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seamaster
02-27-2010, 22:54
I have owned and shot many guns over the years except a good 1911 and I always wondered what was so special about these things that warrant such a huge following. I mean it's heavy, holds only 8 rounds, complicated takedown, etc., etc...well, I finally get it!

I recently traded two good guns to get a new stainless Mil Spec Springfield 1911. I lost big time in the trade but I was borred of the other two guns and this shiny 1911 was there in the display, I held it, racked the slide, lined up the sights and said I'll take it! It was an impulsive trade but after my first range session with it I'm extremely satisfied. I shot it in the pouring rain today for the first time and I loved every minute of it. My first mag full blew out the x-ring and I spent the rest of my ammo on the bowling pins and hanging metal plates. It seemed like I couldn't miss...all I could think was that this thing rocks!

Now I understand why the 1911 has such a huge following!

Seamaster

Glock30 Guy
02-27-2010, 22:58
I too just bought my first 1911 and wished I had done it a long time ago.

HAIL CAESAR
02-27-2010, 23:02
I've been telling you folks.....:whistling:

Welcome to the club.:wavey:

Paddy
02-27-2010, 23:03
Seamaster, you wouldn't happen to be in western WA, would you?

eddief4
02-27-2010, 23:08
sweet congrats!:wavey:

bac1023
02-27-2010, 23:50
:welcome:

ArmoryDoc
02-27-2010, 23:55
Seamaster is "hooked." They are addictive.

bac1023
02-28-2010, 00:01
Seamaster is "hooked." They are addictive.

Really? ;)

glock2740
02-28-2010, 00:05
Congrats!

GreyEclipse
02-28-2010, 00:16
That's usually how it goes.

Glock is awesome but it just doesn't reach home like a good 1911 does.

bac1023
02-28-2010, 00:26
That's usually how it goes.

Glock is awesome but it just doesn't reach home like a good 1911 does.

:agree:

Quack
02-28-2010, 11:09
Really? ;)

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

john58
02-28-2010, 11:29
Welcome to the fever. I've gotten bit about 6 months ago and this is a much better gun than my Glocks. It feels so much better than either of my 2. Now I've got to buy the wife her 1911 before I can get my next one. (never should have let her shoot my TRP or I'd have one now.)

dakrat
02-28-2010, 12:45
congrats on your first 1911, welcome to the darker side but dont sell your Glock.

wanderinwalker
02-28-2010, 14:56
Go ahead, shoot for a while, and you will come to hate it. Here's why I HATE my brother's 1911:
It hits what I point it at. It makes me look like I know how to shoot. It makes big holes in targets. No matter how long it's been since I shot it, it's like I never stopped. It makes hits at 25-yards as easily as my Glock does at 50-feet. It makes me want to part with money and get one of my own! :wow:

Good on ya! Enjoy the Springer, but I doubt it will be your only 1911 for long...

jrs93accord
02-28-2010, 16:07
Welcome young Padawan. The Force is now with you.

All kidding aside, you will be looking for another one now, then another, and another. 1911s are kind of like Lays potato chips - Nobody can have just one. Right Bac?

bac1023
02-28-2010, 16:13
Welcome young Padawan. The Force is now with you.

All kidding aside, you will be looking for another one now, then another, and another. 1911s are kind of like Lays potato chips - Nobody can have just one. Right Bac?

:whistling:


http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6882/003a.jpg



Actually, this pic is now outdated.

jrs93accord
02-28-2010, 16:25
:whistling:


http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6882/003a.jpg



Actually, this pic is now outdated.

This one is too. There are nine more to add to it.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/DSC00808-1.jpg

bac1023
02-28-2010, 16:41
This one is too. There are nine more to add to it.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/DSC00808-1.jpg

Yeah, its time for an updated 1911 family pic in the wood chips. :supergrin:

Those family pics are a PITA to arrange.

I'm going to wait a while, as I've got another couple more on the way.

Cobra64
02-28-2010, 17:01
I've been telling you folks.....:whistling:

Welcome to the club.:wavey:

Yup. There's not much better than pressing the trigger on a 40 ounce 1911 for enjoyment. :)

pac201
02-28-2010, 17:06
:whistling:


http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6882/003a.jpg



Actually, this pic is now outdated.

I like the 45 .45's...:cool:

Cobra64
02-28-2010, 17:23
Yeah, its time for an updated 1911 family pic in the wood chips. :supergrin:

Those family pics are a PITA to arrange.

