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Posted: 7/24/2005 5:01:41 AM EDT
Mine was a Michigan Arms? Armnament? something like that, can't find and info on the net for the Co.
Survialist model.
Bought it in Spencer Ia. at a gunshow in 1989 for most likley too much and I don't even remember what I sold it for
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 5:07:14 AM EDT
1st .45? Baby Eagle.

Then I noticed that this was in the 1911 forum, so I guess that's what you mean.

First 1911? I'll let you know next month (Toss up between Sprinfield Armory GI and NRM Colt, gonna check 'em both out while I'm home on leave)
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 5:07:55 AM EDT
Colt Series 70 gummint model, still got it too!
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 5:13:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 5:33:21 AM EDT
Colt Commander.

Bought it at the Rhein Main Rod and Gun Club in either 78 or 79.

Sold it in 86. It was very, very....VERY well worn. Even after all the history info, the guy still wanted it.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 6:00:34 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 6:07:20 AM EDT
Springfield Milspec I bought 2 days ago!
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 6:08:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2005 6:09:03 AM EDT by dubb-1]
1st .45 was a USP Tactical, first 1911 was a Kimber Eclipse. Loooooong gone!!!

Be well!

Link Posted: 7/24/2005 6:11:55 AM EDT
SA GI milspec.

Link Posted: 7/24/2005 6:27:19 AM EDT
Series 80 Stainless Officers ACP purchased back in the late 80s.

Link Posted: 7/24/2005 7:43:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/24/2005 9:40:37 AM EDT by Bob1984]

Originally Posted By JohnRippert:
Series 80 Stainless Officers ACP purchased back in the late 80s.


What's the 1911 on the left ? Never seen a trigger guard quite like that on a 1911. ETA: the extractor cut on the slide is different, too. That's interesting, I'm curious as to what variant/MFG it is.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 7:49:12 AM EDT
What is diff. about the trigger guard? It looks the same to me.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 7:51:42 AM EDT
Years ago I got a German made Sig P220. I have not looked back since, it is the best pistol that I own.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 7:55:52 AM EDT
Ballester Molina. This isn't mine but it's in about the condition mine was. It would only feed FMJ, and being a poor college student I couldn't afford to feed it much. I sold it back to the original owner when I bought my S&W 686.

Link Posted: 7/24/2005 8:16:02 AM EDT
A Colt Combat Commander satin nickle finish in 1973, when I was at Ft. Gordon, GA.

The next two .45s I built in 1976 after returning from Korea, while at Ft. Jackson SC.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 8:20:41 AM EDT
Hey JohnRippert, my first 1911 was precisely the same model.

That was many moons and many 1911s ago.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 8:35:09 AM EDT
First .45: USP Match.
First 1911: Kimber Custom II
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 8:42:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 9:38:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Justa_TXguy:
What is diff. about the trigger guard? It looks the same to me.

It's slightly angled, like the trigger guard of a Ballester-Molina.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 9:43:07 AM EDT
SA 1911A1 Loaded

1st and only right now
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 12:19:13 PM EDT
Colt Blued Series 80 Officers ACP back in the 80's when first introduced - still have it cause I hate to part with guns. It has been superceded by a Kimber Stainless Ulta Carry for daily carry.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 1:08:34 PM EDT
Springfield Armory Milspec in '99. First 1911, but not the last.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 1:49:21 PM EDT
Auto Ordnance. What an absolute POS that thing was. Poured money into it and it was STILL a POS. My next was a Colt Natl Match gold cup, funny, I still have that one and it still runs like a well oiled machine.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 2:33:59 PM EDT
Day of my 21st birthday I purchased a Colt Goverment Model Stainless. Traded it for an Enhanced Combat Elite in 1994.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 2:57:59 PM EDT
For my 21st birthday I bought a surplus Sistema 1911. It's the one gun I will never sell
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 3:07:21 PM EDT
The first 1911 I bought is my Kimber Pro Carry SLE, I still have it.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 5:10:05 PM EDT
My 1st .45 was an Astra, can't remember the model but it had a factory comp on it.
I hated it, sold it to a friend who loves it and still has it.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 6:22:20 PM EDT
Colt Series 70 Govt. model. Bought it when I turned 21 & still have it, damn near 24 years later.

The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you are already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function, without mercy, without compassion, without remorse.
Link Posted: 7/24/2005 6:49:40 PM EDT
Norinco 1911. Realized how much I needed to do to it to be happy with it and sold it after I bought an SA that had the stuff I wanted. My newest 1911 is another Norinco that has everything already done to it that I would have done to my first, so I figure I never lost the original

Back when I first started shooting, the gun I wanted more than any other was a Colt Gold Cup. I still haven't gotten one.

Eventually, I guess.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 9:19:36 AM EDT
Colt Recon
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 10:32:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2005 6:54:00 AM EDT by MrBadExample]
My first .45? a USP.
My first 1911? A Springfield Loaded in Black stainless... should get it in a day or so. I can't wait.

here it is:

Link Posted: 7/25/2005 12:24:52 PM EDT
"What's the 1911 on the left ? Never seen a trigger guard quite like that on a 1911. ETA: the extractor cut on the slide is different, too. That's interesting, I'm curious as to what variant/MFG it is."

