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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 12/22/2005 5:11:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 5:24:17 PM EDT by gplg]
Colt series 80 5" 1991


Im new to 1911's have have been trying to read up on here. Besides new sights, what are some of the "must haves"?

Already bought some CMC mags, ammo and a holster.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:18:15 PM EDT
ammo and mags
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 6:35:44 PM EDT
Must have ammo and ammo and ammo, must have time and lots of time to shoot, then must have ammo. I would recond shooting the heck ou tof the pistol as is until you are used to the 1911 patern. Some do not like the series 80 stuff that the 1991 has. Oh well. the important thing is you get in a lot of trigger time. Then when you are comfortable try shooting other pistols that have things like a beaver tail grip safety(which means you will also have to install a differant hammer). Night sights or any of the other doo dads bling bling that you think you might want to have. I like Novak and CMC mags. There are those that swear by Wilson mags as well. I have them too. I hae to also congradulate you on your purchase. Colt is a good pistol and the 1911 pattern pistol is by far the most addicting. So, welcomme to the dark side. Be warned that one is never enough. Though if you can get by with just one my hat is off to you. Enjoy your new pistol. Oh did I mention that you must have a lot of ammo????


Aim straight and have fun
Jon
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:13:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
ammo and mags



Good advice, and advice I just followed myself couple days ago. Got 4 more mags and picked up 1000 rounds :P

Both of which will be used on a lovely Christmas outting to the range tomorrow morning :)
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:27:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AZta2guy:
I would recond shooting the heck ou tof the pistol as is until you are used to the 1911 patern.
Jon



I didn't know that handguns 'pattern'. I thought that was just shotguns.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:43:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/22/2005 8:45:39 PM EDT by V-Rod]
tis the season, mags and ammo for me I just order 8 more mags for 10mm and 45ACP
and I reloaded 1k pet loads

ETA nice pistola gplg welcome to the obsession
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 8:46:55 PM EDT
Nice gun. Shoot the snot out of it!

Don't mind the series 80 system - the ounce or two it adds to the trigger pull isn't noticeable (5# trigger pull is 80 oz).

If you want to customize the gun, I'd add Heinie sights, and a beavertail.

Check out:

www.heinie.com

www.yostbonitz.com

www.burnscustom.com

www.rogersprecision.com

Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:20:34 PM EDT
My bad should say 1911 style as opposed to say a glock style(da trigger, plastic parts) or perhaps a 1911 type??

Aim straight and have fun
Jon
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 10:31:50 PM EDT
Welcome Aboard and Congrats!!!!
Link Posted: 12/23/2005 7:30:30 AM EDT
if you are like the rest of us it wont be your last
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