Thread: Any 1911 Fans Here?
5/08/2006 10:34pm, #1
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Any 1911 Fans Here?
I was wondering how many fans of the 1911 there are in here. I know that I am new to these forums so I thought that I would introduce myself with my Colt. I built this pistol myself and got it back from the finisher about a year ago. And have been putting it through itís paces ever since.
First and foremost, this pistol has been 100% reliable; since I got it back from the refinisher I have put approx. 5,000 rounds through it without a hitch. The ammo has varied from 200 SWC handloads, 230 FMJ reloads that simulate my carry ammo. In addition to my reloads I have put several hundred rounds of my carry ammo through it as well, which is Black Hills 230 JHP. It was reliable from the factory, but I wanted to make modifications that would maximize reliability. It must have worked because I can cycle a magazine full of empty cases through it without a hitch.
The trigger job came out very well at a crisp 3.5 pounds, there is no creep, and the pull has remained consistent since I performed it 5,000 rounds ago. Since it is a Colt, a dehorn was almost mandatory to make it comfortable to carry, as you will notice it is very slight and all of the factory lines were maintained.
The EGW bushing squeezed every possible bit of accuracy out of the factory barrel, when I sighted it in, two inch ragged hole groups at fifteen yards were so easy it wasnít even a challenge.
Here is the list of parts that I installed:
- Novak Sights
- Ed Brown Barstock Hardcore Hammer
- Ed Brown Match Disconnector
- Ed Brown Perfection Sear
- Greider Precision V-Series Match Trigger
- Ed Brown Grip Safety
- Smith & Alexander Mag Well
- Ahrend's Square Bottom Cocobolo Grips
- Ed Brown Tactical Ambi Safety
- EGW Angle Bore Bushing
- Ed Brown Tactical Magazine Catch
Here is a list of the modifications that were performed:
Reliability was maximized by:
- Polishing the Feed Ramp
- Polishing the Breechface
- Polishing and Tuning Extractor
- Polishing the Barrel Hood
- The Ejection Port was Lowered and Flared to Gold Cup Specifications
Thanks for looking!
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5/09/2006 12:44am, #2
Everyone who is worth their salt likes the 1911 45 caliber auto.
The only drawbacks are weight, low ammo capacity, and bad ramp feeding in unmodified or original pistols.
Here is why I decided not to buy a 1911, a good 1911 needs to have extensive modification or be from one of the high-end manufactures.
Too many 1911 fans build, or buy, the Ferrari of guns when a Glock or Springfield XD is nearly as good at half the price. I think I broke my metaphor. Anyway, I would take my Glock 45 over, letís say, a Kimber in a self-defense scenario because accuracy, trigger creep and over travel, do not trump 14 round of 45apc and ease of operation.
It is the same reason I own an AK-47 clone and not an AR-15.
Last edited by Olorin; 5/09/2006 1:04am at .
5/09/2006 1:08am, #3
But you have to admit that the coolness facto of a 1911 is hard to match.
5/09/2006 8:31am, #4
Very nice weapon. I am a fan of the 1911A1. I just back my slide from Springfield Armory for my TRP Operator, my adjustbable sites took a dump.
I bought a new Wilson Combat 8 rd clip as well, and got a FTF on my 11th round. After Tap,Snap and Rack, didn't get another FTF. I attribute it more to the clip than the firearm.
I understand that everyone says better to have too much, than too little. After training with tactical versus target shooting, I found my 17 rounds is more than enough when carrying a 1911. Sure I reloaded more than my other fellow students, but at the end of the day, my shots were just as good, two to the chest, and one to the head.Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
5/09/2006 11:06am, #5
The 1911 is sweet.
For me the drawbacks from the ones I handle and one I shot is
1. At the moment I really don't like the .45 caliber. Its too big of a round for me.
2. The 1911 size is too big to fit in my hand comfortably
However, at the last gun show I was at their was a 1991A1 Colt .45 that was a sweet size for my hand, Stainless Steel for $600. If I end up purchasing a .45 in the future I going to look at that again.
5/09/2006 11:18am, #6
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5/09/2006 11:22am, #7Originally Posted by Boyd
5/09/2006 12:51pm, #8
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I have one with ivory grips that was in WWI with my grandfather, & Vietnam with my father. It is now in my nightstand next to my bed.
Which reminds me, does anyone know where I can find clips for a Remington made, yes REMINGTON made M1911?
In theory the Colt clips are SUPOSED to work, but they don't. I only have one clip, so I keep in loaded for home defense, i.e. hollow points. I would like to have another clip loaded with rat shot just in case of rattlesnake.
Remington M1911 clips anyone?
5/09/2006 1:33pm, #9
Uh, wow. NO idea on the mags. :(Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
5/09/2006 1:53pm, #10
To the OP, I love the 1911. One of the friendliest handguns I've ever fired. It is my earnest desire to own one someday.Shut the hell up and train.