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GSG 1911 Help Please

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by polizei1, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Hey everyone...I know some of you here have the GSG 1911, and I need some help!

    My plan was to order a GSG through a local dealer (who gets them from a distributor), however, I'm quite confused on the models. I was under the impression that there was only one model, but through more extensive research, there seem to be several.

    Now the reason I'm concerned is because I was told that a company in the US (possibly even ATI) is swapping the parts of the German GSG for the "American" version, which is cheaper material. I have no evidence to support this, as it's just hear-say, so I was hoping someone could possibly provide some insight.

    Now, I've seen models with:

    Threaded barrels/non threaded barrels
    FCS/No FCS
    Black trigger/Silver trigger
    Flat backstrap/raised backstrap
    Wood grips/Black grips (non-aftermarket)
    GSG Rollmark
    Slanted RCS/Straight RCS
    Short Beavertail/Long Beavertail

    In addition, some seem to just say "Made in Germany" on the slide, like this:

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    And some have ATI trademark, and a lot of other information:

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    Wood vs. Black

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    FCS:

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    Non FCS:

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    You should be able to see (I think) all of the differences in those pictures...

    So comes my conclusion, I am so confused right now, and have no idea if they are all amazingly well (as all the reviews I've read), or if one or two are better? Is there a particular model/design I should watch out for?

    Any information would be very helpful!

    -Cody
     
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  2. AZ Husker

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    Confusing...I'd buy a Colt.
     

  3. Quack

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    all of them and get a Marvel Conversion ;)
     
  4. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Saving for an EMP and my Brown, can't afford a Marvel on top of this. :rofl:
     
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    The 2nd and 5th photos look like the early Shot Show display model from long before they came out. See the allen-head screw on the trigger guard?
     
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    The threaded barrel adapter is aftermarket, i got mine from silencerco. I also changed out my mainspring housing with a wilson one to a flat one, it came curved. Also changed the bevertail to one with bump.
     
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    Pictures 2 and 5, just looks like something that came out of a frankenstein movie...check out that BTGS! Did someone from Fusion fitted that BTGS to that frame?! :rofl:
     
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    I had a GSG-5PK, and there was an ATI marking on there, in addition to the GSG marking. It has been a while, but IIRC, there's a transfer of firearm for ATF's record, since ATI is bringing it in and distributing thru ATI. So if you have a problem with GSG's gun, you send it back to ATI for warranty work.
     
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    :agree: as this one was well under 800.00$:

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    It's a 22LR 1911...not a 45ACP...

    I'll be a cold day in hell when I spend $800 on a 22LR pistol.
     
  12. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    That's what I'm saying...of course everyone will say to get a Marvel or Kimber or whatever, but at the end of the day, that's quite a bit of money, which I would much rather spend on another 1911.

    Cheap .22 based off a 1911, for $300 OTD, I can't beat the price! I was just so confused on the differences. :rofl:
     
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    Either of the Marvel or Kimber conversion kit can be had for around $300-350. And the quality is better.

    Buds has a Kimber conversion for $289.
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_40/products_id/411535302
     
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    the Marvel is only ~$50 more, sure it's not a complete gun, but IMO much nicer than the GSG.

    FWIW, the Marvel is an aluminum slide, where as the GSG is a Zamak (Zinc) slide.

    buy once, cry once ;)
     
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    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Yea, but you're forgetting that I don't have a 1911 yet...so the slide alone would be useless!!!! :rofl:
     
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    then don't waste your $ until you get a 1911 :tongueout:
     
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    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Well, it'll be quite a while until I get a 1911 that will allow for the conversion. We'll see...I'm not 100% set on it yet.