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Thread: Lordy I love the 1911

  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by Det-Sog View Post
    I'm torn... I really want a full size top tier 1911 in 9mm. My day of shooting .45 are over. It's just not fun anymore.

    I'm really leaning towards a full size STI 2011 for capacity. It's not as nostalgic, but it's a heck of a lot more practical. A single stack Wilson or Nighthawk is a lot more sexy though. I can not afford both. I can only have one full size though... 1911 or 2011... Decisions, decisions.
    There was a time I was shooting 1,000 rounds of .45 a month. Now I am lucky if I get to the range one every other month, even though I do manage to do one IDPA a month. I no longer shoot .45, it's all 9mm, all Glock.

    My shooting needs have evolved over the years and I sold all of my 1911s. I miss them, but was shooting them less and less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Det-Sog View Post
    Yeah, I'm holding off on buying that Nighthawk President because it will be nothing more than a range gun and safe queen to be ogled over. I don't have the funds to buy that and maintain a practical carry/defense inventory. I will not EDC a $5000 grail gun. I will get one when I retire instead of a watch.
    Life is short, if a weathered well-loved aesthetic is something you'd enjoy, I'd just start living in the moment, as it were.
    عندما تصبح الأسلحة محظورة, قد يملكون حظرون عندهم فقط
    کله چی سلاح منع شوی دی، یوازي غلوونکۍ یی به درلود
    Semper Fi
    "Being able to do the basics, on demand, takes practice. " - Sinister

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    I recently received a Government 1911 in .45acp from Ed Brown. To me, it seems to be softer shooting vs. my Colts. Iím thinking maybe because the Colts are more loosely fit, the slide is slamming back during recoil. Maybe on the Brown, because the pistol is fit much tighter, itís slowing things down somewhat.

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