Share your 45 ACP pics


March 4, 2006, 05:35 PM
My pet Govt model.

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lee n. field
March 4, 2006, 05:51 PM
The return of the Longest Thread Ever.

March 4, 2006, 05:59 PM
You missed this, I take it?

March 4, 2006, 06:12 PM
Oops, sorry. Im new here.

Black Majik
March 4, 2006, 06:28 PM

March 4, 2006, 07:36 PM
Not a problem. It tends to come back every now and then.

M2 Carbine
March 4, 2006, 09:18 PM
Here's one:)

March 4, 2006, 09:24 PM
I can see I'm way outclassed here!

Black Majik
March 4, 2006, 09:37 PM
I can see I'm way outclassed here!

Welcome to the madness :D

(and to THR :) )

March 4, 2006, 09:47 PM
i heart these threads :)

March 5, 2006, 01:54 AM

ignore nine

M2 Carbine
March 5, 2006, 02:11 AM
OK, now this original GI 1911A1 may not be the best looking 45, with it's old Armorloy finish but I'll bet it was the cheapest one here.

$17 :)

March 5, 2006, 02:26 AM

March 5, 2006, 02:26 AM
Above: Kimber Custom Shop Combat Carry (Kimber Series 1 pre-CDP gun with the same features as in the CDP line)

Below: Kahr P45

Steve C
March 5, 2006, 02:31 AM
and not least

March 5, 2006, 03:00 AM

March 5, 2006, 07:48 AM
Homemade grips..

:neener: :D

Pappy John
March 5, 2006, 09:04 AM
Another Kimber Combat Carry, but this one with bocote wood grips.
S&W Model 22-4

March 5, 2006, 10:00 AM
I knew eventually I'd see a wheel gun!!:)

March 5, 2006, 11:06 AM
M2 Carbine,

You carry that thing in your pocket?? :eek:

Yee ha! Unless that gun is smaller than it looks, I'll never say a gun is too big for pocket carry again!


March 5, 2006, 11:10 AM
Smitty 4506... but the stupid upload feature keeps telling me "upload failed"...

March 5, 2006, 11:16 AM

March 5, 2006, 11:21 AM
Love my 45 but it sure likes to stovepipe!:mad:

March 5, 2006, 11:37 AM
Sistema (
Gold Cup (
SW1911 (

March 5, 2006, 12:01 PM

March 5, 2006, 12:21 PM
2nd Gen Series 70

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


March 5, 2006, 01:07 PM
Here are my only .45 acp guns. A S&W 25-2 and a 625-4

March 5, 2006, 03:42 PM

March 5, 2006, 05:57 PM

March 5, 2006, 06:07 PM
my latest 45--for a few days anyway

March 5, 2006, 06:36 PM
A pair of Wilson Combat Classic pistols:

Mod's include magwells, Desert Ironwood grips, and tungsten FLGRs for more weight forward. They shoot as well as they look too!

Good shooting and be safe.

M2 Carbine
March 5, 2006, 11:14 PM
M2 Carbine,
You carry that thing in your pocket?? "

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.

March 5, 2006, 11:22 PM
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...

M2 Carbine
March 6, 2006, 02:05 AM
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?"

No, it's a little big for my pockets.:)
That's a Kimber Tactical Ultra in a Don Hume JIT belt holster.
Does look like a pocket holster doesn't it.

March 6, 2006, 10:39 AM
I'm in...

March 6, 2006, 10:40 AM
smith 357-
what is that little contraption on the left of the pic holding your moonclips? is that a lazy suzan for shooters? its the neatest thing!

March 7, 2006, 03:02 AM
It aint as purdy as some of these guns - my Kimber Pro Carry, have amateur carried it daily since buying it in December of 2004....every single day.

Lucky 7
March 7, 2006, 12:30 PM
heres my customized (lightly) EAA Witness Carry-Comp and my S&W 4506-1. Enjoy!

Semper Fi!

March 7, 2006, 12:41 PM
Nothing fancy. (

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 :-))

March 7, 2006, 04:46 PM
Cell phone pics.

My SW1911.

