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Posted: 1/8/2005 6:20:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2005 8:33:42 AM EDT by Ghost-Shooter]
Well, I've been looking for another 1911, one without any extraneous safety parts or external extractors (which, frankly, have been harder and harder to find these days...what's the world coming to ?). I was originally going to get a Springfield Mil-Spec and build it up, but even that's been hard to find (for a reasonable price...the only one I've seen was in a gunstore that wanted $550 for it). Anyhow, I was cruising last Wednesday and decided to stop at one of the gun stores near me. I don't normally go to that store since, while their selection of guns is good, they carry nearly zip in the way of parts/accessories. I stopped there since their Blazer Brass ammo was in stock and nicely priced.

Well, on a whim, I decided to take a look at their selection of Springfields, of which they had a pitiful selection (people buying like crazy at Christmastime). No Mil-Specs, no cheapie project guns, although they did have a NIB GI version for $389. However, I did spot a nicely built Kimber so I asked to see it. When the clerk pulled it out, I couldn't believe my eyes; it was an excellent condition Heritage Edition, and it was one of two identical ones in the case!!! It was a used gun, but when I field stripped it, it has less wear than my current Kimber with 400 rounds through it! I was like The I looked at the price tag--->$749! It was calling my name, but since I am saving up for the down payment for my house, I can't afford to spend the money right then. I was like and left, knowing that I would be kicking myself. I kicked myself so hard for three days that I had to go and get it. I was all nervous on the drive over there, wondering if it was gone, and telling myself that its OK if it was since I would have more money for the house Well, make a long story short (well, relatively speaking ), I'm $750 in the hole with a beautiful Heritage Edition Classic Custom. It has all the goodies of the Customs, plus 30 Lpi front strap checkering and an ambi safety. I can't wait to go to the range!

Sorry about the long story: I was too excited
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 1:28:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 1:29:12 PM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 2:05:59 PM EDT
Can't do pics right now. Blew all of my "leisure money" allotment on the gun itself. I'll have to find a fellow ARFCOMer with a digicam. Soon my friend, soon
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