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Old October 8, 2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Christensen 1911's

One of the LGS's is now offering the Christensen. This is my first experience with them and I have never heard of them before. According to the LGS they are the best of the best. They seemed to be OK and the titanium frame one was very nice. Looked like they are more flash than actual quality IMO.
Whats the word on them?
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:19 PM   #2
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Whats the word on them?
Among the best.
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Old October 8, 2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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I personally would take a brown, Wilson, nighthawk or Baer first. Cabellas here sells them and they look ok but not quite as nice as others. There seem to have been a number of them sold the resold via the gun library
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Old October 9, 2012, 03:13 AM   #4
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They were featured in 1911 edition issue of G&A. High price tag, but are supposed to be top notch. The titanium was the most expensive model, but if all the reports on them are true, maybe one of the best available. Not to mention titanium will last forever.
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Old October 9, 2012, 06:45 AM   #5
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Christiansen

Ned is not only a top-notch pistol wrench, he's a genuinely nice guy, with none of the "I'm a big dawg pistolsmith and you ain't squat" attitude coming from him.
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Old October 9, 2012, 09:35 AM   #6
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And there seems to be a lot of that in the pistolsmithing business. Some of the big names I have met were just rude arrogant buttheads.
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Old October 9, 2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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Never heard of it and here I thought I knew everything.
Gotta' go take a look, now.
But where?
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Old October 9, 2012, 06:44 PM   #8
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http://www.m-guns.com/
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Old October 9, 2012, 09:51 PM   #9
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Ned is not only a top-notch pistol wrench, he's a genuinely nice guy,


Ned is one of the best but I don't believe he is the one the OP is talking about.


http://christensenarms.com/handgun-pistol
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Old October 10, 2012, 10:49 AM   #10
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Im not in the $3500 1911 market. This is just something new they are carrying at one of the LGS. I had never heard of them and questioned why they would go with them over a Brown/Wilson/etc...
Seems reasonable now that I have heard your comments.
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Old October 10, 2012, 04:13 PM   #11
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@1911Tuner thanks for that link. without i would've never found this picture!



HOLY CRAP!
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Old November 2, 2012, 03:20 PM   #12
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here is mine. i have about 10k-12k rounds thru it now. Alot of the information out there about them is based off the prototype guns that were displayed at the shot show earlier this year.

Out of the box it is one of the tightest 1911's i have ever seen. It shoots amazing and the felt recoil is alot less than a normal 1911 due to the titanium frame. the machining is flawless on the 6 or 7 that i have seen and the action and trigger are butter smooth.

I am comparing this to a nighthawk tactical, ed brown, youst, springfield trp and a colt series 70 gold cup.

overall i am very pleased with the piece and i use it for my everyday carry. I have shot every type of ammo and bullet combo thru it with equally good results. I have shot it at ranges up to 100 yards with good results.

my standard/preferred load is a 185gr hollow base berry bullet with 3.7 grains of bullseye. shoots awesome and has no recoil.

out of the box first mag thru the gun at 15yrds


50 shots at 25 yards after about 250 rounds and a cleaning


is this gun for everyone. no but for someone that wants performance and consistency i would definitely say take a serious look at a christensen 1911

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Old November 2, 2012, 04:22 PM   #13
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I would have thought a titanium frame would make for more felt recoil as it's so light.
Very nice looking gun though.
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Old November 2, 2012, 04:28 PM   #14
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me too but every one that i have let shoot it says the same thing.
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Old November 2, 2012, 04:35 PM   #15
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It could also just be that the gun's put together better, and might have a stronger recoil spring? There's more to recoil than just weight.

How does the weight seem to compare to steel/alloy frames?
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Old November 2, 2012, 04:37 PM   #16
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between a lightweight and a regular frame 1911. ill get exact weight for you soon.
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