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Citadel CIT9MMFSP 1911 Full Size 9+1 9mm 5"

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Condition: Factory New
Bud's Item Number: 89750
UPC: 682146280777
MFG: Howa-Legacy

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Absolutely the best triggers out of the box for an entry level 1911.

Built by Armscor (Rock Island Armory), the Citadel M-1911 series offers solid performance and reliability for sport shooting, concealed carry and general shooting.

Not legal in CA

Finish Black
Type Semi-Automatic
Action Single
Caliber 9 MM
Barrel Length 5"
Capacity 8 rd
Safety Thumb and Grip Safety
Grips Wood
Sights Novak
Weight 36 oz

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31 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.7 of 5 Stars! [4.7 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: Greg G on 05/29/2015 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
It's an excellent deal... especially if you have a sight tool. This pistol has good fit, finish, was comfortable to hold, and functioned 100% with both FMJ and JHP of various weights... Unfortunately at ten yards, the sights were off a good eight inches to the left. Bummer. Quick fix, but fairly ridiculous.

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Reviewed By: Gary H on 03/09/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Great gun, shot 100 rds at the range with no problems, I love shooting 1911's there my favorite guns. Buds was great as usual. Very accurate,

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Reviewed By: Michael L on 02/22/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Just recently received my cidadel and finally got to take it to the the range today. I was extreamly impressed with the feel of the gun. The gun was very accurate and the trigger was superb right out of the box. I ran about 150 rounds though it with no problems at all. I also had with me a much higher end gun and was anxious to compare the two. Much to my surprise the citadel out preformed the more expensive gun. I think you would be hard pressed to find another 1911 for the money that would out perform this one. I would recommend this firearm to anyone looking for a well built, good shooting, reliable gun that doesn't want to break the bank.

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Reviewed By: Sean W on 02/16/2015 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
Finally took it out last weekend. 100 rounds through it. Used S&B 115 grain. Trigger was a little gritty but improved with shooting. I felt like it was shooting about 2 inches low at 10 yards but grouped well. I might swap the sights with 3 dot just for a better picture. Good buy for the money at that price. Cons were a failure to feed and a failure to lock back (same magazine, other ran fine) but I didn't do anything other than clean the magazines, no break in. The finish on mine was also already worn on the sharp edges and edges on the front strap. Mainspring housing is plastic but didn't effect anything. I feel it was a great buy at the sale price.

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Reviewed By: Don W on 12/20/2014 Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
My initial reaction upon receiving the Citadel CIT9MMFSP was %uFFFD%uFFFDnice!%uFFFD%uFFFD. The gun comes with a Plano-styled hard case, complete with two layers of high-density foam bearing the Citadel name on the cover. Thank you Citadel, that saves me $8 as that would have been the first optional purchase for the gun. The owner%uFFFD%uFFFDs manual, 2 spent test cartridges and a firearms safety booklet are under the top foam layer of the case.

The gun comes packaged in a plastic bag with a generous amount of lubricant/protectant applied to it. After a good cleaning you come to realize that the gun itself is very nice. The grips are heavily textured as well as the back-strap. I don%uFFFD%uFFFDt care for the feel of it in your hand as the texture is too aggressive for my taste, but others may like it. The slide to frame fitting is very tight, no rattles of any kind. The gun has a parkerized finish, a flat matte; not one of my favorites. The fore and aft serrations on the top slide are aggressive also, deep and bold. I think Citadel%uFFFD%uFFFDs intention was for consumers to not have any grip problems of any sort with this gun. The gun comes with 2 magazines, a nice feature not found in many purchases. The magazines are of the military style with no bumper pad at the base. The feed ramp is smooth and polished. The rear sight is of a Novak-style with dots cut into the sight, but no color fill to the dots.? The Citadel logo and name are on the left side of the frame emblazoned in a white billboard style. Could of done without that. But hey, they are proud of their firearm so I give them a pass. Overall workmanship of the weapon is very impressive for the price.

Took the gun to the range and shot 100 rounds through it. It was a partly sunny day with temps in the mid twenties. The very first 2 shots fired, were in a quarter-sized bulls-eye from 30 feet. Awesome! 2 problems that I did encounter during 100 rounds, was one FTE and the magazines alternately wouldn%uFFFD%uFFFDt drop freely from the gun and would not lock the slide back after the last round. Which is ok, since I had planned on getting some Wilson Combat magazines with the base pad. I like the look of a magazine with a base pad and it gives you slightly more to grip if you have large hands. Trigger pull was light with minimal creep.

In summation, this was the power-buy of the year and the best money spent at $329. The only upgrade I would consider is different grips and magazines. (A personalization of the handgun, therefore making it mine.) Other than that, this is one fine firearm and a positive addition to anyone%uFFFD%uFFFDs collection.

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