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Osborne
07-29-2012, 18:13
I had never shot a 1911 or a .45 until the other day when I got to tryout a Ruger SR1911. Wow!!!! It was amazing!! Best of all I was driving nails with it, shot it much better then my puny Glock 19! Too bad I already have a gp100 on order or I would of got one of these, I'm definitely going to get one next.

For the first time it made me wonder why did our military stop using 1911's? Before I ever shot a .45/1911 I never really questioned it, and thought they knew what they were doing and it was for the greater good, but now I know they were wrong for switching to that weak 9mm Italian junk. And before I shot the 1911 I had planned to get a m9a1 after my gp100 but I'm not anymore.

Osborne
07-29-2012, 18:18
I honestly don't know why anyone would use anything less then a .45 after shooting one. I'm 20 years old very scrawny at 5"11 and 135 pounds and look 5 years younger then I am. If I can handle a .45 that good any man or women should be able to.

glock2740
07-29-2012, 18:21
Welcome to the addiction my friend. :cool:

Osborne
07-29-2012, 18:24
Welcome to the addiction my friend. :cool:

This whole gun thing is an addiction I've never been addicted to anything in my life until I bought that first Glock 19 at the beginning of the year, now I'm up to 4 guns and one currently on order... everything from an Ak to a ruger sr22, never thought it was going to be like this looks like now I'll be picking up a sr1911 a little while after my gp100 comes in....

glock2740
07-29-2012, 18:48
Congrats man! I have the 4"stainless GP100 and love it. Debating about sending it off to Gemini Custom after getting this Gemini Custom SP101 last week. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gemini1.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gemini2.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gemini4.jpg

Hokie1911
07-29-2012, 19:06
Welcome to the addiction my friend. :cool:

Yeah, you're screwed now. Take my word for it, you will try to escape the 1911....but you will be back.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5RnalAoswDg/T3rGUKYkVQI/AAAAAAAAGg4/tEPjNDr1qOk/s1600/35zuqt.jpg

dakrat
07-29-2012, 19:47
love the 1911s. but like Larry Vickers said, they are not for everyone.

Osborne
07-29-2012, 20:26
Congrats man! I have the 4"stainless GP100 and love it. Debating about sending it off to Gemini Custom after getting this Gemini Custom SP101 last week. :cool:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gemini1.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gemini2.jpg

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Gemini4.jpg

That looks beautiful!

The 4 inch stainless is the same one I got ordered :P

Osborne
07-29-2012, 20:28
love the 1911s. but like Larry Vickers said, they are not for everyone.


I dont see how they are not for everyone! If I can handle them like I did anyone can!!!!

countrygun
07-29-2012, 20:51
After a few decades with the 1911 you begin to wonder what all the fuss about new designs is all about:dunno:

and I will bet you will decades from today.

It's flat

it's ergonomic

IF you approach it with an open mind you can shoot it well in a short period of time

Contrary to what some say, it is "safe" yet fast

It really doesn't have to have a high cap mag for most handgun "chores"

Any other handgun that can claim three of those five is doing well, even in this "modern" era.

janice6
07-29-2012, 20:55
Of all the guns I have ever shot, the 1911 is the sweetest.

dakrat
07-29-2012, 21:07
I dont see how they are not for everyone! If I can handle them like I did anyone can!!!!

I am not talking about the recoil. I am talking about newbies and 1911 jams. some 1911 don't come from the factory perfect and thus require a slight tuning and know how. it totally freaks them out when their 1911 does not function and start spewing something like "I paid this amount and it should not happen blah blah blah... I can buy 5 glocks for the same price blah blah blah.. or my favorite one, "I paid $2k for a Les Baer and the grip screw came loose" :rofl::rofl::rofl:

glock2740
07-29-2012, 21:09
I dont see how they are not for everyone! If I can handle them like I did anyone can!!!!
If you shoot it like the guy in your avatar is holding it, (I'm assuming that's you?:dunno:), then Larry Vickers would punch you in the nuts. :rofl:

