feet of 550 cord. I was unable to measure the trigger pull because my fish scale tops out at 32 pounds. On the third try, the pistol fired. From outline of the holes, I think the barrel, frame, magazine, trigger and recoil spring blew through the target. The remaining parts scattered over the landscape.
I sent the machine rest back to the factory to see if they can fix it, and we need to replace the shooting bench for the nice people who own the range. I’ll be off for the rest of the day. My ears are still ringing. I need a drink.
Article Produced By The Journalist:
The CQB MK-V Tactical Destroyer is arguably the deadliest pistol in the world. Based on a combat proven military design, but constructed almost entirely of space age alloy, it features a remarkable barrel design engineered to produce a cone of fire, a feature much valued by Special Forces world wide. The Destroyer shows clear evidence of extensive hand fitting. The weapon disassembles rapidly without tools. At a reasonable combat distance, I put five holes in the target faster than I would have thought possible. This is the pistol to have if you want to end a gunfight at all costs. The gun is a keeper, and I find myself unable to send it back.
Thanks for the info.
I just recently purchased one; looking forward to trying it out. Looks great although my rear sight is slightly canted to the right. I will give an update when able.
I spoke with Gary at DSC and he issued me a call tag to send the slide in for the rear sight; so that issue is currently being taken care of. All is good so far.
Well, let us know how it turns out.
Will do. I have to say that so far I really like the gun; it feels great in my hand and upon complete dis-assembly and inspection it all looks good. I'm looking forward to shooting it.