Gun Report

Valtro 1998 A1 .45 ACP

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Lots of features here. Adjustable sights, optional night sights, beavertail, lowered port, extended ejector, two eight round mags, 30-lpi checkering, perfect trigger pull, beautiful wood, outstanding workmanship, perfect functioning, and all built on forged 4340 steelframe and slide. This is as good as a 45 auto gets. And it won'tcut your hand.

Valtro 1998 A1 .45 ACP

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The Valtro looked as good inside as it did outside. Takedown required a bushing wrench because of the spring guide and tight fitting. Interior machining was better than the outside of some 1911s we've seen. We'd swap the ambi safety for night sights, which the Valtro people are happy to provide.

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