santa brought me a 95 year old gun!


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carterbeauford
December 25, 2006, 08:47 PM
What was he thinking? aren't these things obsolete by now? :neener:

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/hovisimo2/1911001.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y38/hovisimo2/1911004.jpg

No range report yet but I couldn't resist wasting 50 rounds to see how it felt, in the freezing rain in the dark. It feels really nice in my hands. Save the elitist 1911 banter, this thing was $350 including the new grips!

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the pistolero
December 25, 2006, 10:35 PM
Congratulations on the first 1911, carterbeauford. My choice of grips would have been the Hogue rubber wraparounds with the finger grooves, but to each his own. Hope you enjoy it, and the ones that come after it (and believe me, there will be more! :D) Is that a parkerized or blued finish?

shaggycat
December 25, 2006, 11:49 PM
Congratulations! I got my first not too long ago and have fallen in love. Now, whenever I hold anything else, my hand rejects it and wants a 1911 again.

Here's to many happy rounds!

SniperStraz
December 25, 2006, 11:51 PM
Thats a great price too isnt it?

paddling_man
December 26, 2006, 12:21 AM
My first thought was, "Wow. That's nice!"

Then I saw the price...


Wow! That's really nice!!

Merry Christmas and congrats!

Searcher1911
December 26, 2006, 12:41 AM
I've searched for 40 years to find the perfect pistol and tried most of them. That all said and done, there is nothing that has even come close to the fit and feel of a 1911. You have a great gun that is the standard by which all others are compared.

Navy87Guy
December 26, 2006, 09:06 AM
I have a RIA and for the money, it has to be one of the best values in handguns today. You won't be disappointed!

For the record, Santa brought you a gun based on a 95 year old design. This is a 95 year old gun: http://users.adelphia.net/~navy87guy/M1911.html

Enjoy your piece of the Rock!

Jim

carterbeauford
December 26, 2006, 09:38 AM
For the record, Santa brought you a gun based on a 95 year old design. This is a 95 year old gun: http://users.adelphia.net/~navy87guy/M1911.html

I know, sarcasm. I did actually get an antique, check the sig.

Geno
December 26, 2006, 10:12 AM
For some reason the 1911 has continued to sell like hotcakes. Given that fact, there must be something good about it, right? To be certain, the 1911 makes a wonderful gift. If you like your 1911 even half as-much-as I like mine, you're sitting there in your easy chair, holding it and grinning ear-to-ear.

Regarding the breakin period, I know a lot of people who claim that one should fire 150 to 300 rounds through a 1911 for the first time to break it in...bull hockey! I say clean it frequently and break it in slowly with full cleanings every 50 rounds. What's in a rush, right? I just don't see the need of abusing a firearm, especially a great firearm.

Congratulations!

Doc2005

Deadmarsh
December 26, 2006, 01:35 PM
Nice piece...great platform...

Now, just get that 8 round magazine out of it to complete the picture ;)


Dead

meef
December 26, 2006, 01:40 PM
Too bad. Maybe you were naughty this year?

Be nicer this coming year and you might wind up getting a new one next time.

It's worth a try.


:D

Nimitz
December 26, 2006, 02:21 PM
santa didnt bring me my new rock...christmas gift to myself a little early.

have 140 rounds through it...good gun. had trouble feeding WWB JHP other than that it fed all other HP's just fine...

Chad

carterbeauford
December 26, 2006, 02:29 PM
Now, just get that 8 round magazine out of it to complete the picture

there's 4x 7 rounders in one picture :)

ReadyontheRight
December 26, 2006, 07:48 PM
I love it. What a great Christmas present! Enjoy!

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