Llama .45

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    Llama .45

    Anybody have any thoughts on the Llama 1911? I've found one for less than 300 and seems to be a good price on a 1911. I've heard mixed things about them. It's the Mini Max by Llama with the 4.25" barrel. Thanks for your thoughts.
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    The worst "1911" (or handgun period) I ever owned was from Llama, run far, run fast, run away from it...and don't look back.

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    I've seen really good ones.... I've seen really bad ones. It's kind of like "Clint" said: "do you feel lucky... well do ya, 'punk'?" Then there's the issue with parts since they aren't manufactured anymore. I have one but it's definately a risk to buy one.

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    They look like a 1911, but supposedly many parts are proprietary and no longer made. So if you ever have problems, you may have an unfixable piece on your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant48 View Post
    They look like a 1911, but supposedly many parts are proprietary and no longer made. So if you ever have problems, you may have an unfixable piece on your hands.


    Correct a friend bought one, gave it to me with a bunch of parts for some customization, springs, pins, grips, trigger, sear, hammer etc..... I gave it back to him and told him to get an in spec 1911.... he sold it and got an RIA and I was able to complete the job for him.

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    Have you bought it?

    If so, all is not lost.

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    You should not entrust your safety to a Llama. If you only have 300, you can find used Glocks on Gunbroker.com, and if a 1911 is your thing, a RIA is a much better choice. No Llama...okay?

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    Kinda what I was hearing but figured I'd ask you guys about it. Thanks for all the responses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Have you bought it?

    If so, all is not lost.

    If you tie a rope to the trigger guard, when it fails to shoot you can easily retract it when you throw it at someone.
    LOL! that's funny right there.
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    Run very fast AWAY from one...save just a LITTLE more $$ and get the 4" RIA

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    Ahh the Llama .45 was my first gun and 1911 if you can call them that. It was quick to be replaced, but I have gotta say I will buy another just to have one! The one I bought shot really well, but don't count on it from them!
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    I had the commander style in 9mm, I purchased new in the early 90's. It was fairly accurate, and ran smoothly.........after I put about 100 hours of gunsmithing into it!

    I learned a lot about gunsmithing the 1911 though. If I were you, for that price, I'd spend a little more and get a Rock Island.

    The OLD Llama 1911s were fairly good guns, but it's hit and miss. They used REALLY soft crappy steel in them too.

    ALSO: you have a hard time getting parts, as Llama is out of business--and they used a lot of proprietary parts, not common milspec 1911 parts.

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    Good advise above. Try to avoid them. On the other hand I had a couple of Spanish made Star BKM 9mm that would run well. They can be had at a good price but, for 350.00 or so you can pick up a G17 or G22. I favor Glocks but, also have Sigs, and a Taurus 1911 that has been flawless for 3 yrs now.

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    When I was in the military I bought one at our Rod and Gun Club and the first time I fired it at the range it went full auto. Just make sure you live in a class III state.
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