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bac1023
03-24-2011, 11:52
My local shop got the first few in yesterday. I just left there after handling all three. Two had the Bo-mar style target sight and the other has adjustable Novak style sights. I'm not in buying mode right now, but I asked them to hold one of the Bo-mar models for me. Its serial #54.

They're beautiful, in my opinion. I love the flush barrel, roll marks, grips, finish, checkering, and, most importantly, the quality and fit and finish. The thumb safety feels great, the slide to frame fit and barrel lockup is tight. Hell, I even like the two piece guide rod.

These are clean, classy looking guns and without shooting one, I will say quality seems outstanding. They're right in the TRP's price range and, in my opinion, quality and fitting is at least as good and they look a whole lot better.

I won't know until I pick it up and get it to the range, but I really feel we have a winner here.

http://www.ithacagun.com/1911.html

Rinspeed
03-24-2011, 12:03
That is sharp Brian.

G27RR
03-24-2011, 12:03
Those do look nice, haven't seen one in person yet, but I'll take your word for them living up to the website.

Nickpisp
03-24-2011, 12:06
How much are they asking Brian?

bac1023
03-24-2011, 12:08
That is sharp Brian.

Thanks Jeff.

As with many guns, they look even better in person. The black finish is even and very well done.

I was thinking as getting the combat sight model, but I like them better fixed than adjustable. Even though I own a few 1911s with them, but I feel the adjustable combat sights are goofy. I'd rather just have target sights.

Its going to be a range gun anyway.

bac1023
03-24-2011, 12:12
How much are they asking Brian?

Nick, they're in the case for $1499, though they did knock a few bucks off for me. Not much though, as dealer cost isn't far from MSRP of $1599.

If they shoot well, which I'm sure they will, they're worth the price. The black TRPs are basically going for that now and its nicer than my TRP.

Nickpisp
03-24-2011, 12:13
Nick, they're in the case for $1499, though they did knock a few bucks off for me. Not much though, as dealer cost isn't far from MSRP of $1599.

If they shoot well, which I'm sure they will, they're worth the price. The black TRPs are basically going for that now and its nicer than my TRP.


Wow, nicer than a TRP. That's pretty high praise for that price range. :supergrin:

TKR Reptiles
03-24-2011, 12:14
Looks really nice... When are you planning on picking yours up?

tango44
03-24-2011, 12:20
Pricey!

bac1023
03-24-2011, 12:20
Wow, nicer than a TRP. That's pretty high praise for that price range. :supergrin:

I can't say for sure, since I didn't shoot one yet.

However, its fit just as well and it looks much better, in my opinion. The Ithaca is a much more classy 1911 and that's important to me. I love the clean look.

Its one of the cleanest 1911s in its price range, along with the Valor. However, I like the fact that its carbon steel and not painted stainless like the black Valor. I much prefer carbon steel 1911s.

bac1023
03-24-2011, 12:22
Looks really nice... When are you planning on picking yours up?

Not sure. As I've said, I'm trying to slow down my spending this year. It won't be too long, I guess. Maybe next month.

bac1023
03-24-2011, 12:29
Pricey!

Yeah, its not exactly cheap, but its still low to mid range as far as 1911s are concerned.

38 Super Fan
03-24-2011, 13:02
It's a great looking gun, I would like to see a GS with a memory pad at that price, but that's not a big deal.

1 old 0311
03-24-2011, 13:06
Looks like they come ready to run right out of the box!

Hokie1911
03-24-2011, 13:16
No cardboard box, but you can get a nifty briefcase. :supergrin:

I want to swing by Ithaca sometime this summer and take a tour. It's 45 min from here.

BuckyP
03-24-2011, 13:31
If they shoot well, which I'm sure they will, they're worth the price. The black TRPs are basically going for that now and its nicer than my TRP.


The Ithaca looks squared up under the trigger guard nicely, which is a big plus over the TRP for me.

Cerebrus
03-24-2011, 13:57
Wow.. that is deffnly a clean 1911.. still I would go with the novacks.. something about the Bo-mars that I just do not like...

Officer's Match
03-24-2011, 14:27
That triggerguard undercut looks a lot like a Baer. I like it. Hmm, 22lpi, a new figger to wrestle with... :supergrin:

tx787
03-24-2011, 14:31
Nice, I look forward to seeing one on your carpet and reading your range report. I'd love an Ithaca 1911 but I need to try and find one from Ithaca NY for sentimental value.

TKR Reptiles
03-24-2011, 14:32
Not sure. As I've said, I'm trying to slow down my spending this year. It won't be too long, I guess. Maybe next month.

