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DeepBlue
01-09-2011, 20:22
my Smith Airweight. :embarassed:

What about you?

AZ Husker
01-09-2011, 20:31
Jeans/outdoors=1911
Social functions=Glock 32 (.357sig)

itstime
01-09-2011, 20:31
Funny all mine are range toys.

I just don't feel at ease carrying a single action. I know I know, it's safe.

I carry a Smith 642, Glock or Keltec.

airflyer
01-09-2011, 20:38
Various 1911,s and pm9 on ankle

Quack
01-09-2011, 21:23
EMP
Kobra Carry
DW Guardian

rgregoryb
01-09-2011, 21:32
Hi Power or 1911..................

rgregoryb
01-09-2011, 21:34
EMP
Kobra Carry
DW Guardian

I have a chance to pick up an EMP for pretty cheap, I have never shot one...you like yours?

Quack
01-09-2011, 21:36
Yep. Also happy I didn't sell it to hokie too.

knedrgr
01-09-2011, 21:37
...a Kershaw in my pocket.

Quack
01-09-2011, 21:38
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1009301811_fyEgU-L.jpg

Hokie1911
01-09-2011, 21:39
Yep. Also happy I didn't sell it to hokie too.

:rofl:

See, at least you don't have seller's remorse. Was playing with an EMP9 and 40 today. Also got to play with a Guardian. Verrrry nice.

Quack
01-09-2011, 21:43
http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1004748393_vcNh2-L-2.jpg

Hokie1911
01-09-2011, 21:45
They had a VBOB at the same table too. Preferred the feel and weight of the VBOB having them side by side.

AZ Husker
01-09-2011, 21:48
I just don't feel at ease carrying a single action. I carry a Smith 642, Glock or Keltec.

A 1911 has two manual safeties. You feel safer carrying a gun with none???

Quack
01-09-2011, 21:48
Pass on the black Vbob and spend a little more (like you already did)

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1004742889_CeZRP-L-1.jpg

Sarge43
01-09-2011, 21:49
I always carry a 1911 (I have a few in the carry rotation) except if we're doing the theater thing and I'm going to be seated almost the whole time, then it's a Glock 27 in an ankle holster. Don't tell anyone. :whistling:
Sarge

Hokie1911
01-09-2011, 21:53
Pass on the black Vbob and spend a little more (like you already did)

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1004742889_CeZRP-L-1.jpg

No doubt. They were asking $1,400 for the standard VBOB and $1,900 for the Duty Coat one. I love the KC for a few hundy more. No brainer. :supergrin:

rgregoryb
01-09-2011, 21:54
I always carry a 1911 (I have a few in the carry rotation) except if we're doing the theater thing and I'm going to be seated almost the whole time, then it's a Glock 27 in an ankle holster. Don't tell anyone. :whistling:
Sarge

ewwwwwwwwwww, that is heretical

Two hail JMB's and twice around the rosary ought to clear you up :wow:

Hokie1911
01-09-2011, 21:56
A 1911 has two manual safeties. You feel safer carrying a gun with none???

Currently carrying a P2000 until I get my Brown in. Don't give the HK a moments worry that I've got one in the pipe with no external safety.

Agent6-3/8
01-09-2011, 22:04
I'm a product of my training I guess. I consider my Colt Commander a fullsize fighting pistol. One I would carry on duty and into harms way. As much as I love my S&W 442, its a BUG at best and a gun I carry in hopes of avoiding a fight. Personally, I'm a firm believer in carrying all the gun I can. A 1911 gets carried 95% of the time. 2% goes to my S&W 25-13 and 3% is divided between my G19 and S&W 442.

FLIPPER 348
01-09-2011, 22:19
What about you?


Taurus ti snub .38

Ruggles
01-09-2011, 22:45
I still carry either a Commander size 1911 or a Govt 1911, leaning towards the latter. I guess I figure that since they are 1911s and they are bound to jam when I need them most I want to have the extra heft of the Govt model to try and use as a club to defend myself. :)

stukibuilt
01-09-2011, 22:55
Usually a Wilson sentinel .45 or a Gemini Customs 340pd... I live in Florida so wearing a govt model is usually prohibited by dress and weather... If it's really hot, a G36 may sneak it's way onto my hip... Don't tell the good 'ol boys... :)

FM12
01-09-2011, 22:56
I've been carrying a Sig 220 as of late, like it pretty well.

Ruggles
01-09-2011, 23:09
I've been carrying a Sig 220 as of late, like it pretty well.

