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CDR_Glock
07-14-2012, 10:39
I have an Ed Brown and Mars Armament T.H.U.G. 1911. I have always wanted to try a Wilson 1911 but I know of a Volkmann 1911 that is available. What are advantages of a Volkmann over other higher end 1911s? Shoot ability, reliability, accuracy, and durability are of utmost importance.

Thank you for your constructive input.

GJ1981
07-14-2012, 11:08
What are advantages of a Volkmann over other higher end 1911s?

Absolutely nothing. I've only seen one of his pistols in a training class and I was NOT impressed. It failed to feed numerous times for a poor guy to the point of getting a spare loaned. I noticed it also had hammer follow during one of the drills too.

The detail work was average, nothing spectacular. For the price Volkmann is asking now, there are much better choices IMO.

Try Jeremy Reid if you've after a 1911 that high $ - http://www.reidpistolsmithing.com/

bac1023
07-14-2012, 11:24
Volkmann is overpriced these days, in my opinion.

I have a Combat Custom that I bought a while back when he first started. Its an outstanding 1911, but for what they charge now, there are better options.

CDR_Glock
07-14-2012, 21:39
Ok. Good to know. So for the money, Wilson Custom carry or CQB elite?

glock2740
07-14-2012, 21:46
Never had or even held/shot a Volkman, but from what I've heard, firsthand from Volkman owners, I'd rather spend my money and wait time on a Wilson or Guncrafter.

GOOFA
07-15-2012, 15:10
I feel that Volkmann's are overpriced as others have felt. I think your hard earned $ would be better much better off buying a Guncrafter or a Wison. My opinion is that the Guncrafter is the best value out there today.

Carrots
07-15-2012, 15:22
My Volkmann was a death trap out of the box.

Full auto 45 is not as much fun as it sounds.

Pass.

Glockdude1
07-15-2012, 15:31
My Volkmann was a death trap out of the box.

Full auto 45 is not as much fun as it sounds.

Pass.

Details please.

bac1023
07-15-2012, 15:31
My opinion is that the Guncrafter is the best value out there today.

No doubt.

He'll have to raise his prices at some point, I'd imagine.

bac1023
07-15-2012, 15:32
My Volkmann was a death trap out of the box.

Full auto 45 is not as much fun as it sounds.

Pass.Wow, I've never heard of anything like that from Volkmann before. :shocked:

glock2740
07-15-2012, 15:33
My opinion is that the Guncrafter is the best value out there today.
:agree:

Rl168
07-15-2012, 18:02
No doubt.

He'll have to raise his prices at some point, I'd imagine.

I agree, that's why I am thinking of getting an American to go with my NN.

faawrenchbndr
07-15-2012, 18:40
Guncrafter Industries is my pick over Wilson, Baer, Brown & NH
Simply a better deal from a smaller shop with superb attention
to detail.

bac1023
07-15-2012, 20:01
Guncrafter Industries is my pick over Wilson, Baer, Brown & NH
Simply a better deal from a smaller shop with superb attention
to detail.

They're definitely better than Brown and Nighthawk. Some of the Baers and Wilsons are damn good, but Guncrafter is certainly one of the top 1911s builders in the country.

...or world, for that matter. :)

glock2740
07-15-2012, 20:42
They're definitely better than Brown and Nighthawk. Some of the Baers and Wilsons are damn good, but Guncrafter is certainly one of the top 1911s builders in the country.

...or world, for that matter. :)
Very true. :cool:

20South
07-16-2012, 13:33
I have a combat carry and its relatively new to me. It was built last summer. I have near 500 rds through it and it has been flawless. I also have several other higher end 1911's from Wilson and Guncrafter and I will put the fit/finish of Luke's gun up against any of them. However, as mentioned - at the price point I also agree there is better value out there. Namely Guncrafter. My Volkmann was less than the CQB Elite at the old pricing so it would sit somewhere in the middle from a cost perspective. I cant speak to reliability as 500 rds doesnt tell much of a story, but I have too many mouths to feed to push rd count up much faster. I probably didnt help your dilemma much, but I had a positive experience and thought I would share. Bottom line - get what you want. There is not a single gun maker you could name that someone on here isnt going to to take issue with.

CDR_Glock
07-17-2012, 23:21
A lot of Guncrafter Fans, huh?

Well I'm going with a No Name 1911 by Guncrafter. They don't have MIM parts and I like the plain slide. Hope to see it home soon....

20South
07-19-2012, 08:28
A lot of Guncrafter Fans, huh?

Well I'm going with a No Name 1911 by Guncrafter. They don't have MIM parts and I like the plain slide. Hope to see it home soon....

That's a great choice and one you will be happy with.

ca survivor
07-22-2012, 14:10
Full auto 45 is not as much fun as it sounds.

Pass.
:agree:

CDR_Glock
07-23-2012, 08:53
That's a great choice and one you will be happy with.

I have been extremely pleased with my Guncrafter, especially for the price compared to a Volkmann. Maybe finish is different but I'm about two things: Reliability and Accuracy. Those two things will be up to me with respect to maintenance/shooting technique.