Just go snag it up! No use waiting if you know you are going to do it soon anyway... :tongueout:

1 old 0311
03-24-2011, 14:34
More I look at that the higher up my list it goes. :whistling:

bac1023
03-24-2011, 14:41
It's a great looking gun, I would like to see a GS with a memory pad at that price, but that's not a big deal.

Yeah, I thought about that too, but it doesn't both me much.

The gun feels great in hand.

bac1023
03-24-2011, 14:42
The Ithaca looks squared up under the trigger guard nicely, which is a big plus over the TRP for me.

It is.

It almost has no radius under the trigger guard at all.

bac1023
03-24-2011, 14:49
Looks like they come ready to run right out of the box!

I should hope so. ;)

bac1023
03-24-2011, 14:50
That triggerguard undercut looks a lot like a Baer. I like it. Hmm, 22lpi, a new figger to wrestle with... :supergrin:

Its 22lpi, but not rough at all. The checkering is very well done, but not overly deep or sharp.

Its some of the nicest machine checkering I've seen.

bac1023
03-24-2011, 14:52
Nice, I look forward to seeing one on your carpet and reading your range report. I'd love an Ithaca 1911 but I need to try and find one from Ithaca NY for sentimental value.


:tongueout:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/037.jpg

ajgranda
03-24-2011, 15:18
Thanks for the heads up on Ithica! Is the front sight plain black or tritium? Also, is that Ithica one of the 1940s originals?

bac1023
03-24-2011, 15:23
Thanks for the heads up on Ithica! Is the front sight plain black or tritium?

Plain black


Also, is that Ithica one of the 1940s originals?

Yes it is.

It was reparked though.

okie
03-24-2011, 15:24
I'm not hip to the guide rod and the grip panels, but other than that I like it:thumbsup:

R0CKETMAN
03-24-2011, 16:50
I'm not hip to the guide rod and the grip panels, but other than that I like it:thumbsup:

I concur.... The frame cut does look comfy. On par with a TRP.....I dunno

majette
03-24-2011, 17:11
nice but waiting on a railed model...

StevieJ
03-24-2011, 17:30
I'm liking it a lot. It's definitely a clean looking 1911.

Here's one on GB. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=221155910. We'll have to see how much she goes for.

bac1023
03-24-2011, 17:35
I'm liking it a lot. It's definitely a clean looking 1911.

Here's one on GB. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=221155910. We'll have to see how much she goes for.

Yeah, that's my shop.

Colmar is 15 minutes from my house.

bac1023
03-24-2011, 17:36
nice but waiting on a railed model...

I may be a while. :)

Mr. Gekko
03-24-2011, 17:39
Looks nice. I kinda like the grips, but hate the sights though.

bac1023
03-24-2011, 17:54
Looks nice. I kinda like the grips, but hate the sights though.

I don't care for the combat sights they use, but the target sights aren't bad.

Hokie1911
03-24-2011, 17:58
I don't care for the combat sights they use, but the target sights aren't bad.

That is easily remedied. :supergrin:

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/v/vspfiles/photos/manufacturers/10-8.jpg

bac1023
03-24-2011, 20:06
That is easily remedied. :supergrin:

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/v/vspfiles/photos/manufacturers/10-8.jpg

Very true, Paul :)

FLIPPER 348
03-24-2011, 21:15
Ithaca's slogan is awesome!

lawdog734
03-24-2011, 21:19
No cardboard box, but you can get a nifty briefcase. :supergrin:

I want to swing by Ithaca sometime this summer and take a tour. It's 45 min from here.

I was thinking the same thing. Maybe we can do a glock talk field trip. And yes I'll bring doughnuts (beat you to it you bastard):tongueout:

PlasticGuy
03-24-2011, 22:41
Interesting. I expected you to be disappointed. That's a very tough price range to compete within.

Nakanokalronin
03-24-2011, 23:24
Looks like a SA Range Officer with front strap checkering,FLGR and different grips. I'll have to give one a look when it shows up at my LGS. How many LPI is the front strap checkering? Looks like 20-25.

Cobra64
03-24-2011, 23:53
Brian, I like it!

bac1023
03-25-2011, 04:07
Interesting. I expected you to be disappointed. That's a very tough price range to compete within.

It sure is.

bac1023
03-25-2011, 04:08
Brian, I like it!

I figured you would, Mark. :)

bac1023
03-25-2011, 04:09
Looks like a SA Range Officer with front strap checkering,FLGR and different grips. I'll have to give one a look when it shows up at my LGS. How many LPI is the front strap checkering? Looks like 20-25.

22lpi

I compared it back to back with the Range Officer they had. They do have a similar appearance.

bac1023
04-08-2011, 18:03
My new Ithaca is in hand!