Nothing wrong with the 220 :) The second best .45 in the world :tongueout:

69 Mach One
01-09-2011, 23:22
Kimber Ultra CDPII with IWB Tucker "Answer".

DAT85
01-10-2011, 03:21
Depending on weather or wardrobe:

LB TRS
Ruger LCR
G19
or Kahr K9

BuckyP
01-10-2011, 03:31
Most of the time it's a P2000 or P2000SK (both 9mm LEM). Have carried the Kobra Carry quite a bit since I got it.

bac1023
01-10-2011, 04:10
I carry a 1911. :)

woodrowNC
01-10-2011, 04:18
various 1911's and a g36.

Rinspeed
01-10-2011, 04:24
In the summer months I carry a Sig 239 most of the time.

Russ424
01-10-2011, 04:44
G36 for me in the colder months
kel-tec 3a-T in the t-shirt/shorts summer months
any of my S&W 38 snubs the rest of the year.

polizei1
01-10-2011, 05:22
I have an EMP, just waiting on my CCW. :whistling:

Nakanokalronin
01-10-2011, 06:49
I carry 1911s. :)

Fixed. ;)

In a "holster" like this no less?
http://www.imfdb.org/images/6/6b/The_Boondock_Saints_-_Il_Duce.jpg

awpk03s
01-10-2011, 06:56
I rotate my carry guns according to style of dress, and other circumstances.
- Nighthawk Custom Tactical Carry 5" 1911 in 45acp
- Sig 220 Compact DAK in 45acp
- S&W 940 J-Frame in 9mm

With my NH currently out getting refinished with IonBond, I am carrying the Sig quite a bit, and actually have grown quite fond of it.
I do not feel under-gunned with the Smith 9mm, but its mostly a convenience carry gun or hot weather carry piece as it just slides away in a pocket or ankle - and virtually disappears IWB.

MD357
01-10-2011, 07:43
Mostly 1911s here with the occaisional Glock or Kahr during the summer. :whistling:

Nickpisp
01-10-2011, 07:47
I carry a 1911.

wmspdi
01-10-2011, 08:35
I would love to carry an Officers 45 or EMP but my department will not authorize single action weapons. The gun has to be capable of firing in a double action mode. For me it's either my new SIG 229R in .40 S&W (I retired my Gen 2 G23 duty gun) or a Kahr PM9 (BUG or when traveling light).

In Ohio property and business owners are permitted to post signs at their entrance prohibitting carry on their property. Civillian carry in a posted area is a felony. Most business in the area are posted due to concerns over liability if a gun is used on their property. A police commision allows you to ignore most of those posted "no gun" signs, but it does restrict your carry options to those guns you are authorized to carry, and have qualified with. A trade off I can live with.

Wade-19
01-10-2011, 08:48
They had a VBOB at the same table too. Preferred the feel and weight of the VBOB having them side by side.

That's why I had the custom Guardian built.

Wade-19
01-10-2011, 08:49
Cz pcr
g-19
642

Road Dog
01-10-2011, 08:49
Glock 23

IANative
01-10-2011, 09:55
Like the OP, my 442 probably gets carried the most. Followed by the G19. While out amongst the sheeple and the wolves.

I seem to carry my Baers most frequently at home and at the Farm.

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 10:01
That's why I had the custom Guardian built.

Good call. :thumbsup:

rfe959
01-10-2011, 10:14
Around the house or out in the yard 5" Kimber Stainless II. Out in public 3" Kimber Stainless Ultra Raptor II.

bloodhound
01-10-2011, 11:58
I love my Colt as well...But I carry for work everyday...and the wear and tear if in and out of vehicle and desk chair and other daily activities involved with being a cop would be too hard on the Colt. So its Glock for me...a 21 in the belt and a 30 for my BUG and off duty.

I qualify with the Colt, so I can carry it for BBQs and such dress up occasions

okie
01-10-2011, 12:21
1911 100% of the time:supergrin:

GJ1981
01-10-2011, 13:10
I always have a S&W 642, but it is my BUG.

I'm not carrying a 1911 right now because I'm reevaluating their performance. My newest ones have too low of a round count and I'm still having problems with one, so I don't have a choice right now for CCW/HD use.

I'm using my Glock 19/34 for now, no complaints...

drc767
01-10-2011, 13:29
Today's carry.....I carry a 1911 most of the time, or a Glock 17 or 19 when my back is acting up.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/carry003.jpg

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 14:16
Today's carry.....I carry a 1911 most of the time, or a Glock 17 or 19 when my back is acting up.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/carry003.jpg

Wifey let you borrow her car keys for the pic? :tongueout:

Nice Panerai bro. :thumbsup:

glock2740
01-10-2011, 14:22
Today's carry.....I carry a 1911 most of the time, or a Glock 17 or 19 when my back is acting up.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/carry003.jpg
What gun is that? Post a full pic of it.

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 14:24
What gun is that? Post a full pic of it.