I'm going to wait a while, as I've got another couple more on the way.

Just for balance, you need to do a family shot of your plastic pistols. :supergrin:

Substance-P
02-28-2010, 17:54
Welcome to the club. As others have said-it is an addictive habit. Enjoy!

SouthpawShootr
02-28-2010, 18:58
Now I understand why the 1911 has such a huge following!


You're beginning to, anyway. Wait till you order your first custom build or have some custom work done on a production gun.

Cobra64
02-28-2010, 19:09
You're beginning to, anyway. Wait till you order your first custom build or have some custom work done on a production gun.


Like a bobtailed Valor...


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Right06.jpg[/IMG]



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Left14.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020045.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Grip03.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Logo02.jpg



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BK63
02-28-2010, 19:10
Just remember Bac, the man who dies with the most toys wins :supergrin:

ambluemax
03-01-2010, 00:41
Every time a new 1911 rings out another shooter is enlighted. It doesn't make you a man, but it does make you cool:supergrin:

JBJ16
03-01-2010, 07:33
Like a bobtailed Valor...


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Right06.jpg[/IMG]



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Left14.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020045.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Grip03.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Logo02.jpg



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That is a beautiful pistol, but I have to say it really doesn't look so well . . . . sexy, with a magazine base pad IMHO

Match10
03-06-2010, 13:51
You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make him drink. (Unless you brick him while his nose is in the water.)

danlee36
03-06-2010, 14:58
glad you've become enlightened! wow, nice Valor too btw! never actually seen a DW from the custom shop that actually said "Custom" on the side! how did you get those DW grips? nicest I've seen from them!

Cobra64
03-07-2010, 02:17
glad you've become enlightened! wow, nice Valor too btw! never actually seen a DW from the custom shop that actually said "Custom" on the side! how did you get those DW grips? nicest I've seen from them!

Thanks. It's sort of a long story...

I saw Bac's Volkmann and like it a lot but didn't want to spend that much money on my seconf 1911 so he suggested the Valor.

Since I'm a lefty, and didn't want to farm out having an ambi fitted, I called Dan Wesson. While on the phone, I discussed other options like sights, tuned trigger, stocks and the slide billboard.

Dan Wesson built what I asked them to do.

Since I like KN Nill grips, I asked a custom grip maker to carve a set that emulates Nill stocks and without the perimeter gap between the frame and grip edges.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020834.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020841.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020797.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020796.jpg



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Bones507
03-08-2010, 05:35
I have owned and shot many guns over the years except a good 1911 and I always wondered what was so special about these things that warrant such a huge following. I mean it's heavy, holds only 8 rounds, complicated takedown, etc., etc...well, I finally get it!



You know something ? I had one over 10 years ago and had problems with it and got rid of it and bashed 1911,s for a while. Well, i finally got my mind made up and got a Colt Govt model and love it, super accurate and the grip is so much nicer than my G-21 its not even funny. I wont get rid of the G-21 but im definetly going to get a commander soon.

Bones507
03-08-2010, 05:39
:whistling:


http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/6882/003a.jpg



Actually, this pic is now outdated.

You mean to say you have more 45,s than in the picture ? Now thats what i call a COLLECTION !!

You da man, Bac ! :wow:

PhoneCop
03-08-2010, 11:37
I have owned and shot many guns over the years except a good 1911 and I always wondered what was so special about these things that warrant such a huge following. I mean it's heavy, holds only 8 rounds, complicated takedown, etc., etc...well, I finally get it!

I recently traded two good guns to get a new stainless Mil Spec Springfield 1911. I lost big time in the trade but I was borred of the other two guns and this shiny 1911 was there in the display, I held it, racked the slide, lined up the sights and said I'll take it! It was an impulsive trade but after my first range session with it I'm extremely satisfied. I shot it in the pouring rain today for the first time and I loved every minute of it. My first mag full blew out the x-ring and I spent the rest of my ammo on the bowling pins and hanging metal plates. It seemed like I couldn't miss...all I could think was that this thing rocks!

Now I understand why the 1911 has such a huge following!

Seamaster

He's hooked, reel 'em in.

:wavey:

Now wait untill someone gives you a high end 1911 with a slide to frame movement like ice over butter, locks up tight as a tick, and a crisp short 3.5 lb trigger. :supergrin: