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Mercedesrover
02-20-2012, 19:12
I've got lots of handguns. Autos, single stack, double stack, revolvers, single action, double action, etc. Not sure but I probably have 30 handguns. Love them all. Some go through my carry rotation, some are just range guns, some are just there.

But I don't have a 1911. Don't have a .45 for that matter. I really like the GSG 1911 and think having one and a good .45 are a perfect pair....Just never got around to buying them. I have a couple of Sig P6s and a Mosquito which is almost the exact size and controls, so a good practice gun, but I never did the same with a .45. I know I should, but I haven't.

Question is, can a handgun collection be respectful and adequate without a 1911? Who has an extensive handgun collection but doesn't have a 1911 in it?

12131
02-20-2012, 19:28
I've got lots of handguns. Autos, single stack, double stack, revolvers, single action, double action, etc. Not sure but I probably have 30 handguns. Love them all. Some go through my carry rotation, some are just range guns, some are just there.

But I don't have a 1911. Don't have a .45 for that matter. I really like the GSG 1911 and think having one and a good .45 are a perfect pair....Just never got around to buying them. I have a couple of Sig P6s and a Mosquito which is almost the exact size and controls, so a good practice gun, but I never did the same with a .45. I know I should, but I haven't.

Question is, can a handgun collection be respectful and adequate without a 1911? Who has an extensive handgun collection but doesn't have a 1911 in it?
Question is, why not? :dunno: Whoever telling you otherwise is full of it.
Yes, I have 3 1911s.

Bruce M
02-20-2012, 19:33
If nothing else, it may be interesting to compare the trigger of a 1911 to other pistols.

carbuncle
02-20-2012, 19:40
I don't have a 1911 and I've only shot them a couple of times. I've got a slot for one on my short list, either the SR1911 or the Remington R1, but in order of priority the 1911 is pretty much last. Cool guns, just not a priority for me.

MaximaDrvr
02-20-2012, 19:53
I have 9 handguns, and I only added a 1911 to the stables a couple weeks ago.
I may pick up one or two more eventually, but I don't see what all the fuss is about.

Metal Angel
02-20-2012, 20:00
I don't have one either... No practical application for it IMO... The plan is to get three more Glocks to complete my "tactical" handgun collection, then I will get a couple revolvers and a 1911... But for no other reason than to plink at the range with... When I get one, it will be a nice one, and it will never see a holster.

MoneyMaker
02-20-2012, 20:05
I have had many of them,STI,Kimber,Springfield,Colt,S&W,RockIsland,Very nice gun but only thing i did hate was the sharp straight angle on the backstrap,it always cut into my hand(palm)during any real range time,Just never kept them long enough to have the backstrap reshaped.

Kikon
02-20-2012, 20:12
Here in Chile, I can only have a maximum of 8 guns. 6 as Sport guns and 2 for self defense (average citizen here can only have 2 for self defense). I own 4 sport registered guns, and a 5th is coming my way (SIG 522 .22LR Classic), and maybe soon I'll be buying a Taurus 82 SS4 .38 SPL revolver, so I'm very close to my limit.

In the future I would love to have a 1911A1 S70 Government though, but most likely I will have to import one (VERY expensive!!!), as it seems .45ACP is not very popular here.
Cheers,
David

Wishoot
02-20-2012, 20:14
I do not have a 1911 in my little collection. Yet.

dabigguns357
02-20-2012, 20:15
I don't have one either and i also see no real need for me to have one.I have handled them and i just don't care for them,but that is just my opinion.

jim65809
02-20-2012, 20:22
I don't have a 1911 yet. Been on my short list for quite awhile. I have 3 revolers (.22, .38, .357) and a few semi-auto ( S&W .22, Ruger .380, XDM .9 , .40, and .45). I would like to add a 1911 to my meager collection. I have an opportunity to get first look at an estate sale that is supposed to have a lot of toys. Can't wait.

bac1023
02-20-2012, 20:32
In order to have a well rounded handgun collection, you need at least one 1911.

...just my opinion, of course :)

Cambo
02-20-2012, 20:48
I have rented and borrowed many a 1911 and I just can't warm up to them. I shoot them okay, but I am not a fan of .45 acp ammo prices and I don't like low capacity pistols.

ithaca_deerslayer
02-20-2012, 20:51
I'm not much of a 1911 fan. Historically interesting, but I think something like Glock is a better choice for a gun to actually shoot.

And I'm also not a fan of the way the grip safety feels on them.

I bought a Taurus 1911 aluminum rail, because it was the only 1911 that has felt really good in my hands. Most would say the Taurus is the worst example, but to me it had all the features to have the right feel.

Some would say I still don't have a 1911 :)

HKLovingIT
02-20-2012, 20:58
I've got lots of handguns. Autos, single stack, double stack, revolvers, single action, double action, etc. Not sure but I probably have 30 handguns. Love them all. Some go through my carry rotation, some are just range guns, some are just there.

But I don't have a 1911. Don't have a .45 for that matter. I really like the GSG 1911 and think having one and a good .45 are a perfect pair....Just never got around to buying them. I have a couple of Sig P6s and a Mosquito which is almost the exact size and controls, so a good practice gun, but I never did the same with a .45. I know I should, but I haven't.

Question is, can a handgun collection be respectful and adequate without a 1911? Who has an extensive handgun collection but doesn't have a 1911 in it?

That used to be me until a few months ago. I purchased an ATI Commander size 1911. Get one.
It is really just a lot of fun to shoot.

Certainly your collection can be respectful and adequate without one. It's your moola and likes, but I recommend you get one. Wished I would have gotten one sooner now, but I'd be a lot poorer for buying ammo. A 1911 is a pretty darned American firearm to own. Even if mine was made in the Philippines. :whistling:

quichedem
02-20-2012, 21:01
I've shot a couple, and like them, but I don't have one. I just can't justify what they sell for/people pay.

HKLovingIT
02-20-2012, 21:08
I've shot a couple, and like them, but I don't have one. I just can't justify what they sell for/people pay.

Mine was strictly for range fun so I got a Philippine import for $430. From what I've learned they aren't junkers either. It's no Baer, Brown or Wesson, but we like it.

http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1381174

Running like a champ.

jwhite75
02-20-2012, 21:11
I have 5 handguns,,,a 1911 is next.

iluv2viddyfilms
02-20-2012, 21:18
Here in Chile, I can only have a maximum of 8 guns. 6 as Sport guns and 2 for self defense (average citizen here can only have 2 for self defense). I own 4 sport registered guns, and a 5th is coming my way (SIG 522 .22LR Classic), and maybe soon I'll be buying a Taurus 82 SS4 .38 SPL revolver, so I'm very close to my limit.

In the future I would love to have a 1911A1 S70 Government though, but most likely I will have to import one (VERY expensive!!!), as it seems .45ACP is not very popular here.
Cheers,
David

Is there a reason a person can only have eight guns in Chilli? I can only think that it has to do with the straw purchase if they are trying to keep guns restricted to certain individuals.

jrs93accord
02-20-2012, 21:21
To me, and a few others here, no collection is complete without at least one 1911 in it. Of the 176 firearms in my collection, 123 of them are pistols. Of those, 81 are 1911s, two of which are 9mm. I have a total of 88 .45ACP pistols.

No 1911s in a collection? Get on the stick. Make JMB a happy man.

mingaa
02-20-2012, 21:24
I'm interested in hi cap DOA and striker pistols and deep cover single stack 9s & 40s. I'll probably never own a revolver or a 1911 - it's a matter of taste and choice of tool. I like semi auto shotguns and rifles as well. I'm not a gun collector, I'm a gun user. I only have 11 firearms. Maybe 20 would be nice but I sell the ones that evolve out of use and move ahead to perceived improvements. That's the short story.

Diesel McBadass
02-20-2012, 21:26
I dont have one, to be fair i only turned 21 back in july and plan to get one eventually. A new set of tires for my car, a new laptop, a new revolver, then a new 1911, in that order.