Uh oh. Something shiny of Dave's has caught Joe's eye. Shocking. :shakehead:

glock2740
01-10-2011, 14:25
I CC a Glock of some kind about 90% of the time and a 1911 of some kind the other.

glock2740
01-10-2011, 14:26
Uh oh. Something shiny of Dave's has caught Joe's eye. Shocking. :shakehead:
:rofl:Yeah. Imagine that. I probably don't want to see it. :rofl:

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 14:28
This...

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/HK003.jpg

...until I pay off this in the next few months. :supergrin:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/55e32bec.jpg

19cAllINeed
01-10-2011, 14:29
19c

wait people carry something besides this? ;)

BlayGlock
01-10-2011, 14:37
...my other 1911

knedrgr
01-10-2011, 15:06
http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/HK003.jpg

ummm, your spare mag is fishy... :rofl:

Lockback
01-10-2011, 15:07
Love my 1911.
But carry my G36 or G19.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-10-2011, 15:10
ummm, your spare mag is fishy... :rofl:

That is an old HK joke - they had an ad years ago with the top round loaded backwards in the mag. Now, tons of people do that when they take pics of their HK. He did that on purpose...

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-10-2011, 15:12
I carry my Beretta 92FS... I have very strongly contemplated carrying my Ed Brown Special Forces. And, even buying a railed 5" Kobra in Gen 3 for carry.

But I have done some work to the Beretta trigger, and the pull is just over 4lbs in SA, and 8 lbs in DA. I also like the feel of the grip and the undercut of the trigger guard. Everytime I try to find another carry gun, I just keep coming back to my Beretta 92FS.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Carrygear2.jpg

CharlestonG26
01-10-2011, 15:13
Love my 1911s...but...my EDC is a G26.

DeepBlue
01-10-2011, 15:13
ummm, your spare mag is fishy... :rofl:

Yup...

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-10-2011, 15:16
Currently carrying a P2000 until I get my Brown in. Don't give the HK a moments worry that I've got one in the pipe with no external safety.

I have a P2000 that was to be my summer carry - but then I found some NP3 grip screws for my 92FS. That solved my issue of the rusting grip screws.

But, at the moment, I think my P2000 is my favorite polymer handgun. I've owned tons of them (different polymer models) over the years, but the P2000 is sweet :)

knedrgr
01-10-2011, 15:24
That is an old HK joke - they had an ad years ago with the top round loaded backwards in the mag. Now, tons of people do that when they take pics of their HK. He did that on purpose...

Those Germans do have a backward sense of humor... :rofl:

drc767
01-10-2011, 15:26
I carry my Beretta 92FS... I have very strongly contemplated carrying my Ed Brown Special Forces. And, even buying a railed 5" Kobra in Gen 3 for carry.

But I have done some work to the Beretta trigger, and the pull is just over 4lbs in SA, and 8 lbs in DA. I also like the feel of the grip and the undercut of the trigger guard. Everytime I try to find another carry gun, I just keep coming back to my Beretta 92FS.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Carrygear2.jpg

Damn.....you actually found something heavier than a 1911!! :)

drc767
01-10-2011, 15:28
Wifey let you borrow her car keys for the pic? :tongueout:

Nice Panerai bro. :thumbsup:

No dude.....I liked driving her 335d so much, I got rid of the Jeep last week and picked myself up a new toy.....:) And thanks for the compliment on the PAM 297....I loves my PAM's!!

HAIL CAESAR
01-10-2011, 15:32
If not a CCO then a Commander or Government.
If I am beating the woods, working, or riding horses I have been carrying a M&P 45C or M&P 9.

drc767
01-10-2011, 15:34
What gun is that? Post a full pic of it.

That is the Helton build (Caspian Frame/Baer Premier Slide) with a trigger group done by Teddy Jacobsen that I got back from Metaloy the week before last. I braved the elements to honor your request for a picture, Joe.....:)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/carry005.jpg

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-10-2011, 15:36
Damn.....you actually found something heavier than a 1911!! :)

Haha. I've carried the gun for almost 14 months now. Love it.

Actually, I think it's a few ounces lighter than a steel 1911. I wanna say a 92FS is 33.9 oz unloaded, or something like that. A 1911 is usually 38oz for a 5" steel model. 8+1 rounds of 45ACP versus 15 + 1 rounds of 9mm? I couldn't tell ya what weighs more. The whole gun weighs just over 2.5 pounds loaded, based off of a digital bathroom scale (weighing myself both with and without the gun)

Badger1911
01-10-2011, 15:49
My G19 is getting a lot of carry these days, but I still love my Kimber TLE II.

