Citadel 1911

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  1. Feb 23, 2009 #1
    JRH

    JRH XDTalk 2K Member Founding Member

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    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.

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    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.
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    You can see the gun, the magazine, the bullets, and my Smith & Wesson Homeland Security knife.
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    CITADEL and its logo. You can als see my Uniball pen. Writes very well!
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    8 round magazine. Made in Italy.
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    The sights. No dots, no lines, just blank no frills sights. I might spring for some frills.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Top view of the slide. Shows the dovetails for the sights, makes it easier to remove and replace the sight on the handgun.
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    Cal .45 ACP Oh Yeah
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    This is the side of the ejection port. It has been lowered and flared to improve the ejection of spent casings.
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    This is the underside of the frame showing where it was made.
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    Other than the fact that you can see there is no bullet, this is a scary view. I love Time Delay.
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    I was just taking pictures to try and get one of the rifling inside the barrel. I did not succeed.
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    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.
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    Slide is locked back and held open by that lever above the trigger(called the slide stop)
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    Completely field stripped for cleaning.
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    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.
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    The barrel. This is the end that the bullet comes out of.
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    This is the end of a bullet you don't want pointed at you. This is a hollow point.
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    These are a couple of the Hollow Points I bought to use for personal protection rounds. Remington Golden Sabre 185 grain bullet.
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    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)
     
  2. Feb 24, 2009 #2
    Krackels

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    Looks nice.

    I'm guessing you haven't shot it yet.
     
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  3. Feb 24, 2009 #3
    JhankG

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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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    gkelley3

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    Nice acquisition! Let us know how it shoots!

    I completely agree.
     
  5. Feb 24, 2009 #5
    evidens83

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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.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2009 #6
    bigun

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    $511 at Buds.
     
  7. Feb 24, 2009 #7
    shotgunpet

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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.
     
  8. Feb 24, 2009 #8
    JRH

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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.
     
  9. Feb 24, 2009 #9
    JRH

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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.
     
  10. Feb 24, 2009 #10
    redmax_1988

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    if it goes boom instead of click when the triggers pulled its a keeper
     

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