Pards, I stumbled on an example of a 1911 clone that I had not seen before.
IAC has been shipping some of their 1911 A1 copies to dealers, for about 2 years, I suppose. But, I had not run across one or heard one discussed here. While in Tombstone, AT, last week, a gunshop there had one on display. Although I just got to look it over briefly, here's what I saw.
Configuration: pretty standard 1911 A1 setup. Matte blue. Fixed, low, military sights, no dots. Rear slide serration. Grooved arched mainspring housing. Military size and shape controls, but thumb safety more like a Colt Series 70. No trigger safety interlock. Standard 1911 A1 grip safety shape. Stainless barrel. Did not remember seeing a relieved ejection port, just standard. Double-diamond checkered brown plastic grips. No name magazine. Gunshop clerk, of course, reported that at the range it ran hardball just fine and reasonable accuracy. Trigger pull pretty good with a slight two-stage feel. Hammer was a WW II wide spur style. From looking at the outside, the hammer seems to be made of cast or MIM metal. Fit and finish were good - no glaring tooling marks or sloppy buffing.
Pricing: At this shop, $499.
Reports on line are that the frame is cast, like Armscorp guns. And slide milled from bar.
Looks like it might turn out to be a pretty good gun. Anyone shooting one that can give a more detailed report?
Good luck, GJ