Dalton Wayne
02-20-2012, 21:35
Here is my EDC

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/Daltonlwayne/100_1895.jpg

12131
02-20-2012, 21:35
In order to have a well rounded handgun collection, you need at least one 1911.

...just my opinion, of course :)
I respect your opinion, but you're still full of it.:tongueout::supergrin:

bac1023
02-20-2012, 21:37
I have 5 handguns,,,a 1911 is next.

:thumbsup:

bac1023
02-20-2012, 21:41
I respect your opinion, but you're still full of it.:tongueout::supergrin:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

bac1023
02-20-2012, 21:42
To me, and a few others here, no collection is complete without at least one 1911 in it. Of the 176 firearms in my collection, 123 of them are pistols. Of those, 81 are 1911s, two of which are 9mm. I have a total of 88 .45ACP pistols.

No 1911s in a collection? Get on the stick. Make JMB a happy man.
:goodpost:

DoubleWide
02-20-2012, 21:53
Just don't warm up to them.

1. Manual safety
2. Grip safety
3. teardown
4. Low capacity
5. Lack of grip - though I have found some that cover that.
6. Price - not a no, but it's hard to drop a grand on a gun that you don't really like a lot.

Metal Angel
02-20-2012, 22:01
it's hard to drop a grand on a gun that you don't really like a lot.

This is my thoughts exactly... I think they are cool, and God knows I like cool things, but they are so impractical that I have to get the practical gun purchases out of the way first... Luckily the practical guns cost anywhere from 1/2 to 1/6 as much as a nice 1911.

thekobk
02-20-2012, 22:04
My next gun will be a 1911 just as soon as someone has one in stock. well at least for the price i am willing to pay.:embarassed:

craig19
02-20-2012, 22:06
I love 1911s, don't see why anyone would not want to own one. Maybe its because I grew up shooting them, but when I hold a 1911, to me, that's how a gun should feel.

Bodyarmorguy
02-20-2012, 22:16
I am thinking this guy may not own any:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfJj90eNIfE&feature=youtu.be

barth
02-20-2012, 22:27
I don't have an extensive collection, 7 handguns.
The various guns fire - 38 special, 357 Mag, 44 special, 44 mag,
9mm, 357 Sig, 40 S&W and 45 acp.

I just don't own anything I will not carry.
And cocked and locked isn't something I'm comfortable with.
I shoot that platform the best though.
Off and on thoughts of a DW Valor dance through my head.
But for now this is my full size combat 45 ACP.
https://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo16/e2/ea/2309f66b6a33__1326476079000.jpghttps://www.t-mobilepictures.com/myalbum/photos/photo09/fd/dd/7da54042b7a2__1327194679000.jpg

mixflip
02-20-2012, 22:39
I dont at the moment but I have in the past. I want a Rock Island Armory just because its affordable and made in the Philippines... like my Grandpa lol.

geo80
02-20-2012, 22:44
yeah no need for a 1911 here . I got my glocks ...

Javelin
02-20-2012, 23:02
I am presently 1911'less. I went all polymer but have been looking back thinking that I might love an old 8 round 40oz holster hugger again.

:crying:

SauerChoi
02-21-2012, 00:22
I don't own any real 1911s but I do own a SA EMP in 9mm. Mainly due to ammo cost but I miss the .45 too much. Next on the list is a Dan Wesson VBOB.

cowboy1964
02-21-2012, 00:30
I've been debating getting one but frankly it's not the most practical choice for me and I have other things higher on my list. One reason I HAVEN'T gotten one yet is I simply don't know what to get. Oh, that, and I don't want to spend more than about $1000.

skeeter7
02-21-2012, 01:26
Closest thing to a 1911 that I have is the Springfield EMP 40. I reload 40 and refuse to start reloading another caliber. One is enough for me. I just do a ton of it to feed all my 40's. Haha!

Mr.Reignman
02-21-2012, 01:59
Here is my EDC

http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/Daltonlwayne/100_1895.jpg

why no speedloaded brosef?



As for me, i have a 1911.... Did the Kimber/Colt/Springfield thing... also had RIA's, Taurus, Charles Daly etc etc.....

Bottom line to me is the "cool factor" isn't worth me carrying it... I'm much more proficient with a Glock...

NEOH212
02-21-2012, 02:03
In order to have a well rounded handgun collection, you need at least one 1911.

...just my opinion, of course :)

:agree:

ZekerMan
02-21-2012, 03:24
Back in the 80s I used to have 3-4 .45 1911s and a Para-Ordnance .40 1911 style but they all went away and I don't plan to replace them, Glocks are fine with me.

bac1023
02-21-2012, 06:01
yeah no need for a 1911 here . I got my glocks ...

Cool, have fun with those. :whistling:

CajunBass
02-21-2012, 06:17
I don't have one anymore. I've owned two over the years, both Colts, a 70 Series Government Model, and a 1991A1 Commander. They were both nice guns, I didn't have any problems with either. Back in the day I shot the GM quite a bit when I was shooting with a local IPSC club.

I just don't want one anymore. I don't really want any semi's anymore. I've got a couple of Smith & Wesson 39-2's but they're more for looking at than shooting.

I think I hate chasing brass.

TN.Frank
02-21-2012, 06:23
I've had a few of em' over the years. Even built one on an Essex frame once. Just can't get into Cocked n' Locked carry. :cool:

I don't have
I think I hate chasing brass.

This has always been one of the big reasons why I get out of semi-autos and back into revolvers. As a handloader and being somewhat OCD I hate not being able to find even a single case after I get done shooting. No such problem with a revolver.

Kikon
02-21-2012, 07:20
Is there a reason a person can only have eight guns in Chilli? I can only think that it has to do with the straw purchase if they are trying to keep guns restricted to certain individuals.

Hi, you're right on. They try to avoid having big quantities of guns flooding the country and bad guys having access to them by means of stealing them. People here are not very "gun oriented/conscious" so many buy one for self defense but know nothing in regards of being ready to use it and properly store it at home, so it ends up "sleeping" in a closet (most of the times fully loaded) until a burglar stole it or a kid finds it and shoots him/herself or his/her friends while playing with it. :upeyes: Sad, but true.
Cheers,
David

CBennett
02-21-2012, 07:24
I dont have one anymore..why too much $$$ for a good one. i debated a good 1911 or a M1 Garand for my next 'big" purchase..the M1 won out...I dont know as if i will ever get a 1911...maybe a RIA someday..those seem to be the only ones in my $$ range. I used them in the Army and had a friends Colt Gold Cup for years when he had some problems and needed $$(with the stipulation that when he got back on his feet he could buy it back and he eventually did...ive not had one since he bought it back in 1990 or there about)

joecoastie
02-21-2012, 08:11
yeah no need for a 1911 here . I got my glocks ...

No need for a Glock here, I've got my 1911s.....
:wavey:

BulldawgGlock
02-21-2012, 09:10
I sold mine. You know how it is when get the fever for another gun and you know that you could trade a safe queen in towards it. Well, thats what happened to my only 1911. I am planning on snatching up a Ruger SR1911 when I can find one though.

KarlThomas
02-21-2012, 09:14
I don't. I want one pretty badly though. My next purchase is probably going to be an older smith wheelgun, and then a 1911 of the GI variety after that.

Dalton Wayne
02-21-2012, 09:26
why no speedloaded brosef?




I carry my 442 as a BUG I do carry a speed strip.

KingWalleye
02-21-2012, 09:30
I am holding until next year when Glock is launching its new single stack, polymer framed, single-action 1911.
It sure is gonna be sweet.

Cream Soda Kid
02-21-2012, 10:26
I'm not much of a 1911 fan. Historically interesting, but I think something like Glock is a better choice for a gun to actually shoot.

And I'm also not a fan of the way the grip safety feels on them.

I bought a Taurus 1911 aluminum rail, because it was the only 1911 that has felt really good in my hands. Most would say the Taurus is the worst example, but to me it had all the features to have the right feel.

