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What is the word from folks that have these? I handled one today and I was impressed of coarse with the price but the feel and look were good too. I checked the web site and it is listed as a Hi Standard- API Product. What does that mean? The guy did say it was made in the Phillapeans. Are the regular HS models made here?

I am really considering this 45 for a carry weapon. It feels good and would carry good. The versitility of a 1911 with parts and all is appealing. It is only a 6 and 1 for capacity but will work with a full 1911 mag for target. The barrel is 3 1/2" but so are a lot of compacts and I have shot them well.

So what is the skinny?
 

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This is the first time ever on this board I have not received a response. I have to assume that no one has this weapon or experience with this weapon. That says a lot. See even when you don't get a response you get an answer.
 

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I haven't seen the High Standard, but like mattsbox99 I'd assume they are basically the same as the Rock Island and Charles Daly pistols. My experience has been with the Charles Daly, and I have been 100% satisfied.
 

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Just bought a High Standard Crusader Compact at Cabelas for $449. First time out shot 100 rnds with 4 misfeeds. The gun came with one mag stamped Novak. Took mag apart and cleaned and sanded/polished edge of feed ramp (mag), also bought Wilson Combat mags. Second outing perfect! Love the gun. The steel frame gives enough weight that it has little recoil; very manageable. Novak sights are great; pretty accurate. Love the large ambidextrous safety. I also changed the grips to Rogue. Bottom line: so far great. Of course I haven't shot enough through it to know the longevity. The owners manual is from Armscor in the Phillipeans same as Rock Island.
 

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I have had a crusader for about 4 years now and love it!! Excellent quality, reliable and shoots incredibly well. Very seriously considering buying another. I did upgrade to Pachmeyer grips to get some traction on the smooth frontstrap which is not stipled.

I know that it's rare, but every once in a while we find a great bargain in handguns and for me this Hi Standard was a bargain.
 

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I ended up with an STI Guardian 45 acp. It is a good piece. I carry it daily and I shoot it pretty good. It had some feed issues that STI and I worked out with a new spring and plunger assembly. I don'y know what it was but no more issues. I shot it today with a 200 gr XTP load and it did real good.
 
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