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Old 02-07-2012, 12:32 PM
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Citadel Compact




Academy Sports has the Citadel Compact on their website for $499. (Finding a local store with one actually in stock will be the next challenge.)

As I understand it, Citadel is made by Armscor, and from reading here and elsewhere on the net, the brand gets generally good reviews. Until I can see one in person, though, I had a couple of questions:

1) Is the trigger plastic/polymer, aluminum, or metal? Will standard triggers fit into a Citadel, like they generally do for other 1911s (of course, may require some fitting.)

2) From the pictures I have seen online, there is a small hole in the main spring housing that looks like the ILS on a Springfield. Is is one, or is that something else? Is the MSH metal or plastic?

3) I believe that this pistol is a series 70 style...is that correct?

If anyone who owns this particular model has any additional information on them, please feel free to expound beyond these three questions. (And yes, I am searching and reviewing topics as well.) I am thinking this would be a good pistol to learn more about detail stripping, etc, than I have gone into with my more expensive 1911s.

Thanks!
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:36 PM
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1.) trigger is parkerized steel
2.) MSH is parkerized Steel
3.) Citadel is series 70
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Old 02-07-2012, 01:43 PM
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1.) trigger is parkerized steel
2.) MSH is parkerized Steel
3.) Citadel is series 70
Thanks!

One question remaining: does the MSH have an ILS? (Not that it can't be easily changed...just wondering.)
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:56 PM
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Thanks!

One question remaining: does the MSH have an ILS? (Not that it can't be easily changed...just wondering.)
I know that I'll feel silly when you tell me but what the heck is an ILS ???

I have a Full Size Nickel Citadel and I'm quite pleased with it....

1) My trigger shoe is made of metal.

2) My MSH was made of plastic.

3) Series 70
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:03 PM
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I bought one on GB 2 days ago for $429.99- Just saying...
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:35 AM
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I know that I'll feel silly when you tell me but what the heck is an ILS ???
No need to feel silly...I don't know a lot of the acronyms that float around these gun forums either! I read "EDC" for the longest time, wondering what the heck it was...finally got up nerve to ask...and then "DUH!"

ILS is internal lock system, a generic term for the locking mechanism on some pistols/revolvers. On Springfield 1911s, the ILS is on the MSH (main spring housing.) I don't know that it has ever engaged accidentally, but I just don't care for locks on my handguns for that very reason. In the case of SA, the MSH can be changed out to a non-lock part.
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Old 02-08-2012, 10:40 AM
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Ok then if that be the case then no there is no ILS on the Citadel's; or not at least on mine which is the Full-Size model. I looked at the Citadel Compact before I opted for the ATI Titan and I do not recall seeing an ILS....

http://www.legacysports.com/products/cit_m1911.html
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Old 02-09-2012, 10:02 AM
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My full size Cit has a plastic mainspring housing (probably not for much longer) and the officer model I had but sold had a parked steel one.
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Old 02-12-2012, 11:04 PM
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I have a Citadel CS, and love it. I cannot recall off hand what the MSH is made out of or if it has the ILS thing.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:15 PM
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Davidson's frequently has "sales" on Citadel 5" and 3 1/2" guns.

My Citadel CS (the 3 1/2" model) from Davidson's (with their "Lifetime guarantee) was about $460 from a LGS and is my "favorite" simply because it is so much fun to shoot:-)

I've used it a few times in our Bullseye Matches and frequently use it for IDPA matches.

As previously mentioned, the CS gun has a steel MSH (my 5" Citadel had the plastic MSH and I really could not tell the difference --- I just prefer steel).

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Old 02-17-2012, 05:41 PM
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got one

I purchased the very pistol, you are describing, from Academy (in the Woodlands). I like it well enough that I redid it in desert tan Cera Kote (http://www.nicindustries.com/) and take it the range at least every month. I like the feel of the pistol and for the price it cannot be beaten.
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