GUN ATTN: 1911 crew

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  1. [DWI]

    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I currently know a gun shop that has a Thompson Para-Ordanace 1911-A1 for 399 or I might be able to find a Rock Isle Armory 1911-A1 for 340-380 this weekend at the gun show, if it were between these two which would you go to and why?

    BTW I will most like build on either one and can refinish to meet my likes, I currently have an old school colt 1911 (from 1918) and love the setup no beavertail rear safety (its almost flat) good trigger pull, very little slide wobble. The only reasons I don't use it are its age and the amount of pitting in the barrel.
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Replace the barrel. 1911 barrels are fucking like the 350 Chevys of the gun world. Cheap as hell to replace, and durable.

    Thompson was written up in a gun rag I bought while I was on vacation. They said it was a killer value, but needed some more work to be considered a custom 1911. I'd say pick it up anyway.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    sounds good all I am looking for is something that will go bang every time I pull the trigger and that I can tinker with.
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    IIRC, the Thompson Auto Ordnance already had a lot of the custom features most people add to their 1911s, bobbed hammer, memory grip safety, ambi safety, comp trigger, etc. If you want to tinker, buy the Rock Island.
     
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    anyone can tinker and I probably will, I will most likely scrap the ambi I just don't like them. the gun may end up as a winter carry, so I don't want to have to do anything or it always be a project especially with what the 50 buck or so price gap might be. :noes: I'm sure it will turn out to be one of those guns where no matter what I have done to it there will always be something better that I can get.

    thanks for your input on the two brands.

    I think I might go for the Thompson, just because it is better out of the box and once I get it I can focus on making the important changes I want.

    Unless I get an amazing price on a rock isle this weekend
     
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    Get a Norinco and carry that bitch like your life depends on it.
     
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    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    That's cool. I guess you'd have to call to find out which category of part you'd order. :dunno:
     

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