My 1st 1911!

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So i have never quite got the hype over the 1911's. They are nice looking guns as far as appearance, but why own one?

Well, i lost my 1911 virginity today and picked up a used Ruger SR1911. I havnt even done any research on them, but i got all googly eyed and bought it 30 minutes ago. Here she is.........do i need to name her? 20140608_182922.jpg
 
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The Rugers are nice pistols, I have A LOT of rounds out of mine with no issues.

The only thing you really need to watch out for is, they have a really strange way of multiplying.
 
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. The bad thing about the 1911 is most people never have just 1. A 1911 is a manly pistol so as such a manly name is a must. Browning Hi Powers gets the girly names
 
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I cut my teeth on a Colt 1911 with my father. It it one of the fondest memories of my childhood. I have owned several since and still do to this day. Including my Great-Uncle's Ithaca WWII service gun. It is my most prized possession. I have said and will continue to say, if my house caught on fire I would get my family and my .45 to safety.

And just FYI, a Ruger SR1911 CMD is on my list.
 
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Welcome to the dark side of hand guns. You will find they just seem more accurate than plastic guns. They are extensions of your arm, not a lump in your hand. Once I got into 1911's all my other handguns got replaced with another 1911. Luckily my wife understands!:p
 
I've been enamored with VZ grips, but haven't taken the plunge... yet. The grips on my CBOB are taking a beating so I just may have to buy a set.
My first 1911 was a Para Ordnance P12 that I truly regret selling. The reason I sold it was I bought a Dan Wesson Classic Bobtail.
It's a toss-up between that Wesson and my '51 Colt. The Wesson is my "one and only" gun, but there is something about an older Colt...
 

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