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The project more fun than the gun itself...

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by 10-Ring, Dec 31, 2002.

  1. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    Well, I just sold my Colt '91a1 project gun I've had for the last couple of years. Don't think there was anything left to change out when I was finally finished w/ it. Funny thing tho, I enjoyed the process more than I did shooting that particular gun....Now, I'm shopping around for another project gun... :rolleyes:
    Has this happened to anyone else?
  2. BigG

    BigG Well-Known Member

    I think it happens to quite a few owners. AR15 and 1911 type guns, especially. Lots of aftermarket parts. :eek:
  3. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    You know, I really enjoyed fondling all the small parts trying to find the right ones for me . Then the shooting it everytime a new part or adjustment was made. I probably put 3000 rounds through it total, during the development phase.
    Then, when it was finally done, it was just lacking in something. It was 100% reliable & dependable w/ great accuracy, but it just lost something...oh well, back to old drawing board.
  4. stevec

    stevec Well-Known Member

    I bought a beater Israeli surplus BHP and fixed it up, and I'm working on a BHP GP comp, and next in the queue is an older Springfield 1911.

    Working on your own guns is very satisfying (imo).

  5. ruger357

    ruger357 Well-Known Member

    Just starting to do my 1991a1, and I have to admit it is fun.
  6. RussB

    RussB Well-Known Member

    I'm an avid tinkerer myself. All the guns that've been through my hands have been "tweaked" just a bit. If it's just as simple, thorough, disassembling/cleaning of an old military rifle, or as involved as building up a 1911, I just HAVE to alter the gun in someway...:cool:

    I do enjoy that aspect of firearms as much as shooting.

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