My 1st 1911!

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  1. Addicted

    Addicted
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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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  2. kukusya

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    Congrats!!!
    Name her Shirley :)
     
  3. Will

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    Very Nice, Congrats!
     
  4. 45 for me

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    I think once you shoot them, you understand.


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  5. Nickb

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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.
     
  6. Addicted

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    My wife already doesnt understand!
     
  7. ZA_Survivalist

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    1911s are awesome.
    Glad you found one!
     
  8. 808hondacrguy

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    BEEAUTIFULLLL!:s0132:
     
  9. BAMCIS

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    Welcome to the club. A first 1911 is always good. Not as good a first menage de trois, but they are good. Be careful though. You'll find 1911's seem to multiply.
     
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  10. orygun

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    I bought the first SR1911 I saw for sale. It's now my wife's and she loves it. Maybe you should give yours to your wife and go buy another?
     
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  11. Koda

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    Owning a 1911 is owning a piece of America. Thet shoot as nice as they look...
     
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  12. cookie

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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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  13. cmica

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    nice piece, sure is a tac driver if you do your part
     
  14. JV100

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    nice! maybe some vz's in the future?
     
  15. Kruejl

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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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  16. Classic

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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
     
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  17. Doc In UPlace

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    SR 1911 is one of the best production pistols being made today. Nice score.
     
  18. Nickb

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    You will not be disappointed with a set of VZ's.
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  19. orygun

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    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...
     
  20. gunjunky

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    You should not shoot that gun, you will hate it and because you're in the dog house with the wife I will be glad to help you out and take it off your hands, no charge.

    Congrats.
     

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