Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by lead, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    Anyone familiar with Detonics? I found a 45, single action, 1911 type pistol in a shop today. There was no model name or number, just Detonics .45. It had a 4 digit serial number, and was made in Washington.
    Are they any good? This was priced under $300 and looked like it was in very good shape. Thanks.
  2. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Detonics pretty much invented the "cut down" 1911 in my book. Never owned one, but fired several and all were top notch. They even made their own caliber for a while - (.451 Detonics) - never shot any of that so can't comment on it. Seems to me that Stash247 has or had a few of these and will probably comment shortly. Assuming decent shape that sounds like a great price to me. But I have no books to look it up...

  3. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    The Blue Book has very little on Detonics.

    The 2005 Standard Catalog shows the entire line with suggested values exceeding that price on all models. I would say it's a very good deal.
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    That's a good deal. Buy it.