Some would say I still don't have a 1911 :)

Taurus 1911ís are pretty good guns. I have stainless steel one that Iíve had for a few years now. It works perfectly well, I donít recall ever having a failure to feed or eject with it, and I've shot it a lot. Itís more accurate than I am.

I know a lot of people like to put them down as cheap guns but theyíre not. Theyíre well made.

Maybe those detractors have just had bad luck with them, I donít know. But it works well enough for me. I have enough confidence in it to carry it at times. (When my bad back allows for it, that is.)

stsai465
02-21-2012, 12:45
No 1911 here. My next gun will likely be a CZ Czechmate, which will likely burn my entire 2012 gun budget. Other guns on my list include some C&Rs (want to get a Garand, among others), and a FNP-45 Tact I'm looking at. If/when I do get a 1911, it will likely be a STI mid-range ($1000-$1500 or so).

possum_128
02-21-2012, 12:55
Had one, a Springfield, could not hit the side of a barn with it. Traded it for an AK. I'll take my Glock 30 over a 1911 any day. More ammo, no safety to mess with, no hammer to snag, lighter to carry and will shoot anything I run in it. 1911's are nice to look at but I feel a 30 is a better choice for me. Hell I don't even own an AR either! I must be crazy, I don't plan on buying a 1911 or an ar anytime soon if ever.

possum_128
02-21-2012, 13:00
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VinnieD
02-21-2012, 13:15
I currently lack a 1911. Mostly because I'm more of a revolver guy, and before that just a shotgun guy. Once I have enough revolvers I'll explore the world of Semi-auto and a 1911 will be the first on the list.

hardbargin
02-21-2012, 13:27
my collection is not extensive only have 8. i donot have a 1911 only because i only want the military 1911 and are way to high priced for me. did i make any sense of the matter?:upeyes:

Tallahassee
02-21-2012, 13:27
I have one 1911 right now, I'm hoping to pick up a couple more this year.

Prices of some of them in the last year or so really have gone nuts, but there are still great values out there. I think the new Ruger is a great deal as long as you can find it for $750 or so, same for the Range Officer except I'd go up to around $800 for that. If you're looking to get into semi customs, some of the Les Baers below $2000 are a great buy.

There are some that in my opinion are over priced now, though. I've been looking at Kobra Carries for about 6 months, but with the two price increases in the last year, I don't think it's worth it to me any more. There are other guns for the same amount of money or less that I'd rather buy.

But, with all that said, I would never want to be without a 1911. It's my favorite platform as far as semi automatic pistols go for many reasons. And, if you live in a place like I do that has capacity restrictions, I don't see how you can do much better.

RMTactical
02-21-2012, 16:54
I bought my first 1911 in 2009 and am officially addicted. I own 4 now.

Veedubklown
02-21-2012, 17:19
In order to have a well rounded handgun collection, you need at least one 1911.

...just my opinion, of course :)

I don't think I've ever disagreed with Bac, and I don't see a reason to start now.

I have 5 pistols, and my first 1911 is on it's way. Talk about excited.

no_agenda
02-21-2012, 17:58
Cool, have fun with those. :whistling:

Lol typical high end 1911 user response....

Jason D
02-21-2012, 18:24
I have a lot of 1911's.
The M1911 was the first gun I ever bought.

Ruggles
02-21-2012, 18:36
I only have 1911s in my handgun "collection", nothing else. Well a Sig 238 but that us as close to a 1911 as you can get to a 1911 without it being one IMO :)

That being said I think you can have a "complete" collection without one in it.

Still the best handgun platform ever made so it is your loss :tongueout:

glockuser268
02-21-2012, 18:57
I don't have yet, but if Glock will make one then i'll have one.

Presscheck40
02-21-2012, 19:06
I don't have yet, but if Glock will make one then i'll have one.

Yea what he said!!

Wyoming
02-21-2012, 19:14
In order to have a well rounded handgun collection, you need at least one 1911.

...just my opinion, of course :)

You are too nice, it should be the law. Tax credit for the ones that need help funded by those who don't own any guns at all. :whistling:

frostamp
02-21-2012, 19:22
I had one, sold it.
Colt Officers Model 1911

Jamomatic

drooling over the TRP, someday......

JLA
02-21-2012, 19:34
I don't have one just yet. I am waiting for the Ruger, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting......

Teecher45
02-21-2012, 19:35
That being said I think you can have a "complete" collection without one in it.

Still the best handgun platform ever made so it is your loss :tongueout:
Hey Ruggles, I usually agree with most of what you have to say, so let's have a civil conversation. I spend a lot of time looking/reading and less time posting.
What makes it the best?
I have owned six 1911's in my lifetime. Only 1 would shoot a better group than my 21 (Kimber), but it wouldn't feed the 165 gr. Cor-Bon's. Ever. The next best was a SA railed Operator. Still wouldn't feed my two favorite loads (the 165's) and 230 gr. GD, and wouldn't group as well as my 21. The 2 worst was my last Colt Commanders. I have a Colt AR and really wanted to love those commanders, but couldn't. Wouldn't eject my old mil-surp 230 gr. FMJ and the triggers was horrible.
Can't say ergo's because I love the way the 21 and 30 fits my hand. Can't go with capacity.
Honestly curious...

RMTactical
02-21-2012, 19:47
Hey Ruggles, I usually agree with most of what you have to say, so let's have a civil conversation. I spend a lot of time looking/reading and less time posting.
What makes it the best?
I have owned six 1911's in my lifetime. Only 1 would shoot a better group than my 21 (Kimber), but it wouldn't feed the 165 gr. Cor-Bon's. Ever. The next best was a SA railed Operator. Still wouldn't feed my two favorite loads (the 165's) and 230 gr. GD, and wouldn't group as well as my 21. The 2 worst was my last Colt Commanders. I have a Colt AR and really wanted to love those commanders, but couldn't. Wouldn't eject my old mil-surp 230 gr. FMJ and the triggers was horrible.
Can't say ergo's because I love the way the 21 and 30 fits my hand. Can't go with capacity.
Honestly curious...

Interesting. None of my 1911's have any particular struggles with reliability.

Ruggles
02-21-2012, 19:51
Hey Ruggles, I usually agree with most of what you have to say, so let's have a civil conversation. I spend a lot of time looking/reading and less time posting.
What makes it the best?
I have owned six 1911's in my lifetime. Only 1 would shoot a better group than my 21 (Kimber), but it wouldn't feed the 165 gr. Cor-Bon's. Ever. The next best was a SA railed Operator. Still wouldn't feed my two favorite loads (the 165's) and 230 gr. GD, and wouldn't group as well as my 21. The 2 worst was my last Colt Commanders. I have a Colt AR and really wanted to love those commanders, but couldn't. Wouldn't eject my old mil-surp 230 gr. FMJ and the triggers was horrible.
Can't say ergo's because I love the way the 21 and 30 fits my hand. Can't go with capacity.
Honestly curious...

Nothing but my opinion :supergrin:

Honestly I shoot the 1911 platform better than any other so it is best for me. If I could shoot the S&W K frame series of handguns half as well as a 1911 the I think I would carry one of those.

I think capacity is fine at 6 rounds or more. I do not think that anyone is at a real world disadvantage if they are not carrying 15+ rounds in their handgun. I know other disagree but that is just my .02.

The 1911 is a very nice platform but I do not think anyone is strange for not liking it. It comparison to most other platforms it is heavier, more expensive, more complex manual of arms, lower capacity, can be finicky in short barrel version etc. I think it advantages outweigh any of those "disadvantages" and in fact think some are non issues IMO.

I would say everyone needs to spend a little time with a 1911, if it is not for you then move on to something else. No harm no foul. I did so with Glock (27 & 23) and they just were not my choice.

The biggest problem we have these days is so many choices in handgun :rofl:

hogship
02-21-2012, 19:55
I can see how some of the younger shooters wouldn't think a 1911 wouldn't be essential for a "complete" collection......but the older shooters, like myself, think it's mandatory!

