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Doublestar DSC 1911 ~ NO RAIL!!! ~ Finally here!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by steel609, Sep 20, 2010.

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  1. steel609

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    I have been waiting for this ever sinced I saw the one with a rail. I hate the rail on a 1911. So imagine my surprise when I saw this sitting in the showcase at Buds Gun Shop. After talking to Bud himself and others, seems that this is the 3rd without a rail to be sold commercially, with almost all others being sold to employees and close friends (like Bud). Of course none of us could figure out Doublestar's serial number scheme. It would have been way cool to have DSF003, but I'll settle for the one I got.

    I haven't been to the range yet, but will be by the end of the week, so range report will follow soon.

    Fit and finish is superb, no visible tool or machine marks inside or out. The best I could compare it to, and this is a compliment, is that it's very close to my Dan Wessons. The action is simliar to the many Les Baers I have racked the slide on, whether it will shoot with a Les Baer is still too be seen. ( I actually just ordered a Les Baer Premier II with no FCS and single sided safety today, so, yay for me!)

    In the meantime, here's some pics ~

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  2. steel609

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    and more.....

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  3. Mags

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    Beautiful pistol, I actually want one with a rail though. :D
    I think it would make a great nightstand gun with rail mounted Surefire.
     
  4. cibach

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    love it.. beautiful
     
  5. Snowdog

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    I would really like a 1911 with a checkered front strap. Nice looking pistol you've got there!
     
  6. steel609

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    With the grips, front strap checkering and the checkered mainspring housing, when you wrap your hands around this puppy, it's not moving period.
     
  7. P30shtr

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    VERY NICE, although I have never heard of 'em. Just by the looks of it, it looks to be on the semi-custom end of things (nighthawk, wilson, les, etc.) Anymore info about the Co., how long they been around, location, any other misc. info you might know about them. Again, very nice Steel, very nice
     
  8. Zerodefect

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    How much $$????

    Got a parts list? I spie some very nice parts. Is that an EB grip safety and thumb safety?
     
  9. steel609

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    Here's a little more info -

    Ed Brown - Hammer, sear, grip safety (I was told that they use EB for all small parts, but I can't verify that.)
    Greider Precision Match Trigger - approx 4 1/2lb
    Frame: Forged 4140
    Slide: Forged 4140
    Barrel: Stainless Steel machined from bar stock by Storm Lake
    Front Sight: Novak's White Dot
    Rear Sight: Novak's LoMount 2 White Dot
    Magazine: Novak 8 Round
    Magwell: Funnelled
    25 LPI Checkering
    Comes in a 5.11 carry pouch (shown in photos)

    Cost is the same as the railed version. Retail Price: $1,349.99 Expect to pay between $1100-$1200

    Here's a little about the company from their website -

    This model is so new, it's not even on their website - - http://www.star15.com/index.html
     
  10. HisSoldier

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    Looks good! I agree about the rail, I tend to turn off totally any brand that offers only rails and or front serrations. If it were mine I'd fix the front of the dust cover.
     
  11. 1KPerDay

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    Look like a quality piece! Like HisSoldier, I'd want one without the juke in the dust cover, and mine would be free of forward serrations and their logo. Think they'll build one like that?
     
  12. Jimfern

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    Very nice pistol. I hadn't heard of them before either.
     
  13. hso

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    I'm looking forward to your shooting review.
     
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    I have one of their AR15s, also purchased at Bud's. It's good stuff, and I'd imagine that 1911 is too.
     
  15. P30shtr

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    "I'd want one without the juke in the dust cover, and mine would be free of forward serrations and their logo."--1K

    I agree with the reverse juke on the dust cover but, I like the front cocking serrations and logo. The slide is pretty damn clean minus that and the .45acp on the side.( unlike many manufacturers with logos,warnings, model names, 1911, made in such 'n' such). Its not a perfect world is it ? Whata ya gonna do ? Still very nice. Someone will always have something to say huh.?
     
  16. Magnumite

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    Nice gun. You can tell its a rail frame with the rail milled off. gives it a different look, for sure.
     
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    I was looking at buying one of the railed models. I found out that they only offer a One year warrant on it and lost interest. Some have told me that they will fix it regardless, but I haven't heard them say it yet.

    A non-railed model with no front serrations would look nice.
     
  18. Texas Gun Person

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    I aaaalmost bought one of their CAR 15's.



    This is beautiful though. :)
     
  19. steel609

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    Picked up my new Les Baer Premier II yesterday. I hoping to shoot these two against each other this weekend, providing it deosn't rain all weekend.
     
  20. tekarra

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    Nice looking pistol. I agree with you about the rail. Tell us how it shoots.
     
  21. entropy0311

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    When I was looking at the railed version, I found the same mixed information so I contacted Doug at Doublestar directly. He informed me that the 1911 has a "limited lifetime warranty." I went ahead an picked up a used/like new railed model. Shortly afterward I had a minor issue with the gun and asked him about sending it in. No questions asked, he sent me a UPS label and said they try for 1-day turnaround time. If the only thing turning you away from the Doublestar is the warranty, I'd say you have nothing to worry about.
     
  22. outerlimit

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    Very nice! I could do without the forward slide serrations as usual, but they actually don't look too bad on that one. Congrats! Let us know how it shoots please. Thanks for the pictures!
     
  23. tapauly

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    Has bac1023 heard about this? :rolleyes:
     
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