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Auto Ordnance 1911PKZSE Mil-Spec 7+1 45ACP 5"
[1911PKZSE]
$494.00
by Thomas M Date Added: Saturday 20 October, 2012
This is a good gun for the money - but not perfect.

First the good part: Tight fit and good metalurgy. Made in the USA and looks like it! Shoots every time but will not feed the first of 7 185grain hollowpoint loads out of the mag - Note it is a GI copy gun which is not supposed to shoot hollowpoints at all. So its good that it can shoot mag loads of six hollow points with no problem. This was my loads with zero bullets so maybe something else would work better. Well made!

Now the bad part: It came with a 10.5 pound gritty trigger pull! I gave it a hillbilly trigger job (2 coils off he mainspring) and put in an Ed Brown reduced trigger pull sear spring I had lying around. That got it down to a gritty 5.75 / 6 pounds which is very acceptable for a military gun. When I took it to the range for the first time something was wrong with the mag release and the mag kept falling out when firing. I took the button out at the range and it looked like the internals were a little rough. I cleaned it up at home with some 400 grit paper and it seems to be fine now.The magazine has a wierd looking follower - but it works just fine.

All in all, these guys will never put Kimber or Springfield out of business but the gun is a great value for the price and a more than adequate shooter for those who want to have a piece of history or keep the bad guys at bay. Remeber, this gun was designed over 100 years ago to allow you to deliver a high volume of big bullets on target under stressful conditions. It is still very good at doing that today! I'm happy I bought it.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
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