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93 Reviews. Average Rating: 4.8 of 5 Stars! [4.8 of 5 Stars!]
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Reviewed By: James B on 04/13/2016 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Purchased in December of 2015. I own other .45 caliber weapons, including a different 1911. This one, at $479 was less expensive, and out of the box, appeared built with tighter tolerances. The gun is a work of art for its detail and highly polished finish on the slide and barrel.
First time out at the range, I did experience some issues with it including FTF and stove pipes. I thought it might be me, but as I shot my other .45, I had no issues. Long story short... I've been to the range several times since, each time putting more than 100 rounds through it with no further issues. I guess there was a slight "break in period" for this gun and there is some noticeable wear on the chromed barrel. Not enough to detract from it, but obviously enough to allow it to function very well. This is now one of my favorite guns to shoot, and I have no trouble carrying it in my shoulder holster, or being concerned that it won't work if/when I need it. I put several brands of ammunition through it, mixing it up to see how well it performs, and I'm pleased to say that it has taken everything I've given it. I've used brass casings, aluminum, steel... no problem.
Ammo is from Federal, Winchester, Perfecta, Tul Ammo, Remington, American Eagle, and several different batches of reloads. I did like the walnut grips that it came with, but they were just a little uncomfortable for my hand size, so I opted to put a thinner plastic grip, and added a Pearce rubber finger groove insert. It's now very comfortable in my hand. The Novak sights are plain black with no dots or outline. Others have updated the front sight to fiber, but I see no need for this expense at the moment. If I do anything, I'll add a touch of paint. As mentioned, the gun is made with tight tolerances, leaving almost no light visible as one tries to look through the gun from back to front. For me, this is great. For someone who's going to be in dirt and sand, I'm not sure this is so good. The spring is strong and with the added force to overcome on the cam of the hammer, this is not an easy gun to rack. For someone with a weak wrist, this may be a concern, but can be overcome by cocking the hammer before trying to rack the slide. Because of this, I believe the recoil is very manageable, and I easily get consistent 5 inch or better groups at 25 yards.
The only thing that I don't like on this particular gun is that the barrel link pin is smooth and I have to be careful when cleaning the gun because it does come out of the barrel link. Other than that, this is a beautiful and very durable weapon, and for the price, one of the best 1911-A buys available today. Of course, Buds was fantastic to buy from, and their warranty personnel were great to chat with and work with when I thought I was having a problem. They were there to do whatever I needed, no questions asked, and would have refunded my money. I'm thankful that I kept trying, and kept the gun. But, thank you Buds for another great purchase experience!

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Reviewed By: Thomas d on 01/28/2016 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Just received my girsan 1911 this pistol is sweet if it shoots have as good as it looks it's well worth the money very impressed again with buds this is the forth purchase from them and won't be the last love these guys

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Reviewed By: Arli S on 11/15/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
Girsan, has raised the bar with this 45 auto. It's an excellent hand cannon, short cycling- a big plus, very good balance and in hand feel. For the price, you can not do better. I give "Girsan" a 5 star's on this one and a thumps up! Well done indeed.

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Reviewed By: ANTHONY Q on 11/12/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
bought this pistol from buds, delivery was FAST. the pistol shoots very well,it does have a tremendous kick to it! i insatalled a muzzle compensator on the barrell
and this helped slightly with the muzzle flip. gun is very well made, and the quality is as good as any kimber, but at half the price!

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Reviewed By: Brandon S on 11/11/2015 Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]
I have NEVER REVIEWED a gun I bought from buds but this is my fifth gun from buds and they are always on point!! Good price and good product!
Now to this girsan!! I LOVE IT! if your thinking about it GET IT!
it is a clean trustworthy beast!!
I actually killed a deer this last Sunday with it just walking in the woods!! It can also be used as your cc gun I have done it! What else can I say. GT THIS 1911 if you been wanting one!!

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