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Old 12-17-2010, 03:55 PM
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Llama 1911 9mm




Bought it today for a couple hundred.
Buddy needed money for Christmas and asked if I would buy it.
Hearing all the stories of less than spectacular performance and build quality, I was hesitant.
But he pulled it out and it was a whole lot better looking piece than any other Llama I had ever seen.
Stainless frame, blued slide and very solid feeling with no rattle or side to side slop in the slide assembly.
The frame is Stamped Stoeger. Which is another brand I have heard of but never had any experiece.
The top of the slide has a raised "rail", for lack of a better term and decent sights.
Anyone else ever see on like that?
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:00 PM
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I have one. Llama liked to use the "rail" on the tops of their slides. Is yours solid? Some have a vented rib and some not.

I have 3 Llamas and they're great! Although, I didn't know they did Stainless. I know they used Nickel, are you sure yours isn't plated?
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:05 PM
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The top rib is solid, and I checked to see if it were nickel.
Its not, its stainless for sure.
No where on the frame, that I can see, is stamped Llama. Only Stoeger over the trigger guard. And made in Spain below that.
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Old 12-19-2010, 11:21 AM
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I just picked up a LLama Extra full size 1911 that shoots the 9mm largo/38acp rounds. Its an awesome looking 1911. I been told it will take the standard 1911 parts in the frame. I been eyeing the LLama in 45acp too. I started collecting spanish pistols when my uncle gave me his ww2 bring back astra 600/43 in 9mm luger. Then i found some Star pistols too. I like all guns so its fun to shoot something different than the norm. Congrats on your find, CZY
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:28 PM
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hard chrome plated

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The top rib is solid, and I checked to see if it were nickel.Its not, its stainless for sure.
Llama never made a stainless gun. It's hard chrome plated.
Prove it to yourself the same way I did when someone else on another forum told me my Minimax 45 wasn't stainless steel:

Remove a grip
Spot drill a dimple in a spot covered by the grip.
Dab some cold blue in the dimple.
Let it work a minute, then daub it out with clean water.
Did the blue take, so you now have a black dimple? You've drilled through the plating and blued the underlying steel.
If it's stainless, you still have a bright shiney spot.

My Llama (one of 8 or 9) has a black dimple under the left grip.

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:57 PM
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Good info. I was sure its stainless. Looked every bit like it. But I could be wrong for sure.
I may get a chance to do your test. If it is hard chrome, its a great job.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:55 AM
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I've fired a Llama Max 45 for years and in my opinion is a great pistol. Spanish guns were cheaper in USA than in Europe only for commercial reasons. They tried to sell them well in the USA, because spanish and in general european regulation about hand guns are much more restrictive.

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Old 12-23-2010, 06:53 AM
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I am ready to get it to the range. I am very interested in see how it will perform.
Thanks for the replies and information.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:34 AM
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Once had a Llama 1911 45 ACP

On my 21st birthday (over 30 yrs ago), the first real handgun I bought was a Llama. I did not understand a lot about the 45 ACP and I eventually sold it since it had so many problems with hollow point ammo. I should have stayed with full metal jacket and been satisfied. It has the ribbed slide, which I doubt did much besides give it a look. Except for the feed ramp, it seemed okay, but I do not miss it much. There are many other choices for the 1911.

Prior to this, I was underage and was into black powder hand guns. They had quite a capability, but going to a modern weapon was like I jumped 100 years into the future.
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Old 12-28-2010, 02:15 AM
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Stoeger is the importer

for many of the Llamas and many other foreign made guns.

They are a very storied company and have been around for a lot of years.

I have an Uberti built replica Winchester 1873 Short Rifle in .44-40 caliber that was imported by Stoeger.

My first 1911 was a Llama .45 and I had a lot of fun shooting it, sometimes I think it was more fun way back when I was a pistol newb, before I got all sophisticated with high-buck custom jobs.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:13 AM
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Llama 9mm

My first 1911, but I bought it because the price was right - $125 (this was a few years ago.) The deal included a partial box of some cheap 9mm ammo with cast bullets. The pistol would fail-to-feed every 2 or 3 rounds and the lead would have a smile where it caught on the feed ramp.
I bought a box of jacketed rounds and it hasn't failed to feed since.
I always wondered if the FTF is why the guy sold it.
This one is carbon steel and blued.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:20 PM
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upper

i have a complete Llama 1911 upper slide, barrel and barrel bushing.. if someone need a spare....
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:10 PM
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Ilama parts

I need the spare parts you have. The barrel bushing on my 9MM is sloppy and needs replacing
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:36 AM
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parts

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I need the spare parts you have. The barrel bushing on my 9MM is sloppy and needs replacing
still have the upper can sent picture to you... pm me with a email address
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Old 03-16-2011, 05:38 PM
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I had the 9mm many years ago. It was very picky about ammo (didn't like hollow points but loved hard balls) and consistantly shot low. It looked great but it wasn't for me. I do know some people with newer versions and they seem to be okay with them.

I still own an old LLama .22 1911 style pistol and it's a great shooter. I bought it used over thirty years ago.
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Old 03-20-2011, 05:58 PM
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very cool
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:36 PM
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My Llama

I have a Llama 'Especial'.380 that is a minaturized 1911. It uses the Browning swinging locked breech design just like its big brother and is most assuredly not a blowback design. The fit and finish are the equal of any of the major domestic manufacturers. The date stamps for the proofing gives a manufacturing date of 1957. The only departures from a true 1911 design are the slight hook at the bottom of the grip, and retaining the plunger tube with two screws instead of staking.

It makes a nice little CCW piece, and at 7 yards, is sufficiently accurate for the job. While a .380 isn't a .45ACP, its better than nothing, and it is always with me.

John
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:46 PM
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another decade

John, go back another 10 years, and you get this:



Actually, this is a 1942 model
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:34 PM
carlossambrana carlossambrana is offline
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llama 9mm mxII

i am from central america, and i have a 9mm llama, itīs a great 1911 model , itīs a colt replica .. i been looking for desent sights since a keep the orginal ones..

but itīs a great gun , i love colts though
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