New toy bul M-5 1911 in .40cal
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July 22nd, 2010 10:57 PM
New toy bul M-5 1911 in .40cal
Broke down and bought a Bul M-5 1911 in .40cal . I wanted a 1911 platform that wasnít in .45acp so I am not worried about brass, plus I shoot reloaded ammo and .40cal is almost as cheap as 9mm.
The store (Marstar) shipped the gun within 10 days, came in the standard plastic box with 2 mags, instructions and a nifty little cleaning kit.
The gun cycles nicely and the trigger is smooth, the action is pure 1911 series 70, however the barrel does not have a bushing and it has a full length guide rod. While researching the gun, I have seen article that says the gun uses Chip McComerick parts. The finish is nice and although the frame is polymer, inside is a Stainless steel insert with full length rails. The gun is quite solid.
Took her twice to the range, this gun shoots POI and easily digested RN,JHP,SWC. I shot 155gr XTPís 180gr Remington UMC JHP and Nolser 135gr JHP. The Noslers proved to be the most accurate, which I have noted with all my .40cal guns. The only stoppages I had is with a cast bullet where the OAL is a tad long for the match chamber. The sights are easy to pick up and they donít snag.
The only niggling flaw with the gun is the end of the safety protrudes slightly past the frame and can dig into the web of the hand.
The other 2 issues are mags and holsters. This gun is slightly wider in the frame than a regular 1911, making any fitted holster to tight, I tried a Tagula thumbreak, Serpa and Gould and Goodrich IWB and they are all to tight. Currently I am using a Bianchi and Tagula yaqi style rig.
Mags are pinned at 10 rounds and are quite nice, the problem is that Marstar does not have any in stock, the only option is STI mags at double the price.
July 22nd, 2010 11:41 PM
Thanks Colin, I was not aware that you could get a 1911 in 40 cal. I'll have to look at one of these, ammo will match my EDC, SA XD40 SC.
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July 24th, 2010 10:33 AM
Congrats on the new 1911. Enjoy!
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