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Posted: 3/29/2006 9:43:25 PM EDT
Added one in blued to my stable of 1911s.

Slide to frame fit is very good, as is the barrel fit.
Barrel bushing is easily turned w/o a bushing wrench, but not loose.

They did a great job with the dehorn.

The recoil spring cap is staked to retain the recoil spring. Nice touch.

Took it completely apart and it's sitting solvent now.

Forged parts: slide, frame, barrel, barrel link, barrel bushing, thumb safety, slide stop, firing pin stop, mainspring housing

MIM parts: hammer (McCormick), sear, disconnector, mag catch, grip safety (S&A)

Notable items: Heinie front sight, Novak rear, S&A grip safety, short trigger, thin grips and bushings, non-ambi extended safety, vertical serrations on frontstrap, dehorned, the new Colt feed ramp design, and $100 coupon toward a Gunsite class.

Future plans include swapping the Novak rear for a Heinie, and having the magwell opened up more.

All in all, a very nicely done pistol for a factory gun.

Pics to come.

Link Posted: 3/30/2006 12:06:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 12:34:37 AM EDT
pics would be great. Don't forget to tell us how it shoots.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:23:53 AM EDT
I've always had a soft spot for the GSP series pistols. I thought however, that the hammer and sear were not MIM. I know CMC uses a lot of MIM parts, but the hammer and sear would concern me a bit.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:32:32 AM EDT
They are MIM. Checked 'em for the mold marks.

I don't like MIM, but, I have yet to see a MIM hammer or sear fail in 10 yrs of IPSC shooting and having shot with hundreds and hundreds of guys, many of who use Kimbers and Springfields.

I am an instructor for my agency and we allow 1911. I am also a Colt 1911 armorer. Have yet to see a hammer or sear fail.

Extractors, barrel bushings, barrel links, mag catches, slide stops, ejectors, and firing pin stops I have all fail when made from MIM.



Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:41:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By a38337:
They are MIM. Checked 'em for the mold marks.

I don't like MIM, but, I have yet to see a MIM hammer or sear fail in 10 yrs of IPSC shooting and having shot with hundreds and hundreds of guys, many of who use Kimbers and Springfields.

I am an instructor for my agency and we allow 1911. I am also a Colt 1911 armorer. Have yet to see a hammer or sear fail.

Extractors, barrel bushings, barrel links, mag catches, slide stops, ejectors, and firing pin stops I have all fail when made from MIM.






That's good to know. I had a CMC thumb safety that failed before it was even fitted. I've had a real fear of MIM parts from them ever since.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 8:47:20 AM EDT
I only wish that they high-cut the front strap a little more on these and offered them without the front slide serrations.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 10:07:20 AM EDT
I, too, broke a CMC thumb safety (ambi). Was separating the two sides after taking it out of the package when one of the legs of the female dovetail broke.

I had used only Brown ambis prior to this, and after. They hold up very well,

Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:54:53 AM EDT
See the below for my review

http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=5&f=28&t=28343
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