GUN Bought/Shot my first 1911 today

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  1. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 New Member

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    Springfield GI :wiggle:

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    Obviously not my pic...have to go back tomorrow to pick it up for good since it was too late to get a transfer number. Trigger seems very nice, stock sights are :greddy: but overall me rikey.
     
  2. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    What dealer? Did you get denied through the automated system? :mamoru:
     
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    mikeflys1 New Member

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    Tactical Arms in Torringon. And no :rofl: I just got there after DPS closed today.
     
  4. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    :h5: Love my Springfield Loaded.
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    1911's are such a fine gun. so nice to shoot.
     
  6. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    What's a good upgrade to these relatively cheap? Thinking about something for a friends gun.
     
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    A nice mag or two would make a good gift. :)
     
  9. hsmith

    hsmith OT Supporter

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    1911 ftw
     
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    Mags would be a good buy.... as would perhaps a good holster.... as would the sites (if you have enough coin).

    I'd stay away from parts that would require any fitting- this includes pretty much everything that has "drop-in" on the package.
     
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  12. Have fun with it. :)
     
  13. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    What are good mags for that one?
     
  14. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 New Member

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    $600 including taxes and a half hour of "free" range time :mamoru:
     
  15. For 8 rounders, Wilson 47D.
     
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    Check-Mate.

    8-round extended with hybrid feed lips and dimpled, skirted follower, also a true extended 8-round tube. Recommended by the folks at M1911.org forums.

    7-round, hybrid feed lips, dimpled follower again from M1911.org, well-regarded as a flush-fitting, gold standard reliable magazine.

    Oh, and Check-Mate has volume discounts. Buy more than 7 or 8 mags (I think it is, might be 10) and they'll start knocking a couple bucks off per mag.
    (Disclaimer: I have no interest or stake in Checkmate whatsoever, just an enthusiast who's heard uniformly excellent things about their magazines)

    For info on how 1911 mags are supposed to work, try here. Part 2 here.

    No matter what you choose, enjoy your new piece. I think I'll want to get a GI-style 1911/1911A1 at some point in the future.
     
  17. mikeflys1

    mikeflys1 New Member

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    Really? from my army time checkmate beretta mags were the ones to avoid like the plague. I guess maybe their 1911 stuff is better.
     
  18. I've heard good things about the checkmate 1911 mags. I've never used them though.
     
  19. James Hook

    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    1911 crew is helpful :bowdown:
     
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    Yeah, I know CheckMate's M9 mags in the .mil dry-film coating have issues, but they're the contractor for M14 mags at the moment, I've never heard a problem with those, and like MG said, their 1911 mags have a good rep.

    I've personally only used a semi-hybrid 7-rd that came with my Springfield, and those mags are the ones that have never choked.
    But yeah, if you want to make sure you avoid the counterfeits, just check out the webstore there; it's CMI's direct-to-public sales.
     
  21. Paul Revere

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    dont you have a bunch of mccormicks(spelling) too?
     
  22. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    My carry mags are CMC 8rders with Tripp Super7 upgrade kits.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    Be warned, they are a habit, I am on to my 3rd.
     

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