American Classic Commander..?
walked into Riley's Gun Shop in Hooksett NH. to poke around for bullets.
found what looked like a colt commander in the case. had an old 70 colt commander years ago and regret ever parting with it..
here is what I found when the salesman handed it to me...
Metro Arms Corp. Manila Phils, imported by RSA INC, Ocean NJ
slide marked "AMERICAN CLASSIC COMMANDER" .45 .... and the best part, price NIB $ 389.00 !!!!!!
had to have it... shot it about an hour after the purchase. DAMN !!!! about a 4-5 pound very clean trigger pull, very tight lock up, novak style sights,
beaver tail grip safety, and a flat main spring housing. shot about a golf ball size group at 20 yards with Cor-Bon 230gr match. not a single hick up
in the first 200 rounds. (mag that came with gun was not used) wilson combat 8 rd & chip McCormack 10rd were used as they both run very well.
anyone else run across one of these ???? never heard of them and am wondering if its built at the same place as the rock island guns...
I've read nothing but great things about them and want one.
No problem with MIM or investment cast frame or parts?
i have one and love it. I call BS on that price though unless it was used. No one on earth is selling them for below $400 NIB. Maybe you're just trying to impress people here with your bargaining prowess.
shot it some more yesterday, about 500 rounds. not one jam. lead, plated, hollow points, it ate them all. shot gallon jugs full of water at 50 yards with
some old duty winchester 185gr STHP, dead on when I did my part. pepper popers at 100 was fun as well. it can be done with practice.
this may be my new glove box gun, and at that price, maybe for all 3 cars !!!!! great gun at a good price, couldn't be more happy !!!!!
call BS all you want, it was $389 new in the box. I often get a LE discount at this gun store, so maybe that is why its under 400.
"American Classic" made in Manila... you gotta love it!!
I looked at these at a gunshow a while back. I was impressed with the workmanship, fit, and finish. Glad to hear they perform as well as they look.
while both SA and the Various Philipino made 1911's have a good rep for quality and function, I just can't stomach a 1911 not made in the USA.
Saw some early ones at the Manila gun show a few years back, they seem to have only gotten better. Metro did their homework. They're one of the few non-pony options out there for a 4.25" 1911, were my collection not already Commander heavy I'd pick one up.
bought a couple of these a while back .
Not a bad gun for the price . All MIM parts , at least that is what they appeared to be . The extractors had a great amount of clock to them , but the guns worked good with no malfs. Ejection path was all over the place , and once in a while back in the face , so I believe a new extractor would be in order along with oversized FPS .
One of the 2 I got had a pretty good ding in the barrel ramp off to the side ,so it worked out OK .
The triggers were pretty good . Light enough with some creep , but not terrible .
Definitely an entry level 1911 , but good to go for the price and with some parts replaced they would be just fine .
Forgot to add -the painted dots on the novak style sights were not at all good , needed a repaint .