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Auto Ordnance 1911 Series 80 45 ACP

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This is a GI pistol that is true to the original template with an improved drop safety. The Auto Ordnance displayed good accuracy. Once we had broken it in with about 150 rounds, the pistol was reliable as well.

Auto Ordnance 1911 Series 80 45 ACP

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The Auto Ordnance 1911 is a good example of the GI 45, pretty close to the original. The Auto Ordnance suffered a number of short cycles during the break-in period, but after this hiccup, all went well. A close examination of the Auto Ordnance shows a pistol that is well made of good materials and capably fitted. It features the typical small grip safety and standard grips of the 1911A1.
Give a young man a 1911 45 and plenty of ammunition, and you will see results not possible with a lesser pistol. The GI 45 is identical to commercial guns of the past, except for the finish, and these pistols gave yeoman service for many years. What they once did they still may do. Small sights or not, the GI pistols are precise when properly aimed and give excellent results.

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