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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by S.Clay, Aug 17, 2017.

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  1. S.Clay

    S.Clay Member

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    I'm new to the Forum and I've always loved 1911's this is probably the 4th one. I'm glad to be a part of a group who enjoys this pistol as much .

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  2. dmurdach

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    Welcome to the Forum! I love mine too.
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  3. Jack B.

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    We love all guns. Welcome to THR.
     
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    Glad to have you with us. In 1911, I have 3 Sigs, 2 Armscor, a Colt, a Ruger, and a Springfield. No S&W yet, but it's only a matter of time.
     
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  5. bgw45

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    I shoot my 1911s every week and more than all my others combined. Just an old guy thing.
     
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    I like this old war horse. I bought it from the widow of the WW2 vet. it was issued to. It was made in 1918, no doubt a reissue to him. It took me 3-4 years to talk her out of it. She always would say "It reminds me of him" or some such thing. I'll treasure almost as much as she did.

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    Colt Combat Commander. I even carry it on occasion.
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  8. hdwhit

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    This was my grandfather's 1911.

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    The clear plastic grips were ones he had one of the regiments armorers create for him just before he went to Korea.
     
  9. maxxhavoc

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    This is one of mine. I always wanted to build a 1911 from the frame up. Here it is, warts and all:
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  10. Demi-human

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    Everyone knows that the best pistol on Earth is the nineteen eleven! Welcome to The High Road. Coincidentally, the best forum on Earth too!:)

    Nice pistol @maxxhavoc , but I see no warts.:thumbup:
     
  11. Danoobie

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    Maxxhavoc, that hardware looks very similar to a PARA.
    Is that a PARA slide?
     
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    I looove the finish on that one!
     
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    And it appears to be a very high conditioned gun, as such, it would be worth a small treasure, indeed, in monetary value. If that pistol is all original, in the condition it appears to be in, it is worth an easy four figures.
     
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  14. tark

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    Warts?? All I see is a fine looking pistol
     
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    I really like them both as they are amazingly accurate and soft recoiling. The 45 was cheap and since last year I turned 45....... It needs a new rear sight, but it does shoot well so far.
     
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    Nice S&W SW1911! Have been a big fan of the 1911 (almost always a Colt), for many, many years. My favorite version is the Commander size model.

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    Carry guns: Les Baer UTC, Dan Wesson Valor, Ed Brown Special Forces, Ruger Talo CMD
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  20. maxxhavoc

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    PSA Frame, Barrel, and Slide. Wilson Combat Slide Stop and Safety. Cylinder and Slide disconnector, hammer, sear.

    • The Wilson Slide Stop is supposed to be stainless, but it looks like in-the-white steel since it rusts easily. A bad casting at that because polishing brought out several voids. I found this out after fitting it. I'll fix it later.
    • I wanted a brushed steel /matte finish. Both frame and slide started out as matte. The frame and slide are not machined/cast perfectly flat, so there were low spots after hand sanding on glass for a long time. It got to the point on the frame that I wanted to keep function over form so I stopped and sanded in by hand on the low spots to match the finish. I ended up doing it on the slide as well. Therefore, the brush pattern is not parallel front to back in all areas. A good belt sander would have helped.
    • The trigger is the reach I want and works well, but it is kinda ugly.
    • The frame is cut for a beavertail, but I don't like beavertails. So there are small gaps.

    It is tight, runs well, and the trigger pull is exactly like I like it. I love shooting it and I am glad i did it. But I could have bought a pistol with better fit and finish for a good bit less than I put into it.
     
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  21. Hangingrock

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    I was issued a 1911A1 manufactured by Ithaca. By coincidence this would be the second day of Operation Starlite - Viet-Nam - fifty-two years in the past. I learned what generations before me had learned a handgun is a nice supplement to a rifle but never your primary. I've had and have examples made by Colt and Springfield. With that said for day to day usage I've moved on.
     
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    I love all of my 1911s, been carrying them for close to 35 years now. My primary carry piece is an ACW Springfield Champion.
    Here are pics of a few of mine -

    King's Gun Works 1948 Colt Commercial Government Model
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    Alchemy Custom Weaponry Springfield Champion "Hand of Doom"
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    Krebs Custom Guns Colt 1991A1 Commander
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    Dietrich Gunsmithy Colt 1991A1 Government (fitted w/9mm, .38 Super, and 9x23W barrels)
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    Clark Custom Guns Colt 1991A1 Compact "Meltdown"
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  23. Cannibul

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    I've got just over a dozen 1911 pistols. All in .45 ACP or 10mm.

    Sig GSR, S&W, Dan Wesson, Colt, and Springfield Armory. It's by far my favorite centerfire pistol platform.
     
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  24. 1911 guy

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    I've been hooked on the 1911 since Uncle Sam handed me one when I was about nineteen. With the transition to the M9, we were lucky enough to have a slew of "Ol' Slabsides" that we kept long after the M9 was the "official" handgun. Since i got out of the military several decades ago, I've never been without at least one. I have several now, all in .45ACP. Thinking hard about picking one up in 9mm.
     
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  25. Jimster

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    IMG_0307.JPG I'm a fan of old "slab sides". My 1918 styled 1911 is a Cimarron/Armscor offering with added original hammer and thumb safety. It's my main EDC.
     
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