Free Radical
01-10-2011, 15:52
Jeans/outdoors=1911
Social functions=Glock 32 (.357sig)


:thumbsup:

glock2740
01-10-2011, 16:06
That is the Helton build (Caspian Frame/Baer Premier Slide) with a trigger group done by Teddy Jacobsen that I got back from Metaloy the week before last. I braved the elements to honor your request for a picture, Joe.....:)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/carry005.jpg
Dude, that is sweet. :thumbsup:

DeepBlue
01-10-2011, 16:12
That is the Helton build (Caspian Frame/Baer Premier Slide) with a trigger group done by Teddy Jacobsen that I got back from Metaloy the week before last. I braved the elements to honor your request for a picture, Joe.....:)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/carry005.jpg

Great picture....

Gunshine
01-10-2011, 16:21
Glock 27

SouthpawShootr
01-10-2011, 16:44
I love shooting them, but 1911s don't usually make it into the holster when I carry. Usually, it's a Glock of some sort (23, 19, 32, 26 or 27).

R0CKETMAN
01-10-2011, 17:03
I love my seven Glocks, but lately the Baer CC gets the nod:supergrin:

tango44
01-10-2011, 17:30
Property my Commander, CC Glock 19!
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/5044520147_3aceef40a1.jpg

gruntmedik
01-10-2011, 17:44
During the cold months either the SA Compact, VBOB, or my G32.
When it's warm G27.
When it's hot, 642.

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 18:12
I carry my Beretta 92FS... I have very strongly contemplated carrying my Ed Brown Special Forces. And, even buying a railed 5" Kobra in Gen 3 for carry.

But I have done some work to the Beretta trigger, and the pull is just over 4lbs in SA, and 8 lbs in DA. I also like the feel of the grip and the undercut of the trigger guard. Everytime I try to find another carry gun, I just keep coming back to my Beretta 92FS.

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Carrygear2.jpg

I got a chance to handle some Berettas at a show yesterday. I can see why you love them so much. Very cool blasters.

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 18:14
I have a P2000 that was to be my summer carry - but then I found some NP3 grip screws for my 92FS. That solved my issue of the rusting grip screws.

But, at the moment, I think my P2000 is my favorite polymer handgun. I've owned tons of them (different polymer models) over the years, but the P2000 is sweet :)

Agreed. It's my favorite polymer along with the HK45c. Love the P30, but IMHO the P2000 is a better carry gun.

awpk03s
01-10-2011, 18:21
Agreed. It's my favorite polymer along with the HK45c. Love the P30, but IMHO the P2000 is a better carry gun.

I would love to have an HK45c with flat mag baseplates as a carry option. I had a USP Compact in 45ACP years ago, that I still regret selling.

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 18:24
I would love to have an HK45c with flat mag baseplates as a carry option. I had a USP Compact in 45ACP years ago, that I still regret selling.

Same here. Had a USP9c years ago and wish I still had it. There was no CCW here at the time and I wasn't shooting much. That was a GREAT gun.

The HK45c has almost the same exact ergos as my P2000. Add .45, the TS, and C&L carry and that makes them fabulous.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-10-2011, 18:35
Agreed. It's my favorite polymer along with the HK45c. Love the P30, but IMHO the P2000 is a better carry gun.

Yes - I had a P30L, but it jammed a lot ONLY for me - everyone else shot the gun fine. I just traded it back into the dealer - this was about a couple of years ago. I've owned probably 45 handguns over the years, and this is the ONLY time this happened to me. Very irritating.

But, I do prefer the P2000. I've also previously owned a USPc9, USP9, USPc45, HK45 and HK45c. so, I do like HKs :)

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-10-2011, 18:36
I got a chance to handle some Berettas at a show yesterday. I can see why you love them so much. Very cool blasters.

Yes, they are really nice. I expecially like them with rubber grip panels (not the wrap arounds, but just the Hogue panels). The guns ticks to the hand much better than the factory polymer grips. I shoot the gun very well 1 handed.

mrslippery
01-10-2011, 18:43
My S&W 37, my Kimber UCII and RIA CS for winter carry but I just keep going to my SW. Just hides so well even under a T-shirt, and I don't feel under gunned at all. Perhaps one day it will be a 1911 all year round, but not just yet.

samuse
01-10-2011, 19:04
Usually a Hi Power or a Glock 19.

upnover97
01-10-2011, 19:17
yes i always carry a 1911.

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 19:25
Usually a Hi Power or a Glock 19.

There must seriously be something wrong with me. I don't care for the Hi Power or TRP. Everyone I know seems to be crazy about both. :dunno:

1911gobang
01-10-2011, 19:27
Wow....I cannot believe after four pages I am the only one to post either of these...

I occasionally carry my 1911, but when it is home, it's either an SR9C or a LCP, either one loaded with Critical Defense. I know the LCP isn't +P rated, but if it is being used for the purpose intended, then sacrificing the warranty on it isn't going to be at the top of my priority list.....

I have over 1K rounds through the SR9C, and about 350 or so through the LCR, and they are both GREAT guns.

