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Stevekozak
12-05-2010, 10:44
Looking for opinions on this gun. I am not familar with the company. What is the quality on these? Bac?

Quack
12-05-2010, 10:54
good gun. it's made by Metro Arms in the Philippines.

Quack
12-05-2010, 10:58
it's similar to the Firestorm

Firestorm DLX

The first 1911 I’m going to post in this category is the relatively new Firestorm DLX model. Firestorms are also built in the Philippines. However, the company is Metro, not Armscor. I believe you’re looking at the least expensive enhanced 1911 on the current market, or very close to it. Mine was just under $400, if I remember correctly. They’re also sold under the “American Classic” name. This gun has some things going right for it. The finish is nicely blued, the trigger has an odd shape, but is good, the white dot sights are easy to see, and it has an easy to operate extended slide release. The Firestorm has the standard GI setup on the business end. Roll marks are somewhat large, but not obnoxious. There are a couple side notes on the DLX. First, the skeletonized hammer has an odd lattice center, as you can see in the link. Also, the wood grips, while decent looking, are just that, wood grips. There is no finish on them whatsoever. It feels different in hand, but it also acts as a non-slip surface. With no checkering, the rough feel to the grips comes in handy. This 1911 has been trouble free in the 250 rounds I fired through it. If you want a bargain basement enhanced 1911, grab a Firestorm DLX for many fun days at the range.

This 1911 uses no firing pin safety.

Unloaded weight: 38.8oz

Slide: Forged carbon steel

Frame: Cast carbon steel

Country of origin: Philippines

Approximate 2010 street price: $400

http://www.gunblast.com/Firestorm-1911Deluxe.htm

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jrs93accord
12-05-2010, 11:23
American Classic 1911s are made by Metro Arms. They are the same company who makes the Firestorm 1911. These are good quality 1911s that are available at a bargain basement price. With RIA, American Classic, Metro Arms, Iver Johnson, Citadel, or any of the other Phillipine-made 1911s, you cannot go wrong. Personally, I own five RIA 1911s, one Metro Arms 1911, one Cimarron Arms 1911, one American Tactical 1911, three Charles Daly 1911s, one High Standard Compact 1911, two Iver Johnson 1911s, and a STI SPARTAN.

Quack
12-05-2010, 11:25
American Classic 1911s are made by ArmsCorp. They are the same company who makes the Rock Island Armory 1911s. These are good quality 1911s that are available at a bargain basement price. With RIA, American Classic, Metro Arms, Iver Johnson, Citadel, or any of the other Phillipine-made 1911s, you cannot go wrong. Personally, I own five RIA 1911s, one Metro Arms 1911, one Cimarron Arms 1911, one American Tactical 1911, three Charles Daly 1911s, one High Standard Compact 1911, two Iver Johnson 1911s, and a STI SPARTAN.


Metro Arms and not Armscor.

Hokie1911
12-05-2010, 11:28
American Classic 1911s are made by Metro Arms. They are the same company who makes the Firestorm 1911. These are good quality 1911s that are available at a bargain basement price. With RIA, American Classic, Metro Arms, Iver Johnson, Citadel, or any of the other Phillipine-made 1911s, you cannot go wrong. Personally, I own five RIA 1911s, one Metro Arms 1911, one Cimarron Arms 1911, one American Tactical 1911, three Charles Daly 1911s, one High Standard Compact 1911, two Iver Johnson 1911s, and a STI SPARTAN.

Yeah yeah yeah. Showoff. :tongueout:

AZ Husker
12-05-2010, 20:06
While they may be a decent gun, the name "American Classic" just ticks me off!

thecableguy
12-05-2010, 20:09
While they may be a decent gun, the name "American Classic" just ticks me off!

Not trying to start anything but why?
1911 is an American classic. At least that is how I see the reason behind the name. Sure the company is not American the 1911 design is.

bac1023
12-05-2010, 20:38
Looking for opinions on this gun. I am not familar with the company. What is the quality on these? Bac?

I have the full size model and love it.

Firestorm and American Classic and the same thing.


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xp100
12-06-2010, 07:27
I bought my American Classic about 2 weeks ago. It is the "standard gov't" model with fixed sights. I love it. My only gripe is that it shoots low thus I am looking for a taller rear sight or will file down the front sight.