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I think I am addicted to 1911's

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by sandman1212, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    About 4 months ago I bought my first 1911, a RIA 1911 officer. I absolutely love it! Accurate, reliable easy to maintain and so much to play with! I have already upgraded the trigger to a wilson, took off the original grips in favor of a Hogue and next will be the sights and possibly a hard chrome dip.:D Well, I found that I enjoy shooting it so much that my DAO Kahr became a safe queen so I decided to sale it and get another 1911.I used it as a down payment on a Kimber custom II, and I can't wait to get it, but I am still drooling over the American Classic and for the price it may become a part of the Harem soon as well. Do I have a problem? I told myself I could stop, but now I think I am in too deep...any words of wisdom...Hello, My name is Sandman and I am a 1911-0-holic
     
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  2. oasis618

    oasis618 Tacoma, Wa Active Member

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    I understand your addiction but if you already have a RIA, don't buy an American Classic, save a little more and get an STI or a Dan Wesson or a Springfield or a Kimber or a Colt or a Smith & Wesson or a SIG or a......... The Filipino brands are great but you only need 1 starter 1911.
     
  3. mattt

    mattt Salem Or Member

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    It's not an addiction, it's completely normal. Now the guys that don't collect 1911s, they are the weird ones.
     
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  4. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    you mean as a 3rd 1911, Right, my 2nd will be a Kimber:thumbup: I want to see for myself if all the hype is true about thier quality and accuracy. I am keeping sub 3" groups with my RIA Officer at 25 yards.
     
  5. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    If your going to have a collection of 1911's...you should also think of adding a Colt to the stable:) I have nothing against Kimbers ( I carry one, one on the way and have traded off two Pro Carry models)

    Ditch the Houge grips for something like VZ grips... I did and would never go back to those rubber finger groove grips again, just my opinon:bluelaugh:
     
  6. spider

    spider Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    one word, infinity
     
  7. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    OH, yes a colt is a must for any 1911 enthusiast:thumbup: all in good time:winkkiss:
     
  8. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    LOL, how well I know the feeling ..... how many do you need? I am down to my last 19 of them ... LOL (And trying to cut a deal for another) .... :D

    (Clarification - Only 9 of them are Colts, then there are the Detonics, Kimbers, Springers, Llamas, a Randall and even a few Laser Aims .... ) ... ;)
     
  9. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    Ok, Randy........ you can't just tease us like that. We need PICS!!!!!!!!! :thumbup:
     
  10. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    In your opinion, which is the most accurate and reliable?
     
  11. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I still prefer my Colt Commander (Series 70) and custom worked with three barrels ( I have the compensated barrel installed in this pix) ..... :)

    More to come as I find the pix .... :)
     
  12. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Next ...... Caspian Lower w/ Fusion Upper ......


    More later .... :D
     
  13. sandman1212

    sandman1212 NW Oregon Active Member

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    There is something about a well worn in gun... I am already getting the bluing wear on my RIA:thumbup:
     
  14. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Safari Arms chambered in .451 Detonics Magnum .....

    More later ... :D
     
  15. FAL

    FAL Salem Active Member

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    I had five of them once and I'm down to two. I think I'll declare an emergency and restock. I had to sell my two Springers and my Taurus, keeping my Citadel CIT45CSP. And then I picked up a Remington R1 last week.

    My favorite out of those five 'modest' 1911s? The Citadel. I shot about 300 rounds through it today with just one extraction failure. And st $500, it was the least expensive. But I did put $50 cocobolo Colt grips on it... :)

    But I would really like a Kimber 3" or 4". If anyone has one and would like to trade for a quality FAL. please PM me.. Thanks!
     
  16. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    NRA Kimber - 2009 - 3 digit Serial Number ....


    That's it for tonight ..... :D
     
  17. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Sandman .... "There is something about a well worn in gun... I am already getting the bluing wear on my RIA" ..... :) I love shooting (Most) of mine .....
     
  18. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    How about a pair of '70 Series Commanders - One is a Lightweight ....
     
  19. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    <-------- Jealous. I especially love those grips on the NRA Kimber.


    Nice work, Randy!!!!
     
  20. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Laseraim anyone ??? ... Who even remembers these psitols ???? :D