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Old 02-19-2013, 09:03 PM   #41
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I have had a couple 1911's over the years and now just have one that is a family heirloom, a Colt 1911 made in 1914 according to the serial number. I respect them for what they are: a great design that has stood the test of time.

But for my actual use I prefer a revolver, Smith & Wesson specifically and have some in all sizes and cailbers. When I feel like a semi-auto I have a couple Glocks that get used frequently too. I have been shooting for over 40 years and these are my choices based on my preferences. Your choices will likely be different, but try to shoot some of everything when you have the opportunity so YOU can make your own choices not just what is popular at the moment. The past few years I have spent most of my shooting time in rifle competition and practicing the same, so the handguns have seen way too much rest!
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:27 PM   #42
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i've got/had both smith and ruger 44 revolvers...i like both and they both have pros and cons

the smith has an INCREDIBLE trigger...the ruger can handle big boy loads
Yup... Pretty sure they made the Alaskan before Smith developed the 500mag.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #43
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My Remington 1911 R1.



All I've done to it are add VZ Alien Grips, a Wolff 18.5 lb recoil spring and a heavy duty Wolff firing pin spring. I hope to add a new hammer and beavertail, but can't find a reputable 1911 gunsmith in the area to do the install. I don't want to screw it up myself.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #44
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:19 PM   #45
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Just bought this one last month, Sig Scorpion 1911

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #46
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:15 AM   #47
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ive shown this before in another thread..
wilson combat cqb compact 45. with grips my brother made for it.

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #48
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My Remington 1911 R1.



All I've done to it are add VZ Alien Grips, a Wolff 18.5 lb recoil spring and a heavy duty Wolff firing pin spring. I hope to add a new hammer and beavertail, but can't find a reputable 1911 gunsmith in the area to do the install. I don't want to screw it up myself.
I did my beaver tail myself. Just take your time and go slow. What I did was I set a point with a marker file until the ink is off and check again. Took roughly 3-4 hours...
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Old 02-26-2013, 03:12 PM   #49
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ive shown this before in another thread..
wilson combat cqb compact 45. with grips my brother made for it.

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No that sir is a damn fine 1911, congratulations. And tell your brother as I suspect he already knows, he does some mighty nice work.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #50
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ive shown this before in another thread..
wilson combat cqb compact 45. with grips my brother made for it.

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Nice piece.
I'm halfway through reloading 700rds of 45acp.
When I'm finished, I'll call you to go shooting.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:55 PM   #51
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I have 4 of them. 3 of them dan wessons 2 are 45s one 10 mm. Also one colt 45.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:15 PM   #52
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I did my beaver tail myself. Just take your time and go slow. What I did was I set a point with a marker file until the ink is off and check again. Took roughly 3-4 hours...
I could probably do it, but I have no time, and if I rushed it and messed up I would be so mad. I'll think about it this summer maybe...
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:19 PM   #53
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:44 AM   #54
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I have a Kimber 1911 eclipse and I love it. It was also my first hand gun. Most people would not recommend 1911 as your first gun as it's a little more involved in dissambly and reassembly as there are more pieces. Kimbers are built tight and will need 200-500 rounds to loosen up a bit and within the breaking period I experienced some jamming but after 250 rounds and a spring change, I have not experience a problem at all.

I have that exact same pistol, Eclipse Custom 2.

It shoots like a dream and I have had countless offers from others to buy it from me and I continue to refuse. As for the first-time pistol factor, you will be fine as long as you respect it, clean it religiously, and spend time shooting it. Don't be intimidated by the fact that it has more parts than the average pistol, get online, watch a few disassembly reassembly vids and get familiar with it.
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I have that exact same pistol, Eclipse Custom 2.

It shoots like a dream and I have had countless offers from others to buy it from me and I continue to refuse. As for the first-time pistol factor, you will be fine as long as you respect it, clean it religiously, and spend time shooting it. Don't be intimidated by the fact that it has more parts than the average pistol, get online, watch a few disassembly reassembly vids and get familiar with it.
o dude i am an engineer. The First thing I wanna do is take it apart!!!
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Old 03-14-2013, 01:03 PM   #56
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:50 AM   #57
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:53 AM   #58
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