Citadel 1911's

MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior MemberPosts: 4,768 Senior Member
What's the scoop? Anyone here have one?

Looking at doing a 460 Rowland conversion, its listed on the approved list, but not any of the other Philippines made guns. Found one for 399 and $450 online. Seem to get acceptable reviews, but curious if any of y'all have experience
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  • LMLarsenLMLarsen Senior Member Posts: 8,337 Senior Member
    My gunsmith thinks very highly of them. I got a 5” black model from him as a training gun; a close call with my Kimber and a friend’s fumbling hands a few years back made it worth the very reasonable price.

    It seems as tight and well made as any other modern OTS 1911, and my smith says their steel is good to work with.
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  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,393 Senior Member
    I have one ATI and one RIA. Who makes the Citadel?
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  • dangerdan8dangerdan8 Posts: 3 New Member
    edited February 26 #4
    I have 2 of them in 9mm. They both shoot very well and  are very accurate.One is the full-size model and the other is the officer model.
  • bellcatbellcat Senior Member Posts: 1,492 Senior Member
    Are their prices comparable with RIA?
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,987 Senior Member
    I have 2 of them in 9mm. They both shoot very well and  are very accurate.One is the full-size model and the other is the officer model.
    You partial to 1911's?
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  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 2,341 Senior Member
    edited February 27 #7
    bellcat said:
    Are their prices comparable with RIA?
    They should be. (Around $500)

    "Built by Armscor (Rock Island Armory), the Citadel M-1911 series offers solid performance and reliability for sport shooting, concealed carry and general shooting." -- Buds Gun shop

    A good article on the Citadel.
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