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Old 12-16-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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I know this subject is being beaten to death on gun forums all over the internet, but I just wanted to add my two cents that the GSG 1911 is one exceptional .22 pistol in every way. Workmanship, materials, features, trigger pull quality, the whole nine yards - everything is impressive. Mags are built like tanks and show the same fine attention to finish detail as the pistol itself. Bought one yesterday but we have an inch of ice in the driveway so range reports aren't possible right now. Despite that, this is one heckuva nice gun based on initial inspection.



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Old 12-16-2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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I have not seen a GSG 1911 yet, but I expected them to be pretty nice.

I have a GSG-5, their .22 copy of the MP5, and can't help but be impressed with it and I'm not sure why I even bought the thing.



I don't even like MP-5s and bought that GSG-5 on a whim one day when I came into a little bit of money and failed to drive on past the gun shop. I knew it was an impulse buy and immediately felt remorse, but as I looked it over at home, I felt better about it and thought it might at least retain value for trading someday. When I shot it, I decided I would keep it.

There are changes I'd like to see in that gun, but overall, it made me want to see what else they would make in the future.



And kinda like you, I am as impressed with the magazines as anything. Nicely thought out and pretty well made, even if they are plastic (in my case).
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Old 12-16-2010, 05:43 PM   #3
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I think I may have to get one of these. I need a 22 pistol (and rifle but that is another story).
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Does that GSG 1911 have a magazine safety?

Not that it really matters in a .22 practice/plinker, but I'm wondering since my GSG-5 has one.
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Yes it does have a magazine safety, Barry. The gizmo is built into the mainspring housing, though and hence easy to get rid of with a simple parts swapout.
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I notice that is almost a standard GSG thing. It probably gets them some more import points, I'd guess.

Oh well, I don't think it hurts much on a practice/plinker gun anyway.
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Here are some photos of my GSG 1911 taken indoors, freehand, with common household lighting and a flash, so pardon the lack of professionalism. My intent here was to show the gun up close for those of you who may be considering the purchase of one of these pistols. This specimen is brand new, unfired, and not cleaned or wiped out. There is a fine coat of white grease on some parts, but the gun is otherwise spotless right out of the box. Note the absence of tool marks.



First of all, here's the pistol we're talking about. It is a full-size aluminum variation on the 1911. Note the absence of tool marks.





Here's the right side of the gun, showing the ejection port, safety, and so on. Note the absence of tool marks.





Left side, same deal. Note the absence of tool marks.





Basic field stripping is almost the same as the 1911. You align the disassembly mark on the left side with the slide stop, remove the slide stop which reveals another pin. Push it out the same way (very easy) and then remove the hex slot screw. The slide then comes right off. Note the absence of tool marks.





Here it is all disassembled. Note the absence of tool marks.





This shot shows the business end. These barrels are all threaded for a suppressor and come with the cap installed. Also shown are the recoil spring guide rod and the barrel bushing, which works about like the 1911 bushings. A wrench is provided for removing the cap at the flats shown. The front sight blade removes with an allen wrench provided and there are two other sight blades in the box with the gun. Note the absence of tool marks.





This photo shows the back end of things - cocked hammer, beavertail, safety levers, firing pin, rear sight, etc. Note that the right side ambi safety lever is not as wide as the left side lever. Note the absence of tool marks.





Here's the chamber and ejection port. Note the absence of tool marks.





Here's the inside of the slide showing, yep, the absence of tool marks.





Here's the top end all put back together. Note the absence of tool marks.





Well, that's about it. Hope this helps some of you gents who might be teetering on the brink of buying or not buying one. They are very nice guns and......Kindly NOTICE THE ABSENCE OF TOOL MARKS!!



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Interesting. Looks really nice.

I just checked prices on Gunbroker, and they look really good.



Any tool marks?
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jaypee was there an absence of tool marks.. I couldn't tell from the photos or text..... ???
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Say Jay Pee - are there any tool marks on it? It's German for all love! They have been making smooth stuff since the beginning of the industrial revolution....



It is a lovely bit of work and I am intrigued by how it is only fractionally for my 45 ACPs. I may have to have one.



How do it shoot? And, are there any tool marks?
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