It is very hard to find affordability and high quality in the same firearm when it comes to 1911 pistols. However, there is now a series of 1911's available from Girsan company that finally make this a reality for US buyers.
Precision crafted Girsan pistols definitely raise the bar on quality while maintaining an affordable price.
Girsan 1911 pistols include CNC machined bar stock slides, steel frames and cold forged barrels. Precision fit and finish, Turkish Walnut grips and many other features which you only find in 1911's at 2 or even 3 times the price !
Girsan's factory is located in Turkey, and they are a supplier to the Turkish Military including Land, Coast Guard, Special Security and Air forces and also exports worldwide. Their manufacturing facility is modernized with CNC machining and world class quality control systems accordingly to ISO 9001 and NATO AQAP quality standards.
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I've never heard of this manf., nor do I know if it's above/below the ATI/RockIsland/Amcor pistols that are already out there. I will say that I'm very happy with my Stoeger Cougar, also made in Turkey, so I may be a bit influenced.
Slightly over $400 for a 1911 in .45 doesn't sound too shabby, though.