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Old 09-05-2009, 16:30   #1
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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.

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(note date of test fire: 7/25/09..this must be a fresh one)

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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...
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Old 09-05-2009, 16:31   #2
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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
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Second two mag's, 16 rounds, 30 feet, learning to compensate for the sight
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After 50 rounds down the pipe, here's 8 rounds at 30 feet, standing
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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.
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Old 09-05-2009, 17:28   #3
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Congrats!

I've got the Firestorm DLX, which is the same 1911.

Its been great.


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Old 09-05-2009, 18:02   #4
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Looks pretty good.

Check out Altamont for a new set of grips.
I am fairly impress with their work.
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Old 09-05-2009, 19:07   #5
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Old 09-05-2009, 19:47   #6
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Thank GOD they gave you a trigger lock.

Now, I feel so much safer.

Nice pistol, mi amigo.
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Old 09-05-2009, 20:06   #7
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Thank GOD they gave you a trigger lock.

Now, I feel so much safer.
Yeah, they are funny.
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Old 09-05-2009, 20:30   #8
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I have never heard of Metro Arms but they look pretty decent,Congrats on your first 1911,your hooked.
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Old 09-05-2009, 23:42   #9
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I have never heard of Metro Arms but they look pretty decent,Congrats on your first 1911,your hooked.
Metro are made in the Phillipines.
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Old 09-06-2009, 09:27   #10
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I wouldn't change the grips. They look great.
Nice pistola.
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Old 09-06-2009, 16:45   #11
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Good looking pistol.
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Old 09-06-2009, 19:55   #12
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Good looking pistol.
I'm sure you'll have one before long.
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Old 09-06-2009, 20:04   #13
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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
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Old 09-06-2009, 20:12   #14
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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
Yep, good advice.

I invited the range owner and pistol instructor to shoot it. He confirmed: 2" right
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I'm sure you'll have one before long.
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.
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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.
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Old 09-06-2009, 22:58   #17
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:33   #18
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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.
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Old 06-04-2010, 14:59   #20
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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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Old 06-06-2010, 18:46   #21
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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.
There is a dedicated area for this here

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Old 06-06-2010, 19:17   #22
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Congrats! Those are nice.
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Old 06-22-2010, 21:11   #23
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Jetguns has these for 434 shipped. Seems to be an excellent gun for the money - For those who have both the Metro Arms and the RIA tactical, what would be your preference between the two?

Also, what does the maker/import stamp read on the right side of the pistol at the top of the grip? Just curious.

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Old 06-28-2010, 21:15   #24
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Jetguns has these for 434 shipped. Seems to be an excellent gun for the money - For those who have both the Metro Arms and the RIA tactical, what would be your preference between the two?

Also, what does the maker/import stamp read on the right side of the pistol at the top of the grip? Just curious.
It says "MetroArms Corp Manila Phils.
Imported by RSA Inc Ocean NJ

I bought the exact same gun this morning, Test fired by the factory 6/16/2010

After a quick cleaning I went from the gunshop to my range. I fired two magazines fairly rapidly to check functiob ing and was rewarded with 8 shots in an inch and a half at 8 yards, Shoots to point of aim, don't need to touch the sights. Then I had three students each shoot 16 rounds (none had shot handguns prior to today) all 16 rounds each were within 4 to 5 inch groups.

The trigger breaks at just over 5 pounds very little creep or over travel.

My other 1911 is a $1700.00 custom job, this one I paid $429.95 for.
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PS Mine came in a nice hard plastic case, no cardboard! But only one magazine, bought 4 more Kimber 8 round mags for $19.95 each.
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