Quick Question on a new firearm

Discussion in 'General Handgun' started by ezearln, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. Recently spied a rather spiffy looking and rather well put together M1911 semi-clone, I say semi-clone cause the pistol is chambered for .22LR. Beautiful fit and finish with what appear at least to me to be hand checkered walnut grips. Nicely blued and very nicely priced $340.00 NIB. To my question the company that makes this rascal I have never ever heard of before and was hoping someone here may have "Niappa" or Gniappa" Anyone ever hear of em? Seriously considering putting this one into the herd. Says made in the USA. So any leads would be helpful.
     
  2. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Tried to help you out there Earl. Googled Gniappa and it tried to refer me to an Asian porn site. Googled Niappa, and got some kind of jibberish in Tunesian. Tried but can't help you out with either one of those words. I'm stumped.
     

  3. Dutch

    Dutch G&G Evangelist

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    I believe you are thinking Chiappa

    1911-22.com

    There was a thread or 2 on this a while back, and they were featured in a few gun rags a few months ago.
     
  4. Thats it! Got the spelling wrong by golly! LOL But it really is a very nice looking pistol solid and as heavy as my .45 ACP
     
  5. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    ^ Correct, i tried Chiappa firearms got their website. Nice website.
     
  6. Dutch

    Dutch G&G Evangelist

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    Let me know what you think if you pick one up. They are still on my radar as a possible future addition.
     
  7. Now the one on their website says made in Italy yet the one I looked at and handled said made in USA, are they producing them in both countries??
     
  8. Dutch

    Dutch G&G Evangelist

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    They have a new place in Dayton Ohio! I believe you can get one from there.

    Here we, found this.
    http://1911-22.com/index-1.html

     
  9. If I can get one made here I'd prefer it. I have a couple foreign built firarms I am very fond of but I'd rather support U.S. workers when I can!
     
  10. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    theres been a couple detractors here. i have not seen one yet, but is on the get it list.
     
  11. I was excited about them too until I saw reviews from people that bought them.
     
  12. What were the issues TF?
     

  13. Wasn't in a magazine, I was just googling. Seems like someone on this site bought one and didn't like it.
     
  14. No TF I meant what were the issues with the pistol anything in particular? Or general just didn't like it?
     

  15. Ohhhhhhh.....LOLOL OK here's my best recollection of what the owner said.

    Jammed a lot. Cheap shoddy finish and overall chintzy crummy quality, sort of like something a dime-store would sell.
     
  16. srt 10 jimbo

    srt 10 jimbo G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Got one, works just fine once I got a new hammer installed ( got it cheap, $100 bucks). Have 4 magazines with it and It's almost as accurate as my Ruger Standard. once in a while it has a FTE, But for the most part it works just fine.
     
  17. Just want one for knocking over pop cans on the cheap is all
     
  18. Iron_Colonel

    Iron_Colonel G&G Enthusiast

    I have been eying the Kimber kits for a while now. One of these days I'll save up some money and probably drop it on the Kimber conversion. The only thing I have heard negative thus far about the Kimber conversion is it doesn't have a mag holdopen feature on the last shot locking the slide back. Maybe they have remedied that situation, but it is quite surprising they don't do that.