March 7, 2006, 05:13 PM
Colt 1991A1 Government

Colt MK-IV E Government

Kimber Gold Combat

S&W PC945

S&W 4506-1



HK USP45 Tactical

March 7, 2006, 06:36 PM
i was gonna post my glock 21, but im sure all you guys know what they look like..

can't take a pic of my kimber, it's in the shop being customized. how about making a thread with You shooting your guns.. i might start that one soon

Black Majik
March 7, 2006, 07:16 PM
Hmm.. why'd this get moved into the autoloaders forum. Revolvers come in .45 ACP too! :D

March 7, 2006, 07:17 PM
Dan Wesson - Panther (with a few mods)

Carl N. Brown
March 7, 2006, 07:24 PM

March 7, 2006, 08:39 PM
S&W 1911 fullsize (
S&W 1911Sc (
XD45 (

March 7, 2006, 09:43 PM

March 7, 2006, 09:50 PM
Here's mine. Kimber Desert Warrior

Stephen A. Camp
March 7, 2006, 09:56 PM
Hello. Here are a couple.
A lightly altered SA Mil Spec...
An old Colt Series 70's I've had since that decade...
A home tinkered and lightly altered Norinco...
A couple of Caspians that were "built" at home...


March 7, 2006, 09:58 PM
Going to shoot it tomorrow for the first time!:D :D
Distra, that's some sweet shooting with that XD45!

March 7, 2006, 10:54 PM

March 7, 2006, 11:32 PM
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.

March 8, 2006, 12:30 AM

Big Gay Al
March 8, 2006, 01:39 AM
Here's my two.

March 8, 2006, 07:18 PM
How about,

March 9, 2006, 10:33 AM
I never tired of seeing Nills grips on a great gun. That P9S in .45 is sharp.

March 9, 2006, 10:57 AM
Yea it ain't pretty, but sure does the job every time - all the time.

March 9, 2006, 11:01 AM
My Springfield GI .45 in Black Parkerized...

Nightsights, beavertail, combat hammer, ext. slidestop and ext. safety are on the way. A hell of a forged gun for $400 + 180 in extras.

March 9, 2006, 09:20 PM
Here are a few...

S&W Brazilian contract 1937, M25-2 with a 6 1/2" barrel, M25-2 snubby an old Jovino gun.

Colt Combat Commander from the late '70s, nickel plated, worked on by Bob Chow in the late '80s.



Black Majik
March 10, 2006, 05:56 PM
Here ya go.... :D

March 10, 2006, 07:10 PM


March 10, 2006, 07:27 PM


March 10, 2006, 07:46 PM
A few more...

Colt 1911, worked on some by Armand Swenson alongside an M19.

Two Colt Commanders, both alloy framed, one from 1959 (38 Super) the other in .45acp from a decade later.

A Kimber Custom Classic from '97.


March 10, 2006, 07:49 PM
Lemme C,

3 Wilson Combat 1911's + 1 Taurus PT-145 = 1 Happy Texas CHL Holder

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

February 16, 2009, 10:25 PM
Here's a couple

February 17, 2009, 06:08 AM

Springfield Loaded.

IAI M5000

February 19, 2009, 02:58 PM
here is a picture with some of my grips i made that are now on someone else's guns

February 19, 2009, 03:42 PM
I didn't see a dress code, so I guess this lil' Mil Pro could sneak into this fancy shindig...

Well, if you get to the door and only see black ties and suits, do you have to be told?

February 19, 2009, 04:07 PM
Here's one of mine...

February 19, 2009, 05:41 PM
HexHead that is NICE.

Here is mine, a Kimber Tactical Ultra II with a Milt Sparks #1 Heritage holster

February 19, 2009, 08:01 PM
here is my one and only.

February 19, 2009, 08:30 PM
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.

Quickdraw McGraw
February 19, 2009, 08:39 PM
Here's my P345. Not as nice as the other guns posted here but it's mine. :p

February 19, 2009, 08:47 PM
here's mine... a SW1911 and a M&P45

February 19, 2009, 09:03 PM

February 19, 2009, 09:15 PM
Okay, I'll play.

Here is mine with a set of grips made by Cyclops. I only wish I had several more to put grips on.

February 19, 2009, 09:21 PM

Sorry . . . I tried to down-size it . . .

February 19, 2009, 09:57 PM

February 19, 2009, 09:58 PM

February 19, 2009, 11:56 PM
Here's my one and only. It's not pretty, but I know it will get the job done.:D

February 20, 2009, 09:11 AM


February 20, 2009, 10:03 AM
Here are my two (so far) .45's.

