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Got my first 1911!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Birdmang, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Birdmang

    Birdmang Well-Known Member

    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)


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



    Last edited: Oct 12, 2010
  2. MikePGS

    MikePGS Well-Known Member

  3. pvthouse

    pvthouse Well-Known Member

    Beautiful. Looks like an excellent buy!
  4. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Well-Known Member

    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
  5. gwnorth

    gwnorth Well-Known Member

    :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.
  6. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  7. Birdmang

    Birdmang Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys

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