Darth Vader, your 1911 is ready...


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Tamara
March 24, 2004, 06:37 PM
Okay, I know that I've been one of the loudest proponents of the "I carry a 5" steel 1911 every day" around here, but I have a confession to make.

Recently I came into possession of a Springfield Armory Lightweight Loaded that already had a few tweaks (stubby GI guide rod.) I added a few of my own (STI long trigger, alloy flat 20-lpi checkered MSH, Carbon Creations grips), and danged if this thing hasn't become my purt' near every day carry gun for several reasons, some nonsensical and some reasonable:

1) It's a buttload cheaper to replace than my other two "heavy rotation" carry guns: a stainless Delta Elite and a Springer Pro.
2) At any reasonable combat distance and tempo (~15yds or less, shooting rapidly to slide lock with carry ammo) I shoot it more or less as well as the Delta or Pro.
3) It sure is sexy looking (one customer already asked "What is that? Darth Vader's personal 1911?" and ordered a set of Carbon Creation grips on the spot.
4) If I'm on my feet all day, it's more comfortable to tote than an all-steel gun. I didn't realize I felt any discomfort from the heavier pistols until I started toting this one. Best of all, it's the same size, so I'm giving up very little.
5) Skunkabilly would soil his trousers and offer a marriage contract at the very sight of a two-tone 1911 with carbon fiber grips, night sights, an aluminum mainspring housing, and a polycarbonate & titanium trigger. :D

Anyhow, here's a pic...

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=891926

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liliysdad
March 24, 2004, 06:45 PM
Very, very nice.

tc300mag1
March 24, 2004, 06:46 PM
Sweet i want one Darth vader would be proud to pack that

sm
March 24, 2004, 06:51 PM
Congrats Tamara, I have to admit it is slick looking.

About your number 5 on list...ROFL...:D

Old Fuff
March 24, 2004, 06:55 PM
Tamara;

Ba ... Ba... But I thought that Ol' Darth was the ... Villain. I never thought of you being the villain type ...

George Hill
March 24, 2004, 07:02 PM
"The Force is strong in that one." - Darth

1911Tuner
March 24, 2004, 07:02 PM
Looks NICE Tamara. Those alloy-framed 1911s do have a way of spoilin' a body...'specially one with the creaks, groans, pops and cracks that MINE'S
got.:rolleyes: :D

Shoot straight!

Tuner

R.H. Lee
March 24, 2004, 07:05 PM
I am your father, young Tamara Skywalker. You must give me your weapon.:D

Hkmp5sd
March 24, 2004, 07:12 PM
"What is that? Darth Vader's personal 1911?"
Well, go ahead and have Darth Vader's helmet engraved on the slide. Maybe crossed lightsabers on the opposite side and a little gold inlay to round it out. :)

stans
March 24, 2004, 07:27 PM
Definetely not as clumsy or as random as a blaster.:D

cratz2
March 24, 2004, 07:34 PM
But... but...

If Darth carried that, there would have been no movies because lil' Luke would have been chompin' at the bit to move in with dear ole dad to shoot his lightweight 1911.

:D

Pretty sweet... but dontcha find those grips just a tad bit... sharp?

agtman
March 24, 2004, 07:40 PM
Very nice looking Blaster. :)

Risasi
March 24, 2004, 08:51 PM
Impressive, MOST impressive....

Tag
March 24, 2004, 08:56 PM
Drool...

Sweet peice Tam, very... dark.

mgjohn
March 24, 2004, 09:27 PM
I like. Will you marry me?? :D

Smoke
March 24, 2004, 09:32 PM
Skunkabilly would soil his trousers and offer a marriage contract at the very sight of a two-tone 1911 with carbon fiber grips, night sights, an aluminum mainspring housing, and a polycarbonate & titanium trigger.

ummmm...I think Smoke would too.

I'm not into Carbon Fiber and polycarbonate doo hickeys, or titanium thang-a-ma-bobs...but that is a nice looking gun!

:D

Smoke

mpthole
March 24, 2004, 10:28 PM
As others have said, very nice looking gun. Funny it comes up as I've been meaning to ask what you carried ever since the 1911 bug bit me. Unfortunately, I've been having problems with mine... time to upgrade.

Cheers!
:D

Andrew Wyatt
March 24, 2004, 10:32 PM
I will have one of those for my carry gun before i die.

Mine'll sport black micarta grip panels and a short trigger though.

Skunkabilly
March 25, 2004, 01:18 AM
SWEEEEET!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

5) Skunkabilly would soil his trousers and offer a marriage contract at the very sight of a two-tone 1911 with carbon fiber grips, night sights, an aluminum mainspring housing, and a polycarbonate & titanium trigger.


