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Yesterday was new gun day!

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Deacon, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. Deacon

    Deacon Salem, Oregon Member

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    Picked up this little beauty yesterday! Was happily surprised that it came with a bull barrel. Ordered some OD green Hogue double diamonds and a couple Wilson mags too. :D
    Need a good cleaning to get all the factory lube/gunk off, but will be taking her out next weekend for a test run.

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  2. Deacon

    Deacon Salem, Oregon Member

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    Purchased this one a few months back. 200 rounds so far with zero issues.

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  3. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    very nice!
     
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  4. Soren

    Soren Beaverton, Oregon Active Member

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    Very nice! Looking forward to hearing about how it handles.
     
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  5. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations. Please get a range report to us when you can.
     
  6. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    OK... I'm jealous!! :thumbup:
     
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  7. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    sweet 1911, though I can't stand huge bill board on the slide. ;)
     
  8. SynapticSilence

    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    I almost bought one of those on two or three occasions. They seem a great deal for the money. I have the other end of the Magnum Research collection, a Micro Desert Eagle .380. Exception little weapon with amazing finish and engineering. Enjoy!
     
  9. Deacon

    Deacon Salem, Oregon Member

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    Ya know, I thought it would bother me a little too, but it doesn't at all. Truthfully it's not nearly as huge looking in person IMO. I think it's a beautiful gun & spec'd really well for $750.
     
  10. Deacon

    Deacon Salem, Oregon Member

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    This is my first range report, so forgive me if I leave anything out.

    I ended up having some small caliber rifle "shoot n see" targets, so I used those to avoid a trip to the store. Headed out to the woods around noon. Was nice and wet by that time, so setting up paper targets was interesting to say the least... Set one at about 20ft & another at 30ft or so. First mag was perfect, second had a failure to eject with 2 rounds to go. Shot another 100+ after that without a single issue (Used 230 grain FMJ) Accuracy was pretty darn good once I got the feel for shooting a 45 again. Trying hard, I put four shots into about 2" at 30 ft. Overall I am very happy with the gun. I thought for sure it would have at least another problem or two, but was pleasantly surprised. :thumbup:

    Notes:
    Stock magazines worked great (Wilson ones haven't arrived yet)
    Plain black sights suck, getting a fiber optic front installed asap.
    Trigger was crisp & broke clean, no creep, etc.
    Fit very well in my hands and shot to point of aim when I put in the effort.
    Did not remove the factory lube before shooting.
    Not once did I notice the huge roll mark... lol ;)

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  11. misplacedtexan

    misplacedtexan Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Did they sell the gun with the bullet in the box? Im used to getting a spent case, but a complete cartridge is....different

    Nice gun though! Glad it shoots well! Have heard nothing but goods new about the Magnum Research 1911's


    EDIT: Nevermind, I see that the mag was loaded, and that was probably from the chamber....
     
  12. Sodbuster

    Sodbuster Beaverton, OR Chief Cook/Bottle Washer

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    I picked up a Magnum Research 1911 G (full size gubment model) in 45 ACP.

    Took it and the wife to the range to get an idea on how it will shoot. I had the 2 MR mags and 2 Wilson Combat mags (both 8 round). Long and short, my wife who loves her Lady Smith 38/357 also now loves this pistol. Her first shot out in a 6 oval area paper target had the first round dead center on #1 oval group. Her next was within an inch of that. And that for someone who does not practice all that much. This was at between 25 and 30 feet.

    Both of us love the trigger. Nice and crisp with a very nice, light pull. I agree with other reviewers only letdown were the sights. Good for the sunshine we had during the day, but would be impossible to see in a night setting unless you have a handheld or mounted beam to see by. Being a south-paw, having the safety on the left hand side is something I am used to with other guns. Would be nice to see an ambi safety but not even a minor point as the safety on the left hand side is easy to operate.

    For myself, this compares very favorably with the Kimber Super Carry Ultra but at a lot less expense. The Wilson Combat mags worked flawlessly as well.

    Final verdict, a keeper for sure. Look forward to many more years of happy shooting.

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  13. 808hondacrguy

    808hondacrguy Eugene,OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I want a 1911 :worship: