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Thread: Regret "getting into" 1911's or no?

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    I’ve seen you dabbling in that appropriate forum.

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    It's rapidly becoming one of my favorites. :-) Lots of lurking.
    U.S. Army vet. -- Former career LEO. -- NRA & GOA Life Member.

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    I live where it gets really cold w/lots of snow, sometimes for 6 months of the year.
    My favorite Colt is a stock WW1 Belleau Wood Commemorative, 230gr ball in
    Wilson 7rd mag, it has never malfunctioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17K View Post
    Most people buy low end guns that aren't built right and then they try different band-aid fixes until they discover some combination of ridiculousness that functions for little while and then they blather on the internet about all the maintenance this thing requires.

    A good 1911 will run and run and run, all they need is lube.
    That has been my experience. Mine is going on two years since being broken down and cleaned.. and it does get shot I'm just outta .38 Super Auto right now. Gotta convert the reloader from 9mm to super some time when I have time.. But right now I'm having fun with my new SIG P-210 American so 9mm it is !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1986s4 View Post
    That has been my experience. Mine is going on two years since being broken down and cleaned.. and it does get shot I'm just outta .38 Super Auto right now. Gotta convert the reloader from 9mm to super some time when I have time.. But right now I'm having fun with my new SIG P-210 American so 9mm it is !
    Even the low-end ones can carry high worry-free mileage if they are built to spec. That's the key: built to spec. If it is, they have to run. It's a machine. It doesn't have a choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckman View Post
    Even the low-end ones can carry high worry-free mileage if they are built to spec. That's the key: built to spec. If it is, they have to run. It's a machine. It doesn't have a choice.
    Yup, mine's a Colt so it seems well built so far, probably 10,000 rounds give or take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowprone View Post
    I live where it gets really cold w/lots of snow, sometimes for 6 months of the year.
    My favorite Colt is a stock WW1 Belleau Wood Commemorative, 230gr ball in
    Wilson 7rd mag, it has never malfunctioned.

    You make an interesting point and would like to hear more about your experiences. Extreme cold weather reliability is in my estimation- the single most important factor when selecting firearms. Worse weather we get here is about fifteen below so it's a slight factor. I've experienced my share of cold weather related malfunctions caused by sludged lube or removing a firearm from a heated vehicle into negative degree temps- to take the matter lightly.
    Last edited by RetroRevolver77; 10-13-19 at 14:45.

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    My first center fire pistol was a Colt Series 70 Govt. model back in 1975. Wish I still had that one.

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    Started out carrying a 1911 5" that I built. After a while went to carrying J-Frames. Now back to 1911's. Own plenty of other "modern" semi autos, but find myself carrying one of the half dozen 1911's that I own. Hey, wait a minute, I only have six 1911's? I need to remedy that!
    Last edited by rhjeepdriver; 10-26-19 at 05:56.

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    My 1911 turned 21 this year and it is still my favorite pistol!

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