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Old July 4, 2009, 03:11 PM   #1
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used llama .45 1911

i just picked up a llama especial .45acp 1911 style pistol for $250 and im just thinking was it worth it... i shot it yesterday and it seems fine but i know llama is out of business so it might be hard to find parts but do you guys think its a good deal?
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Old July 4, 2009, 03:19 PM   #2
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Alot better than a Hi-Point , if it works then a gun for $250 is always a great buy
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Old July 4, 2009, 03:20 PM   #3
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yea it shoots good..but it has a little bit of rust.. and wear at the tip of the barrel were its been used in a holster for awhile..ill post pix right now
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Old July 4, 2009, 03:31 PM   #4
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here is the pix...a little rusty lol i named it ol' rusty

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Old July 4, 2009, 03:32 PM   #5
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Old July 4, 2009, 03:33 PM   #6
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last pic...

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Old July 4, 2009, 04:54 PM   #7
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when i couldnt afford a 1911 i got a llama. it was 239 new in the eighties. even though they are not a true copy of a 1911 it handled the same for me. it actually out shot lots of the SA 1911 copies of the time. looking back, i spent a heck of a lot of dough since then on real 1911s. for a casual shooter i didnt gain much for all that dough. fwiw. bobn
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Old July 4, 2009, 05:37 PM   #8
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$250 is an excellent price for it.
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Old July 4, 2009, 06:06 PM   #9
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Sounds like a good price to me from what little I know about these guns. I have a Llama in .32acp that I inherited from my father's collection, never even knew he had it. Have had it to the range a couple of times and it shoots very well. Fun to shoot and one of the handgun ammo calibers that I can actually find on the shelves with a fair amount of frequency.
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Old July 4, 2009, 06:07 PM   #10
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That is a pretty good price-I'm sure it'll treat you well. I can't wait to go try out my Star BKM

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Old July 4, 2009, 06:52 PM   #11
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They arent a bad gun... I was given one by my father and replaced the extractor and it runs just as good as my kimber. Not as accurate though
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Old July 4, 2009, 07:15 PM   #12
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Might not be in great condition but I'd just polish it up a little bit. It doesn't look like it's really rusting into the metal or anything, just a bit of oxidation...

If it were mine, I'd just take the dremel with a polishing wheel and shine it up a bit. Notice I said 'POLISHING WHEEL'. People on here like to scream at you for touching your gun with a tool. I'm not suggesting removing any metal or performing any type of fabrication.

It looks like a pretty decent gun, really. I certainly would have paid $250 for it.
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Old July 4, 2009, 07:24 PM   #13
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With Llamas, you need to keep an eye on frame "battering" around the barrel lug pin area.
The frames are relatively soft, can distort and occasionally crack with heavy use. If you carry it a lot and shoot it a little... say under 500 rounds a year, it should hold up well.
Stay away from hot, +P type defense ammo... GI ball, target and low recoil defense should be it's regular diet.

All IMO of course...
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Old July 4, 2009, 08:06 PM   #14
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There is no "polishing wheel" that doesn't remove metal!
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Old July 5, 2009, 07:33 AM   #15
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Looks like you have a winner...I've had a few over the years, hated their plain brown grips; so I altered mine....Good shooting to you... Shoots better than this guy holding it, but don't most?
BTW, this is the IXA model, circa 1970's...


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Old July 5, 2009, 04:09 PM   #16
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I had one also for awhile in the '80's through some trade details that escape me now. I recall it did OK, but was the first auto pistol to 'bite' me. It went away in another trade.
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Old July 5, 2009, 05:31 PM   #17
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If it's as reliable as mine you will love it and it will become your favorite range gun. Llama has shut down but parts are still easy to find. Perhaps 10 years from now they will be hard to find so when you see some, buy them and put them on the side for later. It's well worth the $250 if you clean it up and enjoy shooting it.



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