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This thread is dedicated to photos and discussion on any and all 1911s...
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Love my 1911s...


Smith & Wesson 1911 Government .45

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Kimber Ultra CDP II .45


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Here they are paired with m1911 Folding Knives from Ultimate Equipment...


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The S&W is paired with a Standard Folder and the Kimber with a one-of-a-kind custom bi-tone Officer's Folder. Both blades are made from CPM-S3OV steel.
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Springfield 1911-A1 Mil-Spec

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:42 pm
love the way the Kimber Ultra CDP II .45 looks. Does it have a lot of kick since its smaller than the government .45?
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BillyTheKid wrote:love the way the Kimber Ultra CDP II .45 looks. Does it have a lot of kick since its smaller than the government .45?



It is a little snappy compared to the full-sized, but mostly because of its lightweight alloy frame. Overall it's not that bad. The .45acp is a relatively low pressure round and even out of the 3" barrel recoil is very manageable, especially when compared to my subcompact 9mm or .40S&W pistols.
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I need a 1911 in my life...
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Yes you do!
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Here are a few of my favorite 1911a1's for your viewing pleasure...

COLT Gold Cup National Match

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AUTO ORDNANCE PKZSE

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PARA ORDNANCE P12-45

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He's long been retired, but here are a few pics of my Pop's service side arm...

Colt Combat Commander, .45acp

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That Commander has some well worn character...!!
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Lazy, I'd love to know something about the mag on the left in that top photo...

There are some terrific looking 1911 goin' on here guys! Really nice stuff.

Here is a little bit "different", and perhaps weird, perspective regarding the angle for a pic of a 1911. It's my duty carry sidearm and it's how I see it everytime I look down and right. Twelve hours per shift. I'm comforted by it's presence.

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nitesite wrote:Lazy, I'd love to know something about the mag on the left in that top photo...


Yeah, me too. It's a random photo I pulled off the web a while back...
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Picked up a 4" Rock Island Armory MS 1911a1 today...

Been curious about the brand for a while and since I've been needing a mid-sized 1911 in my life I figured I'd give 'em a shot.......so to speak. It's not a true commander length, but it'll do just fine. It's park'd with a set of pretty basic wood grips, but those'll get replaced very soon. I'm thinking about installing an extended beavertail grip safety, an extended thumb safety, a commander style hammer, and a new trigger as well.

Enough talk, here are the pics...

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New grips and screws for the RIA came in yesterday!

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Looks and feels MUCH better now...
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Took some new 1911 family photos...

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Finally got out to the range with the Rock Island MS 1911a1 this morning. Took it out with the new SIG P220 and let a few fly. Only a few 'cause it was so damn cold outside I couldn't feel my fingers and reloading the mags was almost impossible. Still, it shot well. Feeding and extraction were flawless. The trigger is a little spongy compared to my other 1911s, but I must say that I am VERY impressed with this pistol. For an entry level 1911 with a 4" barrel it shot like a champ. Here's one of my best groups at 25yds...

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Just goes to show that you don't have to drop a bundle on a 1911 to get a solid shoot'n pistol. We'll see how she holds up over time, but I am extremely pleased so far...
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Awesome family photos and some great shooting there SNIPER !!
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Thank you Sir.
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Just picked her up today...

STI Spartan V 9mm

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Caliber- 9x19
Frame- 1911 Government Steel Frame, Bald Front Strap
Grips- Hand Checkered Double Diamond Mahogany Grip Panels
Slide- Classic, Front and Rear Cocking Serrations
Trigger- STI Long Curved Trigger
Barrel- 5.11” Chromed Non-Ramped Bushing Barrel
Safeties- STI High-Ride Beavertail Grip Safety / Single Sided Thumb Safety
Guide Rod- One Piece Full Length Steel
Sights- Fiber Optic Front / Adjustable Rear
Overall Length- 8.5”
Weight- 35.3 oz
Finish- Parkerized

I'll get some better pics up once the new grips arrive...

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Had a chance to snap some better pics of the Spartan...

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Got out and put 250rds through the Spartan this morning. I have to say I'm VERY pleased with its performance. Had zero issues an no failures of any kind. The Spartan locks up tight as a drum and the action is smoothe as silk. The trigger is light and crispas well. Recoil is very minimal which allows for very fast target acquisition on follow-up shots. The adjustable rear sight was dialed in from the start and the fiber optic front post lit up like a laser. I love my .45 1911s, but this 9mm is one helluva fun shooter.

Here are two of the best targets of the day...

Ten rounds @ 10yds

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Thirty rounds @ 25yds

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The new grips for the Spartan arrived yesterday...

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Just installed a new 4140 bar stock steel mainspring housing with 30 LPI checkering and oversized magazine guide on the Spartan V. Also added extended bumper pads to the Checkmates. Reloads are going a lot smoother and faster now...

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Switched out the grips on the RIA today to a new set of VZ Grips ETC-FRAG G10 panels in Dirty Olive...

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I love the dual texture of the ETC panels and the FRAG pattern provides an incredibly solid grip...

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