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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by rich105759, Apr 1, 2007.

  1. spydercofanatic

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    My baby Havent seem many like her (1 actually) Got a set of Punisher grips in mind B U T :broke: so maybe later
     

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    Very Nice! Awesome! :highfive:
     
  3. beagle

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    How do you like your McDaniel II crossdraw?

    Thanks.
    B.
     
  4. NinjaClerk

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    Picked up a stainless Taurus 1911 :smitten: on Friday...and sadly I still have not had a chance to take it to the quarry. *sigh* I'd get a lot more things done if I didn't have to go to work everyday. :brickwall: I will read up on posting pics to see about putting a photo of it (and my other children) here for you all to see.
     
  5. jenkinma

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    Venerable Springfield 1911A1... caressed it just yesterday.

    Side note; picked up a 250 round box of ammo at Wally last weekend for a mere $81. .230 gr Thought it was a good deal :roof:
     
  6. Synaptic Misfire
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    Beagle,

    I LOVE IT!

    THe ride is nice a little cant to the rear and sits low in the pants which helps to hide that beefy grip. Sam's work is second to none, it is hands down the nicest piece of leather work I've ever seen.

    I have a matching IWB mag holder on order too.

    The only negative is Sam will tell you 6 weeks but expect much longer. Mine took 18 weeks or so, I did not mind the wait just would liked to have known it would be that long.
     
  7. nypdblue

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    Colt Defender. This pistol is very concealable. The barrel is only 3 in. And the recoil is not as bad as you would think.
     
  8. DemskeetSkeet

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    Awesome guns guys! Does anyone know what the cheapest 1911 compact there is out there?

    Thanks
     
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    I am betting that the Llama or a Norinco would be the cheapest. I know the Llama used to be known for steel that was too soft.

    To be honest I would not try to go lowest price on a 1911. How about going top of the bottom third in price.
     
  10. DemskeetSkeet

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    Well I want to go with a kimber but just not sure.

    Anywhere online that I can check prices out?
     
  11. Synaptic Misfire
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    Armscor sells under the name Rock Island Armory, they can be had for as little $360 and are VERY nice pistols.
     
  12. molawns

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    You can get a rough idea of prices at GalleryofGuns.com . They have the GunGenie search (gungenie.com) you can use to look up 1911's.
     
  13. jemhouston

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    A friend of mine bought a Norinco. He liked it, but he ran into some trouble. After replacing all the springs with Wolf springs, it ran much better.
     
  14. DemskeetSkeet

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    Thanks for all the suggestions guys! I turn 21 on Friday and plan on taking a course for concealed pistol license here in Michigan so it makes it a little easier to buy firearms(mainly pistols because it's a pain in the butt to buy pistols without one).

    I will take a gander through all the stuff you guys told me. Also do they make compact 1911's in .45 or .44?

    I don't think 9mm will satisfy me(not even sure if 1911's are 9mm, granted I know my guns and ammunition but just don't know anything about 1911's.

    Thanks again
    -Matt
     
  15. phaserrifle

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    the 1911 is THE .45, the origional, the one the gun the round was created for (as far as I know)
    any 1911 not in .45 isn't a 1911.
     
  16. DemskeetSkeet

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  17. JonSidneyB
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    Actually it was the 1905 what was the original .45 acp.
     
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    John Browning actually had it developed in 1904.

    I think I will go find a picture.
     
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    I am not 100 percent sure on that. Several cartridges with 23mm cases were created by John Browning. The .38 auto is the same length as the .45 acp and predates it. There was also .41 caliber cartridge of the same length. The 1905 was made in each one of these calibers. The .38 auto was in his 1900 model also. I think perhaps that the 1911 is actually misnamed. The 1905 started evolving, some think that by 1907 it was a gun different enough to be considered a new model. The Colt 1910 is what won the service trials and some minor changes were made and it was adopted in 1911.

    The common theme is the use of the 23mm length casing. Using a 19mm length casing is not size efficient unless you shorten the grip frame. You also have a longer stroke than is needed. With cartridges of the same length is no issue to make the same gun in all of these chambering. The only difference would be the breech face, the barrel, the magazine, and maybe the recoil spring.

    All of these cartridges here made the same length, the gun was not built around the diameter but the length.