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  1. I have been thinking about building a 2011 Open pistol for a while but concerned about the frame/slide/barrel fit and messing things up (1st time build). Recently been speaking with 1911 store and understand that they are planning on doing a short block variant for 2011 Open Pistol in the next 3 - 6 months, so planning on putting my plans on hold until these come through. I think that with a fitted bar sto barrel and integrated compensator, frame/slide and Cheely grip, it sound as though most of the key aspects to worry about would be covered off, and wont need much major fitment/alteration. Whilst I will still need a host of smaller parts, to finish the project I am not so worried about messing up and buying another especially if I can get all the parts from the same supplier too. Just thought that I would put this out there for anyone looking to build a 2011 Open , with key components already sorted and matched. Or if you are after a limited variant, then head over to their website as the slide/frame/barrel options are available already
  2. Thanks Giving Discounts from Phonix Trinity I have been following the thread above about potentially ordering a Honcho, given the potential advantages with multiple barrels, disciplines etc, but understand that PT are currently offering up to $1000 USD off all orders over the Thanks Giving weekend ! Means you can get a 3 gun for $4k and Open Gun for $5k (limited time offer), or I believe that you can get 2 extra barrels for free if you 'build your own'. Sounds like a fab deal for anyone still interested, although build timelines may push out a little to 14 weeks.
  3. Interested in buying a set when available but will you be able to export to new Zealand please or is this restricted by USA export regulations? Thanks and they look great.
  4. Have a quick look at the shooters connection web site, as they have a New CK Arms 9mm Open Pistol for $3800 at the moment (discounted from $4k) but all Black. This way you know how much you would be in for, and all new Pistol.
  5. All, Thanks again for the feedback and clarification and good to know that the czechmate would be a suitable option too, and will widen the search for either a tanfoglio or czechmate. Thanks again, your input and guidance is most appreciated.
  6. All, Thanks for the response and info, this is much appreciated. Just to confirm that there are no reloading restrictions in nz, was just concerned that the czeckmate would be a little more fragile, but happy to be corrected. Matt1 - I guess you will probably be sorted for ammo when you come over for the nationals but if not and you need to reload, feel free to shout out as I have a Dillon 550 which you can use.
  7. Hi all, I have been shooting a CZ shadow for a while now, but would be keen to make the jump into an Open Pistol, as they look so much fun. Whilst I am still considering the Czechmate 9mm, I have heard that they are only designed to take minimum ‘Major’ pressures and thus wanted to also look at the Tanfoglio range to see if this would be a better choice. Thus was hoping to get some valuable insight and feedback from you all if possible please, on the following Tang options, as to which one you would propose would be the better choice for someone new to the Open division. Options include:- Tanfoglio Custom Gold Xtreme – I have the opportunity to buy a ‘demo’ version (38 super) with a few hundred rounds on it for circa NZD $7k (I reside in Auckland NZ) but it would appear that they come with 1 barrel configuration and with V12 ports, so I am guessing that this one is loud ! However what your views on this one, are they much better than the Gold Team Match ones? Any particular, Pro’s, Cons etc. Tanfoglio Domina (basic model (not xtreme))– Can buy new either 9mm or 38 super, but would need to add RTS2 and mount, so again all up circa NZD $7k. Would this be a better route to follow for an Open Gun, and if so, any particular reason why. Tanfoglio Gold Match – Would need to export from USA, but landed would be circa $5k, whats your views on this one, as I had noted some concerns on its design etc, but seems to have 2 barrels and V12 config? Other Tanfoglio Options – Would it be best to opt for another Tanfoglio platform (eg Limited custom) and then try and get new barrel + Comp fitted, or just settle for the Czechmate? Any insight or guidance would be appreciated, and any aspects that need special consideration or attention please so that I can try and avoid a costly mistake. Thanks
  8. Just looking to get my first open pistol, but I live in New Zealand where STI is the only brand available and an STI DVC open retails for over NZ $8k, (which is beyond my pay grade). Thus potentially looking at the following options and would appreciate any input or views please on how they compare and which route you would recommend:- 1) Buy a standard STI Trubor for NZ $6k 2) Buy a CK ARMs Open Solution Pistol (no bells and whistles) for NZ $4.5k (inc import taxes etc) 3) Buy a CK ARMs Thunder variant (off the shelf) and import for NZ $6k Obviously keen to avoid having to send a pistol back to the factory on a regular basis, so would appreciate any input on CK or STI reliability, value for money, after sales service or recommended upgrades. The CK Open solution looks very similar to the Trubor but not sure if the Trubor has better components? Thanks
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