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Full Size Citadel 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Jaybo, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    Figured I'd show and tell my Citadel.

    I've done a bunch to it cosmetically because it shot rather nice, so I figured I would "dress it up" a bit.

    Before:

    Citadel-Stock5.jpg

    So I had to fix all the ugly and make some "niceties"

    Jeweled the barrel hood and polished the barrel and machined some flutes into the slide (top and bottom):

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  2. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    I didnt like the slide stop button, so I filed it down, and cut a recessed spot on my drill press:

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    Then I got a EGW barrel bushing and plug. I really like the clean look:

    1911CitUpgrde_64.jpg

    While it was being fluted, I went ahead and had them mill off the logo and stamp, because I didnt like that either! (not a huge fan of logos on my guns) I replaced the stock slide stop with an extended one, because I had to turn the gun in my hand to reach the button with my thumb. It was not a drop in fit, and had some pretty rough edges on it. Filed it down quite a bit and made it snag free. Now its very nice to operate!

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  3. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    Now Its back from being Cerakoted in a two tone Tactical Gray and Titanium. I really like the way it turned out, and he also did both magazines to match! Very nice touch. I have to get the sites replaced, but I havnt decided what to get yet, if anyone has some recomendations, I'm all ears.

    TactGry-Titanium_29.jpg

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    Im currently working on some custom grips for it, and I hope to have those done by this weekend.

    Let me know what you guys think!
     
  4. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Looks good. I really like the fluting.
     
  5. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Looks good. Now let's shoot that thang!! :thumbup: :D
     
  6. krawl

    krawl Oregon Member

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    Work looks good.
     
  7. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    really like the fluting! I want that on my RIA. I also like the barrel work you did, how was that done?
     
  8. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    I took the barrel to a local guy and he did the whole thing for 10 bucks!
     
  9. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    who is this guy? I wish I was local to your area
     
  10. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Time to post up some more detailed pics. :thumbup:
     
  11. shoggoth80

    shoggoth80 Greater Seattle Area Member

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    Looking good. How does the Citadel shoot? I own a RIA tactical (also made by Armscor) and love the thing. Only mods done to it were some Hogue grips, and some Mother's metal polish on the feed ramp (to make it feed SWCs a little better).
     
  12. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    As I stated at the begining, I feel it shot really nice. This is my first pistol I have owned that could hit anything past 40 ft (reliably) I put just short of 200 rounds through it at this point, (which I have been told isnt even breaking it in) and I had no issues with the Magtech 230 grain FMC rounds. It feeds hollow points manually, but I have not fired any yet, but that will be rectified soon.

    It did shoot a little low and to the left, but a slight rap with a punch on the front site and that cleared that problem up. I am going to pull together a range report with pics once I get the new sights put on it, because I hear these guns shoot differently with different manufacturers, so we will see. Thats still a couple weeks out.

    Over all I am very happy with it. :D
     
  13. sports-shooter

    sports-shooter Seattle East Side Member

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    I'm just curious, where did you have it done for cerakote?
     
  14. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

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    I had my gun Cerakoted by a guy by the name of Mike in Port Orchard.

    Daughertys Guns

    His prices are very reasonable, and he's done a large variety of different firearms. He's also an FFL.
     
  15. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    You're welcome. :thumbup:
     
  16. Seabee Patriot

    Seabee Patriot Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    I just bought a Citadel. I love this thing. I would however like to replace the sights. Any suggestions/recommendations on that? Also thinking about swapping out the grips but I'm not sure if there is a specific type that fits better than most?
     
  17. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    Jeweled barrels are just not my thing I guess. IMO that is kinda tacky. :/ Maybe it is just how the camera makes it look. Otherwise it looks p cool.
     
  18. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    Best looking Citadel I've ever seen!
     
  19. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Good job.
     
  20. Krazyrngr

    Krazyrngr Tacoma Member

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    Ya know Ive still been having a difficult time choosing but i prob will end up with the Citadel over the RIA, I kinda like the front and rear serrations plus I like the fact it comes witht he two mags instead of one, mind if I asked what you paid for yours if you got in new?