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Old 03-31-2011, 09:37 PM
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I received a sales flier advertising Maximus Arms 1911s. They are made in Tennesse. Does anyone have any experience with these 1911s?
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:55 PM
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Never heard of 'em....nice website though:

http://maximusarms.com/
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Old 04-01-2011, 10:00 AM
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Never heard of them, but it looks like they use Caspian race ready frames.....
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Old 04-01-2011, 08:08 PM
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They look nice, wonder how they shoot?
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Old 04-01-2011, 09:35 PM
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I'm kinda diggin' them......
Gonna have to keep my eyes out for them around here.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:35 PM
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Maximus Arms update

Maximus Arms is scheduled to start shipping guns by late June or early July of 2011.
The 17-4 ph steel has required Maximus to purchase harder carbon composite tools for the CNC machines.
The gun has a completely new designed receiver, one in which the Plunger tube and ejector are cast as part of the receiver. This eliminates the parts from ever working loose. The firing pin is non-tapered allowing for the weapon to be dry fired without enlarging the channel or effecting the taper. The recoil reduction system, gives these guns a recoil comparable to a .38, and allows the shooters second shot to be on target at a much faster pace.
Weapon testing is currently being conducted by several objective testing groups, Metal material experts, shooting industry experts, and the military.
Thousands of hours have been spent creating these weapons and Maximus is confidant these will be the finest production 1911's on the market today.
As the saying goes, "We will sell no wine before it's time".
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Old 05-28-2011, 10:25 AM
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Why the huge price difference between the Caesar and the Spartacus models? Is it the finish on the slide? Can the Caesar be ordered with a plain slide?
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Old 05-28-2011, 01:14 PM
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Why the huge price difference between the Caesar and the Spartacus models? Is it the finish on the slide? Can the Caesar be ordered with a plain slide?
Can one get the Caeser without the dressing and does it come with croutons? Though we all know Mr. Rodgers here will be happy as he said to learn how to properly fit a beavertail and he'll get his free toga to boot. Me? I'm just glad that I can get rid of all those other LESSER 1911s I own, you know the ones without fruity names or oddball frames, and arm myself with guns named Spartacus and Gladiator.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:05 PM
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I am very familar with Maximus Arms, LLC and their line of 1911 .45 cal pistols. (maximusarms.com). They are made from 17-4 ph steel which is harder and more corresive resistant than 316 or 416 stainless steel. These hand gun prototypes were made from the Gunsmith's hand crafted .45 's. The gunsmith would use a file and a stone and 75 hours of labor. He has been able to mass manufacture these weapons to within 5,000th of an inch.
Each pistol has a match barrel, bushing, link and pin (Storm Lake), a recoil reduction system that takes the felt recoil of a .45 and convert it to the recouil of a .38. Oversized thumb safety, slide stop and mag release are standard, as well as a flared Mag well. The balance is incredibl.
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Old 10-04-2011, 02:30 PM
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He has been able to mass manufacture these weapons to within 5,000th of an inch.
Take THAT, Cabot.

The "recoil reduction system" is a Sprinco as avalable on the regular accessory market.
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Old 03-04-2014, 05:07 PM
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I recently purchased one of the new Maximus arms gladiator 1911 pistols. So far I have put about 200 rounds through it. It runs wonderfully and it is a beautiful pistol. Even more striking in person. Say what you want, but it is a hell of a gun and everyone at my Gun club wanted to have a go with it.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:00 PM
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Not to be a D*ck, and I understand that there are other aspects to a quality pistol BUT:

Maximus arms claims "Best fitted High-rise Beavertail in the industry..."

Looking at the picture you posted I would beg to differ. The gap between the frame tangs and the BT safety are gigantic. The pistol may shoot like a champ, and the price is a bit steep. For $1700 clams and that kind of printed claim I would at least expect a BT fit that was better.

Having said that...Buy it, shoot it and enjoy it, that is the real purpose of having so many choices in the 1911 world.

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Old 03-06-2014, 06:29 PM
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Maximus

Hopefully, maximus arms will get more of their pistols out into the wild soon.
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:24 AM
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It's been a while, so first let me offer an apology and a thank you to CWarner and Bob Rodgers. You gentlemen hit the nail on the head when reviewing facts about Maximus Arms Quality fit and finish.
I was impressed with the build quality of the custom 1911's that Tony Bellione of Armidillo Arms (sister Co.) was producing. So when they pitched their idea of a production 1911, I became an early investor in Maximus Arms. I wanted to believe they could accomplish exactly what they were telling me and other investors.
Tony Stated that he had made over 80 improvements to the original design. He was striving to mass produce a pre melted 1911., with 100% drop in parts. (red flag should have gone up right there) Most of the improvements were cosmetic. I was encouraged by their goals.
One thing CWarner said kept ringing in my ears."A cast slide is a proven bad idea" Mr. Warner you are correct, and now I completely agree. I enjoy the shooting sports and am an avid shooter. I started noticing little things not functioning properly at around 500 round. By the 1000th round it felt like there was sand between the slide and frame. It had noticeably friction when racking a shell into the chamber. I could not get through one magizine without a stove pipe or misfeed. I brought the gun into Maximus after a frustrating weekend at the range to have it looked at and repaired. I told them that if I was going to a gun fight and this was my only gun I would bring a knife. I said take it out and give it a run through, you will feel the same. About a week later theysaid the gun was ready. When I was there to pick it up a Tn Highway Patrol Officer was there and asked if I would sell him my gun or trade for another one. My gun was nicknamed the Homoside gun as the serial No. is #000187. I should have sold it right then, because 500 rounds later the POS wouldn't shoot even 4 rounds consecutively. Good intentions dont alway turn into good results.
The Partner that owned the foundry, announced that he had changed his mind about being a partner and sent Maximus an Invoice for $150K in blueprinting cad work and castings. I think Ted the foundry owner had plans from the start to highjack the company. He knew that they had limited funds.
No one but Me knew about the problems with the gun, because no one else had put it through Its passes. Law suits followed, Attourny's fees followed, then problems started showing up from other customers. It turned into a downward spiral to bankruptcy. The last communication I had with them was June 2016. when I inquired about a fellow investors concerns. You see I talked a friend into investing.
Maximus was to present us with a prototype 1911 for being investors, My friend Mr. Butler bought one for a gift, figuring he had one coming and I bought one because I wanted to shoot it A LOT. I told Mr Butler the worst that could happen was that we would wind up with a $10000.00 prototype. Well, guess what, I never heard another word from Steve White, Tony Bellione. We also never got the promised Prototype.
I felt the need to live up to my word with Mr. Butler. After spending another $600.00 in gunsmithing charges. I gave him Serial#000187 as his $10000.00 prototype, because that was all he would be getting.
For those of you that bought a Gladiator with the Damascus slide should have an excellent gun, as they were machined from Billet steel, and fitted to the frame. Those will be great. For those of you that bought one with a cast slide, run dont walk, to your next gun show and get rid f that POS before you shoot it very much.
I regret that I have very little good to say about the gun. Mostly regret that I wasn't a better judge of a mans charicter, as Tony and Steve so far are not men of their word.
for these comments I will not hide behind a log in name.
Sincerely,
James C Fleming
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