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bac1023
07-30-2011, 17:44
Actually, I'm lying. I took my Beretta Neos as well. You always need at least one rimfire, right? :supergrin:

Seriously, I went to the range for a few hours this morning with about 250 rounds of 45ACP. I took five 1911s of complete random choosing - no theme, no comparison, no anything.

Anyway, I had a blast (pun intended). The choices were my Para 1911 Limited, DoubleStar DSC, Unertl DLX, S&W Performance Center 1911, and STI Trojan.


http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_0004.jpg


While all are very solid performers at the range (even the Para), the Unertl simply stands head and shoulders above the others. As I was shooting it, I kept asking myself why in the hell its been so long since I brought it with me. I think its been well over a year since I shot it and most likely a good deal longer.

The gun is so solid and so well balanced that it is an absolute pleasure to shoot. Its got a great trigger, fine 24lpi checkering, big visible night sights, and one of the tightest front end lockups I've ever seen. I simply love this gun. The stock grips need to go, but that's another thread.

Its a damn shame Unertl went out of business. There hasn't been one on Gunbroker in over a year. I remember Sweeney raving about them in his 2nd volume and I can certainly see why. I don't think very many were built. Mine is #114 and I believe that's out of all three models they produced.

Here are some pics. Its odd seeing a bull barrel without a guide rod, but I think its cool nonetheless.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/009-4.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/012-2.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_0007-1.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_0003-1.jpg

glock2740
07-30-2011, 17:48
Cool deal Brian. Sounds like you had a fun day. :thumbsup:

glock2740
07-30-2011, 17:50
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/009-4.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/012-2.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_0007-1.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_0003-1.jpg
What kind of rear sight is that?

woodrowNC
07-30-2011, 17:52
brian, where would yuo rate the USfA model against the Unertl?

bac1023
07-30-2011, 18:51
brian, where would yuo rate the USfA model against the Unertl?

Keith, those two are night and day. Both are high quality, but they aren't trying to acheive the same thing.

The USFA is strictly a replica and one of the best ever built, in my opinion.

The Unertl is a tough-as-nails enhanced 1911.

That said, both are fit very well.

bac1023
07-30-2011, 19:09
What kind of rear sight is that?

Joe, I honestly don't know. I believe Unertl made them. They have the Unertl symbol on the top of them. Either way, I think they're great sights.

20South
07-30-2011, 19:21
Brian - How'd the Doublestar do? I really like that pistol.

rsxr22
07-30-2011, 19:40
Only 250 rounds!!??? Someone must spend too much $ on guns and not enough on food for em!! JK

bac1023
07-30-2011, 20:13
Only 250 rounds!!??? Someone must spend too much $ on guns and not enough on food for em!! JK

:rofl:

Yeah, I hear you. I did shoot a couple hundred rounds of 22LR as well. ;)

bac1023
07-30-2011, 20:15
Brian - How'd the Doublestar do? I really like that pistol.

The DS is great. I love the gun. In fact, all five shot very well.

The Para doesn't have the quality of the others, but it does perform well at the range.

rsxr22
07-30-2011, 21:02
:rofl:

Yeah, I hear you. I did shoot a couple hundred rounds of 22LR as well. ;)

Im having a "man" week so after using my 20 LPI backscratcher, my response to that will be ".22's are for girls and 10 yr olds"

On a serious note, I did get some help from the ol GSG the other day. I went through a Scott Warren course a week ago and I noticed I was trying to muscle the gun via the ball and dummy drill because i was flinching hardcore! About 200 rounds w/ the .22 got me straightened out!! Its amazing how some of the basic fundamentals go out the window as soon as you dont give them as much attention!

bac1023
07-30-2011, 21:05
Im having a "man" week so after using my 20 LPI backscratcher, my response to that will be ".22's are for girls and 10 yr olds"

On a serious note, I did get some help from the ol GSG the other day. I went through a Scott Warren course a week ago and I noticed I was trying to muscle the gun via the ball and dummy drill because i was flinching hardcore! About 200 rounds w/ the .22 got me straightened out!! Its amazing how some of the basic fundamentals go out the window as soon as you dont give them as much attention!

Cool.

I may pick up a GSG at some point.

