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Old 08-29-2010, 11:16 PM
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Magnum Research 1911




Stopped by a gun shop today to browse and came across a row of Magnum Research 1911s. The first thing i noticed is the slide action is Super-Smooth....nearly the same as a high-end custom Caspian I saw earlier that week.

The price was the shocker: all the M.R. 1911's were UNDER $600 brand new.

I'm curious if anyone has experience with these guns.
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Old 08-30-2010, 05:47 PM
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Stopped by a gun shop today to browse and came across a row of Magnum Research 1911s. The first thing i noticed is the slide action is Super-Smooth....nearly the same as a high-end custom Caspian I saw earlier that week.

The price was the shocker: all the M.R. 1911's were UNDER $600 brand new.

I'm curious if anyone has experience with these guns.
Got mine for 635 out the door. Overall, I'm extremely happy. I've put nearly 4k rounds through her so far with not a single malfunction. Trigger pull was a crisp 4.56lbs and accuracy at 21ft freehand, using TZZ matchgrade ammo was 2.28", and I've yet to clean the weapon.

The fit and finish on mine is the same quality as that of my Rock River Arms, tight, but does not bind operation, slide travels silky smooth over the frame, feeds and functions ball and HP's.
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:33 PM
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did you notice any quirks?

Is yours labeled "desert eagle" on the left side of the slide?
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Old 08-30-2010, 07:40 PM
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I'm thinking this could make a great first 1911. I can only find positive reviews.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:00 PM
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I'm strongly considering this as my first full-size 1911. I have an SA Ultra Compact that I use for concealed carry, but It would look kinda wierd in an OWB holster....almost a little embarrasing.

The price point of the MR would allow me to spend a few $$ on aftermarket parts and gunsmithing.
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:21 PM
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Old 08-31-2010, 08:02 AM
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Where is this gun made? I believe Kahr now owns Magnum Research so I'd guess the same facility as AO 1911s. Hopefully Kahr does as good of a job on these as they do with their Kahr-branded guns.

I'm considering another 1911 purchase and would like one that won't break the bank but is US made with US manufactured major components (my SA has a Brazilian frame and slide - at least).
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:43 PM
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Where is this gun made? I believe Kahr now owns Magnum Research so I'd guess the same facility as AO 1911s. Hopefully Kahr does as good of a job on these as they do with their Kahr-branded guns.

I'm considering another 1911 purchase and would like one that won't break the bank but is US made with US manufactured major components (my SA has a Brazilian frame and slide - at least).
Kahr purchased Auto Ordnance, AND Magnum Research. Frankly, if it's built as intended, it really does not matter who made it, be it foreign or domestic. My DE 1911 is fully interchangable with standard GI 1911 parts
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:48 PM
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did you notice any quirks?

Is yours labeled "desert eagle" on the left side of the slide?
Define QUIRKS?? I know that some of my numerous 1911's have strange ammo quirks such as my Kimbers, who I've found prefer PMC, while my Colt's favor Winchester.

The Desert Eagle 1911 I own has no quirks that I've noticed, AS YET lol. I've measured each individual part and they measure out to standard 1911 specs, I've also tried parts from Wilson, Baer, Kings and they fit on and work just fine. The thumb safety was tight, but not so tight as to bind usage, and had a very nice positive click, as I like my 1911's to have. The ONLY change I've made to this weapon is the addition of a Pachmayr extended slide stop, blued.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:26 PM
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Two questions:

1. Not liking the full-length guide rod, I assume I could replace it with a GI-style?

2. Does it have the Series-80 firing pin safety thing?
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:45 PM
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It is made in Israel, stamped on the right side dust cover.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:05 PM
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Two questions:

1. Not liking the full-length guide rod, I assume I could replace it with a GI-style?

2. Does it have the Series-80 firing pin safety thing?
1. yes
2. no it is not a series 80 style system

I was going to junk the rod, but decided to take a wait and see attitude. It shoots very well and I have $700 in it after putting a Ed Brown grip safety on it. I have over 100 rnds through it with no failures.
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