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 Post subject: A "take" on 1911s
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 7:41 pm 
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While most of this article makes some sense, there is certainly some
I don't agree with. 1911 enthusiast weigh in.

http://www.firearmsnews.com/guns/handgu ... colt-1911/

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 Post subject: Re: A "take" on 1911s
PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:48 pm 
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I want a 1911. A couple years ago I almost bought a Rock Island. They were under $300 and I stayed on the fence until a weather event took out the factory. Then the price doubled. The way the article read, anything other than a Colt should be used as a door stop. Of course the author changed out springs and did a trigger job on his Colt to get it the way he wanted it. Couldn't I do that to a Rock Island and come away with a decent 1911 for a quarter of the cost?

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 Post subject: Re: A "take" on 1911s
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There are a lot of good 1911s out there, and there are some that are great.
I have a Springfield 1911-A1 and a Llama that is more or less a 1911, and they are both very good shooters, better than I can shoot anyway.
I'm not what you'd call an "enthusiast", but I'd like to get a couple more including a Colt, Kimber and rock Island.
I did shoot a Para Ordinance that was a double stack version, some kind of Special Forces or something.
I've shot Kimbers and Colts, and when you shoot an expensive 1911, you can feel the difference.
If I had to rank them best first, I'd go Para, Kimber, Springfield, Colt, Taurus, Rock Island and Llama. (Just the ones I've shot.)
My son has a RI and a Kimber, and he enjoys shooting the RI more than the Kimber.
Personally, of the few 1911s I've shot, I've never shot one I didn't like.

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I have a S.A.M. Commodore, a commander size 1911. It came with a beaver tail grip safety, extended safety and slide stop. The cheap plastic grips sucked.

I didn't like the extended safety and slide stop so replaced them along with the grips. Great gun for the &350 I have in it.

I've heard good things about the rock island guns.

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 Post subject: Re: A "take" on 1911s
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I have 2 1911s. One (my first) is a Turkish "Tisas" that I bought NIB for $350. Came with a trigger a bit better than an HP. Of course, it had much less take up than a HP trigger and pull
was about the same. A bit of polishing took the pull down from ~9 lbs to ~5 lbs and removed all gritty feel. Take up and over travel have always been on par with 1911s. The reduction
in pull with polishing was definitely worthwhile.

A year ago, I sold my GoldWing as my knees just don't do well on a bike any more. I decided to take about half the money from the sale and get a nice 1911. I got a Dan Wesson Heritage.
What a beauty! This is the ONLY pistol I've owned that needed absolutely NOTHING done, as it came from the factory. No parts, no polishing. Just perfect.

While I still shoot the Turk frequently, the DW is certainly my fav

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 Post subject: Re: A "take" on 1911s
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I don't currently have any 1911s but I have quite a few 1911 style pistols. One of them is a double stack para ord LDA (light duty action) pistol. 15 shots and a double action style trigger. I think it is what the 1911 could have been if browning had worked some more on it. also have a couple of star 1911 style pistols and a ballista Molina argentine 1911 style pistol that I got from tolly. And the baby 1911 in 380.... llama I think.

As hi point owners its obvious most of us are not gun snobs... I truly feel that 1911s are like ar's. Once you spend past a certain point all you are gaining is bragging rights.

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 Post subject: Re: A "take" on 1911s
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I guess if I count my Llama .380 I got from Tolly, I have 3 :mrgreen:

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Just because I know how you guys like gun pictures, here's what I have for 1911s. (I know, I need about a dozen more)
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 Post subject: Re: A "take" on 1911s
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Coming out from under my rock, a discussion on 1911's...

I have 3 and a half...I'll get to the half later.

My "first" 1911 was a Remington 1911R1 in .45. A very nice piece...a sweet shooter, always puts a smile on my face. My "Second" 1911 is a Chiappa M1911-22...It's a nice enough gun, but if you're not shooting CCI Minimags (or something else over 40 grains), the gun just doesn't like to cycle...and yes, I've torn it down, cleaned it, worked it...thinking I might have to go with a lighter spring in it. My Third 1911 is my current "Favorite"...a Rock Island CS-Tac Commander (officer) in 9mm...Wow...what a nice piece. Right out of the box, right to the center of the target...and I'm not that good a shot...but this thing is sick in a great way...and that's with iron blade sights. It's currently at the gunsmith getting TruGlows on it...I was going to get a Kimber Ultra Carry 2 as an EDC...but why, when this thing is rock solid. I'd buy another dozen in a heartbeat.

Oh, and the "Half" a 1911? When I was down in Rogers, Ark touring the Daisy Airgun museum (don't laugh), they have a little store at the exit that sells "Blems"...at decent prices. There was a 1911 Airgun...marked "Winchester"...thing matches my R1 perfectly even looks perfect (no stupid orange barrel tab), when shot (it's C02) the slide goes back...correct weight...I can shoot this thing inside, any weather, and work on muscle memory.

Yeah, I like my 1911's. You can keep your glocks, and more expensive guns...the 1911's always just seem to work.

But I've not abandoned my HiPoints...I carry one in my camper...it's reliable. I have one here next to my computer. And they'll pry my 995TS carbine from my hands.


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I'm a late comer to the world of Automatics (assuming you can call a late comer being 29 years old in MP school). That's where I got introduced to the 1911. I carried one when I was an MP, again with MPI (everyone else wanted a snub nose 38 because that
's what detective carries. I opted and fought to carry the 1911 on the grounds that if I and the MPs ever needed to do something that involved weapons, I could at least get ammo if needed or they could get it from me), and I carried one into combat in the Gulf.

Now I've got my Rock Island, and it will more than likely be the last pistol I ever carry.


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 Post subject: Re: A "take" on 1911s
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I bought an ATI 1911 Commander at the last gun show I attended. When I looked at the back of the pistol where the slide and the frame met, there was barely space for about 3 pieces of paper to slide in. It was that close. Some of the other ones I looked at that day had gaps much larger and to me that said their tolerances were less. But all of this is just my 2 cents.

It shoots as good as I can aim, so it is a keeper.

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Hey Broom SR!!!!! Great to see you on! Hang out a little more with us once in a while!

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Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
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 Post subject: Re: A "take" on 1911s
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Ex_ISP, I'm trying to get back in the swing of things.

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Just really good to see you here!
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"All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men to stand by and do nothing."
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"Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything"
Alexander Hamilton

Sorry to see you go Dean. Never enough time and it makes
us all realize just what being mortal is. You have been a true friend to me
and I will miss you every day.



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After i get my wife a new kitchen (read George hanging cabinets bought at Menards), I'm going to get some reloading equipment. When I'm reloading my own 45 ammo I'll get a 1911. When there's cheap smaller caliber ammo, it's too painful to shoot 45. I'd also like to get a Hi Point 4595 like all the cool kids.

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