Now hold on before you take it off you list.
STI has some 1911s that were made in the RIA plant in the Philippines to STIs specs. Then sent here to be inspected/ QC and fit an finished by STI techs.
We have everything from STI Trojan, STI 40 Edge 2011, and STI Spartan.
All of theses get hundreds of rounds through them any day at the range with no issues. The Spartan was a hot ticket. The company accomplished what they wanted. They proved that quality parts and firearms don't need to come from the USA as long as the engineering and QC is to standard. There are a ton of foreign manufactures that produce the 1911 even for their forces. I even have some ATI models that I use to try out my own mods on.
The AR /AK platform is becoming about the same situation where it will be produced all over the world.
My Akdals dont really have any issues either, but I fear the day something on them will break and I have to wait for months to get a replacement part, if I can get it at all. Not going to put myself in that position again.
The other reason being Turkish quality, or the lack there of and the seemingly non-existent QE. Sure, an XTR may run, but then something breaks and replacement parts dont really fit because tooling or subcontractor was changed.
Just look at the Akdal mag situation....
And comparing it to guns made in the Philippines is a bit of an apples and oranges comparison. I have no issues buying guns that are made in the Czech republic, Austria, Germany or Belgium, which all make guns and send to the US.
It just aint worth the risk and (potential) headaches to buy Turkish for me. YMMV
Edited by gose, 05 June 2016 - 12:36 AM.