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red devil
06-17-2011, 18:18
I've only shot revelovers and and striker fire pistols before. When I went to the range yesterday I wanted to try something different and have a little fun. So I borrowed a Springfield 1911 A1 from the rental pool. It was sooo fun! It was very smooth shooting the pistol, the heaviness really rounded out the recoil. I shoot and shoot, and the next thing I know I finished a box of ammo. The trigger was a lot different than my Glock. It was a very smooth trigger pull, and a lot shorter than what I was used to. Not having any experience shooting any other 1911 I don't know how this pistol compares to others. I now see what the fuss is all about ... 1911 pistols are just plain fun!

I'm now adding a 1911 pistol to my wishlist. Time to start researching and learning. What are some good websites, or books to learn more about 1911 pistols?

okie
06-17-2011, 18:20
Congrats on shooting the 1911 my friend. Just read here, lots of good info here:thumbsup:

Ruggles
06-17-2011, 18:24
Your screwed now my friend.......gonna catch the disease and there is nothing you can do about it either :)

Hokie1911
06-17-2011, 18:27
Thus the sickness begins. Don't resist, as it won't do you any good. :shakehead:

Quack
06-17-2011, 18:30
he's got the donut's and blue waffle infection now. there's no amount of ball washing that will cure it :animlol:

Cheerio!!!

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/IMAG0778.jpg

Ruggles
06-17-2011, 18:32
1 more in the cult now...............

http://i54.tinypic.com/308v5z7.jpg

Hokie1911
06-17-2011, 18:36
Buy a 1911 and we supply the complimentary ball washin'. :thumbsup:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/226_jesus-cleaning-bowling-ball.gif

knedrgr
06-17-2011, 18:48
1 more in the cult now...............

http://i54.tinypic.com/308v5z7.jpg

:laughabove::thumbsup:

limbkiller
06-17-2011, 18:52
Thus the sickness begins. Don't resist, as it won't do you any good. :shakehead:
+10 You are screwed my friend. The force be with you.

40 0'Glock
06-17-2011, 19:04
+10 You are screwed my friend. The force be with you.

Yupp.

HotRoderX
06-17-2011, 19:08
I agree man your so completely screwed. Once you shoot a 1911 you start asking your self why do I own Tupperware. Best advice I can give is start budgeting now cause sooner or later your gonna wake up and go gotta have a 1911.

bac1023
06-17-2011, 21:20
Glad to hear :)

Fedor
06-17-2011, 22:12
Resistance is Futile

http://thetorchonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/locutusofborg.jpg

BryGuy
06-17-2011, 22:18
Welcome to your new addiction.:wavey:

CMG
06-17-2011, 22:35
They do have a distinctive feel. :supergrin:

glock2740
06-17-2011, 22:45
I've only shot revelovers and and striker fire pistols before. When I went to the range yesterday I wanted to try something different and have a little fun. So I borrowed a Springfield 1911 A1 from the rental pool. It was sooo fun! It was very smooth shooting the pistol, the heaviness really rounded out the recoil. I shoot and shoot, and the next thing I know I finished a box of ammo. The trigger was a lot different than my Glock. It was a very smooth trigger pull, and a lot shorter than what I was used to. Not having any experience shooting any other 1911 I don't know how this pistol compares to others. I now see what the fuss is all about ... 1911 pistols are just plain fun!

I'm now adding a 1911 pistol to my wishlist. Time to start researching and learning. What are some good websites, or books to learn more about 1911 pistols?
Forget you ever shot it! Get the hell away from it. Quick! You'll end up broke! It's a damn disease!





:rofl:

glock2740
06-17-2011, 22:47
he's got the donut's and blue waffle infection now. there's no amount of ball washing that will cure it :animlol:

Cheerio!!!

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/IMAG0778.jpg

Buy a 1911 and we supply the complimentary ball washin'. :thumbsup:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/226_jesus-cleaning-bowling-ball.gif

Congratulations guys. You just ran off a perspective member of the sacred 1911 club. :upeyes:









:rofl:

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 23:39
1 more in the cult now...............

http://i54.tinypic.com/308v5z7.jpg

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 23:43
Buy a 1911 and we supply the complimentary ball washin'. :thumbsup:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/226_jesus-cleaning-bowling-ball.gif

Yeah, Hokieman is site's resident ball washer.

Penguin is the fluffer. :rofl:

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 23:56
They do have a distinctive feel. :supergrin:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/226_jesus-cleaning-bowling-ball.gif


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Cartoons/CONFUSED.jpg :rofl:

stormspotter
06-18-2011, 00:16
I'm now adding a 1911 pistol to my wishlist. Time to start researching and learning. What are some good websites, or books to learn more about 1911 pistols?

