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Thread: New member, new Auto Ordnance parked WWII 1911A1

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  1. #1
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    New member, new Auto Ordnance parked WWII 1911A1

    Picked it up last thursday, cleaned it over the weekend, took it to the range today and put 50 through it.

    First off, I owned an AO 1911 WWII Park about 9 years ago, and it was junk. I tried fixing it, but it jammed all the time, so I let it go. I was nervous about this one, but the reviews seemed good, so I gave it a shot.

    Its magnificent. Tight, doesn't rattle, smooth. Finish is great, controls all work crisp. Cannot believe this was as inexpensive as it was. I put 50 rds of magtech out of it flawlessly, and it ran just perfect. Heck, I was even managing to hold decent groups at 25 yards. Could not be happier. So happy in fact I am probably going to let a cz75bd go to help fund another identical one. I was not interested in anything fancy in a 1911, love the history of them, wanted a modern WWII type, so I went with it.

    I also have to mention that several years ago I bought a WWII 'GI' 1911A1 from springfield, brand new, before they stopped making them. THAT thing, cost two hundred bucks more and didn't run reliably until I had put about 300 rds out of it. Jammed on the first mag......So I don't know what that says about AO quality control compared to the springy I had.

    Just happy, and wanted to give them a shout out publicly, as this thing rocks. Taking it hiking in two days in colorado as my woods gun, going to carry it in an adirondac black leather shoulder holster, as it keeps it handy but out of the way of my pack. Two spare 7 rd mags on my hip, and I feel good to go.

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    Congratulations on an excellent purchase. The current AO pistols are such an excellent value I'm suprised they are not backordered for months. i bought mine about a year ago and I have to say it's the equal of my Remington Rand and Colt military pistols. I don't even mind the series 80 parts. The AO is a safe, reliable, and well made gun which has a lot of historical accuracy.
    http://oldschoolguns.blogspot.com/ A Place For Classic Firearms.

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    Great pistols. Enjoy!

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    I'll be picking mine up in less than a month.I can't wait.

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    Picked it up today and it is sweet and tight.So tight I had a small problem breaking it down.But I did and reassembled.I once had a old used Auto Ordnance 45 about 10 years ago still had the Thompson marked slide.That was a well worn gun and I had problems with it and got rid of it in a trade.As soon as I figure out how I'llpost a pic here.Glad it fits in my Cathay M12 holster.

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