Post pictures of your 1911

Discussion in 'Carolinas 1911 Forum' started by Hunter, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Headspace

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    If I had as much money as Warren Buffett, it wouldn't be enough to buy all the guns I've thought I'd like to have. I'm not even what I would call a collector; my gun safe looks kind of like the local animal shelter. Lots of barking going on, but no two dogs are alike. I go for one of whatever type I've been interested in, although I may go for more than one caliber/gauge in a type if I like them well enough. The mix can get interesting; I have a .22, a .32, two .38 Spl, one .357, a 9mm, a 10mm, a .40, and now a .45 in pistols/revolvers. I suppose the closest thing to a true "collection" I have is three SxS shotguns of one brand, in 20, 16, and 12 gauge. Even it's not complete or perfect, I need a .410 (which are fairly rare and too expensive), and the ages of the three I have span 24 years.
    One thing I can say about the guns I own: there's not a safe queen among them. I shoot them all, and I reload for them all (except of course the .22 rimfires).

    I bought a IWB holster for the 1911 today, it's a simple sleeve-type leather with a metal clip (de Santos #85). I've also got a nice Galco molded leather belt holster on order, should have it mid-week. Good guns should live in leather, not nylon or plastic.
     
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  2. sigsauerstx

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    Here is my latest acquisition 4293427_orig.jpg
     
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    Only have one. But it's a good one IMO. DW.JPG
     
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    I'll make up for it with some Colt porn later tonight maybe. Until then....

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    At least you didn't post a Glock 37. That would require a beating.
     
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    No, the 30s I like. The 37 is stupid. :) I'm weird, apparently I only like glocks or 1911s enough to keep them...and glocks in only 9mm or 45 acp. Well, the 30s is my first 45 acp glock. The jury is still out. I'm currently thinking i'd enjoy a single stack 9mm glock or a glock 34 more than the 30s
     
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    If Glock made this their slogan "Glock perfection" would be closer to the truth!
     
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    Even a cerakoted 1944 Inglis BHP looks better in this thread than the embarrassment in ForumSurfer's post... ;)

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  13. edwardyoung

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    I went a different direction, lately. I picked up a nicely tuned Norinco
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    And a Rock Island. I've never seen a non-GI model that came with a GI guide rod set-up
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    Not very artsy pictures, I know
     
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  14. edwardyoung

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    image.jpeg A.nd here's a Clackamas Kimber that EGW did back when they were doing custom work. That's their E-treat finish. Nice, accurate gun
     
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    Very nice Hi Power. That's probably what I want to get next, but I just want a meat-and-potatoes Mk I.

    JMB= John Made it Best
     
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    Actually, I can't stand it! I want to bead blast the cerakote and parkerize it like it was originally.
    Might shoot it tomorrow.
     
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    I need a blued browning in my life with a spur hammer [​IMG]
     
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    This one may get me banned. Look what I found in the infamous blue box!!!!!![​IMG]

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    I just threw up in my mouth a little....you need a time out! :)
     
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    I'll try and slowly get us back on point here.....nothing too crazy, let's start with a 1911 in .22 lr from 1980....
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    Let's see if we can get the train back up on the tracks :)
     
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    this'll help, too... late 60s LW Commander w/ Chip McCormick Ultra Thin stocks and 24/7 sights.

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    I've gotten rid of this particular Colt. I really, really, really, really like these Esmeralda grips. I can't bring myself to sell them and they don't look right on my other Colt's. I think my only option is to find a new Colt.

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    Doesn't look right on my Rail Gun...

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  23. sigsauerstx

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    Here is my latest acquisition.
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    I never noticed Nighthawk Custom serial numbers start with NC. Now it seems cooler :p
     
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    Today, I removed the full length guide rod in my Colt Commander and replaced it with stock parts.
    Well, it is a Colt guide rod, but it's a Nighthawk Custom recoil spring plug. Then I installed a Cylinder & Slide Light Sear Spring.
    Trigger is real nice now! I think I'm done... when the night sights go out, I'll replace 'em... but I'll leave the hammer and beavertail as is.

    This picture was taken with the FLGR installed.

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    This showed up on Friday. Hope to get it out sometime this week. The little mark the safety is just some oil that wiped off.
     
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    Nice DW ECO. .45 or .9mm? The .9mm is at the top of my short list. Let us know how she shoots. Congrat's on the purchase.
     
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    It is a 45. I've got a good stable of compact 9's. Didn't have anything under Commander size in 45. This is my 3rd Wesson. I think I may be crossing into fan boy territory.
     
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    Yep...you are headed that way - toward the DW addiction - I'm right behind you. I've got the DW Guardian in .9mm and the V-Bob in .45. They are both great but the Guardian is so much fun to shoot. The DW's are hard to beat dollar for dollar.
     
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