Osborne
07-29-2012, 22:08
If you shoot it like the guy in your avatar is holding it, (I'm assuming that's you?:dunno:), then Larry Vickers would punch you in the nuts. :rofl:


Thats a Glock 18 with a collapsible stock in the picture, if you look hard you can see the stock it kinda blends. So looks like I would be punching him. :cool:

Osborne
07-29-2012, 22:08
I am not talking about the recoil. I am talking about newbies and 1911 jams. some 1911 don't come from the factory perfect and thus require a slight tuning and know how. it totally freaks them out when their 1911 does not function and start spewing something like "I paid this amount and it should not happen blah blah blah... I can buy 5 glocks for the same price blah blah blah.. or my favorite one, "I paid $2k for a Les Baer and the grip screw came loose" :rofl::rofl::rofl:


I see what you mean lol.

Osborne
07-29-2012, 22:11
After a few decades with the 1911 you begin to wonder what all the fuss about new designs is all about:dunno:

and I will bet you will decades from today.

It's flat

it's ergonomic

IF you approach it with an open mind you can shoot it well in a short period of time

Contrary to what some say, it is "safe" yet fast

It really doesn't have to have a high cap mag for most handgun "chores"

Any other handgun that can claim three of those five is doing well, even in this "modern" era.


With the power the .45 seemed to have I doubt you would have to worry about a high capacity mag. :supergrin:

Berto
07-29-2012, 22:13
Do you see the light.m4v - YouTube

Osborne
07-29-2012, 22:15
Do you see the light.m4v - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX5tfRdkoY0)


Thats exactly how I felt when I shot it. :rofl::rofl:

Berto
07-29-2012, 22:20
The 1911 is one of the easiest pistols to shoot well, it has the right trigger and grip for anyone's hands.

Osborne
07-29-2012, 22:22
The 1911 is one of the easiest pistols to shoot well, it has the right trigger and grip for anyone's hands.


Ugh, and more and more I regret ordering the gp100 instead of a sr1911 when the few sr1911's my lgs got in I could of got one.......

Berto
07-29-2012, 22:24
Don't regret it, the Gp100 is a kickass revolver and everyone needs a good .357mag.

Osborne
07-29-2012, 22:27
Don't regret it, the Gp100 is a kickass revolver and everyone needs a good .357mag.


Thanks, :supergrin: yeah everyone needs a revolver or two in their collection, just will have to plan on getting a 1911 next.

countrygun
07-29-2012, 22:55
I am not talking about the recoil. I am talking about newbies and 1911 jams. some 1911 don't come from the factory perfect and thus require a slight tuning and know how. it totally freaks them out when their 1911 does not function and start spewing something like "I paid this amount and it should not happen blah blah blah... I can buy 5 glocks for the same price blah blah blah.. or my favorite one, "I paid $2k for a Les Baer and the grip screw came loose" :rofl::rofl::rofl:

I like the ones that get one from a custom maker a they have demanded that there be no slack in any of the pistol whatsoever, and they get PO'ed because the ' smith says they should fire 200 rds as a break in.

bac1023
07-30-2012, 05:42
:welcome:

...glad you're seeing the light. :supergrin:

bac1023
07-30-2012, 05:43
Yeah, you're screwed now. Take my word for it, you will try to escape the 1911....but you will be back.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5RnalAoswDg/T3rGUKYkVQI/AAAAAAAAGg4/tEPjNDr1qOk/s1600/35zuqt.jpg

:rofl::rofl:

okie
07-30-2012, 07:07
Many congrats my friend, when you get the revolver trade it for the SR:supergrin:

Osborne
07-31-2012, 00:52
Many congrats my friend, when you get the revolver trade it for the SR:supergrin:

I'll think about it, but I'll probably keep the gp and just save for a sr ;). Hopefully I can get good enough with a 1911 and only carry one bullet in it like you okie because that's all you'll ever need if you had to use it.

