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First time to the range with the 1911...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by S&W620, Jun 24, 2007.

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  1. S&W620

    S&W620 Member

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    I took my new Springfield Armory 1911 to the range for the first time today. I bought the black stainless model in the combat configuration. This was my first time shooting a 1911 and all I can say is WOW! Why did I wait this long before getting one of these things?!?

    I really couldn't believe how easy it was to shoot accurately with this gun. I have owned a CZ 85 and a G19 so I do have a bit of experience with semi's, but never with a .45. I was expecting the recoil to be significant, but it wasn't. This gun kicks like a kitten in a paper bag! In my opinion, the G19 had more felt recoil than the 1911. I was truely amazed at how great this gun is.

    For the longest time I never understood people's obsession with 1911's. I always thought most of the supporters where "old guys" who haven't come to grips with the fact that their gun of choice was outdated. Man was I wrong! I have owned a few guns and shot a lot more and the 1911 is by far the most incredible thing I have ever shot.

    The pointability and shootability of this gun was amazing! All I had to do was extend my arms and the gun almost aimed itself. I just can't get over how fun this thing was to shoot. As much as I loved the CZ and Glock, there really is no comparison IMO.

    100 rounds today, another 100 in a day or two I'm sure. I just wish I would have listened to some of you fellas sooner and grabbed one of these amazing guns!

    Anyway, I don't know if anyone cares at all, but I figured I'd share my experience.:D
     
  2. BADUNAME13

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    For the record... I'm 25 LOL!

    Glad you came over from the dark side.

    (Resist the urge to 'shadetree gunsmith' the thing... IMHO that's where reliability problems arise...)
     
  3. esheato

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    There's a reason everybody makes a 1911 and you just found out why. ;)

    Don't feel bad when the new tactical kid shows up with his plastic fantastic, and you smirk and go back to shooting your antiquated thing.

    He just hasn't seen the light yet. ;)

    Ed
     
  4. spyderdude

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    The 1911 has been around for almost 100 years, and hasn't changed much in overall design, except for cosmetic changes. I own a Glock 19 and a Springfield Mil-Spec. Both are great guns, and would serve me well in just about any situation. There are people who hate Glocks, there are people who hate 1911s, but I like em both. Every gun has strengths and weaknesses.
     
  5. Dobe

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    Welcome to an old but growing club. As others have said. There is a reason this handgun has survived for almost a 100 years. When you combined the trigger, ergonomics and the reliability of the 1911, it becomes a wonderful package for bullet delivery. When you add the low recoil and quick recovery of the .45 ACP, it all adds up.

    By the way, I hope you don't have a lot of experience with this.:eek:
     
  6. the pistolero

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    Welcome to the club, my friend. Now all you need is a 10mm 1911. ;)
     
  7. S&W620

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    As far as experience with kicking kitttens in paper bags, no need to worry. My experience is very limited.;)

    10mm eh? I can barely afford to feed the two I have now! $62 for 200 rounds of WWB???:uhoh: That is the one thing I do miss about the G19. I love the idea though. Maybe someday...
     
  8. Dobe

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    There is always a 9mm in the 1911 platform. This my favorite range gun.
     
  9. Lonestar49

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    1911's are paved in stone

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    Great write-up and read SW

    You won't be the last, to realize The_GUNn


    LS ;)
     
  10. the pistolero

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    Believe me, I feel your pain. 10mm is roughly twice as expensive, which is one of the reasons I took up reloading, another being that most of the 10mm ammo one finds in the stores is loaded down to .40S&W levels. But like I've said before, it sure is fun to shoot!
     
  11. CountGlockula

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    Congrats. The 1911 pure classic accuracy and weight balance is a big plus for me.
     
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