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Old 09-07-2011, 11:41 PM
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The M1911 is the best...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEABZswQWDg&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWh07MLi1dc&feature=related

A little mud and grit? No problem, she will work.

1911 cleaning procedure:
1. Dunk in mostly clean water
2. Lube with any kind of oil, as long as its slick. Used oil off a dipstick works fine.

Browning really knew what he was doing.

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Old 09-08-2011, 07:27 AM
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And it makes a hell of a club, too.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:57 AM
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I sure hope that you are not advocating lubrication without disassembly. The 1911 is one of the easiest automatics there is to field strip. When in the Army I did it successfully while blindfolded.

I am a HUGE fan of the .45. I've shot untold thousands of rounds through them and have four of them and yes it is as durable as shown in the video.

In addition to being a good club, if you were to sneak up behind someone in the dark you could kill them without firing a shot. The noise of hearing a round racked into place would probably cause cardiac arrest in most.

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Old 09-08-2011, 09:36 AM
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Very fine pistol, I have several, old and new.
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Old 09-08-2011, 09:59 AM
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Yeah they are nice, I'm kind of feeling a tricked out one, maybe a Wilson Combat in my future.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:17 AM
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I want to get a plain, simple one, just like I had in the Army....no frills, just right.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:28 AM
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Yes, a very plain one with a trigger job is really hard to beat. I have a satin nickel model that I bought in about 1980. It is unmodified EXCEPT for a 3.5 pound CRISP trigger. It shoots ALMOST as well as a Wilson that I bought about 20 years ago.

My most reliable is a Stainless officers model that I had a trigger job done on. It has NEVER jammed or hesitated in ANY way.

I have a nice nickel one that I bought at a gun show about ten years ago. It is built from a very early serial number Army frame with a Series 70 slide. I don't know anything about it's history, but it outshoots any of my others and it cost less than any of them, except maybe the satin nickel one that I bought new. I don't remember how much it cost, it seems like I remember it was $389 or something.

The satin nickle finish went bad, so it is now my carry gun. I can throw it in the glove box or whatever and not worry about messing it up.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:38 AM
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I had a stainless Colt GCNM for several years, and very much enjoyed shooting it. I now just have the 1911 junior known as the Browning HiPower to represent the single-action side of my gun collection.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:08 AM
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My Springfield is a pretty no frills gun, except for the stainless barrel which is nice. Its pretty much the same as what they carried in WW2 except for the barrel and slightly better sights and trigger.

So I have the no frills part covered.



Now I want a 21st century 1911 tricked out to the hilt.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:11 AM
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It has everything you need, good sights, adjustable trigger(hopefully set up right) and a stainless barrel. Excellent combination.

Actually after looking harder, it is much more than a stripped down government model. It has a lightweight hammer, fancy hand grip and straight magazine front. Very nice gun.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:15 AM
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I still love my Springfield Mil Spec though, classic with just a few very nice modern touches.
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Now THAT's a basic gun. Very nice!


Ooops, sorry! I thought you were claiming the first picture to be a no frills. I got it JassAck backwards.
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Old 09-08-2011, 11:47 AM
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I'm on a list at my gun shop to get one of these but I'm not holding my breath. Seems like Ruger brings out a new gun and then it takes a year to get one. I was really hoping to get one made in 2011. The gun is completely made and assembled about 50 miles away from me.

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I'm a BIG fan of Ruger products; made in the USA, affordable, reliable,..........

The problem with their stainless steel models, however, is that the alloy they have to use for their investment casting process is so soft that they wear out quickly.
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Old 09-08-2011, 01:10 PM
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I'd imagine the slide is machined, at least that's how Springfield makes them.

A year wait is typical in the gun world, I'm still waiting on a Scar 17.

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