\ooc

bac1023
02-21-2012, 21:02
No need for a Glock here, I've got my 1911s.....
:wavey:

That's more like it. :thumbsup:

bac1023
02-21-2012, 21:03
Lol typical high end 1911 user response....

That's your first post?

Wow :faint:

bac1023
02-21-2012, 21:04
I don't think I've ever disagreed with Bac, and I don't see a reason to start now.

I have 5 pistols, and my first 1911 is on it's way. Talk about excited.

Cool :cool:

Can't wait to see pics! :supergrin:

Ruggles
02-21-2012, 21:13
That's your first post?

Wow :faint:

He joined in 2009.......I guess he was saving that first post up for something special.... :supergrin:

Sheepdog Scout
02-21-2012, 21:15
I don't own one. Perhaps someday. But if I never do, oh well. There are many other handgun platforms out there that I like a lot more.

Farmalljon
02-21-2012, 21:38
20 years ago I bought a used Llama 1911 clone. I LOVED that thing. I paid $250 for it. I was really impressed. it almost never jambed, and accuracy was decent. Hard times forced me to sell it for $350 about 15 years ago. I have not owned another 1911, but oddly enough, I'm shopping.......

ScrapMetal
02-21-2012, 21:54
I currently do not. I did own a Wilson KZ-45 that I regret selling. Other than a range gun, the traditional 1911's serve absolutely no purpose for me. I did however, just order a Nighthawk Talon FLX in 9mm.

bac1023
02-21-2012, 22:07
He joined in 2009.......I guess he was saving that first post up for something special.... :supergrin:

:rofl:

Yeah, I'll be anxiously waiting another three years for his reply. ;)

2garfields
02-21-2012, 22:18
Don't have one yet, thinking to get a Kimber, or a Ruger (Depends on the waiting list)

hogship
02-21-2012, 22:49
http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL431/781008/1425902/261797916.jpg

I only have one, but it's a dandy! The 1911 is an American icon, a symbol, or standard of our country, and the men who made it great in the last century.........

You just have to have one to understand how this pistol fits the American path to greatness. When you have it in your hands and shoot it.....then......you might understand!

ooc

kansasboy91
02-22-2012, 01:00
I have 2 M1911's and I would say get either an RIA or an Auto-Ordanance the Auto's are 100% American made.

Tallahassee
02-22-2012, 02:36
Don't have one yet, thinking to get a Kimber, or a Ruger (Depends on the waiting list)

The Ruger is an outstanding value, it's too bad they aren't more available.

Atlas
02-22-2012, 02:58
I'm a normal heterosexual American male, so of course I own a 1911.

For actual carry and use I prefer my Glock G36 at least 10 to 1, but I own a nice basic Srpingfield 1911 and a Springfield Compact.

CajunBass
02-22-2012, 03:01
Lol typical high end 1911 user response....

That's your first post?

Wow :faint:

Gee bac. How are you going to go on, after that witty response? I'll bet you feel SO ashamed that you got put down so eleoquently....:supergrin: :rofl:

bac1023
02-22-2012, 05:21
I'm a normal heterosexual American male, so of course I own a 1911.



:rofl:


:goodpost:

bac1023
02-22-2012, 05:22
Gee bac. How are you going to go on, after that witty response? I'll bet you feel SO ashamed that you got put down so eleoquently....:supergrin: :rofl:

Yeah, I'm still trying to put the pieces back together after that response. ;)

SigFTW
02-22-2012, 10:32
I'm a normal heterosexual American male, so of course I own a 1911.

:rofl::rofl:

You cannot be a serious collector if you don't have a 1911!! Just kidding!!:tongueout: however you are missing out on a fun gun to shoot, I love my 1911.

nathanours
02-22-2012, 11:44
Picked up my first 1911 a year ago. Had it customized to how I wanted it and never thought of looking back.

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss199/glock19_9mm/IMAG0200-1.jpg

http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss199/glock19_9mm/IMAG0199-1.jpg

AustinTx
02-22-2012, 13:04
I have 2 M1911's and I would say get either an RIA or an Auto-Ordanance the Auto's are 100% American made.

If, RIA is Rock Island Arsenal, mine was made in the Philippines.

bac1023
02-22-2012, 13:22
If, RIA is Rock Island Arsenal, mine was made in the Philippines.

He meant Auto Ordnance is American.

Veedubklown
02-22-2012, 13:50
Cool :cool:

Can't wait to see pics! :supergrin:

Yer not gonna like it, Bac. It's plastic, and high-capicity. It's like the trans-gender, of 1911's. It's sexy up top, but once you look down, you might be a bit turned off.

No adam's apple or man hands, though. Promise! Just kinda ugly in the face.

bac1023
02-22-2012, 14:25
It's all good, my friend. :cool:

SpringerTGO
02-22-2012, 15:26
Generally speaking, if you are going to collect anything, it should be something that interests you.
With all of the years (and varieties) that guns have been produced, you could easily have an amazing collection without a 1911 in it. For that matter, unless you are going vintage, how many truly collectable new 1911's are out there? Customs come and go.
My handguns are all relatively modern, and I enjoy shooting 1911's. That said, I don't think I would be missing anything if I didn't have one. There are lots of great choices these days.

Teecher45
02-22-2012, 17:04
Interesting. None of my 1911's have any particular struggles with reliability.
My father and I own a range in W KY and I get to shoot a lot of different guns.
If you have never had a 1911 with some sort of reliability issue you have been a very lucky man. Go play the lottery.

Teecher45
02-22-2012, 17:09
Nothing but my opinion :supergrin:

Honestly I shoot the 1911 platform better than any other so it is best for me.
That's good enough for me.
I agree about the capacity thing. It never bothered me, especially if I have an extra mag on me.
When/if the gen 4 36 comes out it will get serious consideration from me.

AustinTx
02-22-2012, 17:16
He meant Auto Ordnance is American.

either an RIA or an Auto-Ordanance the Auto's are 100% American made.

That's the post that I read. You're better than me. I couldn't tell it meant, only Auto Ordinance. Another internet rumor attempted.

BrewerGeorge
02-22-2012, 17:43
I have 12 guns at last count and none is a 1911. My old roomate owned one years ago (Norinco I think?) and I shot it several times, but never came to feel comfortable with it. I don't like the grip angle or how high the bore axis is. The cost is hard for me to justify, too, when I can buy 2 or 3 guns I actually like for the price of a middling 1911.

Edit: I went to the gun store last December with the express purpose of buying one of the Rock River versions, but as soon as I handled it I decided against it again. Just not my cup of tea.

bac1023
02-22-2012, 17:46
I went to the gun store last December with the express purpose of buying one of the Rock River versions, but as soon as I handled it I decided against it again. Just not my cup of tea.

To each his own.

That's Rock Island, by the way. :cool:

nathanours
02-22-2012, 17:52
My father and I own a range in W KY and I get to shoot a lot of different guns.
If you have never had a 1911 with some sort of reliability issue you have been a very lucky man. Go play the lottery.

My 1911 pictured above I bought last year has 4000+ rounds through it and has never had a jam of any kind. It has seen mostly ball and about 6 types of hollow points.

It has actually been more reliable than my Glock 19. The Glock had 2 FTEs in the first 40 rounds but has been 100% since. In fact, the only guns I have to never have a malfunction are my 1911 and my Makarov. I've had all 3 of my revolvers fail to reset after a bit of my glove got caught behind the trigger and the guard.

bac1023
02-22-2012, 17:55
My father and I own a range in W KY and I get to shoot a lot of different guns.
If you have never had a 1911 with some sort of reliability issue you have been a very lucky man. Go play the lottery.

