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So I know a little about this brand and have recently looked around on the website and I am very curious since it appears to me to be made of very nice parts and are all US made. Does anyone here know anything about the degree of hand fit and blend these guns exhibit? I am interested in buying one to see how it compares to Springfield, Colt and RIA but wanted to ask around first to see if owners like the guns and how they are made since I have never seen one in person.

The .380 versions work okay? I don't have a 1911 in that caliber yet and was thinking of a freedom line GI spec gun in that caliber to play with.
 

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I'm not sure I'm qualified to compare my Fusion to other 1911s, other than to my own DW ECO. My Fusion is a 45 acp CCO (https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=329565), and the ECO is 9 MM. In my opinion, the Fusion CCO is the better of the two, but it is hard for me to quantify. I really appreciated the fact that I got to specify every detail of my build .......right or wrong. I have no idea about a .380 chambering, and what challenges that presents.
 

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I always like to look of the Fusions...But just looking now, looks like their Pro-Series prices have gone up a bit since last time I visited their site maybe 3 years ago. They are pretty much in the #3K bucket now (albeit some are less expensive). That is fine as long as the bring the "love" with the price. I'd be interested in levels of accuracy at 25Y and shootability (overall) people are getting.
 

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I have 3 of the Freedom Series pistols and didn't spend more than $800. Brand new in a sweet range bag. They have all been great shooters and more accurate than I am. I'm Saving for a Long-slide next in 10mm, they are a bit more pricey about $1100 or so. I'll let you know when I get my Long-slide.
 

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I've got a dozen 1911's or so and one is a Fusion 6" 10mm. For me it's hard to tell the difference between a gold cup, TRP, DW or Fusion trigger. They're all exceptional. Overall they're pretty good guns. On my gun, the ION bond finish didn't hold up well at all so there's that.

The fit and finish is pretty good for a semi custom gun. I'd say that they're generally superior (except the finish) to the bigger manufactures BUT, if I were going to buy a Fusion or a Gold Cup, I'd probably go with the Colt because of re-sale value and name recognition. Just my .02.
 

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Also considering Fusion. They say on their site that their frames and slides are made from bar stock. Does that mean they are forged? Or can bar stock be made by casting? Is the material carbon steel? I’d like to have the option of bluing the gun.
 

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My only experience with 1911's are a Remington and Colt wartime issued. Both nice and much spent to get the parts right. I dont carry a 1911 so my experience is limited, got these on a trade of sorts. Now that im reading, interested in seeing what my old eyes can group. I do keep an old Astra a100 in the truck, had it so long dont remember shooting it
 

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I have 3 Freedom series Fusion's, they are all great shooters and a good value for the $. I don't have a Pro-Series, I believe these are the custom shop line-up. I am now saving for a Freedom series kit to build my own. I also, added one of their 38 Super barrels to my 9mm Fusion Combat, now I have it for 9mm & 38 Super shooting. Fun pistols.
 

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I got one of the 9mm Fusions as a kit and when completed it runs magnificent. The Kit had the slide lapped to the frame at the Binghamton factory and the salesperson at the registered dealer I picked it up at was impressed that there was no wobble and it was tight. Trigger pull is light and easy. It shoots extremely well.
 

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It is worth noting that the owner of Fusion is Bob Serva, ex-Pres of Dan Wesson. My experience is that Bob will answer the phone and answer your questions.
 

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Fusion pre-move to Florida all I can say is the customer service was really suspect and it's because "bob" answers the phone. Few threads here and there discussing those things. He might be this and that in some ways but customer service and running the business wasn't his forte, as it were. If those things have been ironed out now, you might have good luck with it.
 

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I have a Fusion Longslide on order. It is 6 weeks overdue, so I don't know first-hand yet about their quality. I have made a recent visit to their Facebook page and there are a few strongly disgruntled people there. Every company has them, but these few are dedicated to convincing every prospective customer to go elsewhere. It makes for an unpleasant visit. There is this, though: Fusion could remove these posts, but they leave them be. That says something to me.
 

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I bought one of their 'kits' a few years ago, not long after Fusion moved down to Florida. The frame was still stamped Binghamton, had no problems ordering or receiving the parts. Had no problems talking to people their, talked to Bob on a Sunday! Love the gun!
 

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Customer service has been spot on in my experiences with them. As far as quality....my Fusion Commander is one of my best shooters. Definately some longer delays lately, but I know that when I order, it might take a while as they are very busy. Bob has been nothing but great when dealing with him.
 

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Fusion produces both cast and barstock frames. Lower end guns are cast frame guns...at least at one time they were.
 

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I have a Fusion Longslide on order. It is 6 weeks overdue, so I don't know first-hand yet about their quality. I have made a recent visit to their Facebook page and there are a few strongly disgruntled people there. Every company has them, but these few are dedicated to convincing every prospective customer to go elsewhere. It makes for an unpleasant visit. There is this, though: Fusion could remove these posts, but they leave them be. That says something to me.
I would agree that not censoring the negatives says some thing good and like I say if the move to Florida improved CS issues then that's great for them.
 

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I did purchase a set Fusion of take off parts from a Fusion made GI model. They seem alright, though they are MIM and cast components.

I have also purchased a few new Fusion parts, all machined parts. One slide stop impressed me as machined MIM because of the dip on the lever where the pin attaches to it. That is usually a give away. So the jury is still out here.
 

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I would agree that not censoring the negatives says some thing good and like I say if the move to Florida improved CS issues then that's great for them.
I spoke too soon. A lot of the negative banter has disappeared, including some of my posts.
 
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