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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/7/2005 4:57:58 PM EDT
Hey All,

Anyone here have a suggestion for a 1911 to carry on duty. I like the Kimber but they are a pain to take apart. I was thinking about the Springfield or Para.

Thanks,

MIchael
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:15:02 PM EDT
What price range are we talking about? My first choice would be a Springfield Professional model, but they're kinda pricey. I'd go for the Springfield TRP. I love mine
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:20:58 PM EDT
Well, if the little lady gets the job she is looking at, then I do not have a price range.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 5:42:14 PM EDT
In that case, here's what you do. Work some sort of miracle and get Larry Vickers to build you a 1911 then get a Springfield Professional so you have something to carry while you wait.
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 7:20:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/7/2005 10:22:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SGB:
Why is the Kimber any more difficult to take apart than any other 1911?



beat me to it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:33:39 AM EDT
+1 I do not have a Kimber but do not understand why it would be harder to take apart.?
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:42:26 AM EDT
Tag to see the answer to the confusing statement.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:51:15 AM EDT
...the finish gets on your fingers? he-he..
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:11:04 AM EDT
Well, in highly technical terms, they do not come apart like a regular 1911. You have to plug this little hole with a tool then take it apart. When I had my Custom Compact it would sometimes take me 30 min to get it apart for routine cleaning. I was raised up shooting my grandads Remington Rand Gov Model and maybe I just am a traditionalist.....
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 8:21:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tinstar_1977:
Well, in highly technical terms, they do not come apart like a regular 1911. You have to plug this little hole with a tool then take it apart. When I had my Custom Compact it would sometimes take me 30 min to get it apart for routine cleaning. I was raised up shooting my grandads Remington Rand Gov Model and maybe I just am a traditionalist.....



Me thinks you're gonan kick yourself in the ass.


I never once used that stupid tool they give you to take it apart.


Take it apart like a normal 1911. Jsut don't hold the grip safety as you do it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 9:25:02 AM EDT
That is messed up.....That is the reason I traded it for a another one. That was the best shooting 1911 I have ever had.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:26:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By tinstar_1977:
Well, in highly technical terms, they do not come apart like a regular 1911. You have to plug this little hole with a tool then take it apart. When I had my Custom Compact it would sometimes take me 30 min to get it apart for routine cleaning. I was raised up shooting my grandads Remington Rand Gov Model and maybe I just am a traditionalist.....



If your a traditionalist, you could always take a look at a colt.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 10:43:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:31:29 PM EDT
I think that you are right. Mine was a custom compact. When I bought mine it did not come with a tool. You had to do it with a paper clip. You had to bend it just right and put it in the little hole and if you did not get it just right you could not pull the slide off. Oh well, that was about 7 years ago and that gun is long gone. I think I will get another one shortly. The TLE looks nice...
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:31:59 PM EDT
I think that you are right. Mine was a custom compact. When I bought mine it did not come with a tool. You had to do it with a paper clip. You had to bend it just right and put it in the little hole and if you did not get it just right you could not pull the slide off. Oh well, that was about 7 years ago and that gun is long gone. I think I will get another one shortly. The TLE looks nice...
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:32:29 PM EDT
I think that you are right. Mine was a custom compact. When I bought mine it did not come with a tool. You had to do it with a paper clip. You had to bend it just right and put it in the little hole and if you did not get it just right you could not pull the slide off. Oh well, that was about 7 years ago and that gun is long gone. I think I will get another one shortly. The TLE looks nice...
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 12:47:41 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:06:46 PM EDT
Newbies......can't take them anywhere.
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:26:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2005 1:54:14 PM EDT
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Its my little secret..........
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 5:11:30 PM EDT
How about a stainless steel Colt ? Ray
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