I guess that makes you an expert. :dunno:

I've got 60+ 1911s with no reliability issues. Maybe I should go buy a few Powerball tickets. :whistling:

Teecher45
02-22-2012, 19:47
I guess that makes you an expert. :dunno:

I've got 60+ 1911s with no reliability issues. Maybe I should go buy a few Powerball tickets. :whistling:
Yeah, maybe you should.
I expected more from you bac. But I guess everyone has their cross to bear...
I guess the next thing you are going to tell us is that you've never seen a 1911 have any issues.
I am no expert, but I do have experience. I am also an LEO instructor and have seen thousands upon thousands of rounds shot through "those evil, horrible plastic pistols" between corrections, P&P, and troopers with very, very few malfunctions. But even the amount of time I have on the range I wouldn't ever say I have dealt with any type of pistols and not seen a malfunction. I've seen S&W revolvers completly lock-up that had nothing to do with a glove. It did have to do with improper maintenance.
So, yeah, maybe you should go and buy a couple.

bac1023
02-22-2012, 21:24
Yeah, maybe you should.
I expected more from you bac. But I guess everyone has their cross to bear...
I guess the next thing you are going to tell us is that you've never seen a 1911 have any issues.
I am no expert, but I do have experience. I am also an LEO instructor and have seen thousands upon thousands of rounds shot through "those evil, horrible plastic pistols" between corrections, P&P, and troopers with very, very few malfunctions. But even the amount of time I have on the range I wouldn't ever say I have dealt with any type of pistols and not seen a malfunction. I've seen S&W revolvers completly lock-up that had nothing to do with a glove. It did have to do with improper maintenance.
So, yeah, maybe you should go and buy a couple.

That's fine, no big deal.

I've seen 1911s malfunction and I've had a lemon in the past. However, my current models are as reliable as any pistol in my collection. I've had more issues with my Glocks than 95% of my 1911s.

Rancher
02-23-2012, 11:41
I used to own a Colt Government 1911 that I got in I think around 1984. It was the first of only two .45's I have owned, the other was a Smith 4506 which I carried as a duty weapon. I never fell in love with either for whatever reason and have sold both and don't regret either sale.

Ammo cost is a factor in my reason for not even considering another. I have shot my BIL's duty Glock in .45 and like it, just not enough to start up another caliber/magazine stock up around here.

Rancher

ithaca_deerslayer
02-23-2012, 13:26
That's fine, no big deal.

I've seen 1911s malfunction and I've had a lemon in the past. However, my current models are as reliable as any pistol in my collection. I've had more issues with my Glocks than 95% of my 1911s.

I'm guessing you don't keep too many lemons in your stable.

They probably get tossed, and in comes the quality replacements :tongueout:

bac1023
02-23-2012, 14:32
I'm guessing you don't keep too many lemons in your stable.

They probably get tossed, and in comes the quality replacements :tongueout:

Actually, not really.

The lemon I was referring to was a Para Warthog. I owned it about 8 years ago and it wouldn't feed a mag without an issue. I wouldn't even call it a 1911 though.

jbp84
02-23-2012, 14:37
I don't have a 1911.


That's going to change Saturday when I pick up my new NM-prefix Springfield Range Officer :)

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jrs93accord
02-23-2012, 15:56
I'm guessing you don't keep too many lemons in your stable.

They probably get tossed, and in comes the quality replacements :tongueout:

For myself, I have been very fortunate when it comes to firearms. I have had no problems with any of my 1911s (all 81 of them). I had some minor problems with an old HP and a STAR B, but I fixed those.

bac1023
02-23-2012, 17:07
I don't have a 1911.


That's going to change Saturday when I pick up my new NM-prefix Springfield Range Officer :)

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Congrats! :cool:

glock2740
02-23-2012, 17:26
Lol typical high end 1911 user response....

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/troll_2-1.jpg

glock2740
02-23-2012, 17:28
I love 1911's. Everyone should own at least one. :cool:

Kang
02-23-2012, 17:31
i have 1 but thinking of letting it go.

Wastelander
02-23-2012, 17:32
I don't have a 1911 yet. One of these days I'll pick one up.

adamg01
02-23-2012, 17:37
I don't collect or buy guns just for range use. All of my handguns get carried or used for home defense at some point.
If my case, I just feel like their are much better choices for those categories than a 1911. I would rather a Sig 220 if I was to buy a single-stack .45. I prefer DA/SA or DAO for self defense. The closest thing I got to a 1911 is a Cz-75 PCR.

I think if you are a collector though, a 1911 is a must.

bac1023
02-23-2012, 17:39
i have 1 but thinking of letting it go.

:faint:

bac1023
02-23-2012, 17:41
I think if you are a collector though, a 1911 is a must.

You've got that right, Adam. :cool:

I carry a 1911, but even if you have no practical use for one, I think a collection is much more complete with at least one 1911.

Veedubklown
02-23-2012, 18:40
You've got that right, Adam. :cool:

I carry a 1911, but even if you have no practical use for one, I think a collection is much more complete with at least one 1911.

It is the quintessential representation of what the single action trigger is supposed to feel like. It's what all competition hand gun triggers are compared to. For any firearm collector, there must be at least 1 example of a fine, crisp, breaking glass rod.

I'm curious to see which of your 60+ 1911's you carry. You switch off every friday, or have 1 that you carry 365?

AustinTx
02-23-2012, 23:32
I don't have a 1911.


That's going to change Saturday when I pick up my new NM-prefix Springfield Range Officer :)

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Good for you, I think that's just about the best buy around, right now. A really nice example of Springfield quality. Wish I could afford one.:snoopy:

bac1023
02-24-2012, 05:43
I'm curious to see which of your 60+ 1911's you carry. You switch off every friday, or have 1 that you carry 365?

I actually carry my Kimber Pro CDP II.

Its the only 1911 I own with an aluminum frame.

Andrewsky
02-24-2012, 08:04
The only 1911 that really interests me is the original John Moses Browning design. I can't get excited about $1,000 guns full of cheap parts with questionable reliability records and goofy tactical "upgrades."

bac1023
02-24-2012, 08:51
It is the quintessential representation of what the single action trigger is supposed to feel like. It's what all composition hand gun triggers are compared to. For any firearm collector, there must be at least 1 example of a fine, crisp, breaking glass

Well said :cool:

ithaca_deerslayer
02-24-2012, 09:54
For myself, I have been very fortunate when it comes to firearms. I have had no problems with any of my 1911s (all 81 of them). I had some minor problems with an old HP and a STAR B, but I fixed those.

Ok, let me see if I understand this. You have 81 1911's, and other than with 2 of them, you've never had any jams or failure to extract or slide not locking back or anything?

You and Bac, together, got what about 150 1911's and only 3 that had any problems. That's pretty good statistically. Almost as good as Glock.

Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with the 1911 format. I'm unsure why the grip safety is there, and it bugs me on most of them I've held, but nothing especially wrong with it. I like the general feel and pointability of my straight gripped Taurus :)

Historically they did a great job as a US sidearm.

.45ACP isn't too bad of a cartridge.

On the downside, the capacity is low compared to the wonder nines and the fourties.

And while the safety is well placed and ergonomic (for right handers), I've still seen lots of guys fumble with it.

The jams I've seen a plenty probably cannot take away from the design itself, but more likely the many different manufacturers and their varying quality control.

And finally, I would love to own a Colt 1911, just for the heck of it. Perhaps I should go shopping :)

SC Tiger
02-24-2012, 09:57
I don't have one. I had a Springfield but sold it. It was a piece of junk. Kind of soured me on the design, although I beleive that if John Browning saw the modern iterations of the 1911 he would not be pleased.

SigFTW
02-24-2012, 10:02
To each his own.

That's Rock Island, by the way. :cool:

Have you been to the Rock River Arms site?
Coming soon the RRA 1911 Poly????:wow: I think I will pass!

Dr. Strangelove
02-24-2012, 10:20
This devolved into 1911's Vs. Glocks quick.

Back to the original question: I think a 1911 should be represented in any handgun 'collection'.

A lot of people here are talking about usability and ammo capacity. I don't think that's really relevant.

Love it or hate it, the 1911 (Like the Glock) is an icon and is one of the most important gun designs in history. I feel like it has earned a place in every collection.

If he's looking for something for defense or the range, that's one thing, but you can't deny the 1911's significance.

