Any information on a Charles Dailey 1911

Any information on a Charles Dailey 1911

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    Any information on a Charles Dailey 1911

    Does anyone have any information on a Charles Dailey 1911? I ran across one at one of the local gun shops. The price is right, under $500 for new in the box. All I know about them are that they are a Yugoslavian make 1911 with a life time guarantee. The one article I saw credited them as a “more bang for the buck” handgun. Everything looked and felt right when I fondled it. Yugoslavia out Glocked Glock with the Springfield XD The finished 1911 appeared to be well made. Does anyone have any information on them?
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    One guy has one where I train at and it's a POS if you ask me. It's a rattle trap, won't lock the slide back after all rds spent and when we did a drill where we would stayed behind a partner and either insert a round or not to help with trigger control and a smooth shot and to see if either was in anticipation of the shot by flinching or trying to avoid recoil, you get the idea. Well when it was my turn to either load or not load his Charles Daily I swear that it felt like the slide was going to fall off.

    It's up to you if you want it but I wouldn't use it for an EDC gun ever. I also noticed that some of the small parts were milled differently than other if not all 1911's at least his was. He was having problems through out the two day's with it and so it didn't impress me in the least.

    Just stating the cold hard truth of what I saw with "one" Charles Daily.


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    they are generally not very good they ones i have seen were junk and ran like a jennings

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    Ditto: They are pretty far down there on the 1911 pattern list.
    Cast frame & slide and usually not very well fit.
    Of course that may have changed since I last held one.
    I probably would save up my $$$ for a little while longer were I you.
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    They are armscor's/ria's underneath with some cheap extras and CD's name on it. If I wanted a PI made gun I would probably just get a ria and put better extras on it.
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    My gun shop sell's Colt 1991-A1's for $670.00 brand new so I would look into that before picking up that Daily. Another $170.00 and you are in business with a Colt.



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    If not the Colt, five C-notes gets you close to Springfield Mil-Spec/GI territory.

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    Budsgunshop has new colts for 636. and no tax when they are in stock. They have the commander right now.
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    I thought all their 1911 were the Israeli Bul guns? or is that just the polymer versions?

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    Here is a mess of NIB Charles Daily 1911's for $500 and less if you are really wanting one just buy it new.

    http://www.thegunsource.com/shopping...anufacturer=45


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    i think i would go with the springfield over the cd. or save up the money and get a colt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin View Post
    I thought all their 1911 were the Israeli Bul guns? or is that just the polymer versions?
    Their 1911's are armscor, I don't know about the polymer ones.

    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...2/ai_n15978717

    Maker: Armscor, Philippines
    Importer: Charles Daly
    P.O. Box 6625, Harrisburg, PA 17112
    (866) 325-9486 www.charlesdaly.com

    ACTION TYPE: Locked breech semiauto
    CALIBER: .45 ACP
    CAPACITY: 8+1
    BARREL LENGTH: 5"
    OVERALL LENGTH: 8 3/4"
    WEIGHT: 38.5 ounces
    FINISH: Satin stainless steel
    SIGHTS: Full adjustable target
    GRIPS: Checkered wood
    PRICE: $724
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    From their site:

    Handguns:
    All steel frame 1911-A1 pistols are manufactured by Arms Corporation of the Philippines.
    All polymer frame 1911 pistols are manufactured by Bul Transmark, Ltd. of Israel.
    The Charles Daly HP is manufactured in the United States.
    The Charles Daly ZDA is manufactured by Zastava Arms of Serbia & Montenegro.
    Our 1873 single action revolvers are manufactured by Pietta of Itay.

    Thanks well I learned something new, kind of liked their Sig clone

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    I have a CD 1911, bought it NIB about 5 yrs ago. It has been extremely less than perfect. It will jam often, although it might be the magazines' fault. One time it ejected an empty casing and an entire unfired round at the same time! Go figure. It does feel somewhat loose, but not a whole lot. It was the first 1911 I bought, and at the time I knew nothing about 1911s, but knew I couldn't afford a really nice one. The price was right ($440), and I wanted one, so picked it up.

    With all of the downsides I've experienced, I have to say that it is pretty darn accurate! If I could afford the ammo I'd shoot it more often and accept its shortcomings. It makes a fun range gun, but if my life or my family's life depended on it...I'd get my HK.

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    Thanks for all the input I think I will keep looking at other options after all the rave reviews of the CD 1911's.
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