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1911 .45acp
12-01-2012, 12:35 AM, (This post was last modified: 12-01-2012, 12:45 AM by Ironramrod.)
#11
RE: 1911 .45acp
My wife wanted to get me a Springfield 1911A1 for my birthday last year. I told her I would want one like her military model or the next model up. She's a very good competitive bullseye pistol shooter so a semi-pro went pistol shopping; she examined, shook, wiggled, and giggled every Springfield in town and finally picked one out. She took it to her favorite .45 auto gunsmith for a Father's Day special of minor modifications, and he said of the .45 autos he had seen in 40 years this was the 2nd or 3rd best put together of all of them.

Nice to have a gal that knows which end of the gun the bullets come out of.

Regards
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12-09-2012, 11:09 AM,
#12
RE: 1911 .45acp
I have been looking for a good WW1 Colt Government model for a while now. Finally gave in and bought a Springfield Range Officer a couple months ago. Not exactly what I wanted but I thought it would work, got a great deal on it at 550 bills. Then 2 days later a guy I know (owns local gun store) calls and tells me one of his friends has just inherited his Dad's gun collection. He is not a gun nut so he wanted to sell them (something I would never do). Two Colts one was a 38 super that I was not interested in and the other a 1918 government issue. It was a Augusta Armory rebuild in really nice shape. Needless to say I left with it in my possession.
They both shoot well the RO is a little more accurate, but the 1918 is a lot more fun to shoot. Been shooting the Lyman 452374 rn over 5.8 grains of unique at about 850 fps seems to be very accurate. Love these 1911's so much I have another 1918 being built for a second carry gun. Here's a picture.
Trapper

   
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12-09-2012, 11:14 AM,
#13
RE: 1911 .45acp
You really should go out and buy a lotto ticket now....Big Grin
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GARY
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12-21-2012, 09:22 PM,
#14
RE: 1911 .45acp
The way things are going, I am going to have to retire my .45 SAA Model 1873 as a carry piece and go back to one of my .45 SAA Model of 1911. It is a piece of ordnance that comes alive in the hand and is as much a part of you as is your very hand.
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12-21-2012, 09:33 PM,
#15
RE: 1911 .45acp
1911 is a much BETTER choice for SD work.
Gary
Hav'n you along, is like losing two good men.....
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12-23-2012, 10:54 AM,
#16
RE: 1911 .45acp
I totally agree. However, in my part of North Dakota, my self defense needs run more to protection against 4 legged skunks, porcupines and coyotes with an occasional lion. The .45 Colt does those chores well and I don't have to chase brass. Any trip farther east than Dickinson changes the threat level. Over there, the skunks and coyotes only have 2 legs. I act accordingly.
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12-23-2012, 12:21 PM,
#17
RE: 1911 .45acp
I have a 1911 built in 1918 that was rearsenaled after WW!!. My Gramps bought it in '64 from the arsenal through some NRA program and gave it to me in 1980. I had no real interest in it for almost 30 years and shot it for the first time this year. I have small hands so it was a bit difficult to handle at first, but now we're good friends. very accurate, functions perfectly.
I find the 73 SAA to fit me far better and have far more trigger time with them. I'll carry one or the other in my truck when I travel. I find both of these guns uncomfortable for carry. I like the old colt M1908 ("M") for carry, much lighter.
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12-23-2012, 12:34 PM,
#18
RE: 1911 .45acp
Better a 1908 on your hip/in your hand than the .45 out in the truck.
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01-01-2015, 01:25 PM,
#19
RE: 1911 .45acp
my remington 1911 is the only handgun i'll probably ever need.

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01-01-2015, 01:39 PM,
#20
RE: 1911 .45acp
Need and want, ain't the same--LOL
Gary
Hav'n you along, is like losing two good men.....
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