Crowd I hung with did not call them crap ....they bought the crap out of them to make race guns......loved them, they were excellent quality...still are. Anyone in Canada willing to send me a bunch....j/k ATF just put me on a list...would take a M14 also....:rock:Anybody remember how guys called the Norincos crap when they first came out?
It took many years but finally they are getting the good reputation they deserve.
I remember when I bought my Argentine Sistema Modelo 1927. It was priced low at the gunshop because the guys there said it was just a Cheap South American Copy of a real Colt. A "fake"
Now this was to be my first 1911, but I had handled & shot many Colt 1911's before.
I field-stripped it & looked at all the pieces. I found absolutely NOTHING wrong with how the gun was made. I was actually very impressed with the craftsmanship. I paid my $175 & took it home. Still have it. To hell with those guys. Their worthless opinions were clearly based on the country of manufacture, not the gun itself.
A few years later I was gun-shopping with a buddy. There was a used Norinco for a very good price. I examined it inside & out. I told my pal that it looked good & that he should choose it instead of the more expensive brand-new but crummy P38. Money was tight for him & the Norinco was clearly the better gun, & cheaper too.
He bought the P38.
This is the same guy who would not buy the Hyundai I found for his wife. Said it was "Korean Crap" So he bought her a Chevy Celebrity instead.
The biggest pile of poo ever. Broke constantly then blew a headgasket at 75k miles.
Briansnork--- You have a good gun there. Hang onto it!
I still do..LOLAnybody remember how guys called the Norincos crap when they first came out?
Amen to thatWish I had bought 10 when I could have