I shot the LCP in a BUG match this past weekend after using the 1911 in the regular match and really enjoyed it!!

BTW GT'ers.....
Keep the Tucson victims in your prayers along with our troops and public servants...

20South
01-10-2011, 19:31
There must seriously be something wrong with me. I don't care for the Hi Power or TRP. Everyone I know seems to be crazy about both. :dunno:

Well - I am halfway with you. I like the TRP - Do not care for the Hi Power. I will probably own one one day, but only to pass down to my kids because JMB made me do it.

1911gobang
01-10-2011, 19:32
I guess I should have given a little detail on the 1911....
I have a Taurus PT1911 that I paid four Franklins for, and I LOVE IT!! It shoots extremely well, very accurate, and dependable!! I've had Kimbers, Wilsons, an STI, and a Brown, and the Taurus ranks right up there with my favorites....
I am saving up my "no longer having to buy cigarette" money to get another Wilson or a Nighthawk pretty soon.
January 21st will be ONE YEAR without smoking!!
Thank you Chantix!! (and McDonald's....for all the drinking straw "chew toys")
LOL!!!

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-10-2011, 19:41
I've had Kimbers, Wilsons, an STI, and a Brown, and the Taurus ranks right up there with my favorites....

WOWOW :shocked:

Better whisper that or we'll have to call the guy with the white suits and nets to come out and grab ya.... You aren't in your right mind :rofl:

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 20:03
WOWOW :shocked:

Better whisper that or we'll have to call the guy with the white suits and nets to come out and grab ya.... You aren't in your right mind :rofl:

SW...he was obviously joking. Right? :dunno:

NDLAWRENCE
01-10-2011, 20:11
SW...he was obviously joking. Right? :dunno:

i hope so my brother has had 2 of their revolvers and they both had problems:dunno:

knedrgr
01-10-2011, 20:29
WOWOW :shocked:

Better whisper that or we'll have to call the guy with the white suits and nets to come out and grab ya.... You aren't in your right mind :rofl:

SW...he was obviously joking. Right? :dunno:

I don't think he was joking.

He might be the guy that had shown another member how sweet that Taurus was. Remember that guy?!

thecableguy
01-10-2011, 20:34
My RIA at all times period. Tried the LCP as a BUG but quickly sold it. When I get my WC I will alternate. From now on it will be 1911s.
But my dream will be one day to dual wield two of these.
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRLoBj1ZNsn1j_yXGweUioNlVSQhT1LT6kcKd7p_pnm8Xp73ei5

Hokie1911
01-10-2011, 20:36
My RIA at all times period. Tried the LCP as a BUG but quickly sold it. When I get my WC I will alternate. From now on it will be 1911s.

Yeah right. :rofl:

Once you get your Wilson...you won't be carrying a RIA bro.

thecableguy
01-10-2011, 20:38
I have really come to love my RIA. For the price you couldn't ask for a better gun. But you are probably right.:supergrin:

ratrodfink
01-11-2011, 06:02
Spring/Summer: S&W 340 PD
Fall/Winter: Commander length 1911 (various manufacturers)

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-11-2011, 08:08
But my dream will be one day to dual wield two of these.
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRLoBj1ZNsn1j_yXGweUioNlVSQhT1LT6kcKd7p_pnm8Xp73ei5

Yea, you're living the dream, there :rofl::rofl:

REA9mm
01-11-2011, 22:31
I have really come to love my RIA. For the price you couldn't ask for a better gun. But you are probably right.:supergrin:

I am gonna hop on the RIA bandwagon. I have begun to carry mine more than my G19 recently. And I usually have the LCP on my ankle as a back up. And of course, everyone has an extra mag. :)

http://www.browsermart.com/newgerber.jpg

1911gobang
01-11-2011, 23:01
Actually, I wasn't joking....
It isn't the gun, it is the shooter, and I consistently get 1" or less at 25 yards with the Taurus or the Wilson. A borrowed Les Baer also did about the same. My STI actually scored lower than the Taurus at 25 yards.

A mix of ammo including 185gr and 230gr, FMJ and HP ammo produced exceptional grouping from all of the 1911's that were on the bench, and we made sure that all pistols shot all ammo types.

I am sure most of you on here have done range time with friends to make your own database of pistols, performance, ammo, etc....

I am not a pro shooter by any means, nor a pro anything else for that matter, but when I have my paws wrapped around a pistol, it feels good, it shoots good, and it does what I ask it to do, it doesn't matter if its a $3K work of art, or a $500 beater.

Sorta like a Mexican Strat compared to a Fender Custom Shop '67 reissue, blonde finish with Seymour Duncan single coils. They are both guitars, and as long as I am playing, it doesn't matter.......

