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I stopped by my LGS today and they had one of these in the case.
I had never heard of them.
Overal fit and finish was actually very nice, and had a trigger pull that was smooth as liquid.
Full length guide rod, heavy barrel, about a 3.5 lb trigger, good sights, front strap checkering, nice grips, extra recoil springs and factory Mec-gar mags.
About $700.
I was very tempted.

Does any one have any experience with BUL guns?
I have heard they made parts for Kimber a while back, but can't really verify that.

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ninja, have not heard of this brand. What is the country of manufacture?

From the pics, it looks like a well made firearm with the 'correct' features.
 

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ninja, have not heard of this brand. What is the country of manufacture?

From the pics, it looks like a well made firearm with the 'correct' features.
Made in Israel.
It seems they make a CZ 75 clone as well.

I think they made the frames for Kimber when they made that polymer framed gun.


"BUL also provided the polymer frame to other firearms manufacturers for production of Springfield Armory, Kimber Polymer and Charles Daly Polymer 1911 pistol lines."
 
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Yeah...I'm calling the shop and telling them to put that one aside for me.
From what I can tell they make quality stuff.
That thing felt like a much more expensive gun.
It was both tight and very smooth, and the trigger was incredible.
I was shocked at how smooth the trigger was.


It's also priced cheaper than I can find one online anywhere.

I dont need it, and probably shouldn't.. but I am gonna do it.
 

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Not heard of that brand either but it may work out ok for you. Got to be better than a Solo or Glock...
 

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I stopped by my LGS today and they had one of these in the case.
I had never heard of them.
Overal fit and finish was actually very nice, and had a trigger pull that was smooth as liquid.
Full length guide rod, heavy barrel, about a 3.5 lb trigger, good sights, front strap checkering, nice grips, extra recoil springs and factory Mec-gar mags.
About $700.
I was very tempted.

Does any one have any experience with BUL guns?
I have heard they made parts for Kimber a while back, but can't really verify that.

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If you have any doubts about BUL’s quality look up BUL SAS II UL. It’s on my gotta have list. SAS II ULTRA LIGHT SERIES – GP ARMS
 

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Not heard of that brand either but it may work out ok for you. Got to be better than a Solo or Glock...
Hehe
I can't shoot a Glock for shit.
The grip makes me hold the thing in an awkward position, which skews my shooting.
Won't buy one.
Walther or HK are preferred for my soulless plastic pistols.

The BUL 1911 is an impressive looking gun for the money.

BUL made the frames for Kimber when they were making the double stack 1911s.
Thats what I was thinking.
That Ultra 10 that someone made a thread about recently.

Most of the stuff they make now is pricey.
They have 2.
I think one of the shop owners is gonna buy the other one.
 

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I've never heard of it, but from the sound of things I'd definitely give it a go for that price. I don't need it either, but quality firearms are a better store of value than the American dollar... probably for the foreseeable future.
 

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It definitely looks like a quality 1911. Most $700 1911s don’t have frontstrap checkering which I personally like. The tactical bump grip safety is a nice touch too. You say the trigger is smooth, what’s not to like.
 

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Yeah, that front strap checkering is a must. I didn't realize how great it was on my first Kimber until shooting my second Kimber which didn't have it. Clear case of "don't know what you've got 'till its gone". Granted, I was able to more or less solve the problem with a Wilson Combat checkering sticker/thing, but I'll never buy another 1911 without it.
 

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Yeah...I'm calling the shop and telling them to put that one aside for me.
From what I can tell they make quality stuff.
That thing felt like a much more expensive gun.
It was both tight and very smooth, and the trigger was incredible.
I was shocked at how smooth the trigger was.


It's also priced cheaper than I can find one online anywhere.

I dont need it, and probably shouldn't.. but I am gonna do it.
...well that didn't take long :) Looks to be a great range gun for sure, will be looking forward to the review.
 

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...well that didn't take long :) Looks to be a great range gun for sure, will be looking forward to the review.
Everything I can find online about BUL 1911s is positive.
I havent seen a single bad review or complaint.
Granted, there isnt much online about them, but they seem to have a stellar track record.

The BUL felt better built than the two Springfield 1911s in the case beside it, and had a much smoother trigger.
The finish, trigger, and front strap checkering really caught my eye.

Gonna be another couple weeks before I can bring it home.
Im setting up a home dialysis machine for my Step father, and will be in class all next week learning how to operate the thing.
Im sitting on about 4500 rounds of 9mm, so once I get it to the range, it will get a thorough workout.
 

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That’s what I was thinking! If it was near me Bad Ninja would be talking about that beautiful 1911 he almost bought!

Oh its mine.
LGS owner put it back for me until I get a chance to go in and pick it up.
They actually have two. ;)

I have a REALLY good relationship with my local gun store...lol.
 

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We’re living vicariously through you! I’m off to my LGS to see if they have any hidden gems.
Pro tip:
I randomly drop off smoked sausage, turkey, Fried Catfish and smoked cheese to the LGS guys.
They will order or hold pretty much anything I ask them to.
They gave my wife a used .22 supressor, she just had to pay for the stamp (still in jail, awaiting AFT approval).

A little bit of good food goes a long way.

😁
 
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