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Posted: 12/31/2001 8:18:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/31/2001 8:32:06 PM EDT by sgtar15]
Yesterday I got my first 1911. It is a Springfield Armory "Loaded" model in stainless finish and it is absolutely beautiful. I must say that it is quite different then my Sig P228. I can field strip the Sig in 30 seconds, but the 1911 is a b!tch, gotta get me a barrel bushing wrench.

Anyway, I am one happy camper

Sgtar15(and now Sgt1911}
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 8:27:29 PM EDT
Welcome to the club.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:04:01 PM EDT

My dad loves 'em, I hate 'em. Personal opinion I guess.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:28:10 PM EDT

I started with SIGs, got a Glock, tried revolvers, then got a 1911 Kimber.

Am now in the process of selling everything but my Kimber...so I can get more 1911s!

The Single Action spoiled me to the point where SIGs & Glocks don't even feel right anymore.

I'm keeping my AR15 though.

Link Posted: 12/31/2001 9:58:30 PM EDT
You just need to practice George. I'll show you the quick way to field strip it. Let's get that thing to the range next weekend! We'll compare it to my SA Mil Spec 1911A1 and Colt 1991A1.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 10:06:41 PM EDT
Congrats! 1911's have the best feeling grip in the world don't they? BTW, just practice stripping it. It isn't as easy as some newer pistols but I can strip mine in well under 30 seconds.
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 10:16:15 PM EDT
Good choice. When I got my Colt 1991A1, I practiced disassembly/reassembly so many times the first night that I nearly got blisters on my fingers. With a bit of practice you can field strip a 1911 in under 15 seconds, and put it together in less than 30. That it, if it has a standard recoil spring guide. I don't know how those full-length ones work. Remember the scene in Scent of a Woman where Al Pacino puts his .45 together blind? Well, his character was blind, anyway.

I love 1911s more probably more than any other type of firearm in the world. They're really easy to get attached to! I personally prefer 1911s with mil-spec features, but they're all such great weapons that it's hard to go wrong.

Good luck!
Link Posted: 12/31/2001 10:52:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Pthfndr:
You just need to practice George. I'll show you the quick way to field strip it. Let's get that thing to the range next weekend! We'll compare it to my SA Mil Spec 1911A1 and Colt 1991A1.

Sounds like a great plan PTHFNDR. BTW I added a set of Hogue wrap around grips....now it has that beautiful Silver & Black scheme, I think I'll call it the "Raider".

Is it wrong to fondle????

Link Posted: 1/1/2002 5:51:06 AM EDT
Congrats sgtar15! I have the same pistol, and it's a fine peice of work. Yeah, it's a little of a pain to field strip, as you need the allen key to take out the guide rod. Mine's been near flawless. Only had two failures to feed, and that was with some 200gr SWC handloads. Has reliably fed everything else you can think of. Hope your new 1911 provides you with years of reliable service!

Link Posted: 1/1/2002 10:02:51 AM EDT
1911, choice of champions ....congrats
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 10:06:37 AM EDT
:( yuck. I just got rid of mine. It was the loaded with target sights etc. Mine jammed twice every mag. It didnt matter what ammo I used. I'm working on getting my HK USP45 now. I, however, am not completely done with 1911's though. I plan on picking up at Springfield Mil-Spec Operator in the near future. I've read lots of great reviews on the Springfields and am hoping I just got a bad one. If it doesnt work well out of the box its not worth keeping.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 10:11:09 AM EDT
I started out with a colt 1991 commander then decided i want another 1911 so i too bought a sptingfield loaded model and i like it too.Cant wait for another.Ihave tried glocks and berettas but they just didnt feel right in my hands.
Link Posted: 1/1/2002 12:13:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 1:40:08 PM EDT
Congradulations, I just got my second 1911 and realized their addictive. Just like AR's.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 6:56:58 PM EDT
I got a Springfield Champion Mil-Spec 1911A1 this sumer and I love it. There is no other pistol that can compair. Taking it down and putting back comes easy pretty soon just hang with it.
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 8:08:11 PM EDT
I like 'em. So does my dog. Hey I might have a dirty floor, but if I have five 1911s I don't *care* about my floor!
Link Posted: 1/2/2002 8:51:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CAMPYBOB:
btw, keep the sig. those are well worth stashing back.

Sell the Sig.......I would never do that!! I learned a while ago that gun purchases go only one way with me.....never sell a one(anymore).

Link Posted: 1/2/2002 8:55:13 PM EDT
Im looking for a nice used one ora mil-spec 1911a1 if i can find oneit will be my first auto pistol
Link Posted: 1/3/2002 1:15:57 AM EDT
Congrats, now there is no going back. My two Kimbers are my favorite pistols by a wide margin, over Sig or Glock. The trigger, oh that sweet trigger. Now if I could just learn to shoot.
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