Just my $.02 worth.....

gruntmedik
01-12-2011, 00:12
Actually, I wasn't joking....
It isn't the gun, it is the shooter, and I consistently get 1" or less at 25 yards with the Taurus or the Wilson...
I am not a pro shooter by any means, nor a pro anything else for that matter, but when I have my paws wrapped around a pistol, it feels good, it shoots good, and it does what I ask it to do, it doesn't matter if its a $3K work of art, or a $500 beater.



IF you can shoot that well, you should be a pro shooter.

Rinspeed
01-12-2011, 04:18
Actually, I wasn't joking....
It isn't the gun, it is the shooter, and I consistently get 1" or less at 25 yards with the Taurus or the Wilson.





:upeyes: :upeyes:

Nakanokalronin
01-12-2011, 04:40
:upeyes: :upeyes:

Hey its quite common. Go to enough forums and you'll see tons of target pictures with "25 yards" written on them with groupings that a half dollar could almost cover and then with a reply of "Not my best, but its a new gun..." :yawn: I've even seen a couple of "50 yards" targets that would put any Champion to shame. About 80%-90% of forum shooters are expert marksmen with any gun out there.

Hokie1911
01-12-2011, 06:26
I can shoot a 1" group at 50 yards offhand in the dark in the snow going uphill.......both ways. :supergrin:













....with a Taurus. :whistling:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-12-2011, 08:37
I can shoot a 1" group at 50 yards offhand in the dark in the snow going uphill.......both ways. :supergrin:













....with a Taurus. :whistling:

You too?? I do it upside down, though... Can ya do that? :rofl:

Hokie1911
01-12-2011, 08:42
You too?? I do it upside down, though... Can ya do that? :rofl:

Oh yeah, toughguy? I can shoot a playing card at 100 yards over the shoulder with a mirror.

MD357
01-12-2011, 08:42
Hey its quite common. Go to enough forums and you'll see tons of target pictures with "25 yards" written on them with groupings that a half dollar could almost cover and then with a reply of "Not my best, but its a new gun..." :yawn: I've even seen a couple of "50 yards" targets that would put any Champion to shame. About 80%-90% of forum shooters are expert marksmen with any gun out there.

This. :supergrin: One usually sees the powder burns on the target.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
01-12-2011, 10:39
Oh yeah, toughguy? I can shoot a playing card at 100 yards over the shoulder with a mirror.

I can do it looking at the back of the mirror

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/thicon_question.gifhttp://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/thicon_question.gifhttp://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/thicon_question.gif

Hokie1911
01-12-2011, 10:40
I can do it looking at the back of the mirror

http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/thicon_question.gifhttp://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/thicon_question.gifhttp://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g320/mistershipwreck/Smiley/thicon_question.gif

Ok, you win. :rofl:

Boots45acp
01-12-2011, 10:50
Hk p2000sk .40sw

Hokie1911
01-12-2011, 11:13
Hk p2000sk .40sw

Why on earth would you want to carry an HK? It's just overpriced tupperware. :rofl:

1911gobang
01-12-2011, 15:02
Okay hokie and shipwreck.......here ya go....

I can cut the nuts off of a rat at a dead run from 100 yards with a gale force crosswind using the backside of a broken mirror while standing on my head gargling peanut butter...........











With a Hi-Point...........

:D :D :D :D :D

1911gobang
01-12-2011, 15:10
Gruntmedik....
If there was enough money in it, I probably would go pro.....
But the main thing stopping me is (at least what I have observed) when you do your hobby for a living, it loses its luster.

20 years ago I was a professional musician with a six figure salary, and I just recently sold my last keyboard that stayed in the case for over a year.

I enjoy firearms sports way too much to let that happen. I even entertained thoughts of opening a gun shop, and the same fear stopped me.
My dad loved being a ham radio operator. Then opened a tower business. After 23 years of tower work, he is no longer an active ham operator.

Sorry about going off-topic guys........

I carried said Taurus all day today, with the LCP in an ankle holster...

Hokie1911
01-12-2011, 15:36
You're a better man than I am. I wouldn't trust my life to a Taurus.

Vanman2004b
01-12-2011, 16:37
But would you stand in front of one? :tongueout:

Hokie1911
01-12-2011, 16:41
But would you stand in front of one? :tongueout:

Nope, but I did drive one as a work car years ago. :wavey:

http://www.auto123.com/01photo/Ford/Taurus.jpg

1911gobang
01-12-2011, 18:03
I will say this, though....
My Taurus has been gone through and polished, deburred, and most of the internals have been replaced with Wilson or Nighthawk parts. Sear, firing pin, extractor, all springs, and even the pins have been replaced. I have polished everything I can on the inside. With $450.00 in the gun itself, I have probably 6-7 hundred invested. Never really thought about it much, I just buy parts at the local gun shows and shops, and swap them out when I get home. ALL of my competition guns get maxed out little by little. My oldest boy is shooting a G19 that only has the lower receiver and the slide remaining from the factory. I would much rather do the upgrades myself than to buy one already maxed out.

