My second handgun is a Norinco 1911A1 police model. It is a beauty to look at. Full metal, blued, forged steel construction, with chrome-lined barrel. Heavy and cold, it can be used as a weapon even without a bullet chambered.
I was a novice shooter. Without fully dissembling and cleaning it, I brought the gun to the shooting range. Big mistake!! What an awful experience! The trigger pull was way too heavy! I squeezed and squeezed more, hands shaking. No surprise here, the bullets landed everywhere except the center bull's eye.
I was not happy. Well, what can I say. It's a cheap Chinese copy after all. The damn thing needs a trigger job. I called a few local retail gun shops. No luck, they don't do pistol gunsmith. The two places that do accept 1911 trigger jobs are not local. A trigger job usually cost about $100, plus the mailing fee. It's going to be $150. The gun itself only cost me $350 plus tax. No way to put $150 more on it. I've made up my mind to do it myself.