Opinions on Llama 1911

Discussion in 'Anything Else' started by Auburn, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. Auburn

    Auburn New Member

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    Anybody have one of these cheap 1911's? I've seen new Llama MAX .45 pistols for a little over $200. I know you get what you pay for, but sometimes there are good values out there, too.

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  2. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    POS and not 100% 1911 interchangeable

    If you want inexpensive look at the Rock Island Armory. 100% in spec except for grip bushings and maybe $50.00-60.00 more


    http://forums.1911forum.com/
     

  3. Guest

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    just say no
     
  4. Auburn

    Auburn New Member

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    I used to have a Rock and loved it. Those Llamas are so cheap, but I'm just curious how they perform.
     
  5. RangerM9

    RangerM9 New Member

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    no personal experience...but

    Seem to recall that LLama and Bersa are of the same parent company...at least they share a webpage anyway......and the Bersa .380 Firestorms (thunder...whatever name they now have) are pretty well regarded....in fact the .380 thunder is high on my list for future purchases...the one i looked at a few months ago had better fit and finish than i ever would have expected for a $199 gun.....i damn near bought it...

    No idea about the LLama quality though...may come from a completely different factory.

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  6. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    LLama= spain
    Bersa= Argentina

    Bersa/LLama & Firestorm = same importer. Used to be Eagle Imports.
     
  7. RangerM9

    RangerM9 New Member

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    ahhh...i see...

    thank you for the clarification sir!
     
  8. Guest

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    Llamas are very rough. If you can get one that works, it is probably OK as a car gun.

    ranburr
     
  9. revjen45

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    Having worked as a gunsmith many moons ago in a shop that did
    warranty work on Llamas my opinion is that they are junk. I still
    have a revolver that works because I did a lot of work on it. Save
    your money until you can afford something better.
     
  10. Guest

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    I have a Llama 1911 in .32. Great little pea-shooter that I inherited. Obviously not interchangeable and it needed a little work (was ejecting shells at my eyes) but it's been trustworthy but I don't know how it would compare with the new Llamas. Llama and Bersa are both owned by Beretta now aren't they?
     
  11. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    No, Llama and Bersa are still independent companies.

    Bersa is in Argentina and all of the products are pretty decent.

    Llama is in Spain and was not part of the Star / Astra merger. I wish the new company (Astar) had a US importer. I love my Star and Astra pistols. Those are high quality.
     
  12. bigbob68

    bigbob68 New Member

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    Just say no! My brother-in-law had one and took a loss in selling it. Like was mentioned, not compatible with 1911 parts.