Taurus PT1911DT

Dan Wesson Patriot Commander

Thomas Garrett
February 21, 2009, 10:11 AM
"Best of both Worlds". RIA Tactical, Springfield Mil-Spec .45's:)

February 21, 2009, 10:34 AM

February 21, 2009, 12:18 PM
Hi Guy's and Gal's;

This is just one of several .45 Cal. handguns that I have. It's a Star, PD and one of two that I own and carry, very light weight (25 oz. unloaded).

I also have a LNIB Star, BKM 9mm that I recently took off of the streets and out of the hands of criminals. It also has a lightweight alloy frame (26 oz. unloaded) and looks just like the PD.

And of course I cannot leave out my Parkerized, Rock Island Armory, .45 ACP G.I. model. It performs just great and I don't have to concern myself with the finish should I get careless with it.

I like pretty guns but I find that I just don't want to handle them as much for fear of messing up the finish.

Have a great week everybody.

Regards, Dan.

February 21, 2009, 12:24 PM
Current, well used flock, middle guy, STI, is only 9mm.

A very pretty Harrison Custom Colt XSE, this Colt's slide fit was among the worst 1911 I've ever owned, on par with an armscor, both of which were sold off.

A Nighthawk Custom I had built

Cap'n Jack Burntbeard
February 21, 2009, 01:05 PM
Heres my Ruger P-97DC.

February 21, 2009, 01:30 PM

Our Government is corrupt from the top down to the lowly dogcatcher!!!

Most maybe; but not all. There are still a few hold outs among us!

Here's my pic-

February 21, 2009, 03:28 PM
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

February 21, 2009, 09:00 PM
1939 Colt 1911A1 USGI

February 21, 2009, 09:23 PM

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
S&W 457

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
Ruger P90:

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.

February 22, 2009, 03:55 PM
Off the beaten path...

My XD 45 Tactical

My wife's XD 45 Compact

Back on the beaten Stinger

February 22, 2009, 06:24 PM
Just bought it, a S&W M1917:

Gator Guns
February 22, 2009, 07:01 PM
EAA Witness use's Federal Hydra-Shocks No picture yet damm

February 23, 2009, 11:44 AM
I wish I knew how to quote someone on here, me and TomKatz think alike... and why do I have to have the crappiest pics, GRRR!!! (

February 23, 2009, 01:51 PM
Couple more of mine, a Kimber and a Colt (my EDC)....

February 24, 2009, 10:43 PM
I'll play.

Big Bill
February 24, 2009, 11:01 PM
Dang - there are some nice pistol and revolver pictures in this thread! You guys/girls rock!

February 24, 2009, 11:11 PM
As a huge H&K fan, I can really appreciate that Anniversary Edition USP .45 Compact. Very nice!

Hungry Seagull
February 24, 2009, 11:13 PM
I'll upload my M&P .45 ACP tomorrow when things calm down.

February 24, 2009, 11:26 PM
My 1927 Argentine .45 ACP.

February 24, 2009, 11:39 PM
Kimber Pro Carry II, I need to dress it up some with a nice background like you all have.

February 25, 2009, 03:10 AM
nothing super special:

February 25, 2009, 03:15 AM

February 25, 2009, 09:27 AM
Here's one of mine:

Hungry Seagull
February 25, 2009, 10:19 AM

There it is.

Having trouble making image insert to stay present. I guess the link will have to be the best I can do.

February 25, 2009, 01:35 PM
No Message

February 25, 2009, 01:36 PM

Are those King Tappan sights on your colt?


February 25, 2009, 02:41 PM
That anniversary edition H&K USPc makes mine look like a beater.... Love that polished blue slide.

February 25, 2009, 04:16 PM
The short ones:

February 25, 2009, 06:49 PM

February 25, 2009, 07:50 PM

March 10, 2009, 06:12 PM

Quickdraw McGraw
March 10, 2009, 08:23 PM
Nice pics D-Day, I really like those!

March 10, 2009, 08:36 PM
I bought these since this thread left off in 06. Ed Brown Exec Target Les Baer PII Les Baer 9mm PII

March 10, 2009, 09:15 PM
My Taurus PT1911 and Springfield XD Tactical. :D

March 10, 2009, 09:20 PM
Just pull up a picture of a plain GLOCK 21, third generation. Just a plain jane, nothing special. :)

March 11, 2009, 07:44 AM
Detonics Combatmaster Mk I.


March 11, 2009, 07:46 AM
A Series 70.


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