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DrJoe
05-10-2009, 11:53 PM
Does anyone in CG have any experiences with the High Standard Camp Perry National Match 1911? (The one currently made/sold by HS). It is about twice the price of the base model HS 1911's.

Appreciate any input from members with some direct experience: accuracy, reliability, etc. Quite simply wondering if it is worth the price (about $1000).

Thanks in advance to all respondents.

TexasGunbie
08-24-2010, 9:42 AM
Hi,



I don't know too much about 1911 and in fact this is my first 1911. Unfortunately I haven't shot it yet, and I probably will go shoot it tomorrow or sometime this week. So I will come back and post again to let you know.

The manufacturer is right here in Houston. I have read in other forums that this is similar to RIA 1911.

You can ask me anything, I don't usually review a gun so I don't know what to tell you.

It is the parkerized finish, and on some sharp edges you may see the metal showing through. But this could be because the last owner was messing with it. Everything is very tight on this gun, so I am not sure if that's good or bad. Like I said, this is my very first 1911 so I am definitely no pro at it.

The trigger looks great from far away, close up it looks cheaply made.

When I took apart the gun, everything inside looks nice, all the parts were smooth. I notice the guide rod is short compare to what I have seen on youtube, but maybe someone can tell me the difference between a short guide rod vs. a longer one.

Maybe after I shoot it, I can tell you more.

Cyc Wid It
08-24-2010, 11:17 AM
Doesn't Armscor make High Standards? I wouldn't pay $500 for one.

TexasGunbie
08-24-2010, 11:27 AM
Doesn't Armscor make High Standards? I wouldn't pay $500 for one.


So then what would you get for 500? Just curious.

Cyc Wid It
08-24-2010, 11:40 AM
It was more directed at the MSRP of $1000, where you could buy any number of Colts, Springfields, or Kimber. At $500 I'd look for a used Springfield.

9mmepiphany
08-24-2010, 2:11 PM
I'd look into a Springfield too and add whatever I wanted later.

I got this S&W 1911Sc for $500 when a store was clearing them out
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/DSC_0850.jpg

TexasGunbie
08-24-2010, 6:04 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_qjlkTyHLyuw/THRrxXAwcbI/AAAAAAAAABM/a8XpwtClDZo/s320/highstandard1911rangereport.jpg

I shot this at 25 ft. Two handed unsupported. I think the gun was way better than I am, and my skills are quite amateur so I know I am not doing the gun any justice, but it is the best I can shoot at this point when I am only a few weeks into shooting.

I did not have to adjust the sight, the gun was pretty much dead on. I shot this 5 shots group with 230grain FMJ ammo, just the cheap Monarch brand. I did not test out other ammo to see what fed better.

Overall it is a fun gun for the price, and I did have 1 FTE in my 100 rounds session.


Hope you guys enjoy the range report.

TexasGunbie
08-24-2010, 6:07 PM
I'd look into a Springfield too and add whatever I wanted later.

I got this S&W 1911Sc for $500 when a store was clearing them out
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/DSC_0850.jpg

wow that looks nice. Where did you get it from? Did you get it recently?

9mmepiphany
08-24-2010, 6:34 PM
thank you

at a LGS named Wild Sports. dealer cost at the time was $578, they had it listed at $550 and dropped the price for the clearance

no it was quite a while ago...whenever S&W changed from the large logo on the slide to their current smaller print

TexasGunbie
08-24-2010, 8:41 PM
Sorry, I realized I kinda hijacked this post...

Cyc Wid It
08-24-2010, 10:43 PM
$400 is fine, but $540 is Springfield range already I think.