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Charles Daly Empire ECS 1911 A1

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ruslt, Dec 30, 2002.

  1. Ruslt

    Ruslt New Member

    I'm looking at a Charles Daly Empire ECS 1911 A1 and want some knowledgable input on the gun/manufacturer.
  2. noklue3

    noklue3 Well-Known Member

    Goto 1911FORUM.COM
    There is a section on Charles Daly that will answer all your questions. I have a EMS that I have had since last March and think it is a great pistol for the money.

  3. mini14jac

    mini14jac Well-Known Member

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  4. Wildalaska

    Wildalaska member

    In my personal experiniece I do not reccomend them.

    We wont sell them either.
  5. cratz2

    cratz2 Well-Known Member

    No experience with the Officer size model but have handled and fired sever Dalys. They seem to be pretty hit and miss though that can be said about many companies these days. If you're set on one, handle several of them and take the best. If something ain't right, send it back. They seem to repair problems reasonably well.

    Also be sure to negotiate a good price. I've seen some shops (and booths at gun shows) selling them for $550-$600 and they certainly are NOT worth that.
  6. Kestryll

    Kestryll member

    I'm rather fond of my CD, never had a problem and still have all the parts that the people on 1911forum told me I would have to buy to make it run. Those part look real good at the bottom of the sock drawer!:D
    Mine is a full size model, oddly enough, the mags mine likes best are the factory ones!?!
    I'll try to post an image but I rarely have luck with it.

  7. gryphon

    gryphon Well-Known Member

    The first set of CD's years back were rather hit or miss. The quality of the parts and the overall firearms seems to have increased over the years. I have 2 a full size field grade and an officer's field grade. After getting some quality magazines, they both are 100% reliable and as accurate as any other 1911 in the $800 or less price range.

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