Mods include Ed Brown Hard Core blue barstock hammer, Ed Brown hammer strut, EGW competition sear, Cylinder & Slide match disconnector, King black short match trigger, Wilson drop-in beavertail safety, Ed Brown Hard Core firing pin & stop, Ed Brown Hard Core extractor and Ed Brown 20 lpi checkered flat MSH, Ed Brown match bushing, Novak Lo-Mount sights
Here are mine a Wilson CQB and a Kimber Custom Classic with a new Titanium Nitrade finish that is as good as Glocks Tefner.
March 5, 2006, 11:35 PM
March 5, 2006, 11:59 PM
M2 Carbine wrote:
My old GI 45? No I don't carry it at all. Back in the 60's I used to carry it in the auto glove box.
Lately it's been doing duty as a platform for a Marvel 22 conversion kit.
Actually I meant that pretty thing in the pocket holster in Post#7 of this thread. What is that, and does it really fit in a normal pocket? :confused:
March 6, 2006, 12:31 AM
I didn't see a dress code, so I guess this lil' Mil Pro could sneak into this fancy shindig...
New: Springfield GI
Old: Boyt shoulder holster (stamped '43') worn by my granddad in WWII.
March 7, 2006, 02:07 PM
Firestorm 45 acp "compact" with 'Duo-tone' finish. (GREAT gun for the price fwiw)
March 7, 2006, 04:16 PM
Here is my Nornico MEUSOC clone:
March 7, 2006, 04:33 PM
...who is still a bit piqued at me for replacing the original fancy cocobolo grips with the more utilitarian Hogues on this one...
BTW the "scrapes" just in front of the trigger guard on the frame are weird reflections - even I am not a big enough idiot to put idiot scratches that big in that area! I do however confess to one pretty nice idiot scratch in the usual spot under the slide stop :-))
Here's my $100 used Auto Ordinance (that I've since put an additional $100 or so into it... extended thumb safety, beavertail grip safety, different springs, flat mainspring housing, different grips, lowered ejection port, extended ejector...:uhoh: ). It actually runs really good now and is quite enjoyable to shoot.
A CQB Fullsize
A CQB Compact
A Stainless Professional
and a Taurus PT-145
February 15, 2009, 12:44 PM
Armcore, Rock Island 1911A1 run about $375 - $435.
Charles Daly are about the same. Which is better?
Yesterday, the local gun store had a parkerized Springfield GI for $565 and another but in real perdy stainless for $575. As I understand the GI is Springfield's least expensive version of the 1911A1. But is the GI's extra 200 dollars truely reflected in quality of material, workmanship, fit & finish and features?
Im trying to understand where or how the extra cost is justified? I know most ppl like to see Springfield Armory on their pistol as opposed to Armscore or Norinco but lets forget about range boast for a minute.
Made in China, Norinco 1911 clones run at least $450 for like new and NIB are up to $600 and I have heard they are made of very good quality steel and no MIM but I don't really know, nor do I know if MIM parts are inadequet where used on a 1911.
For up to $600 who manufactures the best quality 1911?
What is the best quality for a like new or new 1911 clone for up to $600? And why?
Why I ask?
Last week at an out door range I had in front of me a stainless steel Colt 1911A1 that recently had a trigger job, Wilson barrel & bushing done at Wilson Combat.
I also had a Made in China Norinco 1911A1 clone that had a trigger job, Wilson barrel & bushing done at Wilson Combat but back in the early 1990's.
Relaxed, I shot both pistols the same way with the same handloads. My groups with either pistol were so similar they could have shot with the same pistol.
One pistol was mine, the other was a buds. With eyes closed but allowed to dry fire we could not initialy tell which pistol was which. Closer comparison revealed the Colt felt heavier.
Both pistols would not feed a Rainier 185gr. hollow point as the first round off the top of a Wilson (or any) mag we had. The Rainier 185gr HP may be the worst feeding bullet for a 1911 in the book. After the first round both pistols would eat any load I had from any mag we had even those cheap, bad and incorrectly made bootleg mags that were offered on ebay a few years ago.
My buddy had $1700 in his Colt and about 1000 rounds. I'm not gonna say how much I have into my Nork because its not a good comparison since mine was done more than 15 years ago but it does have I guess 8000 rounds thru it and shoots as good if not better as when I first got it as a gift with about 500 rds thru it.
ETA: opps! This post should not be here! Im getting old and not paying attention. I apologize
February 15, 2009, 12:51 PM
Man, this just makes me want to get a hold of one even more.
pfft. : (
February 16, 2009, 08:29 PM
Springfield Armory Custom trigger and CTC laser grips92888
Favorite? Jeez, I don't know...........I'm still trying to find one I REALLY like.....
February 19, 2009, 08:32 PM
February 19, 2009, 08:35 PM
....whoa? What happened? It said I could post fifteen images so I cut down to fourteen, and now only a couple showing and I can't edit the post because there's no edit button. Did I overload the software or something?
OK, I got them out. Another time maybe.
February 19, 2009, 08:39 PM
Here's my P345. Not as nice as the other guns posted here but it's mine. :p
Colt Gold Cup
Jimmy Clark Sr. PinMaster
Couple of Para-Ordnances
Will post a few more later.
February 21, 2009, 07:41 PM
Here is one you won't see everyday!!
This was a used Model 21 I bought from a local gun shop back in December. I decided it needed a little updating, as you can tell it is first generation Glock, no rail. Finished in Krylon Fusion Satin Khaki.
February 21, 2009, 08:28 PM
HK USP Elite
American Classic II 1911 with a pair of Spalted Maple grips from Zippsgrips. A great pistol, and a great value.
February 21, 2009, 10:28 PM
February 21, 2009, 11:28 PM
1911 Nickel NM slide/barrel made 1916, 1927 Argentino made 1945, 1911A1 Colt made 1942 NM slide/barrel, 70 series made 1974, Combat Commander Satin Nickel made 1978, Commander made 1952, all are in 45 acp
February 22, 2009, 12:27 AM
February 22, 2009, 09:35 AM
Ha! It's 45 ACP! Take that!!! :what:
February 22, 2009, 11:56 AM
Taurus SS 1911, Colt NRM '91, Colt SCG Hard Chrome
February 22, 2009, 03:37 PM
I have some nice 1911's, but I thought I would veer off the beaten path. Here's my range .45, a CZ-97; Hogue grips, CZ Custom Shop sights, competition hammer, and a slicked up action. A great shooter with over 4,000 rounds and so far and no problems. Super accurate too.