It is a Rock Island Armory 1911 clone that I picked up at a gunshow here in Houston a year or so ago for $269+tax. It is such a faithful reproduction of the original 1911 that it even has the web pinch. I have put about 600 rounds of Wolf ball ammo through it so far with no hiccups and 3-4 inch groups at 10 yards.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 7:07:48 PM EDT

my first
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 7:32:01 PM EDT
My first .45 (and 1911) was a new-in-box AMT Hardballer that I bought back in 1989. I knew even back then Colt's were better, but the AMT fit my budget at the time. I thought that stainless steel thing was the most beautiful gun ever. It was 100% reliable with 230 gr. FMJs but anything else was a problem, usually on the last round in the mag. That all changed when I put Wilson followers in my mags and from there on out it was 100% reliable. I still have that gun but haven't shot it in years. I hate the sights and that rib on top of the slide.

I bought a police trade-in S&W 4506 in 1993 that looked like it had never been shot, let alone carried. I parted with that in 1999 because I never shot it. Funny thing is when I bought that S&W there was an almost new Colt Series 70 Government Model in the gun case with all the trade-in Smiths. It was only $25 more than the S&W. The original owner of the gun was in the store that day and told me that he hardly shot it, and it was obvious he took care of it. It was in the original box and everything. I still to this day kick myself for buying that damn S&W over the Colt.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 8:04:05 PM EDT
My first .45 was a used and abused Colt govt model .
I paid $25 for it in 1978 , with a box of WW-II GI mags .
It was so crusty with carbon and dried oil that
it wouldn’t fire 50% of the time .

It was my first lesson gunsmithing and 1911 tuning ,
and in the 10+ years I owned it . I shot the shit out
of it till it literally fell apart .

Damn ... I loved that gun

Link Posted: 7/25/2005 9:56:30 PM EDT
Colt 70 series Govt Model. I sold it and what a dumb ass I was.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 10:16:13 PM EDT
My first was a P220. It was my favorite pistol until I got my first 1911. It lost it's appeal after getting a couple more single action only pistolas. Now I'm Sig free but really would love a P210.
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 5:22:34 AM EDT
Series 70 Colt Govt. Man I love that gun!
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 5:53:41 AM EDT
My first was a custom I bought off a guy in 1987. It was a Colt top end, and Safari Arms bottom end. It had everything done to it, including a perfectly machined and blended single chamber full profile comp. The machining was unreal, from the crowning at the muzzle end, to the perfectly done forward cocking serrations and serrations on top of the slide. I bought it for $600, and sold it to a gun store for $800. The kicker was that it was built by Chuck Rogers, and even then, his talent for perfectly machining and hand blending parts was peerless. It also had a comp that worked very well. I've shot several different comped guns, and never shot a .45 so soft.
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 6:37:20 AM EDT
First 1911? I nickel plated Norinco (yes it came NIB nickel plated) I bought for $250 in '90. Boy do I regret selling it. I sold it in an ignorant "there's no way a Chinese 1911 could be any good" phase .

Link Posted: 7/26/2005 10:00:51 AM EDT
AMT Hardballer 5" bbl.

Link Posted: 7/26/2005 10:07:37 AM EDT
Kimber Custom Classic Stainless
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 1:29:38 PM EDT
Lots of young guys in here! My first was a Colt 1911, made in 1917. It came with a Colt .22 conversion kit and I thought it was pretty high at $200 dollars but I wanted it. Later I bought a Colt Combat Commander satin nickel 45 in 1976. I bought and sold 2 Series 70 government models(both new). One was nickel and one was blue. I believe they were $225 apiece. Now I still have the Colt Combat Commander and Kimber TLE/RL.
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 2:28:37 PM EDT
Colt 80 Series 1991A1 Compact.

Got it yesterday.

My father-in-law didn't want it anymore!
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 7:11:47 PM EDT
i saved up money for a year 12-13yoa so i could have my own gun to compete ipsc with. at age 13, my dad w/ alittle of his , got me the first para p-13 in fla.. i ve got a buttload of 1911, mostly para's some sti's and a pos cd bul5, that para p-13 is still my carry gun to this day 16y later, 8 finishes later (needing a 9th) 180,000rds down range, and some well saving my @ss. i just cant trust anything else i have as much. i know it to well... some times i carried a w/ger sig 229/40 but the wife likes( and can shoot damn well with) it. i actualy like her, so i let her carry it. my p-13's my buddy anyways.....no, no, im not going to cry....

Link Posted: 7/26/2005 10:45:28 PM EDT
Springfield GI milspec
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 10:58:03 PM EDT
My Sig P220ST. Flawless so far.
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 10:58:41 PM EDT
Colt Series 70...and like a complete retard I sold it.
Link Posted: 7/26/2005 11:25:16 PM EDT
AMT Hardballer. It was one of the first all stainless steel 1911's. Gave it to my father, and when he passes if I am still around, I'm getting it back!

Next was the Norinco 1911, then the rest of the dozen plus followed as time went on. The best 1911 was the last one I got, a Wilson CQB. Many makes and models in between.
Link Posted: 7/27/2005 12:59:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2005 1:00:28 AM EDT by ARDunstan]
Glock 21.

Hey you said .45!

Link Posted: 7/27/2005 1:00:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/27/2005 1:00:20 AM EDT by ARDunstan]

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