Century Arms Elite 1911

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  1. CDA

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    Does anyone know about the CAI 1911A1 Elite? A local shop has one that has caught my eye.


    Thanks in advance

     
  2. CDA

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    No comments???

    I guess this is a bad sign for the CAI Elite...
     
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    never heard of it
     
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    I haven heard of it either. I thought that Century arms was just an importer. I have 2 military surplus pistols and a rifle that are from C.I.A. . I thought they just import them and etch their name on it . Is this specifically made by them ?
     
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    How much do they want for it?
     
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    If I remember right it starts out as a 1911 gi then century puts a few upgraded parts on along with their name and calles it an elite but i dont know much else about them like who originally made them.
     
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    Shot a friends Century Arms 1911 .45 compact yesterday. Very impressed and pleasantly surprised. For a price tag of $400 great deal. shot 200+ rounds with no jams or problems. I shot it with my HK USP .45, Colt Double Eagle .45, and Springfield 1911 .45 Trophy Match, and held it's own well out to 50'+. I'd say good addition to any collection. note- I too had never even heard of this gun prior to yesterday.
     
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    If you haven't yet, I'd call Century Arms and see what's what.
     
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    Tattooed Bard XDTalk 2K Member Founding Member

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    look and see if it has a Phillipino roll mark I think CAI uses armscor builds
     
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    just looked on CAIs web site... Shooters Arms Elite, Philippine manufacture so it is the same as a Rock Island Tactical
     
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    Is a Colt the same as a S&W?

    They're both US manufacture, right?

    There's a couple of 1911 manufacturers in the PI...
     
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    Tattooed Bard XDTalk 2K Member Founding Member

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    Armscoor is the only philipino manufacturer that I have seen with products marketed in the US.

    Name some others?
     
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    Metro Arms, for starters.

    And while Armscor does manufacture a few different lines (RIA, Armscor, older Charles Daly), they don't do all of them. IIRC, American Classic is another PI import that isn't made by Armscor.
     
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    Good enough for me... I know Hi-Standard is another rollmark for Armsccor

     

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