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doc540
09-05-2009, 16:30
MetroArms budget .45 - "American Classic II Deluxe"

This is what I found when I opened the box.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/American%20Classic%20II/AmericanClassic45003-1.jpg
(note date of test fire: 7/25/09..this must be a fresh one)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/American%20Classic%20II/AmericanClassic45006-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/American%20Classic%20II/AmericanClassic45007-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/American%20Classic%20II/AmericanClassic45009-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/American%20Classic%20II/AmericanClassic45011-1-1.jpg

My local FFL knows more about 1911's than I do, and he was impressed with the action, trigger, fit and finish.

Grips will be changed.

There's just something about owning my first 1911. Feels like a real semiauto pistol. It's not a Wilson, Baer, or Gold Cup, but if it fits my needs I'll work my way up to a premium 1911.

more to follow...

doc540
09-05-2009, 16:31
Back from the range.

First report
Trigger is around 6lbs, gunsmith will tune that down just a bit
Sights are shooting about 2" right at 10-15yds, gunsmith will tune that too.
Gun shot perfectly, ate cheap Monarch hardball
Grip swap will help a little, but nothing critical.
Best gun for the money I've ever bought.

First eight rounds out of the gun, standing, 30 feet, about 2" right
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/American%20Classic%20II/Targets/AmericanClassic45Targets001-1.jpg

Second two mag's, 16 rounds, 30 feet, learning to compensate for the sight
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/American%20Classic%20II/Targets/AmericanClassic45Targets003-1.jpg

After 50 rounds down the pipe, here's 8 rounds at 30 feet, standing
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/American%20Classic%20II/Targets/AmericanClassic45Targets004-1.jpg

Dropped it off with my gunsmith who'll correct the sights, tune the trigger a bit, and give it a general once-over internally.

I see a Colt in my future.:cool:

bac1023
09-05-2009, 17:28
Congrats!

I've got the Firestorm DLX, which is the same 1911.

Its been great.


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2045-1.jpg

Jason D
09-05-2009, 18:02
Looks pretty good.

Check out Altamont for a new set of grips.
I am fairly impress with their work.

Morgo
09-05-2009, 19:07
looks good :)

tous
09-05-2009, 19:47
Thank GOD they gave you a trigger lock.

Now, I feel so much safer. :supergrin:

Nice pistol, mi amigo.

bac1023
09-05-2009, 20:06
Thank GOD they gave you a trigger lock.

Now, I feel so much safer. :supergrin:



Yeah, they are funny.

krunchnik
09-05-2009, 20:30
I have never heard of Metro Arms but they look pretty decent,Congrats on your first 1911,your hooked.:wow:

bac1023
09-05-2009, 23:42
I have never heard of Metro Arms but they look pretty decent,Congrats on your first 1911,your hooked.:wow:

Metro are made in the Phillipines.

87'vette
09-06-2009, 09:27
I wouldn't change the grips. They look great.
Nice pistola.
Enjoy.

jrs93accord
09-06-2009, 16:45
Good looking pistol.

bac1023
09-06-2009, 19:55
Good looking pistol.

I'm sure you'll have one before long. :supergrin:

custom2
09-06-2009, 20:04
Before you send the gun out to have the sights adjusted, you might want to have someone else shoot it just to make sure it's not operator error. Just sayin. Looks good though. Maybe I will pick up one of these or the Firestorm for another project gun. My Fusion build fell through :sadangel:

doc540
09-06-2009, 20:12
Before you send the gun out to have the sights adjusted, you might want to have someone else shoot it just to make sure it's not operator error. Just sayin. Looks good though. Maybe I will pick up one of these or the Firestorm for another project gun. My Fusion build fell through :sadangel:

Yep, good advice.

I invited the range owner and pistol instructor to shoot it. He confirmed: 2" right

jrs93accord
09-06-2009, 20:22
I'm sure you'll have one before long. :supergrin:

It is funny you should say that. I called Southern Ohio Gun a few months ago inquiring about them. Unfortunately, they were out of stock at the time. I am going to look into the Firestorm 1911 like yours. I found a vendor that has a decent price on them.

bac1023
09-06-2009, 20:47
It is funny you should say that. I called Southern Ohio Gun a few months ago inquiring about them. Unfortunately, they were out of stock at the time. I am going to look into the Firestorm 1911 like yours. I found a vendor that has a decent price on them.

They're great for the money.

HAIL CAESAR
09-06-2009, 22:58
My Fusion build fell through :sadangel:

What happened?