The wife and kids think I am a bit anal retentive or even obsessed, but NONE of our guns fail.....

Back to the daily carry thing, though....

SR9C or LCP 95% of the time. Bone stock through and through.
I absolutely DO trust my life to my Rugers. And I can buy about three or four Rugers for what one Les Baer or Nighthawk would cost. My SR9 fullsize has almost 10,000 rounds downpipe, and it has (here it comes....wait for it....)

N___E___V___E___R!!!!!!

Failed to go bang when the trigger was pulled by fault of the gun. The only time it has EVER failed was by faulty reload or cheap ammo which is what I shoot in IDPA and USPSA. It has NEVER failed with the good stuff.......and about 20% of the 10K rounds has been the good stuff.

Don't get me wrong, gang, I really LOVE nighthawks and wilsons, and I am sure I will come across a good deal on another one in the future, and I will own one again.

As many people as there are on GT, that is as many opinions as you will find on the subject. There are people on this forum who can't STAND 1911's and want nothing to do with them. And there are those who can't STAND Glocks, but they are still on here.

Our family collection has over 200 guns from probably thirty or so different manufacturers. My personal collection contains Glocks (3), Sigs (3), S&W, Taurus (4), H&K, Walther (Pre S&W Walther), Colt, Ruger (10), SA (4), Bushmaster (3), Barrett, Kimber (4), Bersa, Kahr (2), and I am sure I am forgetting something....

The way I see it, when you find something you love and it feels good, you stick with it. My problem is, they ALL feel good!! LOL

Even my kids have decent collections, and my boys love their Glocks, Smiths, their 1911's and my youngest is even leaning toward Cowboy Action and SASS shooting.....could get interesting!! LOL

Stay safe and God Bless.....

Jack Black
01-12-2011, 18:16
Is it really fair to endorse a gun when you've changed out $200 worth of parts?

1911gobang
01-12-2011, 21:20
I endorse my '08 F250 and it has $10,000.00 worth of changed out parts.....It was a great truck before I started the upgrades. Now it is a great truck with 20% more horsepower and 170 ft. pounds of increased torque.

Nakanokalronin
01-13-2011, 01:24
How many rounds where through the PT1911 before parts where changed?

phonejack
01-13-2011, 04:05
same for me, too!

lascottk
01-13-2011, 04:49
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w32/lascottk/DSC01976.jpg

First gun I ever bought after I joined the Army. After many, many thousands of rounds this gun is totally reliable and, except for the grips, completely stock. I can't even remember it having a failure. I got my Florida non-resident permit about 8 months ago. I live in Kalifornia, but I am moving to Jacksonville, Fl on the 1st of Feb. I can't wait to legally CCW. I will probably alternate between my RIA Govt. 1911 and my G26 carried IWB in Kholsters. The Taurus is a little too bulky for me to carry concealed.

1911gobang
01-13-2011, 13:45
As far as I know, I am the third owner, and I put at least 1,500 - 2,000 rounds through it before I ever turned a screw, and that was to replace the sear, polish and deburr, which wasn't that much. It was pretty clean from the factory. I would say another 1K before any springs were changed out.

I love the gun and would buy another one without hesitation. In fact, there was one on the firearms listing that is BNIB for $650.00 I think. I generally prefer FTF sales and the seller is in TX, but I am thinking about it.....

Here is a picture of the old girl.....
http://glocktalk.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=916&pictureid=4002

TSAX
01-13-2011, 15:14
Glock 19

Ruggles
01-13-2011, 15:14
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w32/lascottk/DSC01976.jpg

First gun I ever bought after I joined the Army. After many, many thousands of rounds this gun is totally reliable and, except for the grips, completely stock. I can't even remember it having a failure. I got my Florida non-resident permit about 8 months ago. I live in Kalifornia, but I am moving to Jacksonville, Fl on the 1st of Feb. I can't wait to legally CCW. I will probably alternate between my RIA Govt. 1911 and my G26 carried IWB in Kholsters. The Taurus is a little too bulky for me to carry concealed.

Yeah that model in both the Beretta version and the Taurus version have great reliability reputations earned over decades. They are a bit large for CCW for most folks but some do it very successfully. I carried a 92 once or twice concealed and it worked fairly well for me.

GREY-GHOST
01-13-2011, 17:23
I usually carry my G19, but got a crossbreed at christmas for my RIA. Still breaking it in.

samuse
01-13-2011, 17:39
There must seriously be something wrong with me. I don't care for the Hi Power or TRP. Everyone I know seems to be crazy about both. :dunno:

I don't like TRPs either. To gimmicky for me.

