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(2/10/03 9:57:09 am)
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Does anybody have an opinion on the quality of Charles Daly 1911-A1s?

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Tlynn, one of the moderators here has one and loves it.




Ignorance is a crime in 49 states. In the other one it is bliss.




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(2/10/03 10:20:49 am)
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Hi ADV......welcome to TFF.

Charles Daly's are decent guns, but not quite up to the quality of the Big 3....Colt, Kimber, and Springfield.

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(2/11/03 1:06:58 am)
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I have had two. The first one went back to the factory after the first day of (trying to, at least) shooting. Worst POS I have ever had. The factory elected to replace it rather then repair it. All well and good except that I had to wait another 15 days to make my "Socialist Would be Masters" (AKA the Gov. of California) happy before I could pick up my gun.

The second one had some jamming problems at first (first 200-300 rounds) but with use and a change to Wilson Mags has come a pleasing reliability. Enough so that it is now one of the two guns on my carry permit. Full power .230 gr loads print 4" below POA at 25 yards. I may look into installing an adj rear sight to help take care of that.

Other then that, I know longer have any complaints re the gun. Would I buy one again? Yes if money was tight. Otherwise I would probably try a Kimber or Springfield.

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Hi Ted......and welcome to TFF.

Thanks for your input.
 

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I had a chance to get one of these this past weekend. It was about $35 more than what I had in my pocket at the time. I went with the Ruger P97 instead!!
 

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I bought one about 3 months ago. I have fired about 300 rnds of ball ammo through it of all mgr brands. Not a single jam and real nice groups up to 25yrds. I was told the mags it came with are a different band then they use to come with. Nice gun for the price.Under $400 new.:cool:
 

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If you get one look carefully for parts that don't appear to be fitted to the gun re: gaps where they don't belong and the absence of all grinding marks normally found inside.
 
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