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Re: Lets talk 1911s

#51 Post by bmurph44 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:13 pm

Bucolic wrote:It may have been a little more, certainly less than 650.


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#52 Post by Bucolic » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:20 pm

Altamont does great grips at a good price. I have them on a number of my guns. Good 1022 stocks too ant they now offer AK47 furniture.


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#53 Post by sean » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:09 am

Ive got a sig sss that was having micro-pitting rust issues on the slide. So sig refinished it to have a DLC applied (diamond-like coating).
Absolutely stunning now. I love the silver accenting that they left on it.
Pretty sure i bought it new for about $850
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#54 Post by K9s » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:19 am

My problem with 1911s is that I want to buy several more, but I don't need any more. I have no need for the Ruger SR1911, but I have wanted one for years. And a Colt. And more....

1911s shoot like a dream. They are great looking pistols. And, with the right holster, they are very safe to carry C&L.
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#55 Post by Aztex999 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:04 am

Bucolic wrote:Altamont does great grips at a good price. I have them on a number of my guns. Good 1022 stocks too ant they now offer AK47 furniture . . .
They do indeed. Something happened to their production, though - I was just on their site looking for K/L frame grips for an inbound 686+, and almost all are "Temporarily Unavailable.". I had to go through eBay.

Oh, wait - we're talking 1911s and pics, right?
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#56 Post by 321FLSurfer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:17 am

Did somebody say Kimber?
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#57 Post by Bucolic » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:20 am

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#58 Post by CDFingers » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:29 am

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bmurph44 wrote:Thanks to all that have taken the time to reply.

The only thing missing from this thread is pictures.
Well, now you’re asking for it. ;)

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#59 Post by Bucolic » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:42 am

There is that about buying something like the Sig 1911 , a Kimber, or breaking the piggy bank for an Ed Brown, is that all there is to do then is maybe change the grips and shoot it. No reason to upgrade. This from a guy who has four 10/22s that have no original Ruger parts except the magazines and on which he spent more than $3.5k. Of course, that was before I retired and took a substantial pay cut..


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#60 Post by Bang » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:45 am

Bucolic wrote:There is that about buying something like the Sig 1911 , a Kimber, or breaking the piggy bank for an Ed Brown, is that all there is to do then is maybe change the grips and shoot it. No reason to upgrade. This from a guy who has four 10/22s that have no original Ruger parts except the magazines and on which he spent more than $3.5k. Of course, that was before I retired and took a substantial pay cut..


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#61 Post by Bucolic » Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:59 am

Generally what i did at the outset was to upgrade trigger, bolt, barrel and small parts, using the original receiver. Then I would buy a kidd receiver and build a new one using the Ruger one, etc. I ended up selling a receiver or two. (The Kidd receivers are soooo beautiful). In the end, I just started buying a Kidd receiver and building from there. Kidd now offers a barreled receiver that you can spec any way you like but mine were bought prior.

I sold or gave away a bolt, a trigger group or two and some small parts. I do have a neat little 10/22 carbine that uses the original Ruger receiver and compact stock. It has a Feddersen tapered barrel, a worked-over Ruger bolt, and a cleaned-up Ruger trigger. It’s sorta the red-headed step child in the group but I do like it. I only shoot CCI Velocitors out of it. The others get CCI SV or Wolf Match Extra or the like.

Like any parent, I love all five of them exactly equally and they all shoot remarkably. However, surfing the 10/22 upgrade slippery slope is an insidious sickness that takes your money, and keeps you up at night. Then you buy a CZ bolt gun that nearly outshoots them out of the box...



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#62 Post by MaxwellG » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:56 am

Bucolic wrote:There is that about buying something like the Sig 1911 , a Kimber, or breaking the piggy bank for an Ed Brown, is that all there is to do then is maybe change the grips and shoot it. No reason to upgrade. This from a guy who has four 10/22s that have no original Ruger parts except the magazines and on which he spent more than $3.5k. Of course, that was before I retired and took a substantial pay cut..


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#63 Post by Bucolic » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:07 pm

They are rifles, so I won’t hijack this thread. I’ll start another thread and post some pictures there. They are not as pretty as these 1911s.


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#64 Post by eelj » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:15 pm

It's amazing what can be done to a 1911, when I bought my first in the early 70s Frank Pachmayr was the gold standard with his signature line of customs. But in the 80s he produced the bolt action conversion kit to make it a single shot tack driver in 308, it was called the dominator.

I know in the 70s all of the cool kids shot Pachmayrs in IPSC competition. Frightfully expensive.

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#65 Post by TrueTexan » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:42 pm

Here's my sig 1911 XO not flashy and is basically a range gun, but is a tack driver.
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#66 Post by CottonMcKnight77 » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Bucolic wrote:Here’s mine.
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#67 Post by Bucolic » Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:38 pm

Thanks. I agree. It sure is pretty!


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#68 Post by Bisbee » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:21 pm

RIA Double-stack 9mm + 22TCM:

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Stock photo which mine currently resembles. I'd like to customize with new grips and brighter front sight but otherwise it is a fine, accurate, affordable, and really fun shooting pistol in 9mm. Shooting .22tcm out of it is strictly for giggles. Aside from the fireball and noticeable concussion, the penetration through steel you get from a 5" barrel is rather phenomenal due to sheer speed of the 40gr projectile. It is somewhat comparable to the 5.7x28 out of the FN pistol with the further advantage of being all metal gun with a wonderful, crisp 1911 trigger.
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#69 Post by Wabatuckian » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:40 am

As good a place as any for a pic test...
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#70 Post by Wabatuckian » Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:52 am

These are really fun to build. I'm mating the Brown sear to the Brown hammer in this pic. (I'm using a Wilson disconnector.)

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#71 Post by CDFingers » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:46 am

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#72 Post by Wabatuckian » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:52 am

CD,

Is that grip safety pinned?

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#73 Post by CDFingers » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:23 am

Wabatuckian wrote:CD,

Is that grip safety pinned?
I don't know. Here is the manual:

http://www.springfield-armory.com/wp-co ... Manual.pdf

This is still totally stock.

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#74 Post by atxgunguy » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 am

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Wabatuckian wrote:CD,

Is that grip safety pinned?
I don't know. Here is the manual:

http://www.springfield-armory.com/wp-co ... Manual.pdf

This is still totally stock.

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If it's stock, the grip safety has standard pin that goes through the frame. I can also tell you that the plunger spring can get completely boogered-up if you don't have everything indexed.
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#75 Post by CDFingers » Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:29 am

atxgunguy wrote:
CDFingers wrote:
Wabatuckian wrote:CD,

Is that grip safety pinned?
I don't know. Here is the manual:

http://www.springfield-armory.com/wp-co ... Manual.pdf

This is still totally stock.

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If it's stock, the grip safety has standard pin that goes through the frame. I can also tell you that the plunger spring can get completely boogered-up if you don't have everything indexed.
What does the safety pin do?

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