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Ao 1911 A1

Discussion in 'Guns and Ammo' started by jacmec, Dec 3, 2008.

  1. I turned 21 last weekend and did what any red blooded American would do and bought a handgun :p. I kind of knew what I wanted going into it, a 1911 clone under $400. So I searched 5 different gun shops yesterday in search of my gun. Finally at the Vandaila Range and Armory I found a used Auto Ordinance 1911 A1 for $350, it is in good condition and from looking at the original warranty it was bought in 1992. Original owner also put on an adjustable rear sight. Any one know much about Auto Ordinance's quality from the early 90's? I know the last 10 years or so they have had mixed quality (according to gun forums). Any experiences with an Auto Ordinance or any 1911 clone?
     
  2. smallieguy

    smallieguy Smallmouth Please

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    You can't do better than a 1911. IMO.
    As for AO, you probably will do ok. You do have the option of replacing
    each compoment one by one as you see fit. Thats the beauty of a 1911.
     

  3. I knew a guy who had one and it shot as well as my Colt..I also agree you cant do any better than a 1911, lots of ways to trick them out as well.