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Posted: 1/14/2006 3:00:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 3:01:19 AM EDT by AROKIE]
worth a shit?

they advertise there Frames and slides are precision machined from aircraft quality Chrome Moly 4140 investment castings and bar stock, is this good? i do like the bluing on there guns. for 400 bucks they dont sound that bad as a starter 1911 but has anyone ever owned one? pics anyone?

Link Posted: 1/14/2006 3:30:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
worth a shit?

they advertise there Frames and slides are precision machined from aircraft quality Chrome Moly 4140 investment castings and bar stock, is this good? i do like the bluing on there guns. for 400 bucks they dont sound that bad as a starter 1911 but has anyone ever owned one? pics anyone?

nas4.atlanta.gbhinc.com/GB/042389000/42389260/pix614405579.jpg



See here: Auto Ordanance 1911
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 12:03:41 PM EDT
Lots of opinions to be sure. I bought my West Hurley (pre Kahr) AO in 1989. After polishing the feed ramp and replacing the included mag with Wilsons and MecGars, it's been 100% with the exception of the Speer Lawman, known as the "flying ashtray". A lot of 1911s are known to choke on that one. I load HydraShoks for HD so no biggie. I understand the newer AOs from Kahr are even better. As it is my house gun, I've adjusted the sights on mine via filing/drifting to shoot POA/POI at 30 feet, the longest possible range in my home. It's my house gun and I trust my life with it.
At the end of the day would I buy it again? I'd do it again.
FWIW
YMMV
NS
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 2:31:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/14/2006 2:33:09 PM EDT by fxntime]
RUN!!!!!!! I would NEVER take a chance on a AO, I have seen way to many problems with misdrilled holes, shoddy parts, and poor fitting. Including the one I USED to own. Only 1911 I ever sold, good riddance on a POS. You don't want a cast frame anyways, you want a forged one. Even the cheapest SAs are forged and much better buys. Replace the extractor and slide stop and go shootin. [buy Bulletproof] There are some good one's out there,[AO] but I feel they are the minority by far.
Link Posted: 1/14/2006 5:59:51 PM EDT
Buddy of mine has a newer Kahr (Moonies) one. His actually loves Woof ammo and has been amazingly reliable for him.
I hear the pre Kahr ones were aweful.

Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:30:58 PM EDT
Another thread on Auto-Ordnance WWII 1911's...

click here
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 1:38:32 PM EDT
I have a pre kahr 1911 AO, and after polishing the feedramp, and using wilson 47d magazines exclusively, have had (0) problems

I have read many complaints,,,, inspect the weapon well before buying, and shoot it if at all possible,,,

I am happy with mine, and bought it as a platform to customize.... just never got to changing anything!
Link Posted: 1/20/2006 5:58:51 PM EDT
I have one. An AO frame, anyhow...It was ugly, and now it isn't. It took a shitload of work and fitting and adjusting, but it runs like a top now...

desertmoon and GT fix an AO....
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