Then again, I'm biased. I only have one gun and it's a 1911.

ithaca_deerslayer
02-24-2012, 10:50
...Back to the original question: I think a 1911 should be represented in any handgun 'collection'.

A lot of people here are talking about usability and ammo capacity. I don't think that's really relevant.
...

What is a collection?

A collection of stuff that works?

A collection of stuff made in Switzerland between 1950 and 1962?

A collection of stuff other people like?

A collection of stuff that played a role in wars?

A collection of stuff with historical significance?

A collection of misfit toys?

bac1023
02-24-2012, 16:11
Have you been to the Rock River Arms site?
Coming soon the RRA 1911 Poly????:wow: I think I will pass!

I saw that.

I agree, the hell with that.

bac1023
02-24-2012, 16:11
What is a collection?

A collection of stuff that works?

A collection of stuff made in Switzerland between 1950 and 1962?

A collection of stuff other people like?

A collection of stuff that played a role in wars?

A collection of stuff with historical significance?

A collection of misfit toys?

Very true. One can have all sorts of collections.

Veedubklown
02-24-2012, 16:47
What is a collection?
A collection of misfit toys?

I'd say that's probably the closest to mine. I have quite a few rifles, even though I'm not an avid hunter nor target shooter. Same with shotguns, but I do enjoy dusting clays. Even with the 1911 I just bought, I doubt it will replace the carry duty of my glock 26. It's not just an accumulation of firearms though, I've bought each one with an intent and purpose. Most we bought model specific. Some were just, "I need a bolt action 22 or an auto-loading shotgun".

Have you been to the Rock River Arms site?
Coming soon the RRA 1911 Poly????:wow: I think I will pass!

http://www.rockriverarms.com/images/products/1911_poly.gif

:dunno: What's wrong with it? I actually like it. I don't understand the grip panels though. It's single stack, right?

Veedubklown
02-24-2012, 16:54
Ok, let me see if I understand this. You have 81 1911's, and other than with 2 of them, you've never had any jams or failure to extract or slide not locking back or anything?

You and Bac, together, got what about 150 1911's and only 3 that had any problems. That's pretty good statistically. Almost as good as Glock.

Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with the 1911 format. I'm unsure why the grip safety is there, and it bugs me on most of them I've held, but nothing especially wrong with it. I like the general feel and pointability of my straight gripped Taurus :)

Historically they did a great job as a US sidearm.

.45ACP isn't too bad of a cartridge.

On the downside, the capacity is low compared to the wonder nines and the fourties. What about wide-body 1911s, in doublestack?

The jams I've seen a plenty probably cannot take away from the design itself, but more likely the many different manufacturers and their varying quality control.

And finally, I would love to own a Colt 1911, just for the heck of it. Perhaps I should go shopping :)

A guy I in my club, explained the italisized portion, perfectly. He has a colt 1911A1, origional. He uses it for IDPA CDP. Only thing he's ever done to it, is sent it back to colt to be reblued. Twice. It was one of his first guns (older guy) and he's shot alot of compititions and seminars with it. He's gotten lots of flak from other guys about his "working 1911". Guys come up to him, and ask who did the work on it? Colt. "Oh, you had the colt custom shop build it? That's cool I had a beaver tailed wonder thingy majigger and polished my feed ramp so I can shave it in, super dupety mags and blah blah blah." No, colt. As it, Colt, the same colt that's been around for over 100 years. You can still see the machine marks on his internals. It rattles when you shake it, puts holes in targets well enough, and will feed brass casings. Joy to shoot.

Oh, he also lowered the ejection port. Reloader.

tinman517
02-24-2012, 17:10
Question is, can a handgun collection be respectful and adequate without a 1911? Who has an extensive handgun collection but doesn't have a 1911 in it?

I love my 1911s. However, a handgun collection without the said should not carry any less weight.

Teecher45
02-24-2012, 17:38
A guy I in my club, explained the italisized portion, perfectly. He has a colt 1911A1, origional. He uses it for IDPA CDP. Only thing he's ever done to it, is sent it back to colt to be reblued. Twice. It was one of his first guns (older guy) and he's shot alot of compititions and seminars with it. He's gotten lots of flak from other guys about his "working 1911". Guys come up to him, and ask who did the work on it? Colt. "Oh, you had the colt custom shop build it? That's cool I had a beaver tailed wonder thingy majigger and polished my feed ramp so I can shave it in, super dupety mags and blah blah blah." No, colt. As it, Colt, the same colt that's been around for over 100 years. You can still see the machine marks on his internals. It rattles when you shake it, puts holes in targets well enough, and will feed brass casings. Joy to shoot.

Oh, he also lowered the ejection port. Reloader.
I would give almost anything If one of my 1911's would have been that good, honestly. Especially one of my Colts. I love the Commander, but they were horrible.
I want so bad to say "I may have to try the lottery again someday and buy another" but I want so bad to not be down on 1911's and sound negative. But I may have to give them another try soon.

Jameson4all
02-24-2012, 17:53
Some helpful advice, do not buy a 1911. Once you do, you will get the itch for ed browns and nighthawks and it will go down hill from there.

AustinTx
02-24-2012, 18:33
What is a collection?

A collection of stuff that works?

A collection of stuff made in Switzerland between 1950 and 1962?

A collection of stuff other people like?

A collection of stuff that played a role in wars?

A collection of stuff with historical significance?

A collection of misfit toys?

My collection is whatever GUNS that I happen to own, at any particular time. According, to my wife, your last item is probably a good description.:snoopy:

Rustin
02-25-2012, 03:37
Had a kimber but sold it. I will get another 1911 some day. Right now glocks work best for me.

Kang
02-25-2012, 15:37
http://i624.photobucket.com/albums/tt330/WUTANGWilly/Weapons/springfield1911a1.jpg

Kang
02-25-2012, 15:38
Had a kimber but sold it. I will get another 1911 some day. Right now glocks work best for me.
same here i got my 1911 because a friend wanted a newer gun so the price was right.

Veedubklown
02-25-2012, 18:28
same here i got my 1911 because a friend wanted a newer gun so the price was right.

lol, good deal! "Yeah, just slide that crappy 'ol 1911 this way. Go buy yerself a new plastic wonder-9."

AustinTx
02-25-2012, 20:56
What's a 1911?

Bought my first, a Colt, in 1967. That was the only new, commercial 1911 available, then. Believe it or not, Colt was the only manufacturer, then. I carried it many a mile, for LE and it still looks new. Right now, it's in the original box that it came in, wrapped up, in the original brown wax paper. The price sticker is still on the bottom, of the box, $94.50. Before I'm corrected about the Colt as the only 1911, I don't consider the Star or LLama, to be 1911s.

Curiosity:
I replaced the Colt plastic grips, early on, with wood and left the new ones, in the box. Last month, I decided to put the original plastic grips back on. They won't fit, now. The grip holes are about 1/8 to 1/4 inch too close together. Maybe some warm water can do something.

The 1911 market, in 1967, consisted of US surplus guns, by all the war time manufacturers. A lot of the old WWII guns had the frames cut and sold as scrap steel. Some people were welding those old frames up and building guns, with surplus parts. Some wouldn't be the right length and malfunction prone, to put it mildly.

Kang
02-25-2012, 22:04
lol, good deal! "Yeah, just slide that crappy 'ol 1911 this way. Go buy yerself a new plastic wonder-9."

Lol between me and the wife we have 5 glocks and I'm about to get a 6th 1 from a friend.

fwm
02-26-2012, 11:33
First handgun I ever shot was my 'uncles' Army issue .45 colt he managed to get back to the states, when I was about 8. (First rifle was his M1. Learned real quick the movies had it wrong. Hiding behind a tree will only get you killed harder)

Anyway, I have quite a few guns. Each one fills a need that the others don't. Don't have a 1911. I don't 'target' shoot in the conventional sense, and I am not in a combat situation, so I have no need of a 1911.

deadite
02-26-2012, 13:14
I'm a normal heterosexual American male, so of course I own a 1911.

