First 1911 all I can say is wow

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by horsemen61, Nov 3, 2014.

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  1. orionengnr

    orionengnr Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    A wise man once said that all you really need is 1911s and S&W revolvers.

    Took me a lot of years to realize the wisdom in that statement.

    Oh, and a lot of money wasted on guns that did not fall into those categories...and ammo/accessories/repairs/etc...

    Oh well, at least I got there eventually.

    Sounds as if you may have, as well. :)

    Now the problem is...how many of each do you need? :evil:
  2. Reloadron
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    Reloadron Contributing Member

    Jul 6, 2012
    Cleveland, Ohio USA
    Well a belated Happy Birthday and congratulations on a fine new pistol. I know the 1911 guns can be habit forming. Believe me I know. :)

  3. jad0110

    jad0110 Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Somewhere between the Eastern Block states and Flo
    I'm a revolver guy too at heart, but I do love my 1911s. I bought a Springfield Armory Milspec in 2006. Its been a good carry gun, and other than a defective mainspring from Wolff (the rest have been fine), the gun has been reliable too (well, it doesn't like aluminum case Blazers). It loves Golden Sabre 230 grain JHPs.

    I did just add a second 1911 to my collection, a Colt Series 70 reproduction. It rattles a bit but the bushing to barrel fit is nice and solid, so it should run good!

    No pictures of it yet, maybe tomorrow. Here's my SA though. Old picture, it has just a bit of holster wear now (looks better that way IMO).

  4. gunsnbikes

    gunsnbikes Member

    Nov 9, 2014
    Nice find. If I get another 1911 the Ruger commander is top on my list. I see several people saying how they seem to get one... then another...and another... and. It is a fever! I am up to 13 and still looking. It's my favorite type of pistol. Colts, Springfields, AMTs, Detonics, Taurus, Citadels, Dan Wesson, STI. Still room for Ruger!
  5. ExTank

    ExTank Member

    Feb 5, 2011
    I'm holding the line at three, but I can't pass up a gun case at a store or a table at a show that has 1911s without I stop and give 'em a once over.

    I usually see at least one that looks like it wants to come home with me, and, inexplicably, my wallet materializes in my hand somehow, and I struggle mightily to get it back into my pocket.
  6. Beentown

    Beentown Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    I find myself to be the opposite. I have tried many different 1911's and haven't found them good at anything particular except form.

    I generally shoot all other pistol types better. I need too shoot a REALLY nice one to see if the hype matches the results (in my hands anyway).
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