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Citadel 1911 22LR S/A GOVT w/ Lanyard Loop
[PCP191122GOV]
$179.00
by Edwin P Date Added: Thursday 19 January, 2012
This gun is a 47-year-old man, dressed in drag, trying to convince you he is Judy Garland by lip-syncing to "the Man that Got Away." As you approach to hand him a dollar for his effort, you can clearly see the stubble, size 11 heels, and your mind screams, "that's NOT an appropriate use of duct tape!"

Pros:

Cheap. That's not quite the same as "inexpensive," mind you.
Attractive size 11 heels...err, wood grips.
Surprising accuracy at 3, 5, 7, and 10 yards. That's an achievement with plain old GI sights with no dots or outlines. I never said he got the words wrong.

Cons:

As reliable as your alcoholic father was at remembering your birthday: 10% FTF and FTE rate with expensive, HV ammo.
Someone in a review I read online remarked that the finished looked like what you would expect on a Crossman air gun. After comparing the two, I'm not sure what that guy had against Crossman air guns.
The magazines are the cheapest thing I have ever seen manufactured for any firearm ever, period. Not only are they plastic, they are dollar store, made in Taiwan, variety plastic. The things my daughter pulls out of Happy Meals are engineering marvels of quality and sophistication compared to the magazines this comes with. If some motivated person would make after-market aluminum magazines for this gun, I bet the FTF's would drop almost enough to make this something better than the sad, divorced fellow offering you an elaborate cheek-kiss for that buck in your hand.

Summary:

Only buy this if you are looking for a dedicated .22 that looks like a .45. If you are simply looking for a semi-auto .22, please buy a Ruger MKIII, or...well, anything else.

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars! [3 of 5 Stars!]
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