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Old 04-16-2019, 07:35 PM   #1
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Republic Forge World Class 1911 Pistols

Has anyone heard of this 1911 builder before? Anybody own one? They have a website, factory located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hand built one at a time, with in house hand made parts. They mostly build to order but do have a few completed pistols for sale on the website. They are priced in the 3K, 4K, 5K range. To much $$$ for me.

That was a new one for me!

Fellow member emailed me today said he could buy a like new one for $1,700 bucks. He sent pics, didn't look special to me. I didn't see any I liked on the website. I don't think this member is going to buy it.

I was just wondering how many "gun" people here have even heard of or know they existed...Republic Forge 1911 world class hand made 1911 pistols?
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I don't recall hearing of them. There's a video on their website of the guy who purchased the company a couple months ago. He said he changed everything to make it a custom high-end 1911 operation.
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I have heard the name but I know nothing about the company. I just looked at their 1911s on their website and without actually seeing them in person I would choose a Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom or one of the other high end 1911 makers for the money. I don’t care for the look but maybe the pictures just don’t bring out the true look of these 1911s.
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I've heard of them and like the case hardened finish they use but I never consider buying one.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:20 AM   #5
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I have heard the name but I know nothing about the company. I just looked at their 1911s on their website and without actually seeing them in person I would choose a Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom or one of the other high end 1911 makers for the money. I don’t care for the look but maybe the pictures just don’t bring out the true look of these 1911s.

I agree JC, I told the member that emailed me if I was going to spend that amount of money I would order a Stainless Wilson Combat CQB Supergrade in .45 with bells and whistle's.
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Like most here, I've heard of them but that is about it.
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Like most here, I've heard of them but that is about it.
For the heck of it I did a search for them on GunBroker= Zero.

No idea how many pistols they have sold.
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