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deadite
08-17-2011, 14:07
Since it's simultaneously the 100th birthday of Mr. John Browning's 1911 and the 40th birthday of deadite this year, I treated myself to something special. A stainless steel Colt Delta Elite in 10mm customized by the wonderfully talented Marianne Carniak!

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/027.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/021.jpg

This is one of the new series produced after 2008. Ms. Carniak has performed the following custom work:

--Wilson Combat beaver-tail grip safety, expertly and superbly blended and bead blasted to match the gun's finish.
--Wilson Combat extended thumb safety.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/022.jpg

--Videki trigger with trigger pull set to a crisp 3.75 lbs.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/025.jpg

--Smith & Alexander flat mainspring housing/mag-well fitted and blended to frame.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/024.jpg

--Tuned extractor.

This Delta is so sweet. I took her out today and ran some 10mm down range. I shot Double Tap(200gr FMJ-FP @1225 FPS) and some Hornady XTPs. The Double Tap led to, literally, one-ragged hole at 10 yards. The Hornady did ok, but not as well.

It has three 8 round mags that have been updated to 9 round capacity with Chip McCormick Shooting Star kits.

I'm psyched about this Colt. I'm very pleased with the fit and finish and the way the slide is mated to the frame. Lately, Colt 1911s that I've handled at the gun store seem to have a lot of play, but this one is tight. It's the first 10mm that I've personally owned and I love it judging from it's performance today. Not much snappier than 45ACP, IMO. I was set for a small nuke explosion.

Hope you enjoy the pics!

deadite

deadite
08-17-2011, 14:09
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/026.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/028.jpg

Nice blend job!

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/029.jpg

Next, I may need to find some custom grip panels with Delta medallions...

deadite

bac1023
08-17-2011, 14:10
Looks great, deadite.

Congrats! :cool:



:birthday:

deadite
08-17-2011, 14:11
Looks great, deadite.

Congrats! :cool:



:birthday:

Thanks, Brian!!

deadite

deadite
08-17-2011, 14:19
For those who haven't heard of Marianne Carniac, she was recently mentioned in the new issue of Guns and Ammo Book of the 1911 The Custom Edition.

https://store.intermediaoutdoors.com/product_images/r/646/10GA191111__22243_zoom.jpg

Her shop is in Michigan and she's the daughter of Russ Carniac, another famed Custom 1911 Smith.

http://www.carniakcustom.com/

deadite

rsxr22
08-17-2011, 14:23
that is awesome! congrats

deadite
08-17-2011, 14:34
that is awesome! congrats

Thanks! :)

deadite

thecableguy
08-17-2011, 14:49
Happy Birthday.

The DE looks awesome!!

deadite
08-17-2011, 14:51
Happy Birthday.

The DE looks awesome!!

Thanks, buddy!

faawrenchbndr
08-17-2011, 14:54
Looks simply stunning,........now I want to mod mine even more! :faint:






Thanks! :supergrin:

GeorgiaRedfish
08-17-2011, 14:56
That is pretty sweet man, I want a DE bad.

deadite
08-17-2011, 15:03
Looks simply stunning,........now I want to mod mine even more! :faint:
Thanks! :supergrin:

It feels like a whole different animal with the Wilson Combat grip safety and the lighter trigger.

Thanks!

deadite

deadite
08-17-2011, 15:03
That is pretty sweet man, I want a DE bad.

Thanks, GRF! :)

deadite

faawrenchbndr
08-17-2011, 15:26
It feels like a whole different animal with the Wilson Combat grip safety and the lighter trigger.

Thanks!

deadite

Please excuse my manners,.........:cake: Happy 40th!

CMG
08-17-2011, 15:53
Looks like a nice pistol, and excellent custom work. Congrats

fnfalman
08-17-2011, 15:57
Congratulations!!!

Now stock up on Mec-Gar mags and you'd be good to go.

38 Super Fan
08-17-2011, 17:03
Good looking gun. :thumbsup: If I ever run into a real good price on a blued one I might just have to try it out.

carguy2244
08-17-2011, 17:25
Congratulations.
Great weapon and caliber.

Mr. Gekko
08-17-2011, 18:08
Congrats on the DE. Happy birthday too.

deadite
08-17-2011, 18:48
Please excuse my manners,.........:cake: Happy 40th!

Looks like a nice pistol, and excellent custom work. Congrats

Congratulations!!!

Now stock up on Mec-Gar mags and you'd be good to go.

