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Did anyone get that 1911 deal on black friday?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by F2CMaDMaXX, Dec 2, 2014.

  1. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Sportsmans were selling the Para 1911 expert in stainless for essentially $299!!

    Anyway, friends who bought this have both really liked it, it shoots amazingly well and the finishing inside doesn't need any stoning/dremmel work at all.

    Whilst mine is only just going on the bench to be stripped/cleaned/lubed, i do want to get the warranty registered. But i cannot find how to do that :(
     
  2. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I got one. First 1911 so I have nothing to compare it too. Looks beautiful, made all my glocks look ugly... Well uglier. Mine had some machining marks on the barrel and barrel hood. But a little polish took it right out. Really happy with it, especially for the price.
     
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  3. 9MilMan

    9MilMan Milwaukie Active Member

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    I got one. Also my first 1911, but looks and feels great. Haven't fired it yet. CURRENTLY, you can get the blued one at Sportsmans for even a few bucks cheaper.
     
  4. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I would have but then I'd have to explain to my better half why I spent so much more on 1911's that I've bought in the past.:rolleyes:
     
  5. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    That's easy, this is a sale of the century kind of thing :) Can't pass it up ;)

    You can get the blued version for $275 right now (after $100 rebate) - the stainless was the black friday special.

    Seems the receipt is all you need for the lifetime warranty, it's a pretty well fitted gun and also my first 1911. Put 150 rounds through it to today, it shoots really pretty well, well balanced. Not a single feed issue, including some critical defence.
     
  6. Sharpener

    Sharpener Clackamas County New Member

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    I've been wishing I would have gone to get one of those. Pretty amazing deal for a stainless 1911.
     
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  7. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Only thing I'm not liking is the grips, functionally fine, but not lookers :(

    Loads of options out there though, so grip shopping now :)
     
  8. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    I picked up the black nitride version and I am not thoroughly impressed. I see several major mold lines on the frame that should have been taken off prior to the nitride coating being put on. Trigger is not very good and is very soft aluminum alloy. I already have a couple little nicks on it and haven't taken it out, only did some small adjustments on the screw. Haven't shot it yet but I hope it works ok. If nothing else it's a great start to a custom 1911 for under $300. Hopefully the rebate comes quick so I can order a new trigger, hammer and safety lever.
     
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  9. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    When I was so looking into them for black friday, finish on the 'para-coat' version as in question. But the gun was otherwise pretty good, they're worth 275 of anyone's money though in my opinion.

    Trigger is plastic... at least on the stainless Expert. I've a little quibble over the pull just before it breaks, but I'm still looking into that.
     
  10. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    The main spring housing is also plastic, which isn't surprising. As for the trigger, I will have to check. It is not a crisp, clean pull either. It felt like aluminum, but it could be a coating as well. It did mar up pretty easily so it very well could be plastic. Just another thing on the list to be "fixed" along with a combat hammer, extended thumb safety, and slide release. It will be a good project though and will fit a niche as a modern 1911 once complete, right next to my GI and officers model 1911's.

    I only wish it had front slide serrations....:cool:
     
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  11. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    About a dozen guys on Armslist did, selling for msrp.. I just laughed.
     
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  12. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I was gon a say mope on the mainspring housing but you're right, it was plastic when I tore it down. Keeps the weight off I guess, it feels good.

    What's a combat hammer and why would you want one?

    Gonna say I don't feel the need for the extended lock and safety though.
     
  13. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yeah, you know why? My Sportsmans wasn't limiting numbers per customer :(
     
  14. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    The Expert came with a combat hammer, not a spur like the GI models. I will be replacing the trigger, slide stop, thumb safety and hammer as a set to get some stainless accents on it. Functionality is fine as is, just a way of personalizing it I suppose more than anything. Its the first gun I have bought brand spankin' new in quite some time so I figure I can make some cosmetic changes to suit my tastes a little.
     
  15. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    I really wanted one if those sweetheart deals. Oooh well. :)

    Next year!
     
  16. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I like the idea of the stainless accents, one thing I like about stainless versions is all stainless parts, the expert has black accents, which I'm ok with, but prefer stainless.

    What will replacing the trigger do for feel? If anything, or is it just for the looks? I'll be honest, I don't k of how the 1911 trigger works vs "traditional" types.
     
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    tackleberry Vancouver Member

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    I got one, got it out of the store and the wife took it away claims it's a Christmas present and I have not seen it since....:confused:
     
  18. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Plastic components on a 1911?! :eek:

    o_OBLASPHEMY!! o_O

    Sounds like everyone "got what they paid for", but still sounds like a decent buy for a starter base for a build gun.
     
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  19. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Oh absolutely, it shoots really well, I love it, but there are a couple of things I'd like to fiddle with, it was 200% woRuth what we paid :)

    Forgot to mention, had an idea for the front sight, bore out the hole a little and put a thicker fibre in there.
     
  20. 01rednavigator

    01rednavigator salem Active Member

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    I was really tempted to get it, it would make a great beater/woods gun at that price.