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mstennes
12-19-2011, 13:31
I'm looking at getting either a Champion Molan Labe or a Special Forces in grey, I see the biggest differances between the two are chain link on the SF, and no mag well. The Champion Molan Labe has snake skin, and the mag well, so it looks like both would need a few items added like a ambi safety (I'm a lefty), and or a mag well if I go SF. Which is the better way to go here? I'm not familiar with either the snake skin or chain link so I have no idea which is the better grip surface. Am I missing something else here, and which one would be the better way to go?

nastytrigger
12-19-2011, 13:43
Didn't I hear the Molan Labe will be discontinued?

mstennes
12-19-2011, 13:48
Didn't I hear the Molan Labe will be discontinued?

Yes I have this week to order, or get one off GB, before the price rise, than send it back for a ambi safety.

bac1023
12-19-2011, 13:54
I would just go with the SF, personally.

mstennes
12-19-2011, 14:37
I would just go with the SF, personally.
Bac, I was hoping you would chime in here. Curious as to whys that?

fnfalman
12-19-2011, 15:36
Special Forces is done to death. Special Forces this, Special Ops that.

How many guns do you have that you can actually yell, "Molon Labe!!!"? And make fun of Athenian boy lovers.

extremist
12-19-2011, 16:52
I would get the Champion Molon Labe, I love mine. Special ordered through Jerry Hammond with no FCS and with a gold bead front sight rather than tritium.

I think the "snakeskin" front strap and mainspring are very unique and comfortable.

Here's a pic of mine: http://www.lenaburgs.net/images/EdBrown/EBMolonLabe2.JPG

I'm getting ready to order a new unique Ed Brown. Bare slide Special Forces slide with basically the Molon Labe frame ("snakeskin" front strap/mainspring with magwell).

Jerry is the man :)

James

Carrots
12-19-2011, 17:44
He is actually a crook.

fnfalman
12-19-2011, 17:48
He is actually a crook.

This Jerry dude is a crook?

Carrots
12-19-2011, 18:16
Yep,

He was caught red handed selling a used gun as a new one.

Rinspeed
12-19-2011, 18:47
Yep,

He was caught red handed selling a used gun as a new one.




:faint:

faawrenchbndr
12-19-2011, 18:50
Yep,

He was caught red handed selling a used gun as a new one.

I remember that........:faint:

glock2740
12-19-2011, 19:24
I'd go EE if I was getting a Brown. I don't like the feel of snakeskin or chainlink. I do like checkering though.

Officer's Match
12-19-2011, 19:32
Yep,

He was caught red handed selling a used gun as a new one.

Yeah, that really surprised me too.

extremist
12-19-2011, 19:38
He is actually a crook.

Proof?

He has a stellar reputation on the other boards, so call me skeptical.

James

Carrots
12-19-2011, 20:01
No, he has a "steller" reputation on one other board.

Page 3 and 4 here pretty much tell the story.

http://www.1911addicts.com/showthread.php?1360-What-pissed-you-off-about-tos/page3





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Guy orders a new gun to a custom spec from Jerry Hammond (see post 29):

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=295548&page=2

Gun arrives, owner says he shot 500 rounds through it and reports problems with the finish:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=324202

Slide is refinished by Baer and buyback of the pistol betwwen dealer and buyer agreed:

http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=324606

And then here is the same pistol listed up and sold as "factory new" by "Mr Integrity" himeself Jerry Hammond:

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=249946789

Screen shots of the auction:


http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt123/r_sellers/Hammond1.jpg

http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt123/r_sellers/Hammond2.jpg

http://i604.photobucket.com/albums/tt123/r_sellers/Hammond3.jpg

Carrots
12-19-2011, 20:06
Oh and all of that was posted on the one board where Hammond enjoys golden boy status. Of course the thread there was deleted.

mstennes
12-19-2011, 20:16
Oh and all of that was posted on the one board where Hammond enjoys golden boy status. Of course the thread there was deleted.

Gee, Imagine that, I saw this happen with a KTM engine on another board, the board the seller was highly thought, locked and deleted the whole thing, then they banned anyone who who asked any questions or brought it up.

glock2740
12-19-2011, 20:54
Oh and all of that was posted on the one board where Hammond enjoys golden boy status. Of course the thread there was deleted.
So true.

38 Super Fan
12-19-2011, 23:18
Yep,

He was caught red handed selling a used gun as a new one.
:shakehead: You would think JH is the nicest guy ever if you looked at some of his posts. Selling a used 1911 as new? That's low.

fnfalman
12-19-2011, 23:31
:shakehead: You would think JH is the nicest guy ever if you looked at some of his posts. Selling a used 1911 as new? That's low.

That's not low. That's downright crookery.

knedrgr
12-20-2011, 08:50
If you want a EB, talk to John at 1911Heaven.com

He'll set you straight.

glock2740
12-20-2011, 11:20
If you want a EB, talk to John at 1911Heaven.com

He'll set you straight.
:thumbsup::thumbsup:

38 Super Fan
12-20-2011, 11:53
I'd go EE if I was getting a Brown. I don't like the feel of snakeskin or chainlink. I do like checkering though.

If you want a EB, talk to John at 1911Heaven.com

He'll set you straight.
:agree:

cdunn
12-20-2011, 12:46
I would get the Champion Molon Labe, you can get a SF anytime.

extremist
12-20-2011, 18:01
No, he has a "steller" reputation on one other board.


Fair enough, I now know the rest of the story and understand the viewpoints.

I decided not to order another 1911 at this time from anyone :upeyes: and all I can say is that the single transaction I've done with him for my Molon Labe was superb and professional.

James

mstennes
12-23-2011, 08:06
I would get the Champion Molon Labe, you can get a SF anytime.

I did, I custom ordered one, stealth grey frame, black slide, 25 lpi checkering, and a ambi safety.