Old thread, I know, and my first post on this forum, but I figure anyone else researching these guns will get a little value in another opinion. I registered here just for the 10mm forum as I'm thinking of adding another 10mm. I also have one of these Auto Ordnance 1911's. I bought it used many years ago, at a pawn shop, changed many parts with upgraded Wilson Combat stuff (trigger, springs, guide rod and bushing, sights, etc. and shot thousands of rounds of practice/combat/bowling pin matches for 3 or 4 years.
It's been a great gun for me, VERY accurate and reliable.
I know the reputation is sketchy for some, but I couldn't be happier with mine. But again, I did upgrade a lot of the parts