Good looking gun. :thumbsup: If I ever run into a real good price on a blued one I might just have to try it out.

Congratulations.
Great weapon and caliber.

Congrats on the DE. Happy birthday too.

Thanks, guys!

I was looking at some Mec-Gar mags. The Colt mags are pretty good, though.

I keep ending up with stainless guns, even though I love blued ones, but this Delta looked pretty great in stainless.

deadite

deadite
08-17-2011, 19:01
Delta Elite

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/027.jpg

Dan Wesson PM7

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN1939-1.jpg

I was just comparing these two 1911s of mine. The general fit and finish of the Dan Wesson is better than the Colt, with the exception of the work done by Ms. Carniak. Both of them shoot about the same accuracy-wise. I like the regular GI spring tube set-up of the Colt better, not to mention the DW's FLGR and the front cocking serrations, but I don't think I would get rid of the DW because of those concerns. Both very solid 1911s.

Even though some seem to think that the 10mm is some sort of tactical nuke explosion, I really didn't see that much % difference in recoil. The 10mm is obviously snappier, but I think I might like it a little better for target work. The 45ACP would be better for follow-up shots.

At this point the thin grip panels of the DW fit my hands better, but I had no trouble with the wrap-around variety on the Delta. Even though I typically hate those type of grips, they don't feel too bad and they certainly are grippy.

The sights on the Colt are very visible, so I don't think I'll change them out.

deadite

bac1023
08-17-2011, 19:25
https://store.intermediaoutdoors.com/product_images/r/646/10GA191111__22243_zoom.jpg

Her shop is in Michigan and she's the daughter of Russ Carniac, another famed Custom 1911 Smith.




I need to pick up this mag.

glock2740
08-17-2011, 19:36
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/026.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/028.jpg

Nice blend job!

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/029.jpg

Next, I may need to find some custom grip panels with Delta medallions...

deadite
Great looking gun! :thumbsup:

TACLOAD
08-17-2011, 19:50
I love Delta's!

Folsom_Prison
08-17-2011, 20:04
Very sweet Deadite!! Happy B-Day.


A.J.

Angry Fist
08-17-2011, 20:11
Swingin! :drool:


Getcha some Swampfox!

http://www.swampfoxgunworks.com/swampfox/product.php?productid=17527


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Angry Fist
08-17-2011, 20:12
BTW... Happy Happy! :cheers:

4949shooter
08-17-2011, 20:22
Very nice Delta.

Congrats!

midliferally
08-17-2011, 20:24
Happy BDay Deadeye Deadite. Nice present fo sho....Many more!!

deadite
08-17-2011, 20:24
I need to pick up this mag.

It's got a lot of cool stuff in it. Recommended!

deadite

deadite
08-17-2011, 20:25
Great looking gun! :thumbsup:

I love Delta's!

Very sweet Deadite!! Happy B-Day.


A.J.

Swingin!
.

BTW... Happy Happy! :cheers:

Very nice Delta.

Congrats!

Happy BDay Deadeye Deadite. Nice present fo sho....Many more!!

Thanks, guys!

deadite

nolt
08-17-2011, 20:41
deadite that thing is fantastic.

ive got a 10mm razorback that gave me fits for quite some time feeding and ejecting. ive gotten it reliable but to anyone thats asked ive said that if i had it to do over again id get a DE and spiff it up a little.

lately ive been thinking why not do that anyway? yours is pretty much what i would do.

deadite
08-17-2011, 20:49
deadite that thing is fantastic.

ive got a 10mm razorback that gave me fits for quite some time feeding and ejecting. ive gotten it reliable but to anyone thats asked ive said that if i had it to do over again id get a DE and spiff it up a little.

lately ive been thinking why not do that anyway? yours is pretty much what i would do.

I know what you mean. There's just something about the mystique of the Delta Elite...the 10mm chambering, the neat little red triangle symbol...I guess, historically, it re-energized the interest in the 10mm after the Bren Ten. I doubt that I'll ever have a Bren Ten and the 1911 is my favorite gun, so it's perfect for me.

Thanks for the compliment!

deadite

Dwe
08-17-2011, 21:18
Fantastic gun, congrats.

deadite
08-18-2011, 03:10
Fantastic gun, congrats.

Thank you!

Hokie1911
08-18-2011, 06:39
That's awesome. Nice addition, Matt. Happy bday bro.

deadite
08-18-2011, 07:03
That's awesome. Nice addition, Matt. Happy bday bro.

Thanks, my man!