Reviewed By: wayne c on 12/20/2014
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
This is a simple basic hand gun, but WOW what great accuraccy - and even with cheap bulk ammo. We really like this gun for target practice. It looks and feels like a real 1911 except for the light slide and recoil of course. It
came with two 10-rd magazines, a barrel brush, and a locking key - nice package.
Some safety items: The "Manual Keyed Safety" is just a simple hammer block, it does not lock any of the movements and all functions operate in the keylocked position except the hammer cannot hit the firing pin. The hammer de-cock is a little different to us. You cannot decock by thumbing the hammer back and pulling the trigger, the hammer will not drop. You must pull the trigger with the hammer in the full-tension cocked position (with your thumb between the hammer and the pin of course). This is maybe a safety feature? (to prevent a thumb slip if you pull it back). There is no pre-cock to prevent a hammer strike on a slip, and the gun WILL FIRE if the hammer is dropped even from half way, and even if the trigger is not pulled. For this reason we only de-cock with an empty chamber and never have the condition of a round in the chamber with the hammer down.
The only issue we have is some occasional FTE's. Though we have only used cheap ammo so far and we're still getting used to the best grip technique. With the light action these are easy to clear, but we would not consider this gun for carry or home defense.
As with many 1911's you must really stretch your hand to reach the slide release, but this is just the way it is.
We look forward to many years of ownership of this fine pistol.
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