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Old 12-03-2010, 20:06   #1
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llama 1911 .45

i've found a guy selling his llama 1911 .45 for 300. good deal? i'm waiting to hear back how many rounds through it and how old the gun is.
is this a good deal? should i make this my one christmas gift? or should i pass on it and spend my cash elsewhere... save up for something else.
i want it to be reliable enough to use at the range and at the bedside. i have my g19 for edc.
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Old 12-03-2010, 20:21   #2
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Hell no. They sold new for that and are not worth the $50 that you would get in a buy back program.

Seriously.
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Old 12-03-2010, 20:22   #3
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That's not a 1911. Some parts are compatable, some aren't.

If I were you, I'd shell out another $100 or so and get an RIA.

Llama's had questionable quality control to boot.
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Old 12-03-2010, 20:46   #4
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i wasn't super excited for it, but i'd never seen a 1911 in .45 for 300 or less. i'd heard of llama, and was just wondering if it would be at least a good deal. sounds like it's not worth the 250 i'd haggled with the guy. yea... i'll hold out. i don't even really want a 1911 right now, just some day.
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Old 12-03-2010, 20:48   #5
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i don't even really want a 1911 right now, just some day.
Like I said, its not a 1911 anyway. You're not missing anything.
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Old 12-03-2010, 21:23   #6
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I find some Llamas interesting, like this Omni, but I've never been much of a fan of their 1911-style pistols.


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Old 12-03-2010, 21:32   #7
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Ok bac someday we are going to need a complete collection pic.That could be your Christmas present to us. I think the Empire State Building is tall enough for you to get them all in one pic.
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Old 12-03-2010, 21:54   #8
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I agree with everyone's comments. My dad has had one for quite some time that my grandpa gave to him and it has been alright, but nothing special and imo not the best bang for your buck. Like everyone else said, it isnt a true 1911
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Old 12-04-2010, 01:06   #9
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you'd have to pay me 300 to take a llama, and even then i'd cuss you for cheating me.
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you'd have to pay me 300 to take a llama, and even then i'd cuss you for cheating me.
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Old 12-04-2010, 09:00   #11
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i'm glad i waited for feedback from gt. i had the guy down to 250 and decided i needed feedback from some more competent folks. the seller didn't seem to know anything about his gun. couldn't give me a round count, age of the gun, or any information at all. just kept saying it shoots fine.
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I have two Llama .45s. One is a 1977 IX-A (w/ engraving) and the other is a MAX-I .45 C/F. I also have a MINIMAX .45 on its way as well. The MAX-I .45 C/F is a fantastic shooter and is 1911 compatible. The MINIMAX .45 is also 1911 compatible (except for some pieces).

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$300 is not unreasonable if it is like new. I would try to get it at a better price if that is what you want. Personally, with the going price of a used RIA 1911 .45 these days, I would try and go that route.

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I have two Llama .45s. One is a 1977 IX-A (w/ engraving) and the other is a MAX-I .45 C/F. I also have a MINIMAX .45 on its way as well. The MAX-I .45 C/F is a fantastic shooter and is 1911 compatible. The MINIMAX .45 is also 1911 compatible (except for some pieces).

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$300 is not unreasonable if it is like new. I would try to get it at a better price if that is what you want. Personally, with the going price of a used RIA 1911 .45 these days, I would try and go that route.

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it's definitely not like new. lots of wear.
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Since it has lots of wear, I would look elsewhere. If you are on a limited budget, shop the GT classifieds for a used RIA. You can even find new RIAs for around $400 more or less.
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Since it has lots of wear, I would look elsewhere. If you are on a limited budget, shop the GT classifieds for a used RIA. You can even find new RIAs for around $400 more or less.
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Old 12-04-2010, 17:55   #17
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I haven't shot one, but I had a couple requests from a local gun shop to make grips for the Llamas. The guys that had them said that they were pretty nice for the price and they have a lifetime warranty. Don't know for sure or not if it still is. Definitely isn't a 1911, take a look at these grips, see the difference. One guy bought three sets.. haha. I guess its hard to find custom wood grips for Llamas.

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Since it has lots of wear, I would look elsewhere. If you are on a limited budget, shop the GT classifieds for a used RIA. You can even find new RIAs for around $400 more or less.
Had one in the 90's with lots of wear. Not reliable at all. I would think you can save a little more money and get something nice.
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I had a Minimax .45, bought it new in 2005 from Academy on sale for $180.00. I tried everything to get that gun to feed ammo, and it was notorious for jamming, refusing to cycle and stove piping.

After a couple hundred rounds, I gave up and gave it to my son. Think he gave up also and traded it at a gun show......
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Paid $199 new for my Llama in the '80's......worked 100% but traded it on a Gold Cup. They are hit and miss on quality. I also has a Star PD that was 100% and sold it.....don't regret it too much but was a great carry gun in the early 80's. Mags were hard to find for both, Mike.
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