Before I read that, I was about to reply 'marry me!' but someone else already did :o

Was that Marko's?

WhoKnowsWho
March 25, 2004, 09:16 AM
I think those grips would look perfect on a Kimber Eclipse... :D

Joe Demko
March 25, 2004, 09:30 AM
Skunkabilly would soil his trousers and offer a marriage contract

A girl would have to be crazy to resist that.

Trisha
March 25, 2004, 11:23 AM
Proof once again: some girls really know how to accessorize!

Beautiful 1911, Tamara!

Trisha

Langenator
March 25, 2004, 12:17 PM
That is really, really nice. And I normally don't like two-tone pistols.

Wonder if Carbon Creations can do a set of grips with a Delta Elite logo on them?

BigG
March 25, 2004, 12:26 PM
What would Yoda carry? :confused:

Andrew Wyatt
March 25, 2004, 12:37 PM
I think C.R.Sam carries a 1911.

Brian Williams
March 25, 2004, 12:51 PM
C.R. would spin if he heard that, I am sure he carries dual N frames + more. I will bet he has a few Govt models hidden some where though!!!.


Nice gun Tam.:D

SiG Lady
March 25, 2004, 12:52 PM
Now, this is PRECISELY the kind of 'accessory' a self-respecting woman should have. Nice!

(My Kimber is already lusting after your grips......) :cool:

admar2
March 25, 2004, 02:39 PM
sweet holy jeebus that's a purdy 1911!!!

Denny Hansen
March 25, 2004, 03:23 PM
Nice pistol, Tams.

Is it just the pics or do the grip screws stick out a bit? The way they look it appears they could chew a hole in your hand after a day or two of heavy shooting.

Denny

DMK
March 25, 2004, 03:45 PM
Hey, that looks like my Colt CCO's bigger, and more stylish, brother. Especially after I added a set of thin black Alumagrips.

http://home.mchsi.com/~davidkoch/myarms/Colt-CCO.jpg

rblack
March 25, 2004, 08:20 PM
Well gun lady, You just cost me $700 today as I had to order one from my local toy store. Will be here tomorrow. VERY NICE looking with the additions you put on.

Will Fennell
March 26, 2004, 12:21 AM
Tam,
Nice Blaster.......

I carry a lightweight compact[4" slide/"O"model length frame] allot, and it is noticeably easier to carry IWB than my all steel compact. But I will say, the holster/belt makes the difference. If I remember, you carry IWB.....if so, what holster are you using?

I must say, thats a nice pair....of grips:cool:

BTW, where is your Grieder slide-stop?;)

Abominable No-Man
March 26, 2004, 09:44 AM
I always thought of Darth Vader as more of a P99 type.........

I could see Han Solo carrying one.........

Oh, and I think Yoda would have a Ruger MkII.


ANM

mattk
March 26, 2004, 05:46 PM
The two tones upside. Sigh

gyp_c2
April 26, 2004, 12:42 AM
...yes, join mehttp://www.stopstart.freeserve.co.uk/smilie/DarthVader.gif


http://www.stopstart.fsnet.co.uk/mica/STARWyoda.gif...yes, go you must...

David4516
April 26, 2004, 05:39 PM
You don't know the POWER of the dark side...


What would Yoda carry?

One of these:

http://arms.host.sk/firearms/deserteagle.jpg

because "size matters not"

killermarmot
April 26, 2004, 07:47 PM
What yoda would REALLY carry

http://www.flyingmarmot.com/gun/pepper.jpg

cause he's all about old school

seanmc42
April 29, 2004, 07:07 PM
Dead sexy.

tex_n_cal
April 29, 2004, 10:04 PM
I have wanted a two tone 1911 ever since I saw a Combat Elite some years ago. Now those carbon grips....hmmm...

I see Skunky did not propose...

Tams, if you're trying to give him a hint, I can loan you a large titanium spring. Put that in a photo with those grips, and it should push him over the edge. :evil:

Marshall
April 29, 2004, 10:48 PM
Damn nice piece a gun Tamara! :evil:


What Homer would carry: http://members.cox.net/ousoonerone1/homer1.gif http://pix.gunbroker.com/pixhost/2003-06-29/donkey_21_1057089417_Picture_142.jpg
High Point

SodaPop
April 29, 2004, 10:58 PM
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good 1911 at your side.:D

Tamara
April 29, 2004, 11:02 PM
Is it just the pics or do the grip screws stick out a bit?

It's mostly the pic (the grip material surrounding them is transparent.) They do stand the tiniest bit proud of the grips, but are hemispherical. The checkering on the grips would wear your hand out long before you even noticed the screws.

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