My wife got me this fantastic B-Day present early... Or maybe I should say that I got it for me on her behalf. :D Me so happy!!!
This is the new German made GSG1911 (German Sports Guns GSG). It is a .22lr version of a 1911 that will allow me to shoot all day long for pennies per shot. I really needed a cheap shooter, with a 1911 feel, so that I can work on point-aiming techniques.
My trip to the range was really surprising. I was pretty accurate with the new gun, but I found it to be distinctly different from my other 1911's and other full-size handguns. The shocker was that I had absolutely ZERO issues out of more than 300 rounds fired. This new shooter seems more reliable than a Timex watch so far, and is more reliable than the average .22lr semi-auto on the market today. Even with its added complexity, I would have to put it into the same reliability range of a Ruger Mark III.
The GSG1911 is a much more solid handgun than the Chiappa Puma 1911 .22lr that debuted a few months ago. I was astounded at the fit, finish and detail that went into the manufacture of this gun. It is far better built than you might expect a $324 handgun to be.
30 Shots at 12-yards on a Post-It Note. (I almost lost 2 of them)
This will tighten up quite a bit with more time. I'm happy with the results the 1st time out.
GSG 1911 Web Site