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Old 03-31-2011, 11:35 AM
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Safari Arms?




After browsing around and searching on Safari I'm still unsure of what to think on them. I got offered one in trade and had some questions (I did email the guy and asked but always good to double check things!!!) Did Safari ever sell a gun factory with a threaded barrel? And with the pics the guy got me- poor cell phone working on getting some better ones- any ideas what model this is/was and possible value?



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Old 03-31-2011, 12:13 PM
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http://www.olyarms.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=37

It's prolly a Matchmaster. Years ago when IPSC was just starting up, I was really enthralled with the lines and the ergonomics of the old Safari Arms products, but their reputation for spotty quality kept me shy.

I'm glad I never bit. I don't see any advantage to the grip or trigger guard modification after all these years of shooting. And the extended slide stop is of no value at all; after some testing I gave up on that idea--I kept locking it open inadvertantly. Besides, it's nothin' the L thumb can't handle.

I love those pictures. It's fortunate there's a 2nd picture there to confirm your observation that the barrel is threaded...

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Old 03-31-2011, 12:24 PM
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Oh yeah the pictures are high quality .....lol. reviews are def hit and miss, if I decide to bite any specific things to watch for with the Safaris? (Reading linked thread now.)
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Old 03-31-2011, 12:25 PM
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Nvm, link is to reply here. Lol
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:35 PM
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I have a couple Safari Arms pistols with that same frame.

The trigger guard with the hook is not anything that I find useful.

But the finger groove in the frame ACTUALLY MAKES THE GUN MORE CONTROLLABLE and easier to shoot accurate follow up shots.

The two I have are the Matchmaster (full size) and the Enforcer (officer size) frames. Great guns. Absolutely dead accurate. And, as I stated, the frame shape with the integrated finger groove really is not a gimmick, everyone who has shot one of those guns has been impressed with how useful that finger groove really is for keeping the gun under control during strings of fire.
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Old 04-01-2011, 01:04 AM
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Sorry... I dunno how I kludged it up, but I corrected the erroneous link so's it references the Oly Arms website.

http://www.olyarms.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=37
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:46 PM
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I have a Westerner model from them and everyone's that shot it says it's the most accurate 1911 they have fired. Not bad for a custom gun I paid less than $900 for.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:27 PM
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I bought a new Matchmaster years ago from them and it is not bad. Even the rather odd frame fits my hand O.K. I plan on keeping it in my shooty collection.

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Old 06-29-2011, 02:45 PM
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I have an Olympic Arms longslide that I bought in '04. It's a two tone Matchmaster that they call 'Big Deuce'. It has been a great shooter. No issues at all. No firing pin safety. Lifetime warranty.



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