Got my first 1911!!


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Birdmang
October 12, 2010, 12:41 AM
I just got myself a new .45!

My first 1911 and I am very excited...its a Sistema colt m1927 army edition I believe. Does anyone have info or opinions on these guns?

Can it shoot +p ammo?

Will it feed hollowpoints?

Do I need a guide rod?

I have heard these guns have inferior steel...is this true?

What are some good upgrades that wont break the bank? (less than $200)


thanks!!


Mine is ejercito which I believe is army, the three serial numbers on the gun match, but the magazine does not.

Pictures:

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s135/bassbikerdan/33618_570618435887_196605151_32888024_4726860_n.jpg

http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s135/bassbikerdan/69802_570609863067_196605151_32887813_739744_n.jpg

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MikePGS
October 12, 2010, 01:35 AM
Very nice! XavierThoughts's blog has a really cool article about a Sistema he refinished. http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/03/evolution-of-custom-carry-gun.html

pvthouse
October 12, 2010, 01:36 AM
Beautiful. Looks like an excellent buy!

bigfatdave
October 12, 2010, 03:56 AM
Can it shoot +p ammo?
Will it feed hollowpoints?
Do I need a guide rod?
I have heard these guns have inferior steel...is this true?
What are some good upgrades that wont break the bank?


1 - +P may not be a good idea, surely a bad idea to use a lot of +P in a gun of that vintage.

2 - Find out by trying!

3 - No.

4 - Materials have improved in the time since that gun was made, and I don't think they were cutting edge when made.
4a - But .45ACP is hardly a cutting edge high-pressure cartridge, don't sweat it unless you intend to shoot thousands of rounds or high-pressure loads.

5 - (in the order I'd worry about it)
5a - Replace springs
5b - A quality carry holster
5c - Grips ... If the Sistema takes standard grips
5d - Maybe sights

gwnorth
October 12, 2010, 06:40 AM
Do I need a guide rod?

:confused: You have one, it's right there below your barrel :D

If you mean do you need a full length guide rod, then no, the GI length rod works just fine as that's what the gun was originally designed with.

JTQ
October 12, 2010, 07:29 AM
You may find some more help here.

http://forum.m1911.org/forumdisplay.php?f=83

Birdmang
October 12, 2010, 12:24 PM
Thanks guys

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