Two Guns
07-30-2011, 21:05
Oh man, I was hoping that you finally took your Valtro out for a shoot.

bac1023
07-30-2011, 21:08
Oh man, I was hoping that you finally took your Valtro out for a shoot.

Not a chance :tongueout:

38 Super Fan
07-30-2011, 21:12
I really like the Unertl Brian, that's another one of those high quality rare discontinued 1911s that I'd love to own. :cool:

bac1023
07-30-2011, 21:26
I really like the Unertl Brian, that's another one of those high quality rare discontinued 1911s that I'd love to own. :cool:


Thanks Cody.

Like I said, its a damn shame they're gone. Those guys really knew how to build a 1911.









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Fedor
07-30-2011, 21:48
Actually, I'm lying. I took my Beretta Neos as well. You always need at least one rimfire, right? :supergrin:

Seriously, I went to the range for a few hours this morning with about 250 rounds of 45ACP. I took five 1911s of complete random choosing - no theme, no comparison, no anything.

Anyway, I had a blast (pun intended). The choices were my Para 1911 Limited, DoubleStar DSC, Unertl DLX, S&W Performance Center 1911, and STI Trojan.





While all are very solid performers at the range (even the Para), the Unertl simply stands head and shoulders above the others. As I was shooting it, I kept asking myself why in the hell its been so long since I brought it with me. I think its been well over a year since I shot it and most likely a good deal longer.

The gun is so solid and so well balanced that it is an absolute pleasure to shoot. Its got a great trigger, fine 24lpi checkering, big visible night sights, and one of the tightest front end lockups I've ever seen. I simply love this gun. The stock grips need to go, but that's another thread.

Its a damn shame Unertl went out of business. There hasn't been one on Gunbroker in over a year. I remember Sweeney raving about them in his 2nd volume and I can certainly see why. I don't think very many were built. Mine is #114 and I believe that's out of all three models they produced.

Here are some pics. Its odd seeing a bull barrel without a guide rod, but I think its cool nonetheless.


http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/009-4.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/012-2.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_0007-1.jpg

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_0003-1.jpg


What... an External Extractor ?? I thought you didnt like those ??

bac1023
07-30-2011, 22:43
What... an External Extractor ?? I thought you didnt like those ??

I have no problem with EEs. I've got several 1911s with them, actually.

Cobra64
07-31-2011, 02:37
Cool beans Brian. I always liked that Unertl. It's solid as hell. :)

woodrowNC
07-31-2011, 04:46
Is that the same Unertl that was manufacturing Carlos' scopes back in Vietnam?

bac1023
07-31-2011, 05:58
Is that the same Unertl that was manufacturing Carlos' scopes back in Vietnam?

Yeah, optics were their big thing.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 05:58
Cool beans Brian. I always liked that Unertl. It's solid as hell. :)

Thanks Mark.

I really love the Unertl. I just need to shoot it more. ;)

lsbbigdog
07-31-2011, 06:22
Thanks for sharing . Another great gun to have in a collection. I had a guy tell me that was his "Eleanor" in guns.

Quack
07-31-2011, 06:32
Where's the pic of the Beretta?

nolt
07-31-2011, 07:15
Its odd seeing a bull barrel without a guide rod, but I think its cool nonetheless.
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no kidding... but i agree its cool. nice post.

edit: how does it break down?

Fedor
07-31-2011, 07:21
That's a beautiful 1911.

skdmrklcy
07-31-2011, 07:22
An intresting mix!

That Unertl looks great. I have not shot a Bull Barrel 1911 before, they look cool though.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 08:07
An intresting mix!

That Unertl looks great. I have not shot a Bull Barrel 1911 before, they look cool though.

I really like bull barrels, actually. Most of them lock up super tight.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 08:08
That's a beautiful 1911.

Thanks!

Quack
07-31-2011, 08:27
http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_2675.jpg

That's a beautiful Beretta.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 08:32
Where's the pic of the Beretta?


Here you go. Its ugly as sin, but a fun plinker. :supergrin:



http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2675.jpg

http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2676.jpg

bac1023
07-31-2011, 08:32
oops...

