My new baby .. Metro Arms Corp American Classic II 1911

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  1. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Some of you guys called it after I bought my first 1911 Ruger about 6 months ago.
    Here I am again, with my 2nd 1911:D


    I have been eyeing a full size 1911 in 9mm. I just thought it would he a helluva range gun. Fun to shoot, low recoil and accurate being SA

    I have been looking at something in the price range of a Rock Island or similar gun for a few weeks now. I found this at my LGS but it was stainless and had alot of nice features I liked but out of my budget.
    I compared it to a Kimber, but the Kimbers factory sights were just flat black, front and back, no dots:( and it was about $300 more

    I went back to the store that had this gun and ask if he could work with the price since I wasn't looking for a stainless and he would have to order an Armsco gun special to get the sights I wanted.

    He worked with me and I bought it for $550

    I just cannot describe how well the gun is built. While I am somewhat of a 1911 novice, I know how to spot good craftsmanship

    The gun has a rock solid slide to frame fit. It has a consistant 4.75 pound trigger pull that is fairly crisp with very little creep. Breaking it down , I did find the barrel bushing to be a little tight, but I can live with that given how accurate it seems to be. I found no tool marks left on the finish inside the frame. They seem to have their struff together for sure.
    Today I took it out and ran a few magazines through of just plinking ammo
    147 gr ball standard load. I found that it does shoot about 2 inches low at 30 feet with this ammo but is very stable laterally

    Once I figured that out it was banging the steel plates at 75 feet with no problem

    From a rest I was able to get really nice groups. The gun had a little more recoil that I thought it might, but I will also run some lighter loaded 124 grain through it this weekend and compare

    I had not heard about Metro Arms Corp. They are a competitor to Armscor and a major manufacturer located in the Phiilipines
    They have been importing 1911s into the US for several years now. The model I have is the American Classic II in 9mm, stainless
    The hard wood grips are beautiful and feel great in the hand. Standard 5 inch barrel, and Novak type rear sites stand tall and complement that gun and points very naturually. The grip safety has a nice speed bump on it which was just a bonus to me as well as the extended thumb safety

    There are alot of features built into this gun. I know its an import and some people might look down on it.
    Look, there is nothing wrong with Kimbers and Colts, I just didn't have the budget to get one and this little experiment is just for a range shooter, not a SD gun. I am quite pleased with the gun so far. The one drawback is that for that price, you only get one magazine, so while at the store I bought a Wilson Combat, which I shot in the gun tonight and it is pictured below

    I hope you guys enjoy the pics as much as I enjoyed shooting this gun this evening!



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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    It's a right pretty 1911 and seems to shoot pretty good, too!!
     

  3. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Good score db. That a purdy pistol you got there. Never heard of them either but looks to be a shooter.

    :cool:
     
  4. crystalphoto

    crystalphoto Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is a very nice looking pistol, db! Nice shootin'. Nice writeup.
     
  5. jedwil

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    Great looking 1911 and nice photos......
     
  6. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    you can come shoot it anytime:D
     
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    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks....
     
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    Never heard of Metro Arms Corp but I will be checking them out. Good looking, good shooting piece :).

    Did your wife type that for you? :p
     
  9. flyingtiger85

    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

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    Nice close-up pictures,I like it a lot!I like the stainless guns because they look better with holster wear unlike blued guns sometimes over time.And the cost of ammo 9mm is a plus also.But still powerful enough.
     
  10. Potter

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    Very nice indeed...love the grips and the photos...shoots well too....well done.
     
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    Nice looking. Shoots good. That's all that matters.
     
  12. carver

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    That is one good looking pistol DB! With good quality ammo, I would not hesitate to carry it for SD. Once you've shot it enough to be sure it works when needed!
     
  13. 4Anaconda

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    very nice looking 1911... I see they borrowed the grips from the Kimber raptor... :)
     
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  14. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    that sure looks like them.

    Good eye on that
     
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    carver Moderator Supporting Member

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    Gotta ask, how many rounds does the mag hold?
     
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