Spiffums
09-07-2009, 06:33
Can't they afford a plastic box or a gun rug???? If I'm spending that much money...........dang it wrong thread.......forget I said anything LOL.

okie
09-07-2009, 12:44
Nice shootin my friend:cool::wavey:

peaman
06-04-2010, 14:59
I've got one just like this in middle Georgia. It's in like new conditon. Just like the pics above. 375 FTF takes it. steven_jack_smith@yahoo.com

Let me know if it's not right to post like this and i will not do it. I'm just to lazy to take the pics and post them.

Tactical black
06-06-2010, 18:46
I've got one just like this in middle Georgia. It's in like new conditon. Just like the pics above. 375 FTF takes it. steven_jack_smith@yahoo.com

Let me know if it's not right to post like this and i will not do it. I'm just to lazy to take the pics and post them.

There is a dedicated area for this here :)

http://glocktalk.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=39

glock2740
06-06-2010, 19:17
Congrats! Those are nice.

Sammael
06-22-2010, 21:11
Jetguns has these for 434 shipped. Seems to be an excellent gun for the money - For those who have both the Metro Arms and the RIA tactical, what would be your preference between the two?

Also, what does the maker/import stamp read on the right side of the pistol at the top of the grip? Just curious.

flynjump
06-28-2010, 21:15
Jetguns has these for 434 shipped. Seems to be an excellent gun for the money - For those who have both the Metro Arms and the RIA tactical, what would be your preference between the two?

Also, what does the maker/import stamp read on the right side of the pistol at the top of the grip? Just curious.

It says "MetroArms Corp Manila Phils.
Imported by RSA Inc Ocean NJ

I bought the exact same gun this morning, Test fired by the factory 6/16/2010

After a quick cleaning I went from the gunshop to my range. I fired two magazines fairly rapidly to check functiob ing and was rewarded with 8 shots in an inch and a half at 8 yards, Shoots to point of aim, don't need to touch the sights. Then I had three students each shoot 16 rounds (none had shot handguns prior to today) all 16 rounds each were within 4 to 5 inch groups.

The trigger breaks at just over 5 pounds very little creep or over travel.

My other 1911 is a $1700.00 custom job, this one I paid $429.95 for.

flynjump
06-28-2010, 21:22
PS Mine came in a nice hard plastic case, no cardboard! But only one magazine, bought 4 more Kimber 8 round mags for $19.95 each.

Ruggles
06-28-2010, 21:41
Nice 1911. :) I like the grips and would leave them on. It will not be your last I would wager. :)

Glocklover12
05-17-2012, 21:20
I just picked one up, I traded a G23 gen 3 that I put about 6000 rounds through. I was getting some scuff marks it was getting wore out. So I cleaned it up and was going to trade it for a 19, but I saw this bad boy and right then I knew I was walking out the door with it in hand, I gave fifty dollars boot for it, three mags and a box of fmj.

Glocklover12
05-17-2012, 21:23
I got some wrap around grips for it sweet setup.http://www.altamontco.com/shared/photos/CG-FG07-LAS102.jpg

Camu Mahubah
05-17-2012, 21:27
LMAO!! You weren't wearing that Glock out! Nuts!

Ummm...I have a Metro ACII. It's a good gun but I wouldn't have given a G23 plus $50 for it.

Also those grips are hideous. Are you trolling?

Billy10mm
05-17-2012, 21:32
I just picked one up, I traded a G23 gen 3 that I put about 6000 rounds through. I was getting some scuff marks it was getting wore out. So I cleaned it up and was going to trade it for a 19, but I saw this bad boy and right then I knew I was walking out the door with it in hand, I gave fifty dollars boot for it, three mags and a box of fmj.

Wearing it out? How exactly? My Gen 3 G23 has between 50 and 75K rounds through it and runs like a champ and looks almost brand new.

Glocklover12
05-18-2012, 06:53
I got three extra mags and a box of ammo to go with it. It came with 2 already. The fifty dollar was because the mags I got with were 21 dollars apiece, they're Chip McCormick, power 10 mags. So yeah, and it was wore out it was made in the 90's and the I bought it from my brother. He put thousands of rounds through it. He never cleaned it. I still got a couple Glocks so I ain't missing it... And not those grips are not ugly I like them they reduce recoil.

Glocklover12
05-18-2012, 07:00
My brother got it from a police trade in. He got bored it, so I bought it from him. He shot it almost everyday fifty rounds everyday. I noticed some problems, with it the slide on the bottom, of the slide it had chips in the metal, a fact that I did not tell the shop. The sights where loose, on the front. It was put through hell. I only bought it from my brother because he was asking 200 for it, I got 400 for it in the trade.

Camu Mahubah
05-18-2012, 09:30
Dude c'mon! It's gun traders like you who make me leery of used guns. I cain't believe you got on GT and talked about how you scammed a gun shop. Some poor noob will prolly end up with a less than healthy Glock now.

You deserve those hideous grips!