You already posted a pic of my Neos. :rofl:

Fedor
07-31-2011, 08:37
Is that "The Bride of Hi Point ?? :shocked:.

http://i660.photobucket.com/albums/uu324/cutillo_2009/000_2675.jpg

Fixed it. :rofl:

bac1023
07-31-2011, 08:39
Fixed it. :rofl:

Yeah, Neos aren't pretty, but I find them to be very fun at the range. I shoot it as accurately as my Ruger Mark III.

limbkiller
07-31-2011, 09:02
Yeah, Neos aren't pretty, but I find them to be very fun at the range. I shoot it as accurately as my Ruger Mark III.
I agree. They are accurate.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 09:06
I agree. They are accurate.

The ergonomics work for me as well.

Fedor
07-31-2011, 09:49
Yeah, Neos aren't pretty, but I find them to be very fun at the range. I shoot it as accurately as my Ruger Mark III.

No offense intended, just giving you guys "The Business" :cool:

bac1023
07-31-2011, 09:50
No offense intended, just giving you guys "The Business" :cool:

No problem. Its about as ugly as a pistol can get. :ack:

limbkiller
07-31-2011, 11:36
No problem. Its about as ugly as a pistol can get. :ack:

Agree again. I was looking for a cheap plinker and it fit my hand better than the S&W. 220.00 out the door.:supergrin:

Cobra64
07-31-2011, 11:53
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http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/M-spock.jpg

"Set it for stun, Jim"




http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2675.jpg


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bac1023
07-31-2011, 12:23
Agree again. I was looking for a cheap plinker and it fit my hand better than the S&W. 220.00 out the door.:supergrin:

Yeah, you can't beat them for the price. Its a good quality pistol, actually.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 12:23
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http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/M-spock.jpg

"Set it for stun, Jim"




http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2675.jpg


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:rofl:

Fedor
07-31-2011, 13:30
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http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/M-spock.jpg

"Set it for stun, Jim"




http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu81/ollituc/000_2675.jpg


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That's too good !! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

limbkiller
07-31-2011, 14:51
I bought this red dot for 30 bucks to see if I liked them on ARs. I don't at all. Had it in the safe and tried it on the NEOs and it's a blast as a can, bottle, whatever is out there to shoot sight.

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00449.jpg

limbkiller
07-31-2011, 14:58
Brian does yours have the new firing pin as there was a recall on them. I need to get on with it and send mine in. They fix it for free.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 15:19
Brian does yours have the new firing pin as there was a recall on them. I need to get on with it and send mine in. They fix it for free.

You know, I really have no idea. I didn't get any recall notice though.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 15:20
I bought this red dot for 30 bucks to see if I liked them on ARs. I don't at all. Had it in the safe and tried it on the NEOs and it's a blast as a can, bottle, whatever is out there to shoot sight.

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00449.jpg

That looks like a very fun setup. :)

limbkiller
07-31-2011, 15:26
That looks like a very fun setup. :)
Yea it's turned into a fav on our young people shoot as they don't have to aim through iron sights. Anything to get the youth off "games" and in the field.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 15:34
Yea it's turned into a fav on our young people shoot as they don't have to aim through iron sights. Anything to get the youth off "games" and in the field.

Amen :)

sal1911a1
07-31-2011, 16:08
Wow only 250 rounds, that's just a warm up here in El Paso.

Just kidding BAC1023, great post, Thanks for all your cool pics and info:cool:

limbkiller
07-31-2011, 16:34
You know, I really have no idea. I didn't get any recall notice though.

http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=82125

http://www.berettasupport.com/neos/

40 0'Glock
07-31-2011, 18:53
Very cool. That Unertl is something else. Beautiful.

bac1023
07-31-2011, 19:55
Very cool. That Unertl is something else. Beautiful.

Thanks.

I'm not sure about beautiful, but its a top quality 1911.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1868.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1869.jpg

Nakanokalronin
08-01-2011, 13:52
Sounded like a good range day. You know, not many people can say "I took five 1911s of complete random choosing - no theme, no comparison, no anything." ;)

You could probably line them in a box pattern, muzzles up, play ring toss and the first 5 that you get go to the range that day.

bac1023
08-01-2011, 18:56
Sounded like a good range day. You know, not many people can say "I took five 1911s of complete random choosing - no theme, no comparison, no anything." ;)

You could probably line them in a box pattern, muzzles up, play ring toss and the first 5 that you get go to the range that day.

:rofl:

That is pretty funny. :)