Gear: Norinco's M-1911A1 'Government Model' .45

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Norinco's M-1911A1 'Government Model' .45

Norinco, China
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $350
Average Rating:
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No other automatic pistol has seen such widespread use over a such a long period and in so many different applications than the classic 'Government Model' .45 auto. Though originally designed 100 years ago and intended to be a military issue handgun, the 'forty-five' has also seen use in law enforcement and in top-level target shooting competitions, and can still be encountered in front-line service in many parts of the world. Norinco's M-1911A1 'Government Model' .45 is made true to the original: featuring forged steel construction for superior strength, chrome-lined barrel for longer bore life, and the 'no nonsense' finish of its wartime ancestors, this handgun works as well and reliably out of the box as its inventor intended - though many owners and gunsmiths routinely 'hot rod' these guns into bargain-priced giant killers that share the firing line with and even compete on equal terms against domestically produced handguns costing hundreds or even thousands more! .45 ACP 7 rds. 127mm Blued

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    Gunsmoke16, Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:14:08 UTC.
    1st review

    These are general pictures. Mine acutually looks like a blacked out Kimber or something.
    Owned 1 of these since 1st availabe in US...Import banned now. If you purchase 1 and just want a plinker or home defense, sparce usage, will do ok. The internal parts are soft, yet the frame is forged steel, providing an excellent platform for customization. Mine has been gutted out and replaced: Colt National Match fitted barrel, bushing. Most other internal parts are Chip McCormic Custom: adj. trigger assembly, combat hammer & sear/spring, along with the flat-back checkered mainspring housing. Hogue grips. Hi-rise front sight. MecGar adj. rear sight. It has been polished in critical points with the ejector port elongated & polished. Also have a Dyer Group Gripper, Wilson full-length guide rod and shock buffer installed, along with a new Wilson recoil spring. You need a .45 takedown wrench to get the front bushing out and an Allen wrench for the guide rod-included. It will shoot 1 small hole @ 25yrs (if you can hold it that steady). Think it avg. 1/2 grp or tighter. Time before last qualifying, the rear sight came loose & fell off (drop of nail polish will secure these screws) . Kept shooting, scored 86%. Last qual, left the rear sight off & still scored very high. Fun to shoot. Reliable. Good builder gun. Only .45 I never had to do anything to out of the box was Springfield Armory 1911A1 Parkarized Gov. full size. They avg. 1" groups with no work. .45 guns are for people that like to tinker though. Short barrelled Govt. .45 are just too small for my tastes. They have massive recoil (owned Springfield Champion-advise Magnaport the thing or something). On open range I enjoy cramming it in my rear pocket behind wallet with other holstered pisto and swapping out during fireing. The short barrelled one will fall out in the dirt/gravel. No good. If you see one of these reasonable (less than $250) would buy it. Just adding a group gripper @ $30 will improve it about 2" grouping. I do prefer the elongated hammer as the combat. You can thumb the longer one back quick, like an old six-gun.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 19 Jul 2008 19:42:59 UTC.

    I bought one 14 years ago and carried off and on duty when I was carring my Smith. I never had a problem with regardless what type ammo I fired.

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