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Trigger Mike

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Their new stuff [Kahr owned] is good. Their older stuff was pretty iffy on QC. Se Mixup98's review on an older one on youtube.

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My son has an older NY made one. It is on par with the Rock Island I had 7-8 years ago, once a spring kit was installed.

It had weak springs in it: too light in the slide and hammer. It would barely chamber and made light primer strikes. After springs, it is reasonably accurate and functions fine.

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Based on perform, reliability accuracy and cost I'd place my RIA in #1 spot.  I had a very very good gunsmith, who is also one of the most reasonably priced, put a wonderful civilian blue job on it, junked the smooth wood grips for some Sarco machine checkered (NOT laser engraved) "double diamond" walnut grips, and found a dozen Colt magazines.

 

Dropped it in a Ted Blocker holster and I'm ready for town.  Colt might be a bit better...for double the cost or more...but I can't see it.  Can't speak for Kimber, but again it costs a bunch more.  The Springfield is as good as the RIA but I haven't found a GI issue type gun from them.

 

I bought mine from the Bullet Barn in Upland California in 2012 and it has never had a hiccup since I found the right magazines.....maybe 2,500 rounds ago.

 

I've owned a bunch of 1911s in the last 65 years, new, used, surplus military, one exLEO piece, and civilian and stand by this opinion.

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Just about any of the Philippino 1911's are good buys. I'd rate Springfield slightly above them. I have a Citadel 1911 that is spot on good quality and good accuracy for a decent price.

I have no experience with AO but here they are decent now days.

 

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My brother has an Auto Ordnance that he has had for decades. The barrel bushing broke early in its life, but after replacing it, it has been a solid performer for him. The sights leave some to be desired, but it is otherwise quite accurate in his hands. I would go so far to say it is hands down his favorite firearm.

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I just hope Remington comes back out with the R-1 and that it is as good as the pre bankruptcy ones. I had one Rock Island...and will probably NEVER buy another thing with Rock Island on it again based on my personal experience with that one. The Springfields I have aren't too bad.

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ATI makes a very good 1911 also.

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