Legend has it you only carry one bullet in your spare magazine too.


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glock2740
07-31-2012, 05:26
You won't go wrong with a GP100. Great gun and stout as a tank.

fnfalman
07-31-2012, 06:45
There is no way I'd trade the Ruger GP100 for the Ruger SR. The GP100 had proven itself as a hell stout revolver of interesting characteristics. The SR is just another 1911.

Osborne
08-06-2012, 11:16
Well canceled my gp100 order and got a ruger all American .308 with a trophy xlt 4-12x 40mm DOA 600 Reticle scope and a Harris bipod instead and it still came out cheaper then the gp100 (my lgs gave me a insane deal), my uncle is taking me hunting this winter so figured this would be better to get especially since it would be impossible to get this hunting stuff in my area when it gets closer to season.


I also told my lgs to put me down for a sr1911 ;) he's getting 10 more of them in by the end of the year from where he went to a dealer convention and ordered straight from ruger I just couldn't resist after shooting one ....

RedsoxFan4Lyfe
08-06-2012, 14:48
Welcome to the addiction is right!

When I was about 12 years old. I went out with my dad and uncles and shot my first 1911. It was a 1918 Colt that Grandpa brought back from WW2. Ever since then nothing comes close.

I love my Glock 19, and have owned everything else over the years worth owning, but the 1911 is my favorite without doubt. If I were only to have one handgun the rest of my life, it would be a 1911 in .45acp. No doubt about it.

The Glock 19 is likely the best 9mm ever made and as good as any other world class, service grade 9mm pistol there is, or ever was. Don't sell it short. It's not a 1911, but then, nothing else is.

Singlestack Wonder
08-06-2012, 15:30
Be prepared for all of the 1911 issues you will experience and the epiphany that there is no such thing as drop in 1911 parts.

There's a reason that one of the top 1911 gunsmiths in the country (Larry Vickers) prefers Glocks.

Per Larry: "If one doesn;t take any better care of the 1911 than their lawnmower, get a Glock".

fnfalman
08-06-2012, 16:38
Well canceled my gp100 order and got a ruger all American .308 with a trophy xlt 4-12x 40mm DOA 600 Reticle scope and a Harris bipod instead and it still came out cheaper then the gp100 (my lgs gave me a insane deal), my uncle is taking me hunting this winter so figured this would be better to get especially since it would be impossible to get this hunting stuff in my area when it gets closer to season.

I need to find me a dealer that stocks the American Rifle. It's the first rifle from Ruger that intrigues me.

Osborne
08-06-2012, 18:05
Be prepared for all of the 1911 issues you will experience and the epiphany that there is no such thing as drop in 1911 parts.

There's a reason that one of the top 1911 gunsmiths in the country (Larry Vickers) prefers Glocks.

Per Larry: "If one doesn;t take any better care of the 1911 than their lawnmower, get a Glock".


That's one reason I want the sr1911 rugers warranty is as good as it gets and I take care of my guns I'm really OCD about it I can't stand not to clean them after shooting etc. and I would definitely take care of it more then a lawn mower lol.




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Osborne
08-06-2012, 18:06
I need to find me a dealer that stocks the American Rifle. It's the first rifle from Ruger that intrigues me.

I shot one of my friends and it was amazing. I've heard so much good about them too.


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cowboy1964
08-06-2012, 19:19
In combat you don't shoot at paper bullseyes.

I'd prefer to take a Glock 21 into combat before I took any 1911.

The only reason any particular person shoots a 1911 better is because of the light short trigger. It's not complicated.

Walk Soft
08-06-2012, 19:27
With the power the .45 seemed to have I doubt you would have to worry about a high capacity mag. :supergrin:[/QUOTE]

unless you miss:whistling:

Walk Soft
08-06-2012, 19:29
The only reason any particular person shoots a 1911 better is because of the light short trigger. It's not complicated.


and the added weight makes the gun move less when pulling said light trigger