1911 Forums : 1911Talk banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
188 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Anyone know anything, or have any experience with UNERTL pistols? A good friend of mine, who sells other high-end 1911s is very impressed with them and is seriously considering offering them. They look to be built on Caspian frames and slides and my friend states their gunsmithing is second to none.

I've never seen one and am therefore clueless.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,029 Posts
Meu Soc is supposed to be Cat's meow never heard anything bad but thare are soem thinks I dont like the Bull Barrel...External Extractor ..

But a Big ++NO MIM

Other down side is if Unertal goes out of Bizz who warranties them.. also who deals them
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7 Posts
When I worked in Vegas (where they are based), some of my friends on Metro swore by them. There a very small outfit that started out making scopes and now do a lot of work for the military and the govt. Their 1911s are rock solid and worth every penny. I'd put them a step above Wilson, Baer and Wilson. They have been around for some time so I doubt that there going anywhere soon.
 

·
Unemployed
Joined
·
218 Posts
I've heard of them -- seen ads in gunzines and read a few "tests" of their 1911s. However, I just Googled them and found that the domain name unertlordnance.com appears to be expired. I then checked http://www.unertloptics.com/ and found a site. But when I tried to find info on guns the linked took me to a "domain expired" page. And when I look under "news" I get the following:

"Unertl Optics is currently not taking any new orders at this time.

We also are not accepting any repairs for target scopes, until further notice.

We are going through a re-location / re-organization so that we may better serve our valued customers and we regret any inconvenience that this may cause.

Please check back to this site for further updates."

So it's probably fair to say that their future is "uncertain.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
188 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks for the update Frank. When I first posted that, I was looking at a website that seemed indicative of a company that was, "bustin' out." They had several models of pistols advertised and ordering information.

Based on what little I've heard of the pistols and what Irish10 said above, I'm hoping this isn't bad news.
 

·
I need a vacation
Joined
·
1,301 Posts
Yeah,an external extractor? For me,that's a no-sell on a high dollar gun.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
Yeah,an external extractor? For me,that's a no-sell on a high dollar gun.
Why? I have plenty of high end 1911s with and without the EE.

The Smith & Wesson Performance Center uses them. Also I ordered a Signature model from Pistol Dynamics. Paul Liebenberg believes in them fully and I think he builds some of the best 1911s around.
 

·
I need a vacation
Joined
·
1,301 Posts
Funny,because I could go either way with a bull barrel.

External extractors just don't seem...right. Oh,it's fine on my stone-cold reliable Kimber TLE and I know S&W does theirs right,but if I was really going to spend a lot of money I would want a traditional extractor. I'm not saying they don't work,it's just a personal preference.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
Funny,because I could go either way with a bull barrel.

External extractors just don't seem...right. Oh,it's fine on my stone-cold reliable Kimber TLE and I know S&W does theirs right,but if I was really going to spend a lot of money I would want a traditional extractor. I'm not saying they don't work,it's just a personal preference.
I like 1911s either way. I like the tradional look as well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
48 Posts
I myself think that while the external extractor may work fine, it ruins the look of a 1911, just my opinion
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,367 Posts
I guess I am a traditionalist. Single stack, Single action, all Steel, Internal Extractor, and standard barrel and bushing setup, and standard guide rod.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,556 Posts
I guess I am a traditionalist. Single stack, Single action, all Steel, Internal Extractor, and standard barrel and bushing setup, and standard guide rod.
+1

Me too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
137 Posts
External extractors don't bother me any more than other additions these days. I also like the full length guide rod, especially the two piece variety. I know most hate them.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
Top