Have you seen this Under $400.00 1911?

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  1. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/2UX2247000-1.html

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    Umarex USA Regent R100 1911 Semi Automatic Handgun .45 ACP 5" Barrel 7 Rounds Hogue Checkered Grips Black Finish
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    Our Low Price: $396.78


    Manufacturer: Umarex USA UX2247000
    Item: 2-UX2247000
    UPC: 723364470004

    The Regent R100 is an authentic version of the classic M1911 A1. Offered with Hogue® grips and made under the strict requirements of ISO 9000 and AQAP 120 NATO quality standards, the Regent is made with a level of quality that's unparalleled for a retail of under $500.

    Specifications and features:
    Umarex USA Regent R100 1911 semi-automatic handgun
    .45 ACP caliber
    5" stainless steel, hammer-forged barrel
    1:16" RH twist, 6 rifling grooves
    7 round capacity
    M1911-A1 style grip safety
    Single-action
    Hogue checkered grips
    Steel investment cast frame
    Black finish
    Serrated ramp front and fixed notch rear sights
    Arched mainspring housing
    Low-cut ejection port
    8-3/8" overall length
    5-3/8" tall with magazine
    1-5/16" wide
    Weighs 40 ounces

    Umarex USA, one of the fastest growing sporting gun companies in the United States, introduces a 1911 style pistol, the Regent R100 pistol, chambered in .45 ACP. The pistol, introduced on the 100-year anniversary of the original M1911 pistol, has been specifically engineered for precision, durability, and accuracy.

    The steel investment cast frame gives the Regent the weight of the original M1911, while the 7-round steel detachable magazine allows for quick reloading. The wide spur hammer, arched mainspring housing, and low cut ejection port are all designed to give maximum performance and accuracy for shooters. From the grips to the barrel, the Regent is truly an outstanding value to the consumer.
  2. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    I've heard of the Regent 1911, never knew much about it though.
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  4. ehparis

    ehparis New Member

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    Sounds like something made in China. ;)
  5. jack404

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    cheers , i'll just drool for a while and wish ..
  6. H-D

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    there were rumors that they were secretly made by norinco (I WISH!!) but they are not
  7. jacksonco

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    Not a bad looking piece.
  8. RunningOnMT

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    I had never heard of this company so I googled them and found the make air guns and air soft guns....hundreds of them. I couldn't find a 1911 on their web site.

    Here's what wikipedia says:

    Umarex Sportwaffen GmbH & Co. KG is a manufacturer of air guns (including replicas of conventional firearms such as the Beretta Elite II), tear-gas and signal pistols, paintball markers under the RAM brand and airsoft guns, based in Arnsberg, Germany. The firm was founded in 1972.
    [edit] Umarex USA

    The US subsidiary of Umarex is called Umarex USA and was created in 2006 after acquiring the US marketers of the RWS brand (formerly part of Dynamit Nobel), which they continue to market. Umarex USA markets Umarex airguns in addition to many other airguns under license from various firearm brands. Umarex USA entered the tactical rimfire market in 2009 with the importation of Walther-made Colt M4 and M16 .22 LR guns. In late 2010, the company began offering a Turkish-made M1911A1 chambered in .45 ACP. Umarex USA also markets airsoft guns under the brands Combat Zone and Elite Force, and a North American exclusive brand, Tactical Force.


    I think I'll have to pass on a Turkish made 1911.
  9. JUNKKING

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    Maybe Double D can chime in here. I am thinking for some reason Colt makes those. I just asked Double D a few weeks ago for a price on a 1911 .22 LR. by Umarex. A guy at my club has an AR15 Umarex maybe it is just built like a colt not too sure but from what I hear they are the top dog in the wish it was real world. The guys Umarex shot as well as my buddys Armalite.
  10. Boris

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    I like that 12 shot 7.65Br.

    One thing I notice is they rate their barrel life at 25,000 rounds. This tells me in 4 years I will have a barrel that is half shot out.

    My XD has more than that right now and still looks new. If the barrels last only 25k then how long will the frame, slide and other parts last. Since little parts tend to break long before barrels wear out.

    My guess is if they are that cheap and the barrel won't last me 10 years, I don't want anything to do with it. I shot with a 1911 guy who put 196,000 rounds through a nice custom 1911 and he never replaced the barrel. In fact it was far from even being 25% shot out, if even that much.

    The price looks good but the extremely short barrel life they admit tells me I am better off saving my money for a real 1911.

    JMO folks. Nothing more.
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  11. American Leader

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    You can get an RIA for under $400 buckaroos! I know a really nice fellow that paid $365!
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    The 1911 .22 LR. by Umarex is manufactured by Walther and imported by Umarex.
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    1 Eyed Jack New Member

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    Interesting, we'll see how they hold up, getting to be a few 1911 .22's out there, hopefully by the time I am ready to buy the better ones will be more obvious,
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    My opinion there are other manufacturers out there that will get you better quality overall for just a bit more out of pocket. Rock Island Armory as someone else had stated. Auto Ordinance is another.

    Since I have never seen/heard/known of Umarex before today that is why i have that opinion.
  15. JUNKKING

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    Thanks Jeff I knew It was a big gun company making guns for them. Im not sure who makes their AR's but from what I hear they are a very good gun. Some of those 1911 .22's have alot of plastic on them. This Umarex looks to be a very nice gun for the money.
    I just looked at the specs also. This gun weighs 49 oz. as does a normal 1911 38 to 40 oz. Loaded magazine would be a big difference though.
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