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Old 03-30-2020, 05:16 AM
JGKC9AYC JGKC9AYC is offline
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American Classic?

Does anyone have or heard of these?
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Old 03-30-2020, 07:54 AM
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They're made by Metro Arms, a Filipino brand like Armscor, RIA, ATI, might be made by one of them, they might all be the same company. I've owned a couple of Filipino 1911s in the past, okay guns but haven't owned one in years and years. They're just inexpensive, foreign made 1911s, not much more to them than that.
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Old 03-30-2020, 04:27 PM
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:18 PM
Plaidad Plaidad is offline
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I have owned an American Classic Commander, and currently own one of their Compact Commanders (CCO style pistol). Both have worked well and have decent triggers. I have been very impressed with the fit and finish. I am sure this will raise some hackles, but I honestly think they compare very well with current production Colt pistols. Of course, they will never have the resale value of a Colt.
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:31 PM
TimTheGrim TimTheGrim is offline
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I have a Davidsonís special edition Metro Arms American Classic .38 Super in stainless and itís a jewel.
Anyone Iíve let handle that pistol has been very impressed.
No big billboard, just a nice looking well built rig. It handles regular and plus-p equally well and equally accurate.
With the Davidsonís edition I also got extra guarantees.
Iím very satisfied and glad I did the BiN on GB when I saw it.
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Old 04-06-2020, 11:33 PM
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I own two of the American Tactical (ATI) pistols, one Government version and the other a Commander. As has been said, they are made in the Philippines by S.A.M. Inc. who probably makes the other guns as well. Both are fine shooters and very accurate and dependable. The 5" version is box stock except for G.I. replica WWII plastic grips and the 4 3/4 Commander has had an extended magwell, arched mainspring housing, and full Cocobolo grips added.

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Old 04-09-2020, 10:28 PM
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I've carried a Metro Arms Commander for about 6 years now, fit and finish is better than most, great trigger and very accurate and reliable. I've taken quit a bit of small game and pests with mine. You won't be sorry if you try one.
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Old 04-09-2020, 11:49 PM
OM44 OM44 is offline
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Metro Arms Commander

I've owned one since 2015. It was a "jam-a-matic" when I first
purchased it. I tried several things to make it more reliable, but
the best thing I did to eliminate the jamming was to change the
recoil spring.

Before I acquired this gun, about all I knew about 1911's was
how to field strip one to clean it. Now I know a lot more about
how 1911's work and how to repair one.

Now my commander is reliable, feels great in my hand, is fairly
accurate, and is my EDC.

Of course, YMMV.
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