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How are detonics 1911's?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by ctfireman, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. ctfireman

    ctfireman

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    I would LOVE to have an early Detonics.
     

  3. Bruce M

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    I have a Detonics MK VI. It is more accurate than am I (not difficult) and it has always been reliable. I carried it for years but finally stopped only because I was afraid I could not afford to replace it if it got lost/damaged.
     
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    I always thought the early compact Detonics were cool, but never acquired one. Super compact 1911 with no grip safety, what's not to like. :supergrin:
     
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    Do you guys think i should buy the set? What's a fair price? (The gunbroker link is just an example, my local shop has one).
     
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    Made right here in Pendergrass Ga. :patriot:
     
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    I believe that this is 'Detonics' the second go around. I thought they filed bankruptcy in late 80's and this company bought the rights?

    I had a STI Ranger II 'Detonics style' and for me the grip was too short and not comfortable for shooting. Good for carry, but not for punching holes. I like to get my pinky on the grip when possible.
     
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    Maybe it's me, doesn't it seem odd that 9/11 is commemorated this way? Seems like someone wants to cash in on the attack. :dunno:
     
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    It's Detonics THIRD go around, not the second.

    They were originally in Bellevue Washington, but marked the guns "Seattle" until the ATF made them start marking them correctly with Bellevue.

    Then they went under and resurfaced in Arizona for a very short time and then went belly up again.

    So that makes the new company Number 3.

    Tony
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    That's a different bull barrel crown for sure. Nice looking gun.
     
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    Thanks.

    They are unique 1911s.
     
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    I had to learn a different technique for racking the slide for my compact Detonics -- those stiff recoil springs. I like the gun...
     
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    +1

    I never carried my Detonics Mk VI, but otherwise, your comments echo my thoughts. It is the among the most reliable semiautos I have ever owned.

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  15. Indy_Guy_77

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    Quality and/or collectability of a Detonics pistol seems to hinge on the date and location of manufacture.

    They, like a few other companies (Charter comes to mind...) have their winners and losers as far as quality and desireability goes (not that a Charter product has ever been "collectible"...)

    The original Detonics are "the" ones to have; the company was the originator of several unique additions to the traditional 1911-style pistol...many of which have certainly gone "mainstream" to the point that they're now relatively standard. Multiple recoil springs, bull barrels, integral feed ramps, compact slides (as in, compact from the factory, not chopped-down full size slides), etc...

    -J-