Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gasmandave, Aug 29, 2022.
This one https://eaacorp.com/product/girsan-mc1911-sc/
or which one of these https://www.charlesdaly.com/family.php?id=73
Regardless of which Charles Daly 1911 (it would make a difference to me which one), you need to decide if you want a little 1911 or a full size 1911. Which one would you use more?
Really depends on what you want to do with it, as I'm sure many on here will tell you.
never been known for quality.
The one I had years ago was pretty on the outside, internals we're poor. It worked, I'll say that for it.
Looks like they started with precision small parts
The company website has the front office dressed like American Harley riders, bragging about the shotguns they make
Making a good, cost competitive shotgun is hard work. They must have thought they could branch out into 1911's, and the Charles Daly is one of the simple 1911's they make. You can search and find Brixia 1911's with all the bells and whistles that Cult Cocked and Locked love.
I purchased a basic GI model, only have fired 200 rounds, but it functions, goes bang. My range has arranged things such that I am shooting at targets 7 yards away, but it will keep all shots within two inches at that distance. If you can't tell from the pictures, I liberally lubricate my 1911's. I adhere to the belief that the elbow is the drip point. A wet 1911 is a happy 1911.
The manual does not mention the barrel is chrome plated. Chrome plating is good for durability and rust resistance, but don't use a copper solvent on a chrome plated barrel. Chrome plating used to start off with a copper layer, then a nickle layer, with a chrome layer on top. A copper solvent can work its way into the copper plating and dissolve sections, which would cause the chrome to peel.
Outside of field stripping and removing the firing pin and extractor, I have not gone any deeper into my Charles Daly. All of the parts I handled showed the typical modern CNC appearances, no file marks, very few tooling marks. It is likely Brixia buys the hammers, sears, firing pins, extractors from the aftermarket anyway. I don't know if they buy precision forged blanks (which was what Remington Huntsville was doing) and then machine them, but it is probable. From something on the web, the slide is CNC machined 4140 and the frame cast 4140. These materials are far better than the 1035 and 1060 used in the WW2 service pistols.
I would say the choice would be based on size and weight. A full sized, all steel 1911 is big and heavy. The Officer model was designed to be more petite. I can state, whenever someone brings out an Officer model to the range, regardless of make, the Officer models have all been finicky, and I have seen lots of failures to feed and eject. Could be magazine issues, but I think, shortening the slide causes dwell issue and slide velocity issues that were worked out 110 years ago in the five inch 1911.
Thanks to all those when responded to my OP.
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