Pics as soon as I'm home with some daylight. This thing is very nice. :)

thecableguy
04-08-2011, 18:06
My new Ithaca is in hand!

Pics as soon as I'm home with some daylight. This thing is very nice. :)

Can't wait hurry up wit them there picsures

El_Ron1
04-08-2011, 18:51
No cardboard box, but you can get a nifty briefcase. :supergrin:


encased in the form fitting felt lined nest:miff:






:rofl:

Scamp
04-08-2011, 19:04
My new Ithaca is in hand!

Pics as soon as I'm home with some daylight.


Well??


Hurry up, we need pics! :supergrin:

bac1023
04-08-2011, 20:23
Well??


Hurry up, we need pics! :supergrin:

Unfortunatley, it will be Sunday. :sad:

bigmitty
04-09-2011, 04:50
Unfortunatley, it will be SundayHe's getting the carpet cleaned.

bac1023
04-09-2011, 04:59
He's getting the carpet cleaned.

:rofl:

Actually, I'm on my way to work. By the time I'm home today, it will dark again. I can't take pics without daylight. ;)

GVFlyer
04-09-2011, 10:20
:rofl:

Actually, I'm on my way to work. By the time I'm home today, it will dark again. I can't take pics without daylight. ;)

Oh, you actually work. I thought that with the size and quality of your weapons collection, portions of which are transported in a Lotus, that there was probably a trust fund involved there somewhere.

;)

midliferally
04-09-2011, 17:25
I thought Bac drove a Subaru. One of the few things we have in common?
Pics please Brian.

bac1023
04-09-2011, 18:39
Oh, you actually work.

Yeah, quite a bit I'm afraid. :sigh:

thecableguy
04-09-2011, 18:42
Yeah, quite a bit I'm afraid. :sigh:

Where are the pics mister? :steamed:

bac1023
04-09-2011, 18:51
Where are the pics mister? :steamed:

Tomorrow, my friend. :)

bac1023
04-09-2011, 19:03
I thought Bac drove a Subaru. One of the few things we have in common?
Pics please Brian.

I don't drive it much, to be honest. :)


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_0200.jpg

thecableguy
04-09-2011, 19:14
I don't drive it much, to be honest. :)


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_0200.jpg

Yeah its not fun for your chauffeur to drive you around in a 2 seater. :tongueout:

What is your daily driver Brian?

bac1023
04-09-2011, 19:19
Yeah its not fun for your chauffeur to drive you around in a 2 seater. :tongueout:

What is your daily driver Brian?

Civic :)

thecableguy
04-09-2011, 19:58
Civic :)

Nice wing Brian:rofl:
http://www.mahonkin.com/~milktree/giffs/rice-boy-civic/med/rice-boy-civic2.jpg

bac1023
04-09-2011, 20:07
Nice wing Brian:rofl:
http://www.mahonkin.com/~milktree/giffs/rice-boy-civic/med/rice-boy-civic2.jpg

:rofl::rofl:

Even in my younger days, I never did nonsense like that.

The new Civics are nice cars, actually.

I've always liked small cars for whatever reason. :dunno:

thecableguy
04-09-2011, 20:11
Just giving you a hard time Brian. I had a 2000 civic si and a 1984 civic. I love hondas, toyotas,and vdubs.

Jim Watson
04-09-2011, 20:29
Does the Ithaca have a mechanical firing pin obstruction, nonferrous firing pin, or key lock?

GVFlyer
04-09-2011, 21:21
I don't drive it much, to be honest. :)


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/000_0200.jpg

I was hoping you would put up a picture of the Lotus - I love that car.

:cool:

Officer's Match
04-09-2011, 21:49
:rofl::rofl:

Even in my younger days, I never did nonsense like that.

The new Civics are nice cars, actually.

I've always liked small cars for whatever reason. :dunno:

My daughter has a 2007 Si Coupe, and it is a fun little buzzbomb.

bac1023
04-09-2011, 22:44
My daughter has a 2007 Si Coupe, and it is a fun little buzzbomb.

They certainly are. :cool:

bac1023
04-09-2011, 22:44
I was hoping you would put up a picture of the Lotus - I love that car.

:cool:

Thanks!

lawdog734
04-09-2011, 23:13
It's Sunday....

bac1023
04-09-2011, 23:17
It's Sunday....

:rofl:

Very soon, my friend. I'm looking forward to taking some pics myself. :)

bac1023
04-10-2011, 05:58
Does the Ithaca have a mechanical firing pin obstruction, nonferrous firing pin, or key lock?

Jim, sorry I missed your question before.

The Ithaca has none of that nonsense. :cool: