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frank_drebin
02-04-2011, 08:29
I just picked up a Citadel 3.5" Compact this week. I've only put 100 rounds of Blazer through it thus far but those 100 were problem free and very accurate. I looked at several brands at the gun shop and found the Citadel that they had on display to have the smoothest trigger of any of them. I own a Springfield Milspec Commander and the Citadel feels much smoother in every aspect. That coupled with the Novak sights and other upgraded features makes the Citadel a much better gun in my opinion. http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/pistols/1911comp.jpg

okie
02-04-2011, 09:50
Nice Rod, my friend:supergrin::wavey:

frank_drebin
02-04-2011, 09:56
Why thank you sir. I wanted a 3.5" back when I bought my Commander years ago. I am very happy with the size of this gun.

Hokie1911
02-04-2011, 09:57
Nice! Citadel makes a great gun for the kizash. :thumbsup:

glock2740
02-04-2011, 10:05
Congrats!

jrs93accord
02-04-2011, 10:57
The Citadel Compact is just like my High Standard Compact Crusader and RIA Compact Tactical. They are fine shooting pistols. You are going to really like the Citadel Compact. Congrats.


High Standard
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/jamesrea10/004-2.jpg

RIA
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/005-9.jpg

thecableguy
02-04-2011, 11:08
Looks good. I love my RIA. You shouldn't have any issues with it. Great guns for the money.

frank_drebin
02-04-2011, 11:33
Thanks. I was pleasantly surprised by the build quality. The trigger on this gun is comparable to my buddy's Kimber CDP but the gun itself is much heavier with the steel frame. The good thing is I don't mind getting a $450 gun a little beat up where I would have an issue getting a $1000+ gun scuffed too much.

GeorgiaRedfish
02-04-2011, 11:35
Loved my RIA 3.5, same gun and amazing customer service.

Gunshine
02-04-2011, 11:36
Nice.

DeepBlue
02-04-2011, 12:05
Looks good... please keep updating about reliability.
Congrats

DFin
02-04-2011, 13:00
What is the approximate cost of one? I was considering a commander sized (4 inch barrel) version but I may want to compare it to the 3.5 inch size after seeing yours.

How much shorter is the mag well of the 3.5 inch pistol compared to a commander or full sized 1911?

frank_drebin
02-04-2011, 13:17
I got mine from Peach State Guns. They are close to the office so I ran by during lunch one day. The owner carries one everyday. He melted his slide and did an OD Duracoat on it though.

http://shop.peachstateguns.com/product.sc?productId=763&categoryId=72

My dad took my Commander home with him. I'll snap some pics comparing them this weekend though.

frank_drebin
02-05-2011, 11:11
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/pistols/100_6307.jpg

KalashniKEV
02-05-2011, 13:51
I love my HS 3.5" 1911... I'm even carrying it now.

If they ever make a "RIA Mid-Size Tactical" I'm all over it.

KalashniKEV
02-05-2011, 13:52
http://i145.photobucket.com/albums/r220/Kalashnikev/IMG_0330.jpg

frank_drebin
02-05-2011, 14:04
Looks good KalishniKEV. I like the flush-fit mag in your Crusader. I want to snag a few for mine for carry. You get Wilson mags?

KalashniKEV
02-05-2011, 14:58
Looks good KalishniKEV. I like the flush-fit mag in your Crusader. I want to snag a few for mine for carry. You get Wilson mags?

Nah, Chip McCormick 7's.

I originally wanted blued, b/c I thought the stainless would look funny... but it's actually a Baller look.
(for an inexpensive gun :) )

frank_drebin
02-05-2011, 15:08
I am sitting here looking at what I always thought was my Springfield Commander. Turns out its a commander upper with a compact grip. Looking at it compared to online pics of commanders its rather obvious.

frank_drebin
02-05-2011, 19:01
Ok, here's a few shots with my Springfield. 4" barrel with a compact frame.

http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc81/jbabbler/utf-8BSU1HLTIwMTEwMjA1LTAwMzk2LmpwZw.jpg

kyletx1911a1
02-05-2011, 19:04
nice heater

rsxr22
02-05-2011, 19:14
Nice gun!! Can someone clarify the differences between all of these RIA's/citadel's/HS'? Are they all different companies or whats the deal?

den888
02-05-2011, 19:34
Very nice!

frank_drebin
02-05-2011, 19:35
Armscor is the manufacturer of several brands. In fact, Armscor has been making guns for CZ and other companies for decades. Legacy Sports uses Armscor to build the Citadel brand. Legacy also sells the Howa brand of hunting rifles.

bac1023
02-05-2011, 20:43
Congrats! :cool:

frank_drebin
02-05-2011, 21:38
Why thank you sir.

My dad had a drawer full of 1911 magazines and I found what I thought was a 6rd flush fit for it. Turns out its a 7rd flush fit. Didn't know there was such an animal. Its stamped "Kimber". This made me happy. Now I need to get some more of those.