1903 Colt goes to the range


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The_Antibubba
August 26, 2007, 03:01 AM
If you cruise the Buy, Sell, and Trade forums you might remember this thread: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=287576&highlight=Pimp

Well, she went to the range with me today. I am torn between the desire to pass it on some day and the desire to be buried with it. :D

Everyone was amazed at how well it fits the hand, and the clean, even sexy lines. It points so naturally! One can spend hundreds of dollars to have a modern gun "melted"; perhaps this the gun that inspires them.

I put 50 rounds of ball and about 80 of SJHP, and it was flawless--I could not get it to jam. With the grip safety it's impossible to limpwrist it. I'll have to try some widemouth HPs to see what happens.

It took me a while to find the Point of Aim. It's at 50 feet, and I still have to aim a little left.

I know the 1911 and Hi-Power will always be J.M. Browning's most popular handguns, but the 1903 is his most beautiful--a near-perfect blend of form and function. Simple, elegant, and effective.

I can't wait to go to the range again. :D

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Old Fuff
August 26, 2007, 09:54 AM
It took me a while to find the Point of Aim. It's at 50 feet, and I still have to aim a little left.

Like the .45 Government Model, the rear sight is mounted in a dovetail, and can be moved to the right to correct the POA/POI. ;)

Stoney
August 26, 2007, 07:54 PM
What took ya so darn long to get to the range mister?. I'm glad your happy with the Colt. I don't recall one jam or any other trouble with the pistol. Same with this one, I put 200 rounds through it last week. These are top notch little pistols.
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The_Antibubba
August 26, 2007, 11:34 PM
What took ya so darn long to get to the range mister?

California has a "one a month" handgun policy, and a "10 day cooling off period" :rolleyes: which I had just started on an old S&W revolver even as you were shipping the 1903. I couldn't even start the "cooling off" until 30 days passed. I finally got the darned thing this past week.

I WILL leave this place someday. But today I refuse to allow it to dampen my delight in my new gun.

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