Thanks for my new sig line. ;)

deadite

bac1023
02-26-2012, 13:18
Thanks for my new sig line. ;)

deadite

That is a great line. :cool:

Tallahassee
02-26-2012, 16:23
Some helpful advice, do not buy a 1911. Once you do, you will get the itch for ed browns and nighthawks and it will go down hill from there.

Isn't that the truth? I just put money down on my 3rd 1911, and first semi custom. I already want more :crying:

thekobk
02-26-2012, 16:49
Well i need to edit my sig.:whistling:. I pick up my new http://regentarms.com/products/models/r200s.html Tuesday. Fist 1911.

hogship
02-26-2012, 17:02
(First rifle was his M1. Learned real quick the movies had it wrong. Hiding behind a tree will only get you killed harder)



I would be interested in hearing a little more about this.......

:supergrin:

ooc

bac1023
02-26-2012, 17:03
Well i need to edit my sig.:whistling:. I pick up my new http://regentarms.com/products/models/r200s.html Tuesday. Fist 1911.

Congrats! :cool:

I own that one and have been impressed.

bac1023
02-26-2012, 17:03
Isn't that the truth? I just put money down on my 3rd 1911, and first semi custom. I already want more :crying:

Which one would that be? :)

NMG26
02-26-2012, 17:10
Dang! I thought you where giving one away!

I joined the Army in 1986 and was issued a 1911 at that time. Soon after they switched them out for Berettas.

I've been eying some compact 1911s for some time now, just have not bought one yet.

thekobk
02-26-2012, 19:17
Congrats! :cool:

I own that one and have been impressed.

Thanks. I wanted an American Classic but when I saw this it was a done deal.

Tallahassee
02-26-2012, 19:48
Which one would that be? :)

I got a used Rock River 1911 Carry. Pics to come when I bring it home :supergrin:

jrs93accord
02-26-2012, 19:54
What's a 1911?

Bought my first, a Colt, in 1967. That was the only new, commercial 1911 available, then. Believe it or not, Colt was the only manufacturer, then. I carried it many a mile, for LE and it still looks new. Right now, it's in the original box that it came in, wrapped up, in the original brown wax paper. The price sticker is still on the bottom, of the box, $94.50. Before I'm corrected about the Colt as the only 1911, I don't consider the Star or LLama, to be 1911s.

Curiosity:
I replaced the Colt plastic grips, early on, with wood and left the new ones, in the box. Last month, I decided to put the original plastic grips back on. They won't fit, now. The grip holes are about 1/8 to 1/4 inch too close together. Maybe some warm water can do something.

The 1911 market, in 1967, consisted of US surplus guns, by all the war time manufacturers. A lot of the old WWII guns had the frames cut and sold as scrap steel. Some people were welding those old frames up and building guns, with surplus parts. Some wouldn't be the right length and malfunction prone, to put it mildly.

Does your '67 Colt look something like this one?

http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/4461/001fx.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/263/001fx.jpg/)

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7969/002ajh.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/339/002ajh.jpg/)

jrs93accord
02-26-2012, 19:56
Congrats! :cool:

I own that one and have been impressed.

Me too.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/004-4.jpg

bac1023
02-26-2012, 20:53
I got a used Rock River 1911 Carry. Pics to come when I bring it home :supergrin:

Awesome

Congrats! :cool:

bac1023
02-26-2012, 20:53
Thanks. I wanted an American Classic but when I saw this it was a done deal.

Both are good options.

Tallahassee
02-26-2012, 22:06
Awesome

Congrats! :cool:

Thank you. I've wanted a RRA 1911 for a little while now, so I just had to jump on this one.

38 Super Fan
02-26-2012, 22:39
I got a used Rock River 1911 Carry. Pics to come when I bring it home :supergrin:
Very nice grab! :thumbsup:

TexasVine
02-26-2012, 23:17
Lol typical high end 1911 user response....

Interesting first post. What buyers guide did you author?

DeputyAlex
02-26-2012, 23:39
I have had a few 1911's at various times. I never felt I had to keep them forever I never got attached to them. Now I have a couple of hi-powers that I will never sell I take them to the range at least once a week. The 1911 is a great design one of the greast ever, I just prefer hi-powers . While the US had the 1911 the rest of the world had hi-powers.

hagar
02-27-2012, 08:26
Same here, I own a lot of handguns but no 1911. Neither the pistol nor the cartridge impresses me much after watching failure after failure with them. I have never seen any handgun jam as much as 1911's, and I am talking Colts, GI models, clones, cheap ones, expensive ones, they all failed at one point or another. As for the round, back in AZ me and a friend were shooting at a washing machine some awesole left in the desert, the 9mm would zip through it both sides, the 45 actually bounced off and almost hit me. Even my 32 auto had better penetration. If I did buy one it would be a delta Elite in 10mm. My final pet peeve with them is that stupid grip safety, I hate it about as much as I hate muzzle brakes on AR15's!

AustinTx
02-27-2012, 10:43
Does your '67 Colt look something like this one?

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It looks like your picture #3. The lighting makes #1 & 2 look like SS. Except: The C, in the S/N is at the beginning, of mine instead of the end, of the S/N stamp.

Does yours have a little cutout, in the front recoil spring plug, to capture the front end, of the recoil spring? Mine does and it's the only one that I have seen. It keeps the recoil spring from launching, when you remove the barrel bushing.

SigFTW
02-27-2012, 10:52
I got a used Rock River 1911 Carry. Pics to come when I bring it home :supergrin:

Can't wait to see it!!! Gratsz!!!

SigFTW
02-27-2012, 11:01
Same here, I own a lot of handguns but no 1911. Neither the pistol nor the cartridge impresses me much after watching failure after failure with them. I have never seen any handgun jam as much as 1911's, and I am talking Colts, GI models, clones, cheap ones, expensive ones, they all failed at one point or another. As for the round, back in AZ me and a friend were shooting at a washing machine some awesole left in the desert, the 9mm would zip through it both sides, the 45 actually bounced off and almost hit me. Even my 32 auto had better penetration. If I did buy one it would be a delta Elite in 10mm. My final pet peeve with them is that stupid grip safety, I hate it about as much as I hate muzzle brakes on AR15's! (?????????)

There is so much wrong in your post! :shocked:
:popcorn:

M&P15T
02-27-2012, 11:04
Not me, not interested.....

But then, I'm not a "collector". I can't spend money on stuff I won't get serious use out of, or safe-queens.

TheGrimReaper
02-27-2012, 12:13
I don't own anymore 1911 or HighPowers. I sold them all and bought Glocks. I might get another one in the Future in 10MM.

STI
02-27-2012, 12:40
Here's a couple.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p266/LenaHorse/1911xxx.jpg

STI
02-27-2012, 12:59
Same here, I own a lot of handguns but no 1911. Neither the pistol nor the cartridge impresses me much after watching failure after failure with them. I have never seen any handgun jam as much as 1911's, and I am talking Colts, GI models, clones, cheap ones, expensive ones, they all failed at one point or another. As for the round, back in AZ me and a friend were shooting at a washing machine some awesole left in the desert, the 9mm would zip through it both sides, the 45 actually bounced off and almost hit me. Even my 32 auto had better penetration. If I did buy one it would be a delta Elite in 10mm. My final pet peeve with them is that stupid grip safety, I hate it about as much as I hate muzzle brakes on AR15's!

I hope you mean this as a joke, if not you sure have lots to learn,

jrs93accord
02-27-2012, 14:22
It looks like your picture #3. The lighting makes #1 & 2 look like SS. Except: The C, in the S/N is at the beginning, of mine instead of the end, of the S/N stamp.

Does yours have a little cutout, in the front recoil spring plug, to capture the front end, of the recoil spring? Mine does and it's the only one that I have seen. It keeps the recoil spring from launching, when you remove the barrel bushing.

