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MetroArms ACC45B 1911 American Classic Commander 8+1 45ACP 4.25" Reviews

$480.00

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19 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.5 of 5 Stars!
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by Dean F Monday 08 January, 2018
I purchased the American Classic from Bud%u2019s after looking at half a dozen other 1911s. I already own Rock Island, Ruger, Remington and Sig 1911s and was just looking for another one. I shoot them regularly and have experience with other brands as well. I am partial to the design but I do have other pistols. The pistol arrived in record time, five days after purchase, even though it was the week before Christmas. I don%u2019t think one can ask for better service than that. The first thing one does after getting a new 1911 is to rack the slide. The official reason is to clear the weapon but it will also indicate the initial quality of the piece. Racking the slide on the American Classic made me pause. It felt equal in fit to my Ruger and Sig. The pistol was drenched in oil so I dissembled and cleaned it. Two things stood out, an extremely tight barrel bushing and a guide rod that was just over one inch. It has been my experience that a tight barrel to bushing fit will usually yield in better accuracy and short guide rods do work. The pistol has a blued finish. The bluing is rather thin looking and does not approach the deep blue found in more expensive guns and will likely lead to quick holster wear and scratches from assembly. The trigger and the hammer are both skeletonized. The hammer has a unique webbing design to the cutout. I think it is suppose to be an M and an A for Metro Arms but I couldn%u2019t see it. The beaver tail is extended but the safety is not ambidextrous. The grips are wood and show some detailing but are not aggressively checkered. They are a little too light in color for my tastes and will soon be swapped out for a set of brown G-10 grips to get a better purchase. The sights are Novak style that have a white three-dot configuration but are not night sights and the slide top has a dull finish to aid in sighting. The pistol comes with one ACT magazine. The slide has rear serrations but there are none on the front. The feed ramp is highly polished, something that is not common on a lot of pistols. The trigger is very smooth and pulls at a consistent 4.9 pounds when measured with a Lyman digital trigger scale. There were a few personal observations about the pistol that may be meaningful to some. First, the magazine release was stuck upon arrival. I had to work it back and forth to get it to free up. It felt like an errant piece of metal may have been left behind during assembly. It works as it should now. I previously mentioned that the pistol was tight fitting. So much so that it is the only 1911 that I own that absolutely needs a barrel-bushing tool to dissemble. The plunger that holds the slide lock also needs the side of a small screwdriver tip to push it back to install slide lock. It protrudes a little farther than on my other pistols and the spring definitely has more tension. That will likely result in that famous 1911 scratch on the frame. This maybe not such a big thing but the grip screws are standard thread and can easily be replaced with decorative ones if wanted. So, how did it shoot at the range? My goal was to shoot 50 or so rounds, clean the pistol and then shoot more. The first two magazines failed to feed the first round. One of these magazines was the factory supplied one and the other was a Wilson Combat magazine. I dropped both magazines and reloaded them. The second attempt on both worked. I doubt that they miss fed due to loading. More likely it was simply a tight fit. The pistol then fed the next fifty rounds without an issue. I cleaned the gun and ran another fifty rounds through it. They all fed flawlessly and ejected cleanly. If it is fair to rate a firearm after only 100 rounds then the pistol would get high marks. The sights were on and needed no adjustment to hit a standard bulls eye at 25 feet. It fairs well compared to my other 1911s. The sights are better than those that came on my Rock Island, (they have replaced) but the finish and sights do not compare to the Remington R1. It runs as well as my Sig but does not seem to point as well and the Remington and the Ruger. That being written, it is better in quality, fit and finish and dependability than many other 1911s in the same price range. I am thinking that it will get lots of range time and may end up as a carry pistol, at least part time.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by avi s Thursday 17 August, 2017
Long time over do you report I always wanted a 45 but we\'d modest price tag and quality This one was above and beyond my expectation smooth as butter this one was above and beyond my expectation smooth as butter and who could complain about the price excellent fire him with unbelievable price tag

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by Theodore E Monday 24 July, 2017
This one got everyones attention in the LGS. There was disbelief over the price point, especially after people looked at the construction, finish and materials used. These Metros are real sleepers and getting harder to find. Thanks Buds!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Howard B Thursday 18 May, 2017
I am impressed beyond belief at the quality and fit of this gun. I carried it in a leather desantis holster for a year and the bluing stayed on it. It locks up tight. I'm a gunwright and I never felt the need to even open it up to work on the trigger. I did change the flat mainspring housing to an arched one. That's it though. If someone stamped Colt on it you'd never question it. Very accurate and it swallowed white box Winchester 230 hollow points with no trouble at all. Amazing gun. 😎

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Richard L Thursday 04 May, 2017
very good quality at an affordable price, has all features of a high end gun.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Joseph F Saturday 20 February, 2016
Received last week( lightening fast delivery). Fit and finish were better than most guns at twice the price. The feed ramp AND throat of barrel were polished to a mirror finish. The slide is smooth as melted butter. The trigger is right on 3 to 3.5 lbs and breaks crisply with a crisp reset. I took it to the range today. Right out of the box (mild wipe down cleaning due to shipped well oiled ), with Winchester M1911 230grain ball, shot 2 to 3 inch groups (including 3 inside 10ring bull out off the 1st magazine). The only (minor) complaint is it only comes with one mag. Of course I ordered some CMC mags for it anyways (why it was minor) but the original mag is VERY nice as well. This is an outstanding 1911 Commander period, not just at this price. As usual, the transaction with Bud's was 1st rate. This is the second firearm I've bought from Bud's and it certainly won't be my last.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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