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This is a discussion on Citadel 1911 within the M1911 forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; Here are some pictures of my brand new .45 ACP caliber handgun. Test cartridge was fired 10-20-08. Made by a company called Citadel in the ...


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Old 02-23-2009, 11:32 PM   #1
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Citadel 1911

Here are some pictures of my brand new .45 ACP caliber handgun. Test cartridge was fired 10-20-08.

Made by a company called Citadel in the Philippines, imported by Legacy International Firearms.


Low light, no flash on

Put on the flash and Voila! You can see it better. You can see the hollow poionts and a single FMJ(Full Metal Jacket) round next to the gun.

You can see the gun, the magazine, the bullets, and my Smith & Wesson Homeland Security knife.

CITADEL and its logo. You can als see my Uniball pen. Writes very well!

8 round magazine. Made in Italy.

The sights. No dots, no lines, just blank no frills sights. I might spring for some frills.

The other side of the 1911. It has an Ambidextrous thumb safety, so lefties can carry it too and won't have to fumble around to disengage the active safety.

The beavertail grip safety is a feature I have to have on a 1911. I always get caught by the hammer on any gun without it. So to save myself the pain everytime I shoot, I like to have this option.

Top view of the slide. Shows the dovetails for the sights, makes it easier to remove and replace the sight on the handgun.

Cal .45 ACP Oh Yeah

This is the side of the ejection port. It has been lowered and flared to improve the ejection of spent casings.

This is the underside of the frame showing where it was made.

Other than the fact that you can see there is no bullet, this is a scary view. I love Time Delay.

I was just taking pictures to try and get one of the rifling inside the barrel. I did not succeed.

The barrel bushing(thing around the big opening right there forms an arc over the little round thing on the bottom) can be kind of a pain in the ass when you field strip the pistol. I plan to practice doing that a bit.

Slide is locked back and held open by that lever above the trigger(called the slide stop)

Completely field stripped for cleaning.

The chamber of the barrel. Don't worry about that dark stuff. Thats what the greased the gun in when they lubed it up before shipping.

The barrel. This is the end that the bullet comes out of.

This is the end of a bullet you don't want pointed at you. This is a hollow point.

These are a couple of the Hollow Points I bought to use for personal protection rounds. Remington Golden Sabre 185 grain bullet.

This is the 1911 once I slipped into into a simple Uncle Mikes' IWB(Inside the WaistBand) holster. It conceals nicely under a jacket or an untucked shirt(I have a polo shirt that it goes under nicely once I get a CCW)
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Looks nice.

I'm guessing you haven't shot it yet.
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Old 02-24-2009, 10:34 AM   #3
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Congrats! The first thing I would do is pick up some Chip McCormick or Wilson magazines. After that, I would look into getting some new sights, preferably night sights. After that, you should be good to go!
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Nice acquisition! Let us know how it shoots!

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The first thing I would do is pick up some Chip McCormick or Wilson magazines
I completely agree.
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Looks kinda like my RIA. Looks good none the less! How much if u dont mind me askin? Post a range report when you have the chance I'm curious to how it performs.
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from my understanding the Citadel is a Rock Island/armscor that was bought by a custom shop in Las Vegas named Citadel that rolled their name on it. We have one nearby that i am going to pick up for 489 in 3.5" CC model. They are nice.
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I was told that it was made by a sister company to Armscor.

I will let you guys know how she shoots when I get her to the range next. Haven't had a chance to shoot yet. I was able to hand cycle those hollowpoints without a single hitch the other day. And they seem like a good buy.

The reason for all the explanation with each pic up there was I posted this same thing on another forum I'm a part of, and most of the people there don't know much about guns.
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Just remembered. One surprise I had when I was at the range to pick this up. I got to meet Nikon777 while there. I saw his AR, thought it looked familiar, saw his GLOCK... and wondered. And when talking I asked him about other guns and he mentioned Sigs. I introduced myself from the forum at about that point. That is a nice AR he has.
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if it goes boom instead of click when the triggers pulled its a keeper
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