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doc540 09-05-2009 16:30

First 1911: Pics and Range Report "Metro Arms American Classic Deluxe"
 
MetroArms budget .45 - "American Classic II Deluxe"

This is what I found when I opened the box.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...sic45003-1.jpg
(note date of test fire: 7/25/09..this must be a fresh one)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...sic45006-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...sic45007-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...sic45009-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...c45011-1-1.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/v3...rgets001-1.jpg

Second two mag's, 16 rounds, 30 feet, learning to compensate for the sight
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...rgets003-1.jpg

After 50 rounds down the pipe, here's 8 rounds at 30 feet, standing
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...rgets004-1.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/u...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

Quote:

Originally Posted by tous (Post 13724541)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by krunchnik (Post 13724734)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrs93accord (Post 13729537)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by custom2 (Post 13730692)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by bac1023 (Post 13730630)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrs93accord (Post 13730841)
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

Quote:

Originally Posted by custom2 (Post 13730692)
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.


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