Outstanding pistol, other than some tritium sites this pistol rocks! Bought this at a gun show 4 or 5 months ago, had always wanted a compact .45, but prices were outrageous. Found this bad boy, beats my Springfield 1911 which is kinda to hard to hide..effectively. Had my trusty Kel-Tec P-11 9mm which is my tried and true EDC, but have since my Army and law enforcement days liked the punch od a .45.
Now that I have my Citadel compact .45 this has become my EDC weapon of choice. Nice thing about the Citadel..it will take standard and extended 1911 mags. I still have one 7 rnd. and 2 10 round mags I had from my Springfield 1911, I only sold it with 3 10 round mags, knew that my extras would fit the Citadel. Now..instead of just the 2 7 round mags you get with the pistol, I have another 7 round and the 2 10 round mags which is about equal to a box of ammo I have easy access to.
Great pistol for not a lot of cash, I have just over $500 wrapped up in my Citadel. Shoots well, be it 185 or 230 grain rounds. Haven't found anything yet that this beast wont eat up and spit out. If you're looking for a great compact .45, but don't have the 1K plus for a Kimber or its like, get your paws on one of these, you wont be sorry you did.
Mark T. from
Vero Beach, Fl.