Here's a good one to start with.

http://www.m1911.org/

fnfalman
06-18-2011, 00:38
If it ain't a Colt, it's a copy.

Cobra64
06-18-2011, 00:44
Here's a good one to start with.

http://www.m1911.org/


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Cartoons/ThumbsDown-1.jpg

That site has dedicated sub forums by manufacturer.




This is by far the best and most informative gathering place for 1911 guys. Besides, we have fun.

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 06:10
Yeah man your done!! it's like having ring side seats. Once you shoot the best everything else doesn't compare. I'll be posting some pictures later of my SA TRP Operator I just got back from the Custom Shop!! If this doesn't get you to buy a Springer I don't know what will.

One word of advice. Stay away from Quacks posts! It leads you down the road of no return. You will see what I mean! Haha

Hokie1911
06-18-2011, 06:13
Yeah, Hokieman is site's resident ball washer.

Penguin is the fluffer. :rofl:

Blue waffles, donuts, Cheerios, and ball washin'. The staples of the GT 1911 Forum. :supergrin:

I am guessing with the advent of the little blue pill, the Penguin is having a hard (wink wink) time finding work as a fluffer.

glock2740
06-18-2011, 07:14
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Cartoons/ThumbsDown-1.jpg

That site has dedicated sub forums by manufacturer.




This is by far the best and most informative gathering place for 1911 guys. Besides, we have fun.
:agree:

Hokie1911
06-18-2011, 07:17
If it ain't a Colt, it's a better copy.

Yep. :thumbsup:

Grappler112
06-18-2011, 07:35
I am in the process of buying my first 1911 and it depends on what you are look for it for (someone really ought to stop the jokes and help the man out)

I went with a Springfield Mil-Spec because it has enough basic features to use out of the box but has the ability to be customized

Jim S.
06-18-2011, 07:57
What are some good websites, or books to learn more about 1911 pistols?

Google 1911 pistols and you can be getting info for the rest of your life.
There are many good basic 1911's out there.
The one you shot at the range is a good starter.
Some basic info for you...
There are models with firing pin blocks that we refer to as series 80, and there are models without firing pin blocks that we refer to as series 70's.
A Colt thing but we generally refer to all guns that use these types of trigger and firing systems as series 70 or 80.
I think the series 70's have a slightly better feeling trigger because they do not have the extra parts that need to move when you pull the trigger.
Not a big deal because they can be improved upon but I'm just going with new out of the box.
Lots of "improvements" are avilable if you want to spend the money but a basic Mil-Spec is fine for a starter gun.

Fedor
06-18-2011, 09:24
If it ain't a Colt, it's a Better copy.

Yep. :thumbsup:

Double Yep !! :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Cobra64
06-18-2011, 10:04
Blue waffles, donuts, Cheerios, and ball washin'. The staples of the GT 1911 Forum. :supergrin:

I am guessing with the advent of the little blue pill, the Penguin is having a hard (wink wink) time finding work as a fluffer.



Wonder if he'll make a fluffer vid titled: "Fluff and Buff Your Buddy's Snubby"


:rofl:

flieger67
06-18-2011, 10:12
For books, I'd highly recommend the books by Walter Kuleck, Patrick Sweeney and Stephen Camp. Those are great resources for learning about how the 1911 works and how to maintain them. In Walt's latest tome, he and some colleagues actually build some 1911's from parts.

And by the way, welcome to the world of the 1911. It's a fun place to be.


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Cobra64
06-18-2011, 10:31
I am in the process of buying my first 1911 and it depends on what you are look for it for (someone really ought to stop the jokes and help the man out)



That's what TOS is for. :supergrin:

Here ya go...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3489/3281059576_af46fdc183_o.jpg

Cobra64
06-18-2011, 10:34
For books, I'd highly recommend the books by Walter Kuleck, Patrick Sweeney and Stephen Camp. Those are great resources for learning about how the 1911 works and how to maintain them. In Walt's latest tome, he and some colleagues actually build some 1911's from parts.

And by the way, welcome to the world of the 1911. It's a fun place to be.


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Don't forget...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/scan0002-1.jpg . http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/scan0001-1.jpg

JGguns
06-18-2011, 11:26
1 more in the cult now...............

http://i54.tinypic.com/308v5z7.jpg

Hahahaha hilarious.....

Op dont try to fight the 1911 bug just let it have it's way with you

El_Ron1
06-18-2011, 11:35
http://i56.tinypic.com/34oufqf.jpg