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    Girsan 1911 question

    I am looking for my first 1911 and I joined this forum to get an idea of what to look for. I've noticed there seems to be no mention of the Turkish Girsan. Bud's Gun Shop has them available at prices cheaper than Armsco models. According to Bud's customer reviews they are a great gun for the money but I usually take those kind of reviews with a grain of salt as I think some of them might be to puff up the product. Also, I haven't been able to find any other site that sells them. Does anyone know anything about them? I figure I would get a more unbiased opinion from this forum. I am more or less budget minded so would prefer suggestions in the lower price ranges of 5" size models. Right now I am leaning towards a Rock Island FS Tactical.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popsracerx View Post
    I am looking for my first 1911 and I joined this forum to get an idea of what to look for. I've noticed there seems to be no mention of the Turkish Girsan. Bud's Gun Shop has them available at prices cheaper than Armsco models. According to Bud's customer reviews they are a great gun for the money but I usually take those kind of reviews with a grain of salt as I think some of them might be to puff up the product. Also, I haven't been able to find any other site that sells them. Does anyone know anything about them? I figure I would get a more unbiased opinion from this forum. I am more or less budget minded so would prefer suggestions in the lower price ranges of 5" size models. Right now I am leaning towards a Rock Island FS Tactical.

    Thanks for your help.
    Found this;

    G?RSAN - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I have never heard of them.

    Personally, I would stick with more common 1911s.

    BTW, welcome to the forum.....
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    Turks have an excellent reputation as gunsmiths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewM View Post
    Turks have an excellent reputation as gunsmiths.
    Perhaps, but consider availability of parts and service...
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    Based on current info, the gun parts could be replaced by any 1911 parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatthewM View Post
    Based on current info, the gun parts could be replaced by any 1911 parts.
    Not so, many 1911 manufacturers have deviated from the original Colt GI 1911 specifications. So, there is such no thing as a drop-in part. Lucky if it does.
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    Thank you all for your responses. After all the looking and hemming and hawing I bought a Desert Eagle 1911G yesterday. Strolled into the local shop and they had the exact Rock Island I wanted but they had the Desert Eagle with the same features. A bit more than I originally wanted to spend but blessed wife said go for it. Going to the range tomorrow and I'll post my impressions in another thread.

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    I currently have three 1911's. One an AMT HArdballer from the 1970's, One a Cimarron-German Made G I Copy. Parts on it are interchangeable with my neighbors Colt Issue gun. The third is a Turkish Colt Clone. It also uses many parts from the GI pistol.
    With the addition of the wrap-around grips I really like the looks and feel of the Turkish gun, and it sold new for less than $400 just three months ago.

    Last edited by mayor al; 02-27-13 at 10:45 PM.

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    I bought a a Girsan 1911 from Buds I am very happy
    it is very well made . I haven't seen any flaws
    the trigger is not too bad and its getting better
    and it's very accurate too. It looks good too and
    Buds is good people to deal with and free shipping.
    I don't work for Buds.

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