I love the way a Hi Power fits in my hand, but my hands are probably on the small side of average, so all my fingers fit on the grip and the hammer don't bite me. The Hi Power trigger doesn't bother me either, I just learned how to shoot with a crappy trigger.

I think the Hi Power is probably the slimmest gun you could find and I carry IWB, so that's a big plus for me.

I could see how someone with bigger hands could find the Hi Power to be an annoying SOB, with the small slide and the hammer bite...

DeepBlue
01-13-2011, 18:06
Carried the PPS-9 today in a Comp-Tac paddle.

Tucson_1
01-13-2011, 19:12
http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g66/jloftus/014-2.jpg

Doc1911
01-13-2011, 19:31
I carry a 1911 daily. Sometimes this one:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/T3-Group.jpg?t=1294971963

or this one:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/TaurisandNH-1-1-1.jpg?t=1294972182

If I feel the need then:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/DSC_0001.jpg?t=1294972254

Backup:
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/MP340-1.jpg?t=1294972135

Hokie1911
01-13-2011, 19:33
:holysheep:











:perfect10:

Michigun
01-13-2011, 19:44
Glock 34

Ruggles
01-13-2011, 19:48
I carry a 1911 daily. Sometimes this one:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/T3-Group.jpg?t=1294971963

or this one:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/TaurisandNH-1-1-1.jpg?t=1294972182

If I feel the need then:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/DSC_0001.jpg?t=1294972254

Backup:
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/MP340-1.jpg?t=1294972135

Crap I hope I never feel that need, but if I do I can not imagine being better prepared than those 2 1911s :) Nice setup.

youngbuck
01-14-2011, 03:58
If I feel the need then:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/DSC_0001.jpg?t=1294972254


:drool: Can you describe this setup for me please sir?

Doc1911
01-14-2011, 05:35
:drool: Can you describe this setup for me please sir?

The guns are two Nighthawk Custom Heine 5" PDPs. All my 1911s have a 3.25 trigger, these have adj night sights, extra fitted extractor, naked sldes, and are consecutively numbered (I have two NHC Dominators consecutively numbered to these as well - so in all 4 consecutively numbered 1911s).

The holster is a full custom leather/shark trim. You can carry one gun or two, if you are carrying just one you can attach both mag pouches to the weak side. Everything is adjustable w/ Chicago screws. Tie downs are not shown, but help stabilize the system. Michael at Tauris Holsters designed the rig - it is now on his website ...

Here are some family photos:

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/DSC_0002.jpg?t=1295008246

http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/1911-8-2-1.jpg?t=1295008356

1911 Luggage:
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/RangeCaseMags.jpg?t=1295008435

Rinspeed
01-14-2011, 06:23
1911 Luggage:
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/RangeCaseMags.jpg?t=1295008435





Very nice pics but this one is especially cool. :thumbsup:

1911gobang
01-14-2011, 16:37
Now THAT is what I call a connosieur (sp?) of heavy metal. DAMN fine setup Doc!!!!

Ruggles
01-14-2011, 21:23
Very nice pics but this one is especially cool. :thumbsup:

Yeah it is, makes my free S&W range bag I got for buying a S&W look very pathetic. :rofl: But that darn free range bag has been in constant use for 2 years and is still holding up, not bad for free.

Nice ideal for the consecutive serial numbers, it will make it easier for you to will them out to us when you pass on. I have dibs on the lowest serial number! :rofl:

youngbuck
01-15-2011, 00:28
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/1911-8-2-1.jpg?t=1295008356

1911 Luggage:
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa206/DocJN/RangeCaseMags.jpg?t=1295008435

As I am still new to the 1911 world, are the 2 rows in the middle (4 guns) all Dan Wessons? And is that mag case something from Gun Cruzer?

Truly nice setup and accessories sir

Doc1911
01-15-2011, 05:19
As I am still new to the 1911 world, are the 2 rows in the middle (4 guns) all Dan Wessons? And is that mag case something from Gun Cruzer?

Truly nice setup and accessories sir
Thanks for all the comments.

It is just a Peilcan Case. I have them for my rifles too (Storm). You can get them customized at CPD Industries.

They have several standard ones as well:

http://www.casesbypelican.com/pelican_gun_cases.htm

Off to the range :wavey:

oldsoldier
01-15-2011, 05:44
My 1911.

brzusa.1911
01-15-2011, 06:40
Mostly a 1911, EMP 9mm. At night a LB CVIII. If I am working outside, getting wet, dirty...I carry a G26 or G29 (depending if city or woods).

H&K .45 AUTO
01-16-2011, 10:53
Colt Officer's ACP Mark IV Series 80 1911 in .45 ACP all day every day.