|December 18, 2011, 10:22||#2|
FALaholic #: 5777
Join Date: Mar 2002
Re: gsg 1911
Here is a post that I made in response to questions asked about my experience with my GSG1911.
Have you had issues with your GSG? While not a tack driver I found it to be acceptable. Just curious as what to watch for with mine.
Yes, I have.
1. Slide sticking to the rear when hand cycled. This happened when it was new in the box and after I had cleaned and lubed it before taking it the the range. After the first range trip I used JB Bore Paste on the rails and hand cycled it until is stopped sticking.
2. Front sight blade set screw stripped on first attempt to secure it.
3. Sights (front and rear) are some sort of "soft" plastic. Front sight blade bumped slightly resulting in a groove being dug into the dovetail channel by the set screw. Now the front sight blade will not stay in place. It moves from side to side with the set screw riding in the groove. It is the fact that the groove does not go all of the way to the edge of the dove tail that keeps the sight from falling out entirely.
4 Thumb safety exceedingly stiff.
5. The ambi safety is very cheaply made. Actuating the right side of the safety has no effect on the left side. In effect, the right side is just for show. It isn't entended to be that way. It is just that the material is so poor and the left side safety so stiff that it just won't work.
6. Even with premium ammo (CCI mini Mags), it frequently will not extract the spent casing from the chamber.
7. Poor accuracy. Even tightening the barrel and securing the bolt with loc tite did not significantly improve that accuracy. From a rest, this pistol will not consistently hit a soda can at 25 yards with any of the ammo that I have tried.
BTW, securing the bolt that holds the barrel to the frame with blue loc tite is a must. The barrel works loose after 50 rounds or so. Blue (thread locker) loc tite solved that problem.
8. The sights have to be "drifted" to set zero. I put drifted in parentheses because there isn't any resistance to moving the sights once the set screw is loosened. The slightest whisper moves them easily making fine adjustments nearly impossible.
Ammo that I have used so far:
CCI Mini MAG hollow Point
CCI Mini MAG Solid Point
Winchester White Box
Winchester X PERT
Winchester Super X
Remington Golden Bullet
This pistol was purchased new in box from AIM Surplus, so it isn't "bubba's" fault.
I have a Buckmark and a GSG 1911. I cannot recommend a GSG 1911 to anyone.
THANK YOU JESUS
|December 18, 2011, 11:42||#3|
FALaholic #: 17482
Join Date: May 2005
Location: west coast
I bought one nib on the recomendation of a friend. It is a most troublesome gun and a man has to work to get it to run right. So far I have found the recoil spring sucks and it needs a new system. It is way to light for the 22lr cartridge in my opinion. I am still working on getting it to run right but I do like the attachment for my suppresor.