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Old 10-23-2012, 10:06 PM
Tgwolfwood1981 Tgwolfwood1981 is offline
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Girsan MC1911S unboxing, field strip, and first impressions




Well, I just picked up this new Turkish 1911. First impressions are pretty good, but no one wants to hear me ramble on....so on to the photos


Wasn't expecting a plastic case, I had seen so many of these "budget 1911's" shipped with cardboard cases.


(Excuse the crappy cell pics.). They were sure able to pack a bunch of stuff in that little case


Everything laid out. They even included a bottle of gun oil.


Just a little bit closer


I honestly don't know what kind of finish it is, but its very even and seems to be of a pretty good quality


More gun porn


Nothing unusual, so far so good


A couple of tool marks on the feed ramp, but it needs polishing anyways


Nothing unusual (atleast that I can tell)


More tool marks, not terrible but just noting them
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:07 PM
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Slide to frame fit was better than I expected, sights were centered and tight


Beaver tail was also fitted quite nicely


Barrel to bushing fit was very tight.


They say the barrel is cold forged. I have no way of confirming this, but from what I have seen I have no reason to not believe it.


Last shot. No pun intended.

Well that concludes the slideshow. After I shoot it, I will do an update. I am not going to do anything to the gun before I shoot it the first time, other than clean out the packing grease and properly lube it. Hope you enjoyed this mini review.

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Old 10-23-2012, 10:50 PM
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Looks good, thanks for the photos!
Looking forward to seeing how it shoots!
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:58 PM
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Looks nice, mind sharing about what it cost?
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:11 PM
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$438 shipped. And when I say shipped I mean through a freaking wormhole. Ordered Monday morning, shipped out of buds at 5:30 on Monday, and was in my hands by 6:30 Tuesday.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:31 AM
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That gun sure looks better than the pic on Bud's sight.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:03 AM
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$438 shipped. And when I say shipped I mean through a freaking wormhole. Ordered Monday morning, shipped out of buds at 5:30 on Monday, and was in my hands by 6:30 Tuesday.
Nice, looking forward to the range report.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:47 AM
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From the looks of her she doesn't have as chunky a frontstrap as the the Tisas 1911s. Wouldn't be a bad way to go for a base platform for a railgun...will the rail work in a variety of holsters is the question though.

70's series, 80's? I checked out their website and they listed a "pin" safety which I assume means firing pin safety. Noticed that the front sight is dovetailed and I cannot help but wonder what the dimensions are.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:20 PM
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Girsan MC1911S mini range report

Well on my lunch break I swung by the Wally World and picked up a box of 230g fmj wwb. I am lucky enough that where I live I can step into my backyard and shoot pretty much whatever I please. So after I get home from work I grab the Girsan 1911 (remember other than cleaning out the packing grease and properly oiling it, it is straight out of the box) and head out to my make shift range. Now I know that I only put 50 rds down range, but they were 50 flawless rounds. So far this gun just plain runs! 8rds, 8+1, two hand grip, one hand grip, attempting to limp wrist, etc. it didn't matter to the Girsan. No ftl's, FTF, fte, etc. I don't know how Turkish sewing machines work, but if they work like this gun then The saying stands.
Tonight I'm going to strip it, clean it, and polish the feed ramp.

And for the member asking about the front dovetail, from what I could measure, it is 60 degree angle, 0.300 width, and .070 depth.

If anyone has any questions about the Girsan, please don't hesitate to ask.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:21 PM
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Is it a series 70 or 80? How does the trigger feel? Any comments on accuracy or consistency with target impact?
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:20 PM
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Since it does not have a firing pin safety, I assume it is a series 70. The trigger was pretty heavy, and at first had some grit. It smoothed out after a bit, but was still heavy with a decent break. It is more accurate than I am. Plan on shooting it some more this weekend.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:28 PM
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Pictures please.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:22 PM
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http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=387452

Did an unboxing review here. Plenty o pics
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:37 PM
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is the front sight staked in or is there a dovetail cut into the slide?
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:59 PM
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Hey cool gun!

Sarac makes me think of Spock's Dad (Sarek) so maybe it DID come through the wormhole
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Old 11-02-2012, 08:15 PM
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is the front sight staked in or is there a dovetail cut into the slide?
I got mine today.It's dovetail cut front and rear.
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Old 11-03-2012, 08:37 PM
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Girsan M1911 Received

I received my Girsan today and as stated above it looks like a decent buy for $417.00 (shipped). Tight fit and entire gun has a nice finish. Off to the range tomorrow. Trent
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Old 11-03-2012, 09:21 PM
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The grips look a bit strange to my eyes. Will standard 1911 grips fit?
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:41 AM
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Girsan VS RIA

Hey Guys,

I am considering the RIA Tactical and the Girsan Tac version. I am leaning towards the Girsan. I am curious how smooth the slide action is on the Girsan? Is it loose, tight, or just right? I am trying to find the Girsan in Stainless but I cannot find one?

Any answers to my questions and additional thoughts would be appreciated.

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:20 PM
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Just looked at these. Was thinking about getting a beater pistol to keep in the car. Bud's has a video up on their site show casing the slide fit and barrel to bushing fit. They seem to be pretty tight.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=SQ9yxySP7Rk
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:04 PM
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Here it is....put 150 down the pipe saturday with 1 FTF.It's alot of gun for under 450 bucks.

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Old 11-04-2012, 04:57 PM
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Im looking at getting another 1911 I have no experience with RIA, ATI or Gar. How does the quality line up, which one is a better gun?
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:10 AM
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Brought my Girsan MC1911S to a local gunshop, the rear is definitely cut to spec the front however is not. I am currently in contact with Novak, may send it off to them to get a set of night sights installed.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:56 PM
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Brought my Girsan MC1911S to a local gunshop, the rear is definitely cut to spec the front however is not. I am currently in contact with Novak, may send it off to them to get a set of night sights installed.
I emailed them this is what I got.

Dear Jhon,


Thank you for contacting with our company. The sight dimensions are as the same as original Colt 1911 pistol and you can adjust any standard sights to the pistol. If you need any assistance, please feel free to contact with me anytime.


Thank you
With my best regards


Yusuf NESIL
R&D Manager
Girsan Makine ve Hafif Silah San.Tic.A.Ş
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:38 AM
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Can you give me update about gun?
I am interested getting MC1911SHC, but couldn't find any reviews.
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