My Colt is a high polished blued finish. My 1950 Colt Commercial is the same way. In reference to the recoil plug, mine has a little tab inside that allows the plug to grasp the spring.

jrs93accord
02-27-2012, 14:23
Here's a couple.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p266/LenaHorse/1911xxx.jpg

Hey Brian,

Recognize the carpet?

12131
02-27-2012, 14:29
Hey Brian,

Recognize the carpet?
:rofl:

STI
02-27-2012, 14:34
thats the best 1911 picture I have ever seen!! Could not resist posting it.

12131
02-27-2012, 14:50
thats the best 1911 picture I have ever seen!! Could not resist posting it.
Yours?

AustinTx
02-27-2012, 16:23
My Colt is a high polished blued finish. My 1950 Colt Commercial is the same way. In reference to the recoil plug, mine has a little tab inside that allows the plug to grasp the spring.

THAT little TAB is exactly what I'm asking about. I wish someone would make them available for sale. I would buy several.

Your #3 picture showed the Royal Blue color, but the lighting made your first 2 pictures just look shiny. Colt only made blue and nickel plate as far as I know, back then. I spent about 30 minutes playing with the blue and nickel, when I bought it. The nickel was $20 more $114.50. I don't care much for pistols that aren't blue.

The feed ramp had deep machining marks running cross ways, with the feed direction. I polished that out with 600 grit emery cloth, wrapped around a wooden dowel and that gun will feed lead semi wad-cutters, now.

A'boy
02-27-2012, 16:37
I've owned two: an SA Loaded and a Kimber TLE/RL. I miss the Kimber.

jrs93accord
02-27-2012, 16:47
THAT little TAB is exactly what I'm asking about. I wish someone would make them available for sale. I would buy several.

Your #3 picture showed the Royal Blue color, but the lighting made your first 2 pictures just look shiny. Colt only made blue and nickel plate as far as I know, back then. I spent about 30 minutes playing with the blue and nickel, when I bought it. The nickel was $20 more $114.50. I don't care much for pistols that aren't blue.

The feed ramp had deep machining marks running cross ways, with the feed direction. I polished that out with 600 grit emery cloth, wrapped around a wooden dowel and that gun will feed lead semi wad-cutters, now.

The 1911 (IAC Regent) in the third pic actually has a matte black/parkerized type finish.

Here is a blued Cimarron Arms 1911. It has one of the most beautiful blued finishes I have ever seen on a 1911.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/003-5.jpg

bac1023
02-27-2012, 18:27
That does look nice James.

I wish the finish was available when I got mine. I just don't want two of the same model. :sigh:

jrs93accord
02-27-2012, 19:44
That does look nice James.

I wish the finish was available when I got mine. I just don't want two of the same model. :sigh:

There is a subtle difference in the rollmarks on the two pistols. If you look on the parkerized model, you will have a circle around the horse/rider. The blued model does not have that circle.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/005-7.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/004-4.jpg

bac1023
02-27-2012, 19:59
I wonder if any of the later models have the circle.

Those parked models we got were some of the first ones shipped.

fnfalman
02-27-2012, 20:18
The blued finish on the Cimmaron is pretty badass. So is the bright polished nickel plated finish (RIA not Cimmaron).

I think that SAM of Phillipines makes better, more consistent quality pistols but ARMSCOR got the beautiful finishes down pat.

bac1023
02-27-2012, 20:28
I think that SAM of Phillipines makes better, more consistent quality pistols but ARMSCOR got the beautiful finishes down pat.

The Armscor finishes are certainly very good.

Metro actually does some hard chroming that looks decent.

jrs93accord
02-27-2012, 20:32
The Armscor finishes are certainly very good.

Metro actually does some hard chroming that looks decent.

So very true.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/001-5.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/003-4.jpg

AustinTx
02-27-2012, 23:57
The 1911 (IAC Regent) in the third pic actually has a matte black/parkerized type finish.

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The matte finish explains why it looks so good, I think. It didn't reflect the light as much as the other 2 pictures. Nice pistols.

Airhasz
02-28-2012, 00:00
Old mans gun...:rofl:

AustinTx
02-28-2012, 00:09
Old mans gun...:rofl:


Is that supposed to mean something or, are you just playing with the keyboard?

Airhasz
02-28-2012, 00:18
Is that supposed to mean something or, are you just playing with the keyboard?

No playing here friend...

bac1023
02-28-2012, 03:10
Old mans gun...:rofl:

Is that supposed to mean something or, are you just playing with the keyboard?

No playing here friend...

In that case, I suggest you learn something first noob.

...unless, of course, you're trying to come across clueless. :whistling:

joecoastie
02-28-2012, 05:54
Old mans gun...:rofl:

Do your parents know you're on the internet?

SigFTW
02-28-2012, 08:58
Old mans gun...:rofl:

Because you can't afford to buy one :whistling:

2garfields
02-28-2012, 09:13
Just picked up my first 1911 few days ago,it was a Ruger SR1911.

SigFTW
02-28-2012, 09:26
Just picked up my first 1911 few days ago,it was a Ruger SR1911.

Congratulation!!!!!!

:needspics:

jrs93accord
02-28-2012, 10:47
Just picked up my first 1911 few days ago,it was a Ruger SR1911.

Congrats on picking up such a nice pistola. There are several of us here that have one. I got mine a few months back after waiting five months.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/003-8.jpg

Now we need to see yours. :supergrin:

Airhasz
02-28-2012, 14:36
Because you can't afford to buy one :whistling:

All right..All right...I figured I would take a beating for that comment:tongueout:

Maybe it's time I buy one and enjoy some target shooting with it. Do they come in .22cal? I was thinking of getting a .22cal for inexpensive plinking. If anyone knows if this is a good idea for the 1911 let me know.:embarassed:

kmrcstintn
02-28-2012, 14:44
just sold my Sig Sauer 1911 Scorpion & my Beretta PX4 Storm since I am downsizing and the money will help with bills

thekobk
02-28-2012, 15:17
no range time yet but here are some pix.

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SigFTW
02-28-2012, 15:20
All right..All right...I figured I would take a beating for that comment:tongueout:

Maybe it's time I buy one and enjoy some target shooting with it. Do they come in .22cal? I was thinking of getting a .22cal for inexpensive plinking. If anyone knows if this is a good idea for the 1911 let me know.:embarassed:

:supergrin:
I use the 22 conversion with my 1911. If I had to do it all over I would just buy a dedicated .22 1911, you can pick one up for a good price, around $300.

scccdoc
02-28-2012, 15:27
To me, and a few others here, no collection is complete without at least one 1911 in it. Of the 176 firearms in my collection, 123 of them are pistols. Of those, 81 are 1911s, two of which are 9mm. I have a total of 88 .45ACP pistols.

No 1911s in a collection? Get on the stick. Make JMB a happy man.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
If there's no gun enthusiasts in your will..................lol,DOC

AustinTx
02-28-2012, 16:19
All right..All right...I figured I would take a beating for that comment:tongueout:

Maybe it's time I buy one and enjoy some target shooting with it. Do they come in .22cal? I was thinking of getting a .22cal for inexpensive plinking. If anyone knows if this is a good idea for the 1911 let me know.:embarassed:

I don't know much about internet, but isn't that what some folk call a troll?

Thanks,
bac1023
joecoastie
SigFTW
:snoopy:

Airhasz
02-28-2012, 17:32
I don't know much about internet, but isn't that what some folk call a troll?

Thanks,
bac1023
joecoastie
SigFTW
:snoopy:

I have no idea what you mean???

bac1023
02-28-2012, 20:32
Just picked up my first 1911 few days ago,it was a Ruger SR1911.

Awesome

Congrats! :cool:


:needspics:

bac1023
02-28-2012, 20:34
All right..All right...I figured I would take a beating for that comment:tongueout:

Maybe it's time I buy one and enjoy some target shooting with it. Do they come in .22cal? I was thinking of getting a .22cal for inexpensive plinking. If anyone knows if this is a good idea for the 1911 let me know.:embarassed:


The 22lr models are getting better. I wouldn't exactly call them 1911s, but they look and feel somewhat like the real thing.