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Gsg 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jr05, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. jr05

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    Well, I just picked one up this weekend, the standard wood grip model. I took it to the range this morning after breaking it down and cleaning/lubing it last night. Had a couple FTF/FTE (2) in the first 2 mags. Also had a minor issue with the spring assembly getting bound up on the second mag which required dis-assembly.

    After re-assembling the gun, I proceeded to put 400 rounds through it, a mix of CCI std. vel. and Fedal bulk pack. Not a single issue in those 400 rounds. I did double tap drills, draw and fire, some fast as I could shoot to see if it would work, and some plinking accuracy testing (shooting .223 cases). It worked amazing in all of those. I like it so much it is currently my favorite pistol to shoot. I almost want to go out and buy another one, but I think I am going to get an STI in 9mm first, then I would have 45, 9mm, and 22lr 1911s.

    I am a little late to the GSG 1911 bandwagon, but glad I finally got one. It was everything I hoped it would be.

    Just thought I would post since I am so pleased with my purchase. Good price too. $350 OTD including a second mag.
     
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    Thanks for the report... I really go back and forth with getting one of these or just getting a Marvel conversion upper for one of my Nighthawks...
     
  4. polizei1

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    Awesome! I like mine, but I only have 50 rounds through it so far, so I can't comment on reliability.
     
  5. jr05

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    I considered the Marvel too, but for the same price (or a bit less even) I could get a dedicated 22lr pistol without having to sacrifice a frame from another gun. I made the right choice for me, but I don't think you could go wrong with either choice, they both get great reviews.
     
  6. Jason D

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    How are the quality of these guns, and are they full sized?
    I like the idea of having a Browning 1911-22, but hate the 3/4 size.
    I have a conversion kit from Kimber, but hate having to strip the top end off another 1911.

    I won't even consider chiappa.
     
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    I actually thought of getting one of those.

    It uses the same dimensions as a real 1911.
     
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    Yes.

    They're the same size as a real 1911.
     
  9. polizei1

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    Yep, same size as a government 1911 and it uses I believe 80% of the same parts. I believe most of the small parts are interchangeable, which is a nice feature.

    I think the quality is pretty nice considering they are $300-350. The only thing I don't really care for is the zinc slide, because even with a lot of oil, the slide still can stick and overall it's no where near as smooth as a normal 1911. But, you have to keep in mind, it's a .22, and it's $300. And for that, I like it and it's a hell of a weapon! The takedown is a little more cumbersome as well, but it's no big deal really. Magazines are hard to come by, and last I checked were $30/ea. That said, the sights aren't very good, but for a target .22, it's also not the end of the world either.
     
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    Yeah, they aren't too far off the 1911's design.
     
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    I have one, bought it thought it was great, ran pretty darn well at first, but after a few thousand rounds it wouldnt take the round off the mag every now and then while shooting. Also i had the issue of the barrel bushing breaking and sending my spring down range. Also there was a issue with the mags locking the slide, i think there is going to be a revision to the mags (too bad i already bought 5 extra mags).

    I know my post sounds negative, but the is light at the end of the tunnel, i have since recieved a new barrel bushing, and havent had that issue since (about 1k rounds since). I have changed the msh to a flat ed brown one, and also put a bever tail with memory bump on it. I have a threaded barrel adapter for it to use with my suppressors. And the gun runs fine now.
     
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    The zinc thing kills it for me.
    I think I might be better off just buying another Springfield GI and installing my Kimber conversion on it.
     
  14. jr05

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    It's all about price and what you want to get out of it. If you think it is worth the money to get a GI and a kimber kit (probably 2.5x the cost of the GSG), then it probably is for you. I just want to use it for random shooting and some practice when I expect high round counts and don't want to spend the money on 45 or 9mm. It really boils down to what you want, for me zinc was not an issue. It is 22lr after all, a zinc slide should last a LONG time.
     
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    I picked one up a week and half ago for 350 with 3 mags. Still havent got to go shoot it . Did like that had close to same feel as my 1911s. Hopefully can get out to shoot it this weekend
     
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    Just what every .22LR needs....a can and a rail. :rofl:
     
  19. Jason D

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    I look at it more like an excuse to buy another .45.
    Zinc might work well in a .22, but a lot of other manufactures have used it in production of cheaper guns. They are not exactly known for quality.

    I might feel differently if I could actually see one in person.
    My local dealer is way behind the curve when it comes to new guns.

    They just now are seeing Remington R1s there.
     
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    I really don't think it's much of a concern in the GSG. I did see a few pictures of one person's slide cracking, however I believe the end result was that ATI was able to send him a new slide rather quickly.

    Also, I can't recall at this time, but I remember that GSG upgraded a few of the parts because of early failure rates. Apparently not much issues have been posted since these fixes...

    But like I said, I only have 50 rounds through mine, but it really is, what it is...I received mine via a christmas present because I wanted a cheap .22 pistol and the 1911 was a natural choice. While it's obviously not perfect, you have to keep in mind it's only $300. I mean, a Wilson and Marvel will ALWAYS be better, but I just plink with it so no biggie for me!

    BTW: Seeing one in person is an awesome idea. I was blown away by the quality differences between the GSG and Chippua. There just isn't any comparison.
     
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