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Posted: 1/23/2002 8:31:44 PM EDT
That's how I felt after buying my first M1911A1. In the 80's I saved my money until I could afford an Auto Ord 1911 which I purchased on my 21st birthday. I took it to the range and shot less than 50 shells before the slide simply locked up in mid-cycle. I had to replace the main-spring cap, main-spring and main-spring guide with USGI parts before it would function again.

Many years later I bought some Tommyguns from Auto Ord. One worked fine and the other was a POS. I'd like to tell them to "take a hike!"

How about you.

P.S. I'm sick of firearms manufacturers taking advantage of the shooting public.
Link Posted: 1/23/2002 10:37:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 4:13:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
Unfortunately, when it comes to guns, it's up to you to do your homework. There's a reason those Auto Ord guns cost less...


although, hopefully that will change now that kahr has purchased auto ord. anyone played with the new auto ord stuff?
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 4:25:15 AM EDT
I have seen where nasty letters have worked wonders.......mfg`s don`t like people talking down thier products......especially if they frequent a site such as this.......
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 4:31:22 AM EDT
There are only two levels of quality available:
"the best.... then all the rest"

For my 1911s and ARs I'll spend a little more to go with the innovator not the imitator every time.


Link Posted: 1/24/2002 6:35:55 AM EDT
Schnert, I also bought an Auto-Oddnance back in the 80's. At the time I was an FFL and bought it from Davidson's for $264.99. Fit and finish were OK. I had to call them back to ask for a replacement barrel. I told them I wanted a 45 cal. and not a smooth bore. Yep, no rifling at all. After that I have shot the thing for about 14 years and it is accurate and never jams. All reloads I have done myself. And I bet I can still get my money out of it, 1980 dollars of course.
Link Posted: 1/24/2002 6:41:44 AM EDT
I bought a Colt 1911 series 70 Govt. for $349 in 1981. (my 21st birthday). It was perfect then, is perfect now, and will be perfect 100yrs from now. The difference between my Colt and a knock off is it keeps going up in value....not down.

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