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Girsan MC1911S-G2 .45ACP 5" Sport w/Tac Rail
by Rex S Date Added: Friday 30 November, 2012
Im a long time owner of several Glock handguns and S&W revolvers. I love how, when you pull the trigger on these models, they go bang always! I was really looking forward to the 1911 experience, so just as soon as my MC1911S finally arrived (yes, Buds really does hold electronic transfers for 5 full business days before processing your order), I wiped it down and headed for the range. After pulling the trigger about 130 times and hearing only 68 bangs, a very disappointed old man headed home. The problems I experienced: The trigger was horrible very gritty and stiff, requiring at least 15 to 20 lbs of pressure to activate (I dont carry a gauge). The grip safety didn't work. The slide was very difficult to rack (it looks so smooth and easy in the video). About 15% of the time, when I pulled the trigger, the firing pin either didn't strike the bullet at all, or struck so lightly that the primer didn't fire. About 30% of the time, the hammer only partially fell, hanging up in the de-cock position even though there is no de-cocker.
I took the gun home and fully disassembled everything. The first thing I noticed was that the sear spring was very misshaped and jammed into position so tightly that it had to be pried out. I got online and ordered all new springs and full-sized guide bar from Wilson Combat and a few more Wolf brand springs (in this particular pistol, the Wilson Combat sets seem to work better). I polished everything relating to the trigger. And yes, the grips are just plain ugly and had to go!
The end result: After 3 weeks and quite a bit of tinkering, I now have a handgun that has a wonderful 3 to 4 pound trigger, very smooth racking slide, a hammer and firing pin that always work smoothly and forcefully. The pistol is now very reliable, accurate and fun to shoot. I would gladly give my current gun a five star rating (even with the ugly grips). However, the way the gun slipped through quality control at the factory, arriving with several sub-paur and/or damaged parts is something that both Buds and future purchasers of this firearm should be aware of. Most of the excellent reviews listed here would indicate that my gun was an exception, but it was still very frustrating for me.
2 final items: the grip safety still doesn't work squeezing the trigger while not holding the grip just results in a slight scraping sound followed by a bang (another project for another day). Also, my gun doesn't care much for Wilson 47D magazines. (occasional FTF -- particularly on the last round. However, it does seem to love Colt and Kimber magazines)

Rating: 2 of 5 Stars! [2 of 5 Stars!]
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