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Old April 24th, 2017, 06:44 PM   #1
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Follow up to my Auto Ordnance 1911 post

Some of you may recall a few weeks ago that I was looking for a parkerized 1911 from AO. I was kind of in a panic because they were sold out everywhere and I needed (ok...not necessarily needed...but wanted) to pick one up before my dad retired next month. Well lucky me, one popped up on Armslist that was parkerized and with the newer frame style. They guy that had it before me bought 2. One to fire, and one to keep in the safe. Apparently he needed to pay some bills and decided to sell the unfired one.

I hope he will enjoy it. I know he will likely say, "you shouldn't have done this". He is always Mr practical. He has always been the one sacrificing for us kids, so I hope this will show him how much I appreciate him.

His dad was in WWII in the 3rd infantry and landed in Anzio. Grandpa was a lineman and carried an M1 carbine until he "came across someone who didn't need their 45 anymore". He picked up the 45 and used it instead of the carbine because he said it was easier to manage when running lines.

Here's the 1911 with my M1 Garand. Now I just gotta find a USGI holster!






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Old April 24th, 2017, 06:49 PM   #2
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Nice combo. What is the "newer frame style"?

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Old April 24th, 2017, 09:17 PM   #3
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Apparently there were some frame changes around the trigger gaurd that auto ordnance did around serial number 26000ish. Others might be able to give a better description or comparison pictures.

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Old April 25th, 2017, 03:34 AM   #4
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Since 1999/2000 when Kahr bought out Numrich there were several changes made....not sure what as they look almost identical but the Kahr built guns are much better quality.

....of course there is the silly series 80 FPS on some.....

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Old April 25th, 2017, 04:53 AM   #5
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Since 1999/2000 when Kahr bought out Numrich there were several changes made....not sure what as they look almost identical but the Kahr built guns are much better quality.

....of course there is the silly series 80 FPS on some.....
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There's a good chance that the warranty was never registered. I bought one like that and was able to register the serial number with both Davidson's and AO. Mine was made last year according to AO.

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....of course there is the silly series 80 FPS on some.....
To be honest, I have a few 1911's, both with and without the "Swarz" or "80 series" firing pin safety and don't think they affect the trigger pull like some people complain.

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I do have a question. I noticed that when I take the mag out, it won't slide all the way back in until I fiddle with the mag release button. Is this normal? It's like the mag release button returned to far and I have to depress it slightly to get the mag to go in.

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The release on mine was stiff, too. I took it out, blew it off with brake cleaner, lubed and put it back, and it was better.

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To be honest, I have a few 1911's, both with and without the "Swarz" or "80 series" firing pin safety and don't think they affect the trigger pull like some people complain.
Me neither......but the fact it is on a "GI Issue" replica pisses me off. That's my complaint, not that it impacts trigger pull.....

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Hopefully you understand that my beef with that CRAP being on a "GI Issue" replica has nothing to do with the bone heads who complain it screws the trigger pull pooch......

....meh....

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I do have a question. I noticed that when I take the mag out, it won't slide all the way back in until I fiddle with the mag release button. Is this normal? It's like the mag release button returned to far and I have to depress it slightly to get the mag to go in.
The factory mag with mine required a slight tuning. All the other mags I have did not. Try other mags prior to making adjustments to the actual pistol.....or at least that's what Uncle Sammy taught us GI armorers......seems to work for me past 30yrs....; )

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Not to get all the way of the topic, but I have a Kahr Cm9 and it is a fine little pocket pistol. Trigger is stiff but breaks clean. 7 shot 9mm that is way smaller than a cellphone. And a hell of a lot easier to learn how to use!

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I do have a question. I noticed that when I take the mag out, it won't slide all the way back in until I fiddle with the mag release button. Is this normal? It's like the mag release button returned to far and I have to depress it slightly to get the mag to go in.
But to answer the question yeah, its kinda normal. I have not held a 1911 of any make that didn't have a speed bump in it trying to slam the mag home. I just depress the catch a tad or slam it harder, no big.

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Me neither......but the fact it is on a "GI Issue" replica pisses me off. That's my complaint, not that it impacts trigger pull.....
You might be interested to know or maybe already do know, that Inland is making not only a very similar replica as the AO but also now has a 70's type GI 1911 with a forged frame. I was getting a little bit interested....until I found out how much they want for one, only about 2K!

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