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let's see everybody's 45's!!!!!

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by ghitch75, Jun 28, 2013.

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  1. ghitch75

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    1911's

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    Rossi 92 45Colt

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  2. Squeaky Wheel

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    Wow! I guess it's safe to say that you like 45s! I only have 2 and they're both 3rd gen Smiths. Which do you like the best and why?
     
  3. ghitch75

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    that is hard to say....they all have there own personally that i like...
     
  4. M2 Carbine

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    This is the first 45 I owned.

    I bought it in 1961 from our government (back when it was still OUR government).

    The gun cost me $17, delivered to my door by the Postman.

    It was a new in the box GI 1911A1 complete with a new spare magazine. (This surprised me because the 1911's we had in the Marine Corps in 1955 looked like they came from WWI)

    Over the years the gun has fired a lot of 45ACP and gone through a couple face lifts but the thing is still as solid as when I received it in 1961.:)

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    Here's a few more 45's.

    S&W 25-2
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    Kimbers
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  5. Rev. Chad

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    Here's my only .45 at the moment. A Ruger Blackhawk from around 1990.

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  6. g_one

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    My 1911... Armscor, few aftermarket parts (trigger, MSH, front sight, thumb safety), and a magnificent hard chrome job by Accurate Plating and Weaponry (APW-Cogan). It's my bedside gun, also my open carry gun when I'm on the motorcycle.
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  7. 9mmfan

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    Here they are, in all their glory.
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    Cimarron Thunderer 3.5", Cimarron Model P 5.5" and Interarms Rossi '92 20" (blued, hard to tell because of glare, stupid nighttime photos). .45 Colt. S&W "Modelo 1937" Brazilian Contract 1917 and Colt's Government, both .45 ACP.
     
  8. g_one

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    Beautiful revolvers - just curious, how does the birdshead grip differ from a standard revolver grip? I've never actually held or shot one.
     
  9. 9mmfan

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    G_one, thanks for the kind words.

    The birdshead feels a little different to hold, I will admit to not having had a chance to shoot it yet. It spent the first two months that I owned it back in Fredericksburg being fixed (have the dealers at gun shows cut those zip ties so's you can check the action, kids). Then the wife and I bought a house and moved to a new town. With all the goings on, I haven't shot anything in a while. Maybe this week.

    More on point to your question, I don't see it being a big deal. I'm accustomed to different types of grips (I own a Glock AND a 1911!:D), so I don't really give it much thought.

    It's not a standard birdshead grip, it is the brainchild of the President of Cimarron, mating a regular 'ol 1873 upper frame to a Colt's 1877 double action style grip frame. The marketing was along the lines of "The gun Colt never made, but should have." There is a bit of a horizontal "shelf" at the top of the backstrap behind the hammer. Once it swoops down on the vertical, the curvature pretty well mimics the standard "plow handle" single action grip. Until it curves under near the bottom. Think round butt vs. square butt on a S&W.

    I must admit I mainly like the way it looks. Dig the short barrel too.


    Wow. That is a whole lot of rambling to not have a definitive answer. Hope it was of some help.
     
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    Austin Behlert customs-
    "Bob-Cat" chopped Colt Gov't Model
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    Compensated Colt Gov't Model "Pin Gun"
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    Chopped S&W 25-2
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    Clark Customs-
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    Colt Gold Cup NM
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    Novaks/Joe Bonar Colt 1911A1 Commander (off duty gun)
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    Krebs Custom "Crowbar" S&W 28-2 converted to .45acp
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    FN FNP45 Tactical w/Trijicon RMR02 (duty gun)
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    Only two right now, but I've owned a bunch.

    Ruger 5.5" Bisley Stainless Convertible:

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    Gen4 Glock 21 (shown with KKM 4 port compensated barrel and .45 Super 275gr hardcast with a muzzle velocity of 1,150 fps):

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    1989 Colt Government Mk.IV with Trijicon sights.

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  18. Hanshi

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    All my .45s.

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  19. ghitch75

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    very nice 45's so far!!!!....keep'em comin'!!!!!!
     
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    My one and only .45 (for now)...

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  21. Arkansas Paul

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    huntershooter, you sure know how to make a guy envious. Impressive collection of .45s. I especially like the FA and the Mountain Gun.

    Here's a couple of Blackhawks in .45 Colt. The 7.5" is mine and the 5.5" is my dad's. I would like to add a .45 ACP in the near future.

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  22. huntershooter

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    Thank you Paul.
     
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    When I find them at a good price my first choice is the early series 70 Colt Government models. Also any WWII vintage Government 45s.

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    Springfield Armory 1911A1 with more work done than I gave for the gun (.45 ACP)

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    S&W M&P 45 (.45 ACP)

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    Ballester Molina - Argentina Pistol half 1911, half Star model B (.45 ACP)

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    Springfield Armory Xd in .45 GAP
     
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    I have had many .45's over the years, but decided a couple of years ago to "simplify" things and go 9mm (and one 10mm) in semi-auto handguns, but everyone should have at least one 1911 in their collection, so I bought a Colt Series 70 made in 2011 and sent it to their custom shop. Here it is...

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