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I'm now officially a Man. Bought a 1911.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Trey Veston, May 15, 2020.

  1. Trashyshoots

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    1911s are my absolute favorite guns ever. Enjoy!
     
  2. JR24

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    The trick for Wilson mags is to keep an eye on the usual suspects (gregcote, gunmag warehouse, midway, Brownells, etc) for the sales and get them for reasonable prices. Got my EDC X9 mags for $25/each on midway clearance a while back. Got most of my 47Ds and ETMs on sales for less than $30 over the years.

    That said, I see metalform makes .40 mags and I've had excellent success with their 9mm mags. $19.99 seems to be the going price for those.
     
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  3. Tallball

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    Br careful; they're addictive. I started off with a cheap GI style, just to see if I liked them. Now I have an assortment:

    Two "1911 inspired" 380's (Government Model and Baby Rock)

    A 9mm 1911 and a 9mm Star BM (sightly smaller and no grip safety, but same locking system)

    A 40 caliber double-stack 1911

    A 45acp 1911

    If a great deal on a 10mm presented itself to me, I would be tempted.

     
  4. CapnMac

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    Well, yeah, in .45acp you can find magazines for $10*, but they are like finding $3 bottles of wine.

    Used to be you could get reliable mags for $15-20, inflation has made that $20-25; shipping & handling make buying multiples almost required.
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    *I will exclude the CMP GI magazines, that's a different kettle of fish.
     
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    you did service for our country. thank you for that. that made you officially a man way long ago.

    it's hard to not like a 1911. I've always had one and still carry one often. doesnt make me an official man though.:)
     
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    Only one ECO?
     
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    About time you shed your puberty, welcome to manhood, your voice will change and get deeper with each 1911 purchase...
     
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    I got a idea, buy another 1911 in 45, it seems like the right thing to do:D
     
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  9. GEM

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    I love my 1911. It is a SW 1911Sc Commander. It's lighter weight. It had some break in problems and had to go to the shop but settled down. I shot it in IDPA all the time with WWB 230 gr FMJ. I love the boom and the feel of the gun. The recoil was not bothersome. I lifted weights pretty religiously (not now as gym is closed) and had decent arm and hand strength, so no problem holding, racking, dealing with recoil - despite being a 70 ish old fart. I put an ambi safety on it as I am a leftist. haha.

    Two funny things:

    1. I call it my new drapes gun. When I bought it, my wife said - if you can afford that, you can buy new drapes for the living room. Yes, dear.
    2. Told a big guy (over six feet - I'm 5'6 ish, used to b 5'8 but being older took my height and made it my width), that I shoot a 1911. He said he shot one in the army and it nearly took his arm off. Huh? I looked at my hand and said, well I just shot 95 of these, Saturday and still got it.

    I bought the gun as a possible EDC, that's because a trainer (whom I won't embarrass) insisted that real gun slingers wouldn't carry a 9mm due to the failure of the 9mm round at the Miami shootout. Well, it was a little too big for EDC for me and guess what, said trainer is a 9mm Glock guy now! Still, I've carried it once in awhile and it is a little too big. G26 is my preferred EDC but if I had to, I'd carry the 1911 without a qualm. Some extra mags though.
     
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  10. RetiredUSNChief

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    Heh!

    I had to laugh at this! "Spotty reliability of the platform"!

    Always glad to see someone find, or rediscover, a new love in a firearm!
     
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  11. GEM

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    I did say to someone, we shoot 1911s so we can practice malfunction drills every match. Hard to do that with Glocks. Flame on - ducking for cover.

    Heard at matches - Shooter ready, Beep. Nothing. Shooter - Gosh Darn safety, Click - bang, bang.
     
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    The very first gun bought was a Kimber 1911 Custom TLE II when I was 21. I never looked back.

    The only pistols I have are 1911s. Every time I get a synthetic pistol in my hands, I just cringe. I have shot a few that were very nice, but they had lots of money poured in them. So, every time I look at a striker fire, I’m like...well, I could add this or change that and then it would be pretty nice. Then I look at how much I would spend, and decide I could get a nice 1911 for that total price...

    And so, I keep ending up with 1911s.
     
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    Congrats. You did great on the price. 40 cal is the only 1911 I have left on my "to get" list.



    You mean off the shelf variety 10mm velocities I hope. I'm a fan of the 40 and 10mm, reload both, and best I can do is come within 150fps or so.
     
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    I would have closed the thread after that...:D
     
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  15. RetiredUSNChief

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    Seems like a shooter malfunction to me!
     
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  16. GEM

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    True, one thing we noticed is that the motor memory for disengaging the safety is pretty well established on the draw. However, even the skilled might flub it once in awhile. However, flubs were more common if you had to use the gun in a nonstandard manner. Let's say you had to take the gun from a box or off a table to shoot. Thus, not your standard draw stroke - folks would forget the safety off a touch more.
     
  17. Pat Riot
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    Hmmm...to be a man one must own a 1911?

    So I guess if you got rid of all your 1911s and switched to Glocks, does that make you a “Smart Man”? :p

    I’m kidding! :rofl:

    Congratulations on your new addiction Trey Veston. :thumbup:
     
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  18. Kleanbore

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    How might that matter?
     
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  19. Arkansas Paul

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    Now I want a 1911 in .40 S&W.
    Thanks a lot. ;)
     
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  20. RetiredUSNChief

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    One is equipment malfunction.

    The other is personal malfunction.

    It matters because the corrective actions, short and long term, are different.

    ;)
     
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  21. donut1953

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    Your price may even get better. Remington started a $50 rebate on all their 1911 R1 handguns effective 15May2020.

    Well after watching a few reviews on the enhanced 1911 r1 models, which this model is very similar, I pulled the plug and bought one. I could not pass this up for $499
     
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  22. DR505

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    Welcome back to the 1911 club!

    I bought my first the day I got my commission down at NAS Pensacola. For me they are ergonomically better than any other firearm I have used, even the BHP. I was forced to carry Glocks for my LE career, and they always felt like a 2x4 in hand. Now that I am retired I carry this Colt Combat Commander .45 ACP that was refinished in NP3 by the now-defunct Robar gun works in Arizona. Life is good! ;) I just picked up a 10mm DW that I need to try.
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    And here is my 1911 BBQ gun....

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  23. GEM

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    I apologize for this off topic post - It makes you Plastic Man. Remembering him from comics of my youth.
     
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    I could be except all my revolvers aren’t plastic so...

    Trey Veston, sorry to be hijacking your thread for humor.
    I have owned a few 1911s. My biggest and best piece of advice - One of the 1911’s weak links is the magazine. Always buy quality magazines. Wilson Combat & Chip McCormick mags are mags you can trust. I know there are others as I haven’t owned a 1911 in 15 years.
    Enjoy your new toy. :thumbup:
     
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  25. JERRY

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    I could see a lightweight commander size gun in 9mm being an easy pick.
     
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