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1911: Pics and Discussion

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by AC45ACP, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Rick~

    Unless you want to shoot a RIA GI Gov't at 75-feet or beyond, you will be amazed at how instinctive you can point-shoot a 1911 even if it has small GI sights. Inside of 10-yards you really won't need precise sight alignment.
  2. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I really like the GI sights on my 4" RIA...
  3. batjac

    batjac .410

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    Here's a pic of my Springfield A1, made a few simple mods back when I got it in 96

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  4. batjac

    batjac .410

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    Here's my 2 tone Springfield Champion picked up earlier this year, 1997 model I believe, made a few additions to it as well.

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  5. batjac

    batjac .410

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    And finally here was my 1993 Colt Combat Commander "Enhanced" Model I bought new and only ever had function test firing after purchase, spent all these years in the safe but a buddy convinced me to sell it to him a couple of months ago.

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  6. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    Really? GI sights are that nice? They seemed pretty basic and primal lol.... :/
    But I guess that is just like the Brass bead sight on a shotgun :D


    I stopped again and checked it out today after work, I really like it! Grips have to go for sure though... Just as well, and extended safety and extended slide lock/release
  7. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Great lookin shooters batjac!

    I learned how to shoot on my Pop's Combat Commander he's had since the early 70's. One helluva fine weapon. Nice work on those Springers. How much fitting did it take to get that beavertail in the A1?
  8. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    I concur, very good lookin guns!
  9. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Excellent!
  10. batjac

    batjac .410

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    Thanks guys. Wasn't bad, had to do the Champion as well, it turned out a little better IMO. I bought a couple of different jigs from Brownells years ago ( back when the only way you got a beavertail was on a custom made or you did it yourself) My 1st attempt was on an Auto Ordnance late 80's early 90's, always a little nerve racking but learned long time ago anything on a 1911 needs to be slow and in small increment's.
  11. .40-.45

    .40-.45 .270 WIN

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    detal stripped my Kimber for the 1st time yikes) this weekend.

    i have to tell ya it wasnt because of issues it just needed cleaned.

    ended up having to watch a youtube video to get everything back where it belonged but function test and good to go
    [​IMG]
  12. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  13. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    Man, I can't get enough of the 1911's!
  14. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    .40-.45,

    Those look like Gold Dots and CMC 8-rd PowerMags.
  15. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    lol Nitesite, can you guess the bullet weight and fps? :p

    Very nice Kimber! I stroked a Desert Warrior today, again... just stroked and set it back down before just looking at it hurt the wallet haha
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    .40-.45 .270 WIN

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    yes and 8 round Wilson Combats

    I have not used anything but Wilsons in this 1911 not even the factory Kimber
  17. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Moderator Sponsor

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    I'm goin with 230 gr and somewhere in the area of 970 fps. A slow movin rather heavy projectile.
  18. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    I love the argument of what is better:

    Big and Slow or Small and Fast :p
    Personal I don'y want to get hit by either!
  19. oli700

    oli700 12g Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Depends on what your doing, they all have a place.
  20. Itsricmo

    Itsricmo .30-06

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    Roger :) lol I like watching the people that are 100% bias to one or the other fight among each other :D
    I prefer big and slow, thus my horrible addiction to shotgun slugs and the great consideration of the .45 acp in 1911 platform... But the 9mm and rifle calibers have their applications too!

    I would agree on the 230 grain though Rossignol

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