Oh Boy! Made a New 1911 Purchase!


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SOUTHPAW
February 12, 2010, 07:31 AM
Well, I've wanted a full-size 1911 ever since I could pull a trigger. :D And last night I did just that.

Picked up a Glade's Gun Works 1911 in .45 acp. The pistol has a hard chrome finish, beveled magazine well, a painted front sight, Wichita adjustable rear sight, extended safety and magazine release, and a match hammer and sear. This pistol is built off of a Caspian slide, frame and barrel. This is DEFINITELY my last pistol purchase for a while... :o

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/turb0_t0m/wm_19026-1.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/turb0_t0m/wm_19027-1.jpg


And a special thanks goes out to JZ06, thanks for being my conscience last night... and by conscience I mean that little red devil on my shoulder! :eek:

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ultradoc
February 12, 2010, 08:51 AM
congrats! Very nice.

viking499
February 12, 2010, 09:04 AM
Very Nice.

Taurus_9mm
February 12, 2010, 09:22 AM
Job well done, she's a beauty!

AirForceShooter
February 12, 2010, 09:41 AM
Not ambi??

It's defective.
But really really nice


AFS

Rinspeed
February 12, 2010, 10:42 AM
Very sharp 1911.

SOUTHPAW
February 12, 2010, 11:31 AM
Thanks guys. Yeah, I went in to buy a $12 Uncle Mike's holster for my SP101... Ended up walking out spending closer to $1200!

Oh and I got a set of Hogue rubber monogrips for the range, yeah I know they're ugly as sin but they are a really really comfy to shoot with.

SOUTHPAW
February 12, 2010, 11:33 AM
Not ambi??

It's defective.
But really really nice


AFS
Haha thanks. Yeah it's a range shooter, never going to carry/shoot with my left hand so "defective" is fine for me. :)

Just One Shot
February 12, 2010, 11:35 AM
This is DEFINITELY my last pistol purchase for a while...

Where have I heard that before?
:)

kanook
February 12, 2010, 11:39 AM
Since Glades has been closed for many years now, if you feel like it needs some work contact Wayne Bergquist at (239)594-1573

He built it.

SOUTHPAW
February 12, 2010, 12:22 PM
Where have I heard that before?
:)
Hahaha yeah, but I bought 3 pistols in the past month... Buying 3 prior to that over 3 YEARS, really I'm done for a while. Now what I consider a while will probably vary from what others do, I'm talking 6 months or so. ;)

kanook
Since Glades has been closed for many years now, if you feel like it needs some work contact Wayne Bergquist at (239)594-1573

He built it.


WOW! Thanks for the contact info! Much appreciated! :)

doubleh
February 12, 2010, 01:58 PM
That is a nice piece of machinery. Enjoy.

It's only defective if you are a lefty. :D

SOUTHPAW
February 12, 2010, 02:36 PM
That is a nice piece of machinery. Enjoy.

It's only defective if you are a lefty. :D
Thanks! :)

And I agree. Despite my screen name I'm actually right-handed! ;)

JZ06
February 12, 2010, 03:38 PM
Wasssap Mr1911? :) hehehe! I am very happy that you took that home! My Colt SCG is very happy to have a hard chromed cousin! Now we have to blast it at the range. I'm sure it'll be fine. Good luck with it and its a gr8 idea to lay off the gun buying! Now stock up on ammo! :)

JZ06
February 12, 2010, 07:10 PM
"UPDATE YOUR SIG" :) add the GLADES!:D

SOUTHPAW
February 12, 2010, 07:34 PM
"UPDATE YOUR SIG" :) add the GLADES!:D
Straight away Jay! :D

And yeah, I'm definitely content with pistols for the time being. I mean, an FN 5.7 still tempts me in my dreams, but I'll wait till the Camaro sells for that one. ;)

I still plan on getting a 12ga and a bolt-action rifle, though probably not until summer. :)

NMGonzo
February 12, 2010, 07:56 PM
Where have I heard that before?
:)

:banghead:

tekarra
February 13, 2010, 07:46 PM
Nice looking pistol. Don't make rash statements about not buying another soon, you may have to eat those words.:D

benderx4
February 13, 2010, 11:08 PM
Nice looking pistola, wasn't familiar with this one until I read your post.

waterhouse
February 13, 2010, 11:32 PM
I've got a glades as well, very nice gun you picked up.

SOUTHPAW
February 14, 2010, 10:02 AM
Haha thanks guys. I picked up 600 rounds of FMJ last night, as well as a box of 20 SD rounds. CAN'T WAIT to "break her in" with 100 rounds of the FMJ and a mag of the HP's, ASAP! :)

JZ06
February 14, 2010, 04:13 PM
I will have some HST HP's along to make sure it feeds those too. I'm contacting my friend to see about tomorrow night. Would you be interested if He replies w/a yes?

I am dying to see how that Glades performs. It is SUCH a nice pistol! That trigger makes me giddy!:D:evil:

SOUTHPAW
February 19, 2010, 08:58 AM
Well guys, exactly one week to the date I bought it, I have a range report! :eek:

Since last week I have put in a Wilson 2-pc guide rod. I had some spare time this afternoon and decided to hit the local indoor ($25/hr, ugh!) to try out the new aquisition. Let me start by saying that I am not "used to" a .45 as my usual range blaster is a xD-M 9mm. So after 100 rounds of Winchester white box the verdict is in: this gun can totally out-shoot me. The trigger is silky at all of what feels like 3 lbs. The targets were out at about 7 yards and every mag yielded about the same results. Without touching the sights grouping was at around 2-3". Granted I'm far from an experienced shooter, and still getting used to the gun, I'm very pleased with the results. :)

Here's a target with a 2" group that I kept after just 1 mag through it.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/turb0_t0m/312f7a90.jpg

kanook
February 19, 2010, 09:25 AM
If nobody has done anything to it since Wayne built it, it should feed 200 grain SWC into the same hole.

I've contemplated having him build one for me but the current waiting list i think is about a year and around 2 g's

SOUTHPAW
February 19, 2010, 09:41 AM
Sweet, thanks for the tip! :)

Yeah I had been considering having a CT custom shop build me a 1911 from "scratch", but I saw this used at a dealer and at about half the original price I had to grab it. My 10-year-long 1911 craving is finally satisfied! :D

kanook
February 19, 2010, 10:59 AM
I forgot to mention that was he was building them as Glades back in the 90's

JZ06
February 19, 2010, 10:41 PM
I nearly dropped my phone when South sent me the pic! Tight group! I really have to work with my colt to get it to group like that! And s l o w l y! Awesome job!! The next time you go, we'll try some hp's, winchester and hst! I'm curious to see how it does with those. My colt fed them fine. Both mfg's. Some 1911's are more finicky than others with hp's.

SOUTHPAW
February 24, 2010, 09:51 AM
Ok well on a whim I decided to order a set of grips last night. I'm usually a fan of light-colored grips on blue/black guns, but I decided it may look good with the scroll work on my hard chrome... We shall see!

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c83/turb0_t0m/06591b60.jpg

*James Godfrey faux ivory... Should have them in about a week.

JZ06
February 24, 2010, 07:47 PM
Should look nice on the hard chrome finish. They're probably bity with that pattern engraved.:cool:

oasis618
February 24, 2010, 07:53 PM
...$25/hr...holy heck!

SOUTHPAW
February 24, 2010, 09:58 PM
...$25/hr...holy heck!
Yep. Makes me sick... :(

Geno
February 24, 2010, 10:56 PM
Good shooting! Nice pistol! Congratulations, you made me envious! I think I am suffering from pistol envy.

Geno :D

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