BUL M5 Government .45ACP...NICE!

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  1. rbstriker

    rbstriker XDTalk 100 Member

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    I picked up one of these used with two 10-rounders not long ago (my first 1911-type gun) and it is a fantastic piece of hardware for the price. I did have an annoying issue with FTRB on the last round of both mags and a few other small hiccups right after I got it. Those issues have all been resolved. I did a polish of the breechface, frame ramp, barrel throat (also slightly softened the throat/chamber area), inside the chamber, and the disconnector ramp and disconnector. Additionally, I modified the extractor so that it now has a gradual rounded lower wall and hook, adjusted the tension, then polished it.

    This M5 is *very* accurate and the lockup is really tight. The only annoyance is the solid guide rod but it's not that big of a deal. It has the standard barrel with bushing.

    The slide is a standard 70 series with an interesting "purplish-black" finish and standard black sights. Front serrations are included, but they don't bother me.

    The BUL frame is comprised of a steel frame insert that is permanently moulded into a polymer grip/dustcover assembly. It has a great grip profile and fits my hand like a glove.

    I just scored two more 13-round BUL mags on GB and am looking forward to receiving those soon.

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    harley3 XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    That is nice. Do you mind if I ask how much it set you back?
     
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    rbstriker XDTalk 100 Member

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    $370 otd. I do have another $80 in ammo to get it tuned. And, $41 for the two mags won on GB.

    Not bad, really.
     
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    That's a screaming deal. :mrgreen:

    Israel makes nice guns.

    There's not many companies that make polymer framed 1911s. I know BUL, Wilson, and STI do but I can't think of any others.

    If anyone's interested. this is a great deal. Charles Daly BUL M5 1911 pistol frame : Semi-auto at GunBroker.com $99 for a complete frame. Just need the slide assembly and barrel.
     
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    M1911-A1 XDTalk 100 Member

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    I know Kimber makes a polymer framed 1911, not sure which model though.
     
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    Nice. I had never heard of one.
     
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    RodsnRides XDTalk 500 Member

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    Same here. I like the price, would love to check one out. What is the weight on that, please?
     
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    harley3 XDTalk 1K Member Founding Member

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    That sounds like a great deal. Good job on that purchase.
     
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    JoeOU1 XDTalk 3K Member

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    They used to. They discontinued it a few years back.
     
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    rbstriker XDTalk 100 Member

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    1178.9gr fully loaded (10-round mag)
    887.9gr gun only

    or, 41.58oz and 31.32oz respectively
     
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    rbstriker XDTalk 100 Member

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    Here is one review of the Charles Daly version of the M5:

    Charles Daly M-5

     

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