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Old 12-03-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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FINALLY .... a Colt 1911 Model ...

I was at Academy Sports today and .... well.... ... got caught up in an impulse. But, hey, "early X-MAS gift" that thought can justify a lot of monetary damage.

I have always had a sorta deep felt desire to own a Colt 1911. They had a few there, from some tripped out Sig version with ...uh, guide rails (pretty sure Sgt. Saunders' 1911 in the 1960s series "COMBAT!" didn't have those ...) to some other smaller kinds which, I really didn't desire.
So I wound up purchasing a Remington R1 in plain-jane vanilla condition. Now it does have nice sights which are driftable which I don't think the old WW1/WW2 versions had but I like the sights -- three dot type. The barrel is "in the white" as they say and the front bushing is silver with the front surface "brushed." Trigger is silver ... it may be aluminum but I'm not sure.
This isn't my first .45. I have a Springfield XD-45 and a XDS also in .45. But at last I now have a "Colt 1911" that largely mimicks the type of semiauto many of my heroes of yore carried.
The NICE thing .... it fits my hand! I never realized how nice this gun was ergonomically!

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Old 12-03-2014, 03:52 PM   #2
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TommyGunn,

CONGRADS. = Sounds FINE.

Fwiw, I think that my next handgun purchase will be a .38 Super "clone" of the 1911A1 from the Philippines, as the last one that I held was NICE & at about 350.oo, dirt cheap.
(.45ACP handguns are "frowned upon", though NOT outlawed by public law, in the Latin American nation to which we are retiring in 2015 or sooner. = 9x18mm, 9x19mm & .45ACP are considered to be: "weapons of war".)

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Old 12-03-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
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Congrats Tommy, I hope you have a ball with it!
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That's some sweet lovin right there! Congrats and enjoy the sweet-thing!
How bout some pic's?
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Old 12-03-2014, 07:34 PM   #6
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That's some sweet lovin right there! Congrats and enjoy the sweet-thing!
How bout some pic's?
Maybe tomorrow .... I have a digital camera but I no doubt will have to charge up the battery, and it's a little late now.
It's a pretty standard looking 1911, no frills....didn't want those, just a functional gun.
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I had whittled my semi-auto handguns down to one caliber - .40 S&W - a few years ago, and was quite happy with the simplicity of life, but then fell in with a bunch of n'er-do-wells who introduced me to the 1911.

"What can it hurt", I thought, "to just put my toe in the water?" I started out with a Kimber, moved on to a couple of Springfields, then a Smith E-series, but these were all just gateway drugs leading to the Les Baer.

Once you shoot that thing Tommy, you're hooked. There's no going back. Enjoy.
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I had whittled my semi-auto handguns down to one caliber - .40 S&W - a few years ago, and was quite happy with the simplicity of life, but then fell in with a bunch of n'er-do-wells who introduced me to the 1911.
...that I ever saw was a Bar-Sto 1911 conversion, in the hands of my late friend Jim Andrews. When the students in the LFI-III course got down into the rollover prone to shoot at B-27 targets on the 100-yard line, Jim proceeded to break up the fragments of some clay pigeons, on the berm beyond the targets, shooting two-handed, unsupported.

I have not kept track of whether anyone continues to produce 1911's in that chambering.
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Tommy, we all need to reward ourselves for ...uh...Good Behavior! Yeah, that's it! Good Behavior!...occasionally. Congrats!

The combination of ergonomics, power, accuracy and reliability has kept in the 1911 camp for the more than 30 years.

The Cap'n is right. It's addicting (or can be). Have loads of fun, man.
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I had whittled my semi-auto handguns down to one caliber - .40 S&W - a few years ago, and was quite happy with the simplicity of life, but then fell in with a bunch of n'er-do-wells who introduced me to the 1911.

"What can it hurt", I thought, "to just put my toe in the water?" I started out with a Kimber, moved on to a couple of Springfields, then a Smith E-series, but these were all just gateway drugs leading to the Les Baer.

Once you shoot that thing Tommy, you're hooked. There's no going back. Enjoy.
like the preverbal frog in the pot of hot water eh Capt?
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had to send my Rock Island Armory 1911 back to Pahrump NV yesterday. Less than 75 rounds through it and the ambidextrous safety's fell out....Called and they said "we'll email you an over-night FedEx label and ship it back". It shoots like a Colt, smooth and nice trigger pull and sights. Might do a sere job on it someday.....
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Glad to see you have this fine Colt 1911,I think you will find it's a quality handgun,I also have a base line Colt in a 1991 it's I call a plain Jane 1911 but it sure shoots good and has a real good also silver color trigger.
I think Colt is building again quality 1911s even their lower priced ones are quality. Let us know how it shoots for you.

I also have an early Springfield Armory XD-45, the ones without the external safety and it's never had any type of a problem.
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had to send my Rock Island Armory 1911 back to Pahrump NV yesterday. Less than 75 rounds through it and the ambidextrous safety's fell out....Called and they said "we'll email you an over-night FedEx label and ship it back". It shoots like a Colt, smooth and nice trigger pull and sights. Might do a sere job on it someday.....
Sorry to read you had this problem,good it happened quickly and good to read RIA is taking quick action to get your new 1911 fixed.
Let us know how quickly they get it done and shipped back to you.
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I had whittled my semi-auto handguns down to one caliber - .40 S&W - a few years ago, and was quite happy with the simplicity of life, but then fell in with a bunch of n'er-do-wells who introduced me to the 1911.

"What can it hurt", I thought, "to just put my toe in the water?" I started out with a Kimber, moved on to a couple of Springfields, then a Smith E-series, but these were all just gateway drugs leading to the Les Baer.

Once you shoot that thing Tommy, you're hooked. There's no going back. Enjoy.
There really ought to be a 12 step program...but I'm glad their aint
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