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A Few Words Concerning The 1911


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#41 pumper253

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Posted December 28 2013 - 04:47 PM

Just shot my Regency 1911 45ACP for the first time. Before we hear from the peanut gallery let me say that it's an absolutely fantastic firearm and is dead on target.
I will be getting more 1911's

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#42 DLM

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Posted December 28 2013 - 04:57 PM

In the car yesterday I listened to the Gunfighters Poscast about the 1911 that someone posted here. There was a great line in it: The 1911 is like a prom queen outside the fight and a biker chick when the fight breaks out.

I laughed and laughed.

#43 SHOmestyle

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Posted December 28 2013 - 05:22 PM

if anyone wants a 1911 I'm going to sell my SW1911 :)

I figured this was the perfect thread to throw a plug out there haha

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Posted December 28 2013 - 06:46 PM

A picture says it all.

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#45 pgm888

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Posted December 28 2013 - 06:59 PM

SW 4506. PERIOD. END OF STORY.

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Posted July 13 2014 - 05:46 AM

I just got my first 1911 and went for the Colt Gold Cup National Match. I started high end because I didn't want buyer's remorse for getting something I wasn't totally thrilled with. I haven't taken it to the range yet because I want to become more familiar with it but am anxious to break it in. By the way, the guys at South Shore Sportsman in Merrick were very fair with the price and actually spent the time to field strip it for me.

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#47 DOUBLEZERO

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Posted July 13 2014 - 06:29 AM

Congrats on the new acquisition, surely there's no buyers remorse on that one...Blued or Stainless?

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Posted July 13 2014 - 07:29 AM

Sounds good but i still love my glock 17.

How dare you...I hope you get AIDS

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Posted July 13 2014 - 07:30 AM

if anyone wants a 1911 I'm going to sell my SW1911 :)

I figured this was the perfect thread to throw a plug out there haha

Bahhh...I thought it was a real 1911 ;)

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Posted July 13 2014 - 07:36 AM

Since I haven't seen it here, I'll add the old standard, part of which concerns the 1911:

USMC Rules For Gunfighting

1. Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammo is cheap. Life is expensive.
3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than a miss is a slow miss.
4. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough nor using cover correctly.
5. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movements are preferred.)
6. If you can choose what to bring to a gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.
7. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, and running.
9. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
10. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME.
11. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
12. Always cheat; always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose.
13. Have a plan.
14. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
15. Use cover or concealment as much as possible.
16. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours.
17. Don't drop your guard.
18. Always tactical load and threat scan 360 degrees.
19. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them).
20. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
21. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot up you will get.
22. Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
23. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one.
24. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with a "4."

Navy Rules for Gunfighting

1. Go to Sea
2. Send the Marines
3. Drink coffee

PS- though I haven't seen the list attributed to him, most of the first 24 rules are quotes from Col. Jeff Cooper


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The Navy thing hurt. :)
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Posted July 14 2014 - 06:44 AM

I went for the blued. It comes with the rosewood grips and I'm a sucker for old fashioned wood grips. The gold logo is a nice touch too. :yes

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Posted November 26 2014 - 07:42 AM

I just wanted to post an update on something that was probably very minor but bothered me. Have any of you experienced some play in the grips of your 1911? Believe me it wasn't a case of where the grips moved a heck of a lot but they did have a little play in them. I did some reading on the subject online and found that it wasn't that uncommon and the fix recommended was putting a size 60 O Ring under each of the grips' screws. I tried it and it worked like a charm although I haven't taken it to the range yet. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Thanks for your input and Happy Thanksgiving to all.

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Posted November 26 2014 - 07:48 AM

There's gotta be a list like this for glock somewhere... There's no way glock lovers would just let this out there without retaliation loll
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#54 Edward_Blake

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Posted November 26 2014 - 09:09 AM

They sometimes come loose. Are the bushing tight? If using G10 or other hard grips, the O rings are a big help. Don't over tighten the grips.

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Posted November 26 2014 - 09:20 AM

I just wanted to post an update on something that was probably very minor but bothered me. Have any of you experienced some play in the grips of your 1911? Believe me it wasn't a case of where the grips moved a heck of a lot but they did have a little play in them. I did some reading on the subject online and found that it wasn't that uncommon and the fix recommended was putting a size 60 O Ring under each of the grips' screws. I tried it and it worked like a charm although I haven't taken it to the range yet. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Thanks for your input and Happy Thanksgiving to all.


This would happen if the grips were bored a little deep and the screw were bottoming out in the bushing before making contact with the beveled surface of the countersink. Putting an O-ring in there will do two things- tighten the grip and provide friction to keep the screw from backing off. The alternative is to carefully file the screw down and chase the threads, but if you are not experienced with this sort of thing, unless you plan on cleaning the gun with an ultrasonic cleaner (read: removing wood grips regularly) I would stick with the O-rings.

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Posted November 26 2014 - 09:22 AM

Navy Rules for Gunfighting

1. Go to Sea
2. Send the Marines
3. Drink coffee

PS- though I haven't seen the list attributed to him, most of the first 24 rules are quotes from Col. Jeff Cooper


Hmm.
Not sure if I should giggle uncomfortably or remember the Marines who we carried and throw up in my mouth a little remembering witnessing them engage like it was just another day in the park.
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Posted November 26 2014 - 09:25 AM

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Posted November 26 2014 - 09:42 AM

Here's another reason for the 1911:

"No one ever stopped 3 tanks with a glock."

(A Marine Captain in Lebanon, 1980s)
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Posted November 26 2014 - 10:00 AM

Here's another reason for the 1911:

"No one ever stopped 3 tanks with a glock."

(A Marine Captain in Lebanon, 1980s)


Details?

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Posted November 26 2014 - 10:34 AM

They sometimes come loose. Are the bushing tight? If using G10 or other hard grips, the O rings are a big help. Don't over tighten the grips.

I think the countersink on the grips is ever so slightly larger than the bushings thereby allowing the small amount of play prior to using the O rings. I did tighten up the grips careful to not over tighten and they feel very secure now. I'll give a range report after the holiday weekend.




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