I heard about this ACII 1911 so I read the reviews. I own a total of six 1911 from Springfield, Kimber, Para Ordinance to Colt with my S&W being my personal favorite. I compare all 1911's to it because the 3 F'S (fit, finish & function) is next to perfect.
While the American Classic II is not an S&W or Kimber it is a well made pistol. There were no machine mark out of place on the outside and the inside was very clean (no heavy machine lines, burrs or chatter). The polish lines were all going the same direction and were consistent. Some of the edges were a little sharper than I like but tolerable. I have been doing trigger, polish and action jobs on 1911's for 16 years and know a little about these weapons and am still learning. Today I learned an inexpensive 1911 doesn't necessarily mean it's cheap! The bluing is consistent and the action is good. The trigger pull was just less than 5lbs. and surprisingly crisp. I have not shot the gun enough to comment about it's ability to eat but, the two magazines of hardball I sent down range functioned flawlessly and hit at point of aim right out of the box! That was impressive to my way of thinking. I will say more after I’ve put 300 rounds down range. I don't usually comment on guns I